Qianyi Wan is an MA student in China Studies at the University of Washington. He comes from Jiangxi, China. He received his BA in history at Yuelu Academy of Hunan University and has a background in Chinese classics and intellectual history. After graduation, he came to UW to further explore his academic interests and life possibilities. He has a wide range of research interests, to include politics, modern history, state-society relationships, and regime legitimacy. He wants to deepen understanding of China through his research.