Wang, Di 1956–

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Wang, Di 1956–

PERSONAL: Born June 20, 1956, in Chengdu, China; son of Guangyuan (a musician) and Yiaolin (an artist; maiden name, Wu) Wang; married Wei Li (an office manager), December 31, 1983; children: Ye. Ethnicity:"Chinese." Education: Sichuan University, B.A., 1982, M.A. (history), 1985; Johns Hopkins University, M.A. (East Asian history), Ph.D., 1999.

ADDRESSES: Home—2904 Aztec Ct., College Station, TX 77845. Office—Department of History, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-4236. E-mail[email protected]

CAREER: Writer. Sichuan University, Chengdu, China, lecturer, 1985–87, associate professor, 1987–91; Texas A&M University, College Station, assistant professor, 1998–2004, associate professor of history, 2004–.

MEMBER: Chinese Historians in the United States (president).

AWARDS, HONORS: Grants from American Council of Learned Societies and National Endowment for the Humanities, 2002, Institute for International Research, Hopkins-Nanjing Center, Johns Hopkins University, 2004, and Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, 2004.

WRITINGS:

Kuachu fengbi de shijie: Changjiang shangyu guyu she hui yanjiu, 1644–1911 (title means "Striding Out of a Closed World: Social Transformation of the Upper Yangzi Region, 1644–1911"), Zhonghua Book (Beijing, China), 1993.

Street Culture in Chengdu: Public Space, Urban Commoners, and Local Politics, 1870–1930, Stanford University Press (Stanford, CA), 2003.

WORK IN PROGRESS: The Teahouses: Public Life in Twentieth-Century Chengdu, Volume 1: The Teahouse: Small Business, Everyday Culture, and Public Politics in Chengdu, 1900–1950, based on material in the Chengdu Municipal Archives.

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

Canadian Journal of History, August, 2004, Bill Sewell, review of Street Culture in Chengdu: Public Space, Urban Commoners, and Local Politics, 1870–1930, p. 421.

Pacific Affairs, summer, 2004, Michael Tsin, review of Street Culture in Chengdu, p. 325.