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Wei-Ti Chen

Visiting Assistant Professor

Address: Maybank Hall, Room 215
Office Hours: R 10-12 and by appointment
Phone: 843.953.1452
E-mail: chenw@cofc.edu


Wei-ti Chen is a social and cultural historian of modern Japan, with a specific focus on empire, medicine, migration, and transnational history. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 2016. Before joining the College of Charleston, she was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University and an instructor at Northern Arizona University.
She is currently at work on a book project entitled Cosmopolitan Medicine Nationalized: the Making of Japanese State-Empire and Overseas Physicians in a Global World, which explores how Imperial Japan (1868-1945)  protected and defined its medical borders by regulating the transnational migration of physicians.