Yu-chi Chang

  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Chinese History

Areas of Study


  • BA, National Taiwan University, 2006
  • MA, National Taiwan University, 2009
  • MA, Brown University, 2015
  • PhD, Brown University, 2021


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.

Spring 2023

Modern China — HIST 106
Modern China — EAST 122
On the Edges of China — HIST 261
Mapping East Asia — HIST 327
Capstone Project — EAST 500

Fall 2023

Chinese Civilization — HIST 105
Chinese Civilization — EAST 121
The Long War in Modern China — EAST 233
The Long War in Modern China — HIST 233
Capstone Project — EAST 500