Associate Professor of History, Ohio State University
Nina Maria Gorrissen Fellow in History - Class of Fall 2022
Ying Zhang is an associate professor of history at The Ohio State University who focuses on premodern Chinese political institutions, religion, literary culture, and gender studies. Her current research examines the intersection of bureaucracy, law, and society in the Ming dynasty. Zhang completed her BA at the Renmin University of China, MA at the Osaka Prefecture University (Japan) and the University of Cincinnati, and PhD at the University of Michigan. She is author of Confucian Image Politics: Masculine Morality in Seventeenth-Century China (Washington, 2016) and Religion and Prison Art in Ming China (1368-1644): Creative Environment, Creative Subjects (Brill Research Perspectives series, 2020). Zhang’s writing has appeared in Intellectual History, Feminist Studies, Late Imperial China, and the American Historical Review, and her work has been supported by the Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton) and the Institute of Advanced Study at Durham University, among others.