Jin Jiang

Jin Jiang

Yeung Family Distinguished Visiting Professor, East Asian Studies

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Research Interests: The intersection of women and gender, popular culture, and Shanghai history

Education: PhD, Stanford University

Dr. Jin Jiang received her Ph.D. in East Asian History since 1600 from Stanford University (1998) and her MA in Modern Chinese History from East China Normal University (1984). Her research interests are at the intersection of women and gender, popular culture, and Shanghai history. She is the author of Women Playing Men: Yue Opera and Social Change in Twentieth-Century Shanghai (London & Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2009), and the award-winning Chinese version of the book appeared in May 2015 from Social Sciences Academic Press (Beijing). She also published numerous articles in both English and Chinese languages, including “Times Have Changed: Men and Women are the Same,” “Modernity East and West: Melodrama and Yanqing in Shanghai’s Popular Culture,” and “Gender, History and Medicine in Feminist Scholarship: An Interview with Charlotte Furth.” In the past eight years Dr. Jiang put much effort working with her graduate students on a source book that collects entertainment advertisement carried by major daily newspapers in Shanghai from 1907 to 1966, a period that witnessed the rise, blossom, and decline of an urban popular culture against the background of war, revolution, and emerging urbanism in China. The source book, titled Newspaper Entertainment Advertisement in Shanghai: A Source Book, 1907-1966, was published in March 2015 by Shanghai Cultural Publishing House.

In addition, Dr. Jiang has published many translation works between English and Chinese languages. She was editor of the influential translation series of the new cultural history, to which she contributed her own translations of Lynn Hunt’s The New Cultural History and Natalie Davis’s Slaves on Screen

Dr. Jiang taught at Vassar College in New York (1998-2004) before she returned to Shanghai to take up the position as Professor of History at East China Normal University (ECNU). She was the founding director of the Center for Gender and Cultural Studies at ECNU since 2005 and of the Shanghai History Research Center at ECNU since 2008. Dr. Jiang also taught at NYU Shanghai from its inception as a study away site in 2006 as an adjunct professor and later Visiting Profess until her retirement in 2018. Dr. Jiang is the recipient of many grants and fellowships, including a research fellowship position at Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon (June 15-July 15, 2014), a visiting professorship at the Moscow Higher School of Economics (March-May, 2014), a joint position as a Radcliffe-Yenching Fellow in Residence at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and the Harvard-Yenching Institute at Harvard University (2011-12), and as a Senior Visiting Professor at St. John’s College, UBC (fall, 2010). Dr. Jiang is now Professor Emeritus at East China Normal University and Adjunct Professor of history at Fudan University.