Dr Joel Wing-Lun

Dr Joel Wing-Lun


BA (Hons, University Medal), Sydney; PhD, Harvard

Arts,Design & Architecture
School of Humanities & Languages

Joel Wing-Lun is Lecturer in History and Asian Studies at UNSW. His research uses fieldwork and village documents to examine the social, economic and environmental impact of imperial expansion on communities in Southwest China from the seventeenth through the twentieth century. He is currently researching land markets and marriage practices in Guizhou Province during the Qing (1644-1911) and the early Republican period.

Joel holds a BA with honours in Chinese Studies from the Univeristy of Sydney and a PhD in History and East Asian Languages from Harvard University. He was a visiting research student at Peking University, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, and the Australian National University. He is the translator of The Chinese Empire in Local Society: Ming Military Institutions and Their Legacies (Routledge, 2020).

He is an affiliated researcher at the Laureate Centre for History and Population at UNSW and a member of the China Studies Centre at the University of Sydney. From March to May 2023, he was a visiting research associate at the Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica, Taipei.

Joel was the winner of the 2023 Arts, Design, and Architecture Early Career Academic Network Award for Teaching Excellence.

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  • Book Chapters | 2023
    Wing-Lun J, 2023, 'What Have We Learned From the 'Woman in Chains'?', in Jaivin L; Klein ES; Ren AL (ed.), The China Story Yearbook 2022: Chains, ANU Press, Canberra, pp. 125 - 135, http://dx.doi.org/10.22459/CSY.2023
    Book Chapters | 2021
    Wing-Lun J, 2021, '礼仪社群、学术群体与蔡相大帝信仰', in 赵 世 (ed.), “乡校”记忆 : 历史人类学训练的起步, 北京师范大学出版社, 北京, pp. 373 - 381
    Book Chapters | 2020
    Wing-Lun J, 2020, '鲤鱼与渔网:读《帝国与地方世界:一个长间段历史人类学的中国模式》', in 茶·街·庙 泉州城乡人文区位考察与研讨, pp. 211 - 217
  • Journal articles | 2012
    Wing-Lun J, 2012, 'The Political Philosophy of Zhang Taiyan: The Resistance of Consciousness', Asian Studies Review, 36, pp. 554 - 555, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10357823.2012.740911
    Journal articles | 2012
    Wing-Lun J, 2012, 'The Politics of Imagining Asia', ASIAN STUDIES REVIEW, 36, pp. 435 - 436, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10357823.2012.712654

My Teaching

ARTS2908: Sex and Power in Early Modern China and Japan (Term 1)

ARTS4249: Advances in the Humanities (History and Area Studies honours seminar, Term 1)

ARTS1211: Australia's Asian Context (Term 3)

ARTS3217: History of Modern China (Term 3)