Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies: Gender and Hybridity: Shanghai Eurasians in the 1920s and 1930s


Friday, October 30, 2015, 4:00pm


Room S153 | CGIS South | 1730 Cambridge Street | Cambridge, MA

For more info see the Fairbanks Center website.

Emma Teng, T.T. and Wei Fong Chao Professor of Asian Civilizations; MacVicar Faculty Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Emma Teng teaches courses in Chinese culture, Chinese migration history, Asian American history, East Asian culture, and women’s and gender studies. Professor Teng earned her Ph.D. in East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University, where she specialized in Chinese studies and Asian American studies. Her first book, Taiwan's Imagined Geography: Chinese Colonial Travel Writing and Pictures, 1683-1895 (2004) a study of Chinese colonial discourses on Taiwan, places the China-Taiwan relationship in the historical context of Chinese imperial expansionism. Her latest book, Eurasian: Mixed Identities in the United States, China and Hong Kong, 1842-1943 (2013), examines ideas concerning racial intermixing and the lived experiences of mixed families in China and the US between 1842 and 1943. Teng has also published articles in both US and international academic journals.