Natalie Ying is currently working on Professor Victoria Tin-bor Hui’s research about wars in Chinese history. Ying’s primary job is to collect raw data from reading historical texts, computing the year, route, army size, causalities, and route of the wars. After raw data collection, Ying has to analyze the data, categorizing them into internal and external wars for further examination. Ying started working for Professor Hui in her freshman year. Ultimately, the team’s goal is to create an interactive map involving both internal and external wars of ancient China.
As a person holding dual nationalities, Ying’s research interest lies in identity politics. She hopes to utilize the support of the Kellogg Institute to do research on how people around the world overcome identity crises.