Gail Hershatter is an American historian of Modern China who holds the Distinguished Professor of History chair at the University of California, Santa Cruz. [1 ]
She graduated from
Hampshire College with a B.A., from Stanford University with a M.A., and from Stanford University with a Ph.D. She was elected vice-president of the Association for Asian Studies in 2010 and subsequently elected president the following year. [2 ] She was an assistant director for the documentary [3 ] The Gate of Heavenly Peace. [4 ]
Her research interests include modern Chinese women's history and labor studies.
Her most recent monograph, [5 ] The Gender of Memory, uses the lens of rural women in Shaanxi Province, China, to examine revolutionary China in the 1950s and 1960s. [6 ]
The Gender of Memory: Rural Women and China's Collective Past, University of California Press, 2011, ISBN 9780520267701
, Stanford University Press, 1986, The Workers of Tianjin, 1900-1949 ISBN 978-0-8047-2216-2
, University of California Press, 1997, Dangerous Pleasures: Prostitution and Modernity in Twentieth-Century Shanghai ISBN 978-0-520-20438-6
, University of California Press, 2007, Women in China's long twentieth century ISBN 978-0-520-09856-5
, Authors Emily Honig, Gail Hershatter, Stanford University Press, 1988, Personal voices: Chinese women in the 1980's ISBN 978-0-8047-1431-0
, Editor Gail Hershatter, Stanford University Press, 1996, Remapping China: fissures in historical terrain ISBN 978-0-8047-2509-5
Guide to Women's Studies in China, editor Gail Hershatter, Institute of East Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley, Center for Chinese Studies, 1998, ISBN 9781557290632
, Editor Christina K. Gilmartin, Harvard University Press, 1994, Engendering China: Women, Culture, and the State ISBN 978-0-674-25332-2.
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