Dong Yuting

Years of Stay at HYI: 
Aug 2012 to Jun 2014

Working on the nascent of “material turn” in the humanistic and historical studies, Dong Yuting is writing her current project to unpack the social and technological history behind the construction of colonial urban infrastructure in Northeast China under Japan’s influence and control. Titled “Unplanned Empire: Infrastructure, Society, and Technology in Japanese Manchuria,” her dissertation questions how the Japanese empire was built in the late 19th to the early 20th century.