Participant Info

First Name
Yuan Julian
Last Name
Duke University
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Chinese history, environmental history, transnational history, military history, food history, urban history, medieval history, Ottoman history
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About Me

Environmental Humanities Fellow, Global Asia Initiative and John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute, Duke University

Ph.D. in History, Yale University

M.A. in East Asian Studies, Yale University

A.M. in Astrophysics, Harvard University

Recent Publications

“Between the Islamic and Chinese Universal Empires: The Ottoman Empire, Ming Dynasty, and Global Age of Exploration.” Journal of Early Modern History 25.5 (2021): 422-456.

“Frontier, Fortification, and Forestation: Defensive Woodland on the Song-Liao Border in the Long Eleventh Century,” Journal of Chinese History 2.2 (2018): 313-334.

“Taibei Gugong cang Song Yuan Ming diwang huaxiang yu qi yinyu de wangchao zhengtong xing” 臺北故宮藏宋元明帝王畫像與其隱喻的王朝正統性 [Song, Yuan, and Ming Imperial Portraits in the National Palace Museum Collection and Their Implied Dynastic Legitimation], Zhongguo wenhua 中國文化 [Chinese Culture] 44 (2016): 137-153.

“Legitimation Discourse and the Theory of the Five Elements in Imperial China,” Journal of Song-Yuan Studies 44 (2014): 325–364.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
China, Japan, Ottoman
Expertise by Geography
Expertise by Chronology
Ancient, Medieval, Pre-17th century, 17th century, 18th century, 19th century, Early Modern, Modern, 20th century
Expertise by Topic
Diplomacy, Environment, Food History, Indigenous Peoples, Military, Urban History, World War II