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Emily Matson

Wilson China Fellow

Professional affiliation

Adjunct Professor, College of William and Mary

Wilson Center Projects

“From Regional to National: Northeastern Scholars and the National Discourse on the War of Resistance Against Japan.”

Full Biography

Emily Matson is an Adjunct Professor at the College of William and Mary, and she has a doctorate in Chinese History from the University of Virginia. Her areas of expertise include Chinese history, Japanese history, and historical memory. For her dissertation, she researched museums commemorating the War of Resistance against Japan in Northeastern China and elsewhere and how their exhibits evolved in accordance with the sociopolitical vicissitudes from Beijing. Dr. Matson is fluent in Mandarin Chinese, as well as Spanish, and has elementary competencies in Russian and Japanese. She looks forward to serving as a Wilson Center China fellow for the next year and contributing to a body of comprehensive research on China.