Howard Hsueh-Hao Chiang

Howard Chiang is currently a Ph.D. student in the Program in History of Science at Princeton University. He received his B.S. in Biochemistry and B.A. in Psychology from the University of Southern California, and his M.A. in Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences from Columbia University. His research focuses on the history and epistemology of biology, medicine, and the human sciences, with an emphasis on the global dynamics of gender and sexuality. His dissertation, tentatively titled "Passionate Corporeality: A History of Sex-Alteration in Modern China," is a project that studies the changing meanings of sex, gender, and sexuality in modern East Asia by historicizing the practical and conceptual dimensions of sex-alteration in 20th-century China. He is a member of the program committee for the Joint Atlantic Seminar for the History of Medicine, and he maintains his own web site at

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