Zelin Pei (History) Receives SBSRI Pre-doctoral Research Grant

April 21, 2024
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Congratulations to Zelin Pei from the Department of History, who received a SBSRI Pre-doctoral Research Grant. 

Zelin's research explores the relationship between imperialism and environmental change in Taiwan and the Taiwan Strait during the late Qing period (1840-1895), the Japanese colonial period (1895-1945), and the Nationalist authoritarian period (1945-1987). He seeks to understand how the Qing, Japanese, and Chinese Nationalist regimes, as well as competing Western empires, dealt with and were shaped by the terrestrial and oceanic environments of Taiwan as they pursued their respective commercial, colonial, and developmentalist goals.