Laichen Sun, Ph.D.
Professor of History
I received my BA from Zhengzhou University, MAs from Peking University and Northern Illinois University, and PhD from the University of Michigan. I specialize in early modern Southeast Asian History, particularly Sino-Southeast Asian overland interactions. In addition, I have a keen interest in early modern Asian and global history. I received Visiting Fellowships from the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore, in 2003, and from the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University, in 2008.
Early modern Southeast Asia & gunpowder technology