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Wilfrid Laurier University Laurier Brantford
December 2, 2016
Canadian Excellence

Dr. Christina Han

Assistant Professor, History

Contact Information
Phone: 519.756.8228 ext.5691

Office Location: Research and Academic Centre, RCE 206
Office Hours: Thursdays 2-3pm
Academic Background
BA (Cultural Studies), York University, 2001.
MA (East Asian Studies), University of Toronto, 2003.
Ph.D. (East Asian Studies), University of Toronto, 2011.

Christina is Assistant Professor of Asian History at Wilfrid Laurier University, Brantford Campus. Prior to joining Laurier, she taught courses on East Asian history and culture at the University of Toronto. She has also worked as a guest curator of Korean art at the Royal Ontario Museum. 

As a cultural and intellectual historian of East Asia, her academic work has focused on the investigation of Confucian developments in East Asia and beyond. Her research interests also encompass art, literature and aesthetics in East Asia. 

Selection of Refereed Publications

"Imagining Territory in Ancient China: A Historical Investigation of Jingjie Discourse," The Quarterly Journal of Chinese Studies 3.3 (Spring 2015): 64-86.

"Animating the Spiritual Consonance: The Discourse of Qiyun Shengdong in Contemporary Chinese Art," Parol (December 2014): 43-58.

"Envisioning the Territory of the Sages: The Neo-Confucian Discourse of Jingjie," Journal of Confucian Philosophy and Culture 22 (September 2014): 85-109.

"Twenty-four Poems by Chong Chisang," Acta Koreana 16.2 (December 2013): 611-627. (Co-authored with Wing S. Chu)

“Between Poetry and Philosophy: The Neo-Confucian Hermeneutics of Zhu Xi’s Nine Bends Poem,” Asian Philosophy (London: Routledge Taylor and Francis Group) 23.1 (February 2013): 62-85.

“The Aesthetics of Wandering in the Chinese Literati Garden,” Studies in the History of Gardens and Designed Landscapes (London: Routledge Taylor and Francis Group) 32.4 (2012): 297-301.

“Cremation and Body Burning in Five Dynasties China,” The Journal of Chinese Studies, no. 55, (July 2012): 1-22.

Korea around 1900: The Paintings of Gisan. Toronto: Royal Ontario Museum, 2005.