University of Washington

Welcome to the China Studies Program

The China Studies Program in the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies is an interdisciplinary designed to give students a broad knowledge of the History, Sociology, Politics, and Language of China. The program is served by world-class faculty and facilities. Click here for a welcome from Program Chair Madeleine Dong.

The China Studies Program at the University of Washington is thrilled to announce our colloquium line-up for fall quarter 2014. This quarter we have a number of different speakers representing a variety of disciplines. Colloquiums will be held on Fridays at 12:00 p.m. in Thomson 317. As usual all are invited to attend.

October 3: “Stars and seasons: can we replicate ancient Chinese celestial measurements?” by Christopher Cullen, Honorary Professor of the History of East Asian Science, Technology, and Medicine, University of Cambridge.

October 10: "The Archaeology of a Looting: The Modern History of the Warring States Silk Manuscripts from the Chu Tomb at Zidanku, Changsha" by Donald Harper, Centennial Professor of Chinese Studies, University of Chicago.

October 17: “Food Globalization in Prehistory” by Xinyi Liu, Assistant Professor of Archaeology, Washington University in St. Louis.

October 24: TBA by Robert Bagley, Professor of Chinese Art History and Archaeology, Princeton University.

October 31: “The Measurement of Longitude in 17th-18th Century China and Its Applications in Astronomy and Geography” by Xiaoshun Sun, Institute for the History of Natural Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

November 7: “The Rise of Explication in the Mathematics of Late Imperial China” by Jeff Chen, Associate Professor of Mathematics, St. Could State University.

November 14: TBA by Bridie Andrews, Associate Professor of History, Bentley University

 For information about receiving an undergraduate or graduate degree in China Studies, please:

1) visit the Student Services webpage [BA Degree] [MA Degree]
2) contact Paula Milligan, Graduate Program Assistant, Jackson School Office of Student Services, at for questions about the graduate program, application procedures and status, examination scores, and transcripts. 

China Studies Program
East Asia Studies
Box 353650
Seattle, WA 98195

Madeleine Yue Dong, Chair

Asia Studies Program Coordinator

China Studies Program Coordinator
Curtis Reed