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Wilfrid Laurier University Leaf
September 2, 2014
Canadian Excellence

Dr. Christina Han

Assistant Professor, History

Contact Information
Phone: 519.756.8228 ext.5691

Office Location: Research and Academic Centre, RCE 206

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. 

Additional Information

Selection of Refereed Publications

"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.