Y. Yvon Wang
Office Location: Sidney Smith Hall, 100 St George St, Room 2082, Toronto, ON M5S 3G3
Fields of Study Geographical Fields:
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