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First Name
Gina
Last Name
Tam
Affiliation
Trinity university
Website URL
www.ginaannetam.com
Keywords
History of Language, dialect, race and ethnicity, twentieth century
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About Me

I am an assistant professor of history at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. I completed my Ph.D. in modern Chinese history at Stanford University in 2016, and I received my B.A. in History and Asian Studies from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2008.

At the core of my research interests lies the interplay between identity-building, state-society relations, and the construction of knowledge. My research has examined these themes in the history of modern China—from gender relations, to language policy, and food. My current manuscript, When Languages Don’t Need Armies: Dialect and Nationalism in China 1860-1960 traces the significance of dialect in the construction of Chinese national identity in modern China.

Recent Publications

“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 41, no. 3 (October, 2016)

Media Coverage
Country Focus
China
Expertise by Geography
Asia, China, East Asia
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, Modern, 20th century
Expertise by Topic