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Hello!

I am a historian of modern Europe and modern China. I am broadly interested in the transnational connections between modern Europe and modern East Asia, the history of religion, and the history of medicine. 

Born in the United States, I grew up in Hsinchu, Taiwan. After graduating from high school in Taiwan, I studied history at Columbia University in New York City. After studying German in Berlin, I pursued a doctorate in history at the University of California, Berkeley. I received my Ph.D in 2013, and I have been teaching at the American University of Paris since then.

I am married to the wonderful Michelle Kuo, a writer, teacher, and attorney.

You can find my CV here

Please feel free to get in touch. My email is awu[at]aup.edu