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Guangshuo Yang

Biography

Guangshuo Yang is a Newcombe Fellow in Ethics and Religion and a doctoral candidate at the History Department at Northwestern. His research involves the entangled history of human-animal relationships in greater China from a global perspective, exploring the changing conception of nonhuman animals and its relationship with colonialism, nationalism, and religion. His dissertation traces the social, intellectual, and political dynamics of a Buddist-led animal protection movement in Republican China to explore alternative narratives of the recent past. 

Before Northwestern, Guangshuo earned his B.A. from Wesleyan University. He taught high schools in Massachusetts and Maine before moving to Evanston. His other interests include the history of identities, environment, and historiography.

Guangshuo’s research has been supported by competitive grants and fellowships from the SSRC, ACLS, the Henry Luce Foundation, the Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation, and the Freeman Foundation.
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