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Centre for Geopolitics

Providing historically-grounded approaches to enduring geopolitical problems.


Xiang Wei is a PhD Candidate at the Faculty of History, Cambridge, researching the interactions between religious co-existence and Scottish military experience, c. 1707-1763. This project aims to introduce the themes and approaches of religious and ecclesiastical history into the ‘New Military History’ and ‘War and Society’ studies, and in so doing, shed more light on broader issues of Protestant political theology, clerical conception of European geopolitics, and religious war and peace in the eighteenth century.

Previously, Xiang completed his BA at Peking University, Beijing (2015-19) before moving to Cambridge for an MPhil in Early Modern History (2019-20). He co-convenes the Cambridge Workshop for the Early Modern Period for the 2021-2 academic year.