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Joan Wang

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Staff photo of Joan Wang.


Joan Wang
Job Title
East Asian and Chinese Studies Librarian
Phone Number
(314) 935-4816
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Chinese Studies, East Asian Studies


Joan joined the Washington University Libraries in 2018. She was previously a cataloging librarian and a visiting assistant professor at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville. She holds a master’s degree in information management from Peking University, China and a doctoral degree in information studies from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Selected projects, activities, and accomplishments

  • Collaborating with Steven B.Miles and his PhD students from the History Department on the visualization of social connections and geographic movement of Xie Lansheng—a project presented at the Historical Sources and Research Methods on Social Connections in Ming and Qing Dynasty, Fudan University, China, June 2019.
  • At work with a graduate student volunteer from the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures on a digital exhibit about Eileen Chang, one of the most influential modern female Chinese writers of the 20th century.