Personal Statement:

My research aims to interrogate the histories, concepts and politics of “Asian Australia” through an understanding and connection to that social/cultural/disciplinary space, “Asian America”. Despite  obvious transnational connections—English-speaking settler colonies perched on the edge of the Pacific, pioneers of racist immigration exclusion, with Asian diasporic identities that have fluid transnational legibility—this topic remains profoundly under-explored. I’m convinced that giving serious attention to this important comparative and transnational area promises to enrich both the well-established field of Asian American Studies, and its nascent Australian counterpart.

Selected Publications:

Wang, Tandee, and Thomas J. Rogers. “Bushman or Boer – Australian Identity in a ‘White Man’s War’, 1899–1902.” British Journal of Military History 7, no. 2 (2021): 64–86.

Wang, Tandee. “‘O Sin, Sin, What Hast Thou Done!’: Aboriginal People and Convicts in Evangelical Humanitarian Discourse in the Australian Colonies, 1830-1850.” ANU Historical Journal II 1 (2019): 157­–178.

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Awards & Professional Activities:

Fulbright Scholarship (W.G. Walker), Australian-American Fulbright Commission, 2021–22
University Medal, Australian National University, 2020