(Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; Professor)
Professor Wei’s primary research interests center on modern China, especially the themes of revolution and counterrevolution. His secondary ones are on Asian America, focusing on Chinese Americans within the context of the overseas Chinese Diaspora. His most recent book is Asians in Colorado: A History of Persecution and Perseverance in the Centennial State (University of Washington Press, 2016). He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Colorado Encyclopedia. He has held a Rockefeller Fellowship, Mellon Fellowship, and Fulbright-Hays Fellowship. In the summer of 1997, he worked as a journalist covering the historic handover of Hong Kong to China. In the summer of 2006, he served as the Academic Dean of the Semester at Sea faculty aboard the S.S. Universe Explorer, visiting various countries around the Pacific Rim.