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History Department at Lehman College

Faculty: William Charles Wooldridge



William Charles WooldridgeAcademic Interests

History of East Asia; history of Taiwan; world history; history of religions, history of technology


 Political culture of Qing China; the Taiping Rebellion and its aftermath; history of Nanjing; Chinese utopias; electricity; religious practices of maintenance and repair.


  • City of Virtues: Nanjing in an Age of Utopian Visions (University of Washington Press, 2016).
  • Building and State Building in Nanjing After the Taiping Rebellion," Late Imperial China 30 (2009): 84-126.

Daughter: Vrinda