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Yongtao Du

Visiting Scholar (Jul 2017)

PhD, Associate Professor, Department of History, Oklahoma State University

Yongtao Du received his PhD in history from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2006, and is currently an associate professor of history at Oklahoma State University in the US. 

His recent work concerns how the increase of spatial mobility in China during the 16th through the 18th century helped generate new understandings of locality, new geographical knowledge, and new modes of human-place relation. Currently he is working on a book-length project that examines how the age-old "culture of locality" in China experienced the country's political turmoil during the twentieth century.


No current projects were found for this scholar.

Local Gazetteers in Republican China: Spatial Order Continuity and the Modern–Traditional Divide