Recent EDS-Stewart Endowed Chairs
Laura Hostetler, Ph.D. (Fall 2016)
Professor of History at the University of Illinois, Chicago
Dr. Hostetler's research deals with imperial encounters and ethnography in modern Chinese history. Her publications include: "Qing Colonial Enterprise: Ethnography and Cartography in Early Modern China" (University of Chicago Press, 2001) and "The Art of Ethnography: A Miao Album of Guizhou Province" (University of Washington Press, 2005). In addition to her own research, Dr. Hostetler will co-chair an international symposium on cartography and cultural exchange at the Ricci Institute in April 2016. The EDS-Stewart Chair is awarded to distinguished scholars of cross-cultural encounters between China and the West.