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Wei Kang Tchou


2006-2009 M.A. in English, Bucknell University

2001-2006 B.A. (Cum Laude) in Comparative Humanities, and East Asian Studies with a minor in Biology, Bucknell University

2000 Certificate in Business Chinese, Beijing Institute of Economic Management

1997-1998 A.A. in Chinese, Defence Language Institute and Monterey Peninsula College

Subject groups/Research projects

Chinese Studies:

Research Interests

Current Research

The Battle for Anqing: Logistics of Militarization in the Taiping and Qing Civil War.

My thesis is a new kind of military history on the Taiping and Qing civil war that gives substantial weight to its turning point: between 1859 and 1864. A clear understanding of this war is crucial to the history of modern China and the study of nineteenth century warfare.


Geo-referencing local gazetteer maps and charts through ArcGis and Geocaching actual battle sites.

Other Professional Activities

Public & interdisciplinary Engagement:

Key Publications

Edited Volume

China and the Humanities: At the Crossroads of the Human and the Humane | 中国与人文和仁文. Ed., Kang Tchou. Melbourne: A.U.; Urbana-Champaign, Ill.: The University Press-Common Ground Publishing, 2011-13. Print. Electronic.

Peer-Reviewed Book Chapter

"Future of the Academic Journal in China", The Future of the Academic Journal, eds., Bill Cope and Angus Phillips. Oxford: Chandos Publishing, 2009. Print.

Refereed Journal Article

"Trust, Aggression, Incorporation and Restitution: A New Direction for the 21st Century," The International Journal of the Humanities 5.10 (2008), pp. 159-167. Print. Electronic.