Wesley B. Chaney

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Wesley B. Chaney

  • Graduate Student - History
  • SCPKU Pre-Doctoral Fellow, June 2013 - March 2014

History Department
450 Serra Mall, Building 200
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305-2024

(650) 723-2651 (voice)
(650) 725-0597 (fax)


Wesley Chaney is a Ph.D. candidate in History at Stanford University. His current project centers on law and socioeconomic change in northwest China during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911); he is currently living in Beijing for one year while conducting research on a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad grant. The main sources of his work include legal cases and contracts, though he also uses a variety of non-legal sources such as genealogies, gazetteers, and fiction.