Margaret Wee Siang Ng

Margaret Wee Siang Ng

Assistant Professor (on leave Spring 2017)

Department/Affiliation: Chinese, East Asian Studies, History, Global and International Studies
Phone: 330-263-2056
Office Address: 115 Kauke


  • B.A., Trent University 1998
  • M.A., McGill University, 1999
  • Ph.D., McGill University, 2013

Courses Taught

  • HIST 101: The Family in Chinese History
  • HIST 234: Traditional China

Research Interests

Chinese history, gender history, Chinese medical history, women’s medicine, history of body, tactile perception, pain history, history of techniques, and print culture

Current Research

history of medicine, gender history, pain in Chinese history, tactile perception, body, techniques

Book Reviews

Jessieca Leo. Sex in the Yellow Emperor’s Basic Questions: Sex, Longevity, and Medicine in Early China. (Florida: Three Pine Press, 2011). Asian Medicine: Tradition and Modernity. Forthcoming.

Luo Manling. Literati Storytelling in Late Medieval China. (Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 2015). Women and Gender in Chinese Studies Review 2015.


Paola Zamperini. Lost Bodies: Prostitution and Masculinity in Chinese Fiction. (Leiden: Brill, 2010). Women and Gender in Chinese Studies Review 2011.

Wilt L. Idema. Heroines of Jiangyong: Chinese Narrative Ballads in Women's Script. (Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 2009).

Beata Grant. Eminent Nuns: Women Chan Masters of Seventeenth-Century China. (Honolulu: University of Hawai'i: 2009). Women and Gender in Chinese Studies Review 2009.

“The Use of Pain in Determining the Progress of Childbirth in Shichan lun” Submitted to Journal East Asian Science, Technology, and Medicine, August 2016.