Feng-en Tu is a Ph.D. student in the History and East Asian Languages program at Harvard University. His research interests include the history of medicine, science and the body, and the history of East Asia since the seventeenth century. He is also highly interested in the comparative, transnational and global approaches.
Born in Taipei, he received his B.A. (2006) and M.A. (2008) in History both from National Taiwan University. Before coming to Harvard, he had worked in the Research Center for Digital Humanities at National Taiwan University, where he became increasingly aware of how digital technologies may change the future landscape of historical studies and humanities in general.
His current project focuses on the emergence of modern fragrance industry and synthetic technology since the late nineteenth century which dramatically transformed our olfactory experience.