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 East Asian Studies, ranging from the language, art, cultural and intellectual history of early China, to the economic history of Chinese diaspora and the institutional history of big business from a regional and global perspective.


Ongoing Research Project

My PhD dissertation investigates the institutional history of conglomerates 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

2021–2022    Visiting PhD Scholar, SOAS University of London

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, Art History, Economic History


  • Wu, Wei (2022). A Cultural History of “Redness” in Chinese Civilisation: The Origins: From the Neolithic up to the Qin. Monumenta Serica: Journal of Oriental Studies. ISSN 0254-9948. 70(1), p. 1–31. doi: 10.1080/02549948.2022.2061161. Full text in Research Archive
  • 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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