Weiting Guo Wins 2019 Research Grant for Foreign Scholars in Chinese Studies
Assistant Professor Weiting Guo of the Department of History is among the recipients of the 2019 Research Grant for Foreign Scholars in Chinese Studies. The awards were created in 1989 by the Center for Chinese Studies in Taiwan and are given in recognition of outstanding research on Taiwanese or Chinese studies.
Dr. Guo joined the Department of History at SFU in 2015, teaching a wide range of courses in Chinese, Taiwanese, and East Asian history. His research concerns the social and legal history of late imperial China and nineteenth-century Taiwan, especially the dynamic relationship between law and disorder. His current book manuscript, Justice for the Empire: Summary Execution and the Legal Culture in Qing China, examines the dialectical process of legal formation of empire, with a focus on the tension between judicial expediency and the cost of political decentralization in the Qing Empire (1636–1912). He is a participant in a collaborative project called Bodies and Structures: Deep-Mapping the Spaces of Modern East Asian History, coordinated by University of California Santa Barbara and North Carolina State University. He is a co-editor of the Routledge Companion to Chinese Legal History (Routledge, forthcoming).