Wei Wu

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Phone +47 22854487
Room 307
Visiting address Niels Henrik Abels vei 36 P. A. Munchs hus 0371 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1010 Blindern 0315 Oslo

Academic Interests

I have a broad spectrum of research interests in Chinese Studies, ranging from the language, art, cultural and intellectual history of early China, to the economic history of Chinese diaspora from a regional and global perspective.


Ongoing Research Project

My PhD dissertation investigates the role of Cantonese diaspora in the capital accumulation in the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century East Asia. This project aims to contribute to the European Research Council-funded interdisciplinary project "Brokering China’s Extraversion: An Ethnographic Analysis of Transnational Arbitration" from a historical dimension.



2019–            Doctoral Research Fellow, the University of Oslo

2017–2019    Research Fellow, TU Darmstadt

2016              Teaching Assistant, the University of Oslo

2016              MPhil, the University of Oslo

2015–2016    Erasmus+ Master's exchange, Heidelberg University

2011              BA, Fudan University

2009              Undergraduate exchange, UCLA

Tags: Chinese, China, East Asia, Economic History


  • Wu, Wei (2014). Color Symbolism of Redness in The Dream of the Red Chamber—Are We All Misunderstanding the Title of Hongloumeng 紅樓夢? European Journal of Sinology (EJSin). ISSN 2190-085X. 5, p. 76–110.

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