Yu-chi Chang is a historian of modern Chinese history. His research interests include the relations between knowledge production and state-building as well as cultural and intellectual history. His current book project, Imagining the Loss: Maps and State-Building in Modern China, is a study of the roles of maps and geographic knowledge in shaping territorial discourses and the understanding of the nation-state in early 20th-century China.
At Oberlin, Chang teaches introductory courses of pre-modern and modern Chinese history. He also offers upper-level courses on warfare in modern China, China on the global stage, and East Asian cartographic traditions and practices.