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Qianwen Qing

Research Overview

I am a fourth-year PhD student in the History Department at the University of Warwick. My research is supervised by Prof Mark Knights. I am interested in the British empire in the early modern time, especially in corruption and scandal studies in the colonial Caribbean. My thesis is “scandal in the Colonial Caribbean, 1680-1720”, which explored political scandals in the colonial Caribbean between 1680 and 1720 by tracing their interactions with economic, constitutional and cultural issues in the colonial administration.

Research Interests

I work on early modern British history between the seventeenth century and eighteenth century, with particular interests in the political culture of the British empire and American colonies, and includes more broadly:

Early Modern imperial History

Caribbean Studies

Political Scandal and Corruption History

Eighteenth-century Atlantic History

Academic Background

2017 to now: Ph.D. - History, Warwick University, UK

2014-2017: MA - History, Peking University, China

2010-2014: BA - History, Capital Normal University, China


2018 “Piracy, Faction and Scandal in Early Modern Jamaica”,

The SJTU International Young Scholars Forum on Humanities, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

2019 “Faction, Scandal, and the 1706 Paper Act of Barbados”

Department of History Postgraduate Conference, University of Warwick

2019 “Two Languages of Slavery in the Colonial Caribbean”

Workshop on Languages of Slavery, University of Warwick

2021 “The Murder of Governor Parke in the Leeward Islands”

Enemies in the Early Modern World 1453-1789: Conflict, Culture and Control, University of Edinburgh

2021 “Identity of the Caribbean Colonies in the Early Eighteenth-century”

Aberystwyth Early Modern Conference Community and Identity, Aberystwyth University

2021 (forthcoming) "Rethinking Ideological Origins of Jamaican Constitutional Conflicts in the Early Eighteenth Century"

North American Conference on British Studies

Qianwen Qing