Wei Jiang

Dr. Wei Jiang
Postdoctoral Researcher
Institute of Art History
University of Zurich
Rämistrasse 73
CH- 8006 Zurich

蔣薇 Wei Jiang is a historian, whose research examines Roman Catholic interactions with local religions and societies in East, Southeast, and South Asia, between the 16th and 19th centuries. She obtained a BA in Spanish literature and an MA in Comparative Literature at the Beijing Foreign Studies University, and a PhD in Early Modern History at King’s College London. She completed two Postdoctoral projects, one at the University of Bonn in the field of Religious Studies, and the other at Villa I Tatti of Harvard University in Renaissance Science. She has extensive archival experience, as she has done research in repositories throughout Europe as well as in India, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, China, Japan, and Mexico. She is currently revising her doctoral thesis, “Missionary Rivalry in the Philippines, Japan, Macao, and China, 1580-1680”, for publication as a monograph.

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