Shellen Wu has been named a residential fellow of the National Humanities Center for the 2016-17 academic year
Shellen Wu, a member of the core faculty of the Cinema Studies Program and member of the History Department, has been named a residential fellow of the National Humanities Center for the 2016-17 academic year. Shellen teaches one of our national cinema courses--Cinema Studies 495, Modern China in Film. While at the Humanities Center next year, she will be working on her second book project, Global Frontiers and the Geopolitical Making of Modern China. She is interested in exploring how geopolitical ideas circulating in China for much of the twentieth century have become entwined with a broader discourse on science and modernity. The book project will trace the historical roots of geopolitical discourse in China and connect it to the global circulation of ideas on agricultural development, land settlement, and frontiers. Congratulations to Shellen on winning this prestigious fellowship.