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Miaosi Zhang

Miaosi Zhang
108 Weaver Building
University Park , PA 16802

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  1. MA, University of Alabama, History, 2012
  2. MA, Sichuan University, History, 2009


I am a PhD student interest in Early Modern Global history, the exchange of scientific knowledge between China and Europe, and the circulation of knowledge beyond imperial boundaries. My dissertation focuses on the cultural and intellectual encounters of natural history, commerce and diplomatic relation between Britain and China in the eighteenth century. I intend to situate the Sino-Anglo cultural and commercial exchange in a global network of knowledge circulation during this period.


Materiality of the Myriad Things (wanwu): Commercial Networks, Natural History, and Diplomacy in Britain and China in the Eighteenth Century

Dissertation Chair(s):

Prof. Ronnie Hsia

Research Interests:

Early Modern Global, Europe, and China