History

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Glenda Chao

Title

Assistant Professor of History

Department

History

Degrees

B.A., Archaeology, Boston University

M.A, East Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University

Ph.D., East Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University 

Teaching

Fall 2018:

  • CIE 100
  • HIST-244. Environment and History in China and Japan from Earliest Times to the Present
  • HIST-150. The History of Stuff: East Asia and the World in 15 Objects

 

Spring 2018:

  • HIST-150. The History of Stuff: East Asia and the World in 15 Objects

  • HIST-300b. Monsters in East and Southeast Asia

 

Previous courses:

  • Death in Chinese Society and Culture
  • Ancient China: Myth and Material Culture

Research Interests

  • Late Bronze Age and early imperial Chinese history
  • States and empires in the ancient world
  • Regional histories of early China
  • Postcolonial archaeology and history
  • Semiotics and materiality of early Chinese death rituals
  • Quantitative methods in archaeology
  • The politics of archaeology in modern East Asia and the world