Guangshuo Yang

Historian on animals, science, and religion

Dr. Guangshuo Yang (he/him, ta) studies how changing ideas about animals have affected human identities and institutions in global history.

Tracing the rise and fall of a Buddhist-led animal rights movement in the early 20th century, Yang’s award-winning dissertation examines how conceptual, linguistic, and artistic representations of animals were crucial in understanding the social and political history of East Asia.

Yang has served as a consultant on projects from academic publishing to area studies.

Yang is presently a postdoctoral fellow at the history department within Northwestern University’s Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences.