University of Wisconsin–Madison

Yu-Li Wang

TA: History 161, Professor Cheng

Advisors: Cindy I-Fen Cheng and Charles Kim
Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

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Yu-Li Wang


I am interested in addressing intersecting ideas of race, gender, sexuality, class, and memory in a broad range of topics including U.S.-initiated transnational food trade; transnational/transracial adoption; and disaster management in postwar Asia. In addition to examining how the U.S. has deployed Asian subjects through forms of what Shigemitsu and Camacho have called “militarization” in these diverse projects, I also propose to pay close attention to Asian and Asian American women’s experiences under the postwar structure and Cold War culture. Based on my interests and strengths, I hope to focus on how women associated with Taiwan have historically engaged with trans-Pacific articulation of power and difference, and how new perspectives can be produced to rethink Asia-Pacific geopolitics and histories.


B.A., National Taiwan University (Foreign Languages and Literatures, 2010-2015)


  • Gender and Women’s History (U.S. and East Asia)