Rong Wu

Dr Rong Wu


  • Position Fellow Junior Research Fellow
  • Subject areas History
  • School Arts & Humanities
  • Department Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Email
  • Twitter @wurong_1108

Rong is a historian of modern China. Her research looks at how global developments forged the modern Chinese state. In particular, she is interested in the studies of war, revolution, constitution-making and international relations of early Republican China.

Rong Wu

Rong is a Chiang Ching-kuo Postdoctoral Fellow and Affiliated Researcher at the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies. Before moving to the UK, Rong received her BA and MA in International Studies at Peking University, during which time she developed an interest in international history. In 2020, she received her PhD in modern Chinese history at the University of Cambridge under the supervision of Professor Hans van de Ven, with a dissertation entitled, “Confronting the ‘European War’ in Early Republican China: ROC’s Constitutional Process and the First World War”.

Rong was a Grace and Thomas Chan scholar from 2013 to 2016 and a visiting scholar at Academia Sinica, Taiwan, in 2016. She is member of the Association for Asian Studies, the British Association for Chinese Studies and the Royal Asiatic Society.

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Professor Helle Porsdam

Humanities Society: Science as a Cultural Human Right

24/05/2022 at 17.45

Join Professor Helle Porsdam for an evening talk which focuses on the right to science – a little known but potentially powerful human right.

Ellie Bladon, PhD student in the Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge

Science Society: Parental care: an evolutionary case of “use it or lose it”

27/05/2022 at 17.45

Phenotypic plasticity enables animals to flexibly adjust their behaviour to their social environment – sometimes through the expression of adaptive traits that have not been exhibited for several generations. The ability to revive these ‘ghosts of adaptations past’ could prove beneficial for populations living in a changing world.

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Working on Your Dissertation

28/05/2022 at 10.00

This workshop will cover several aspects of formatting and proofreading a dissertation.

Kill or Cure poster

Art exhibition: 'Kill or Cure'

28/05/2022 at 10.00

Lethal or life-giving? Wolfson's exciting contemporary art exhibition explores the potential of animals, plants, and substances from the natural world to ‘Kill’ and/or ‘Cure’ (open to the public Saturday and Sundays, 10am - 5pm).

Daniel Phillips playing violin and Victor Wang playing Piano

Music Society Lunchtime Concert: Daniel Phillips & Victor Wang

28/05/2022 at 13.30

Join us live in the Lee Hall for an hour-long lunchtime concert of violin and piano, performed by Daniel Phillips and Victor Wang.