Royal Asiatic Society

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Dr Weipin Tsai

Weipin is a historian of modern China at Royal Holloway, University of London, focusing on the Qing to Republican period. Her principal interests are in Chinese modernisation and engagement in globalisation from the 19th century onwards, in particular the role of the Chinese Maritime Customs Service, the creation of the Chinese Postal Service, communication networks, and Chinese print culture. She is currently working on a Leverhulme Trust-funded project on the history of Chinese private letter hongs (minxinju) from the 18th century to the early 20th century.

Weipin is an associate editor for the Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society and this year joined the Society as a Member of Council.