Tani Barlow

Tani Barlow
T. T. and W. F. Chao Professor of Asian Studies
Inaugural Director, Chao Center for Asian Studies, 2008-13
Senior Editor, positions: asia critique
Curator, My Voice Would Reach You, Spring 2014
Ph.D. University of California, Davis, 1985
M.A. University of California, Davis, 1979
B.A. San Francisco State University, 1975
321 Humanities
Areas of Interest: 
  • Modern Chinese Intellectual History
  • Feminist Theory
  • Gender and Social Science
Research and Teaching: 

Professor Barlow is accepting advanced graduate students in the field of Modern Transnational Chinese history with an emphasis in late 19th and early 20th century politics, media and consumer culture.  Applicants with capacity to  handle data sets, image analysis, cultural theory and business history particularly welcomed to apply.

Selected Publications: 
  • “History’s Coffin Can Never Be Closed: On Qu Qiubai and Translation,” special issue of Boundary 2 42:3, 2016

  • "Body and Soul: Anglo-America Asianisms, 1870-1995,” Contemporary Asianisms, NicolaSpakowski and Mark Frey, eds., National University of Singapore Press, 2016

  • “Commercial Advertising Art in Late 19th and early 20th Century ‘China,’” in Martin Powers and Katherine Tsiang, eds, Blackwell Companion to Chinese Art, Wiley-Blackwell, 2015
  • "Event, Abyss, Excess: the Event of Women in Chinese Commercial Advertisement,1910s-1930s," in differences: a journal of feminist cultural studies, 24:2,2013
  • “‘What is a poem?’ History and the Modern Girl,” in David Palumbo-Liu, Bruce Robbins & Nirvana Tanoukhi. Immanuel Wallerstein and the Problem of the World: System, Scale,& Culture (Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 2011)
  • Co-editor (Ruri Ito, Hiroko Sakamoto), The Modern Girl, Colonial Modernity, and East Asia, 植民地的近代と東アジア:国際シンポジウム「モダンガールと植民地的近代—東アジ\ アにおける資本・帝国・ジェンダー」の一部として (Tokyo:  Iwanami shoten, 2010)
  • The Modern Girl Around the World, co-edited with Madeleine Dong, Uta Poiger, Priti Ramamurthy, Lynn Thomas, and Alys Weinbaum (Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 2008)
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