Matthew W. Mosca

  • Assistant Professor
  • Joint Appointment: Jackson School of International Studies

Ph.D. Harvard University, 2008

Fields: Late Imperial China, Inner Asia Office: SMI 103E |
Curriculum Vitae:

Matthew Mosca’s teaching and research interests center on Chinese and Inner Asian history, specifically the history of the Qing empire (1644-1912), its foreign relations and place in global history, and the intellectual history of Qing-era geography and historiography.  Currently, his primary research interest is the development of historiography on Chinggis Khan and the Mongol Empire between 1650 and 1900 in a Eurasian context.  He has taught undergraduate and graduate courses on the history of Modern China, East Asia, Qing Foreign Relations, Asian Empires and Borderlands, and Chinese Conceptions of Foreign Peoples. 

Having received his PhD in History and East Asian Languages from Harvard University in 2008, Matthew Mosca has subsequently held fellowships at the University of California, Berkeley and the Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Hong Kong.  In the 2013-4 academic year he held a Mellon Fellowship for Assistant Professors at the Institute for Advanced Study. 


From Frontier Policy to Foreign Policy: The Question of India and the Transformation of Geopolitics in Qing China (Stanford UP, 2013)

"Empire and the Circulation of Frontier Intelligence: Qing Conceptions of the Ottomans" (Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies, 2010)

"The Literati Rewriting of China in the Qianlong-Jiaqing Transition" (Late Imperial China, 2011)

"The Qing State and Its Awareness of Eurasian Interconnections, 1789-1806" (Eighteenth-Century Studies, 2014) 

“Kashmiri Merchants and Qing Intelligence Networks in the Himalayas: The Ahmed Ali Case of 1830” in Asia Inside Out: Connected Places (Harvard UP, 2015)

"The Qing Empire in the Fabric of Global History," in The Prospect of Global History (Oxford UP, 2016)