- First Name
- Maura Elizabeth
- Last Name
- United States
- MI Michigan
- Freelance historian/writer
- Website URL
- China, Asia, popular culture, gender history, history of childhood
- Media Contact
- Additional Contact Information
- About Me
I’m a historian and writer based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. I write about a variety of topics—books, pop culture, travel, and feminism among them—but the majority of my work focuses on China. I hold a PhD in Chinese history from the University of California, Irvine and have spent a great deal of time in China: I’ve lived in Beijing, Nanjing, and Shanghai, and also traveled widely in the country. I frequently write for non-academic audiences and am an experienced public speaker.
- Recent Publications
China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know (third edition), with Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom. Oxford University Press, 2018.
Articles and commentary pieces for publications that include Foreign Affairs, TIME Asia, World Policy Journal, and the Wall Street Journal‘s China Real Time blog.
Book reviews for Los Angeles Review of Books, Financial Times, Times Literary Supplement, Ms. Magazine blog.
- Media Coverage
- Country Focus
- Expertise by Geography
- Asia, China, East Asia
- Expertise by Chronology
- Modern, 20th century, 21st century
- Expertise by Topic
- Gender, Politics, Public History, Women