Sixiang Wang is a historian of Chosŏn Korea and early modern East Asia. He teaches courses in Korea’s premodern history as well as the history of cultural and intellectual interactions in early modern East Asia. As a historian of Chosŏn Korea and early modern East Asia, his research interests also include comparative perspectives on early modern empire, the history of science and knowledge, and issues of language and writing in Korea’s cultural and political history. He is currently writing a book on the cultural strategies of Korean diplomacy with Ming empire in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. It underscores how Korean ritual and literary practices produced diplomatic norms, political concepts, and ideals of sovereignty in the construction of a regional imperial order.
Sixiang Wang received his PhD in East Asian Languages and Cultures from Columbia University. He was a Mellon Scholar of the Humanities at Stanford University and a Moon Family Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania.
For publications, projects, teaching, and current CV, see: http://www.chosonhistory.org/SixWang/
He is also helping curate the UCLA Korean History and Culture Digital Museum with his students (https://koreanhistory.humspace.ucla.edu/)