'Hong Kong, Xinjiang, Tibet and the Afterlives of Empire in Contemporary China'

Ostermayer Room, Student Community Center

Benno Weiner is assistant professor of Chinese history at Carnegie Mellon University. His research revolves around China’s contested and possibly incomplete transition from empire to nation-state and in particular the processes and problematics of 20th-century state and nation building within China’s ethnic minority regions. 

His first book, "The Chinese Revolution on the Tibet Frontier," will be published by Cornell University Press in June 2020. He is also co-editor (with Robert Barnett and Françoise Robin) of the multi-authored volume "Conflicting Memories: Tibetan History under Mao Retold" (Brill, forthcoming).