2016 Yenching Scholars
Jing Hao Liong

Jing Hao Liong

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Originally from Penang, Malaysia, Jing Hao Liong spent four years in New York City studying Anthropology and Economics-Political Science at Columbia University. Jing intends to approach his study of China informed by his interests in postcolonial studies and queer theory, theoretical frameworks he finds useful for interrogating formations of power and subjectivities along the lines of race, empire, gender, and sexuality. At the Yenching Academy, he is pursuing a concentration in History and Archaeology in order to understand the historical conditions through which contemporary Chinese gender and sexual politics have emerged. Jing has previously lived in Shanghai and Dalian, and spent the summer of 2015 in Beijing interning at the Columbia Global Centers | East Asia.