Teaching Fellows

Chao Wang

Teaching Fellow in the Social Sciences Chao Wang

Area of Study

Department of History

Chao Wang

Teaching Fellow in the Social Sciences

Chao Wang (Alec) is a social and cultural historian of twentieth-century China and a scholar of disability studies. His work in general studies how bodily variability shapes the boundary of community-based inclusion and justifies socioeconomic rights, and how changing notions about “disability” in relation to the precarity of working environment, unproductive labor and insufficient care in turn impact the design and implementation of social policies that attempt to institutionalize people with impairments. His current book project, tentatively entitled Disabled but Useful: the Blind in China, 1900-1945, examines different social welfare responses to the livelihood problem of blind people in a formative period of commercial and industrial expansion in China. 

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