China Studies Academic Seminar


China and Law in the Imperialist Era


Professor Joanna Waley-Cohen, NYU Shanghai

Joanna Waley-Cohen, Provost at NYU Shanghai and Julius Silver Professor of History, has taught the history of China at NYU since 1992. She received her BA and MA degrees in Chinese studies from Cambridge University and her PhD degree in history from Yale University. Her books include 'The Sextants of Beijing: Global Currents in Chinese History', 'The Culture of War in China: Empire and Military under the Qing Dynasty' and two forthcoming works: a study of culinary culture in early modern China and an account of daily life in China around 1800.