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Emily Honig
  • Title
    • Professor
  • Division Humanities Division
  • Department
    • History Department
  • Affiliations East Asian Studies, Feminist Studies Department
  • Phone
    831-459-3710 (office)
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • Humanities Building 1, 332 Humanities 1
  • Office Hours Fall 2019: Weds., 2-3:45
  • Mail Stop Humanities Academic Services
  • Mailing Address
    • 1156 High Street
    • Santa Cruz CA 95064
  • Courses HIS 140C: Revolutionary China 1895-1960; HIS 194A: Gender, Class, and Sex in Shanghai; HIS 194F: Jewish Shanghai; HIS 194J: The Poor and the Everyday in Modern China; HIS 230B: Engendering China; HIS 230C: Readings in 20th-Century China; HIS 231: Historicizing the People's Republic of China

Research Interests

Gender, sexuality, and ethnicity in modern Chinese history; comparative labor history; Chicana history; nationalism and sexuality in the Third World; oral history

Biography, Education and Training

Ph.D., History Stanford University

Selected Publications

  • "Socialist Sex: The Cultural Revolution Revisited," in Modern China, 29.2, April 2003:153-75.
  • "Maoist Mappings of Gender: Reassessing the Red Guards," in Chinese Femininities/Chinese Masculinities, editors Susan Brownell and Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom, Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002.
  • "Iron Girls Revisited: Gender and the Politics of Work in the Cultural Revolution," in Barbara Gutwisle and Gail Henderson, eds., Re-Drawing the Boundaries of Work, Households, and Gender, Berkeley: University of California Press, 2000.
  • Creating Chinese Ethnicity: Subei People in Shanghai, 1850-1980, New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1992.
  • Personal Voices: Chinese Women in the 1980's, with Gail Hershatter, Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1988.
  • Sisters and Strangers: Women in the Shanghai Cotton Mills, 1919-1949, Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1986.