Three Cities of the Early Modern Pacific: Connections and Conflicts between the Ming Dynasty and the Spanish Empire
Geiss Hsu Foundation Fellowship, 2023–24
Associate Professor of History, North Carolina State University
Xiaolin Duan is an associate professor in the Department of History at North Carolina State University. Duan studies medieval to early modern China, particularly environmental history and visual/material culture. She has published two books: The Rise of West Lake: A Cultural Landmark in the Song Dynasty (University of Washington Press, 2020) and An Object of Seduction: Chinese Silk in the Early Modern Trans-Pacific Trade (Lexington Books, 2022). She is currently working on a project considering the impact of the trans-Pacific trade on urban infrastructure. She is also interested in place-product co-branding in Middle period China.
- Duan, Xiaolin. “Japanese Gozan Monks and Hangzhou’s West Lake: Visualizing Cultural Appropriation in Middle Period East Asia.” Journal of European Association for Chinese Studies (Fall 2023). Forthcoming.
- Duan, Xiaolin. An Object of Seduction: Chinese Silk in the Early Modern Trans-Pacific Trade. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2022.
- Duan, Xiaolin. “Mulberry Trees, Shipwrecks, and Silver: The Silk Raising and the Decline of the Ming Dynasty.” Ming Qing yanjiu 26, no. 1 (2022): 60–91.
- Duan, Xiaolin. “Remembering West Lake: Place, Mobility, and Geographical Knowledge in Ming China.” Ming Qing Studies (2021): 9–46.
- Duan, Xiaolin. Rise of West Lake: A Cultural Landmark in the Song Dynasty. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2020.