Teaching

Modern East Asia

Current Courses


Nationalism in Modern China

My teaching interests are wide-ranging-- from ancient to modern, from local to global-- but each of my classes foregrounds a sustained engagement with issues central to the history of East Asia, including state-building, nation-building, imperialism, transnational migration, political revolution and reform, the construction of gender and race, and the tension between authoritarianism and democracy. Beyond this, my goal in my classes is to inspire students to approach the past as historians do—to analyze how human societies change over time and reflect critically on our world today as a manifestation of historical contingency.

Masculinity and Femininity in China

Race and Ethnicity in East Asia

History of China to 1800

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City Between Empires -

History of Hong Kong