The entrance to the Department of History’s office in Sidney Smith Hall

Y. Yvon Wang

Assistant Professor

Office Location:  Sidney Smith Hall, 100 St George St, Room 2082, Toronto, ON M5S 3G3

Fields of Study Geographical Fields:

East Asia

Fields of Study Thematic Fields:

Cultural and Intellectual; Economy, Technology and Society; Gender, Sex, and Sexualities; Social

Areas of Interest:

Chinese and East Asian history since 1600, gender and sexuality, material culture, print history, global/world history.


Yvon Wang is currently working on a book project about pornography as the intersection of sexuality, print, law enforcement, and cultural authority in early modern and 20th-century urban China. Other interests include the history of sexuality, urban history, and comparative/global history. Her paper, “Whorish Representation: Pornography, Media, and Modernity in Fin-de-siècle Beijing,” drawing on some of the legal cases, popular media, and fiction upon which she has based her research, appears in the July 2014 print issue of Modern China.


  • PhD, Stanford University
Y. Yvon Wang