L.H. Gipson Chair in Transnational History
Harvard College, AB, History & Literature, magna cum laude Princeton University, Ph.D. in History
History of Science, and Asian Studies.
Shellen Xiao Wu is the L.H. Gipson Chair in Transnational History at Lehigh University. Her first book, Empires of Coal: Fueling China’s Entry into the Modern World Order, 1860-1920 was published with Stanford University Press in 2015. She has published articles in The American Historical Review, Nature, and other leading journals in history, history of science, and Asian Studies. Her second book, Birth of the Geopolitical Age: Global Frontiers and the Making of Modern China is forthcoming in late summer 2023.