Yuanxie Shi 史原榭

Cohort Year: 2017
Research Interests: Modern China
Education: BA: Beijing Foreign Studies University MA: Columbia University


I am interested in crafts, craftsmen and craftsmanship. For my doctoral research, I plan to examine how artisanal work has engaged in the production of cultural representations of China in a global context; how changes in economic and political systems, alongside the effects of imperialism and colonialism, has impacted local craftsmen; and how local encounters with globalization and industrialization influences such basic craft processes as wood carving, pot throwing, textile dying and weaving.