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Joanna Waley Cohen

Associate Professor of History, New York University

Joanna Waley-Cohen, a graduate of Cambridge and Yale Universities, has taught Chinese history at New York University since 1992.

In addition to her work on China’s historical relationship with other states and civilizations, she is author of “Exile in mid-Qing China: Banishment to Xinjiang, 1758-1820,” as well as a forthcoming book on the militarization of culture in the eighteenth century under the Manchu Qing empire.

She has also written numerous articles on Chinese legal, political and military history. Future projects include a study of food scholarship in early modern China and a collaborative photographic history of Jews and Jewish life in China before 1949.

Articles by Joanna Waley Cohen

How Ancient China Regarded the World

What lessons can be drawn from how the ancient Chinese Empire conducted its foreign policy?

October 21, 2001

When China Last Ruled the World

Is China a new player on the global stage of trade?

April 13, 2001