WANG Shangshang - Tokyo College
Visiting Scholar

WANG Shangshang

Affiliation Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU Munich) Research interests - Global History
- History of Scientific Knowledge
- History of Political Thought in Modern East Asia
01 Description of Research

My research analyzes anarchist evolutionary imagination by focusing on early twentieth-century Sino-Japanese translingual practices and intellectual exchange. Utilizing a synthesis of social and intellectual history, I ask questions such as: why did a lot of political radicals in China and Japan—almost at the same time—develop strong interests in writings on geography and biological evolution? Who were these political radicals? How the biological knowledge they produced played a role in anarchist thinking and practice? Or rather, how did an anarchist reading of a decentralized nature negotiate forms of knowledge on the evolution and interspecies relationships at conceptual and societal levels?

02 Short Biography

Since 2020 PhD Candidate and Research Associate (Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin), School of History, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU Munich)

2017-2020 Master of Arts (M.A.), Transcultural Studies (focus: “Knowledge, Belief and Religion”), “Cluster of Excellence Asia and Europe in a Global Context”, Heidelberg University

2018-2019 Research mobility in the Graduate School of Letters at Kyoto University, Japan

2015-2016 Exchange in the Institute of English and American Studies at Otto-Friedrich-University Bamberg

2013-2017 Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in English Linguistics and Literature at Xi’an Jiaotong University

03 Honors and Awards

2022 – 2023 German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) research scholarship for doctoral candidates

2022 Visiting grants and archive research grants in PR China and Taiwan. Fellowship program at the Joint Center for Advanced Studies “Worldmaking from a Global Perspective: A Dialogue with China” funded by German Federal Ministry of Education and Research

2018 – 2019 Japan Student Service Organization (JASSO) Scholarship