GINA ANNE TAM
Stanford University –Stanford, California
Ph.D. in History
- Dissertation: “Sounding the Nation: Dialect and the Making of Modern China"
- Major Fields: Modern China, Late Imperial China, Modern Japan, World History
International Chinese Language Program – Taipei, Taiwan
Summer, 2010; 2011-2012
Robert E. Cook Honors College at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania – Indiana, Pennsylvania
B.A. in History and Asian Studies, Minor in Art History
Trinity University – San Antonio, Texas
Assistant Professor of Modern Chinese History
- Courses Taught: Modern East Asian History, Modern China, Race and Ethnicity in East Asia
Being Young in Asia
“Orbiting the Core”: Politics and the Meaning of Chinese Linguistics, 1927-1957.” Twentieth-Century China Special Issue on National Language, Dialect, and the Construction of Identity 42, no. 3.
How the Opposition is Silenced in Hong Kong and Thailand. Foreign Affairs, September 15, 2017.
What Liu Xiaobo's Death Says About China's Two Futures. The Nation, July 25, 2017
Tongue-tied in Hong Kong: The fight for two systems and two languages. Foreign Affairs, August 3, 2016.
Grants and Awards
Stanford History Department Weter Fellowship (2015)
Mellon Foundation Dissertation Fellowship (2015-2016)
Fulbright Hays Doctoral Dissertation Abroad Grant (2013-14)
Blakemore Foundation Fellowship (2011-12)
Fulbright IIE Research Grant (2008-09)
- Modern History of East Asia, Modern History of China, Race and Ethnicity in East Asia, Being Young in Asia, Trinity University.
- The History of Modern China. Westmont College, Spring, 2016
- City Between Empires: Nationalism, Colonialism, and Identity in Hong Kong, 1841-Present. Stanford, Spring, 2013
- “Songs of Authenticity: Gender, Language, and the Construction of China’s National Culture." On the panel Home and Nation: Domesticity and the Creation of a Chinese National Identity at the annual Western Association of Women Historians conference, San Diego, April, 2017.
- "Unchangeable Roots: Fangyan and the Creation of the Chinese National Language." On the panel China Beyond Standardization at the annual Association of Asian Studies conference, Toronto, March, 2017
- “Fangyan Sing-a-long: The Folksong Collection Movement and Language Standardization in 1920s China.” Presented on panel Language Standardization and State Power in the Twentieth-Century Sinosphere at the International Association of Asian Studies Conference Language, Power and Identity in Asia: Creating and Crossing Language Boundaries, Leiden, Netherlands, March 2016.
- “The Meaning of Chinese: Scholars and the State in the History of Modern Chinese Dialect Studies.” Presented on the panel National Language, Dialect, and Identity in Twentieth-Century China at the Association of Asian Studies annual conference, Chicago, March 2015.
Workshops and Presentations
- "Unchangeable Roots: Dialect and the creation of a modern Chinese language." Talk at the Chinese Studies Research Group, San Francisco, California, October, 2015.
- "Sounding the Nation: Missionaries, Scholars, and the State in the Making of Modern Chinese" Talk at the University of California, Irvine, October, 2015.
- “The Mandarin Revolution: Dialect and Language Reform during the Great Leap Forward.” Presented at Stanford Symposium New Directions in China History, February 2015.
- Panel Organizer: "China Beyond the Standard." Association of Asian Studies Annual Conference, March, 2017.
- Conference Organizer: Berkeley-Stanford Graduate Student Conference in Modern Chinese 2016 Humanities (April, 2016)
- Panel Organizer: “Language Standardization and State Power in the Twentieth-Century 2016 Sinosphere.” International Association of Asian Studies Conference Language, Power and Identity in Asia: Creating and Crossing Language Boundaries, March, 2016
- Panel Organizer: “National Language, Dialect, and Identity in Twentieth-Century China.” Association of Asian Studies, March, 2015
Hong Kong University Library Visiting Scholar, Winter, 2014
- Guangdong Provincial Archives, Visiting Researcher, 2013
- Guangzhou Municipal Archives, Visiting Researcher, 2013
- Guangdong Provincial Library, Visiting Researcher, 2013
- Shanghai Municipal Archives, Visiting Researcher, 2014, and 2008-09
- Shanghai Library, Visiting Researcher, 2014, and 2008-2009
- Shanghai Lexicographical Publishing House, Visiting Researcher, 2014, and 2008-2009
- Xujiahui Library, Visiting Researcher, 2014
- Qingdao Municipal Archives, Visiting Researcher, Winter, 2014
- Beijing National Library, Visiting Researcher, 2014
Mandarin Chinese: Fluent
Japanese: Reading, Advanced; Speaking, Intermediate
Cantonese: Reading, Intermediate; Speaking, Basic