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

Y. Yvon Wang

Assistant Professor
yyvon.wang@utoronto.ca

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.

Biography:

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.

Education:

  • PhD, Stanford University
Y. Yvon Wang