Associate Professor of History
Rebecca Nedostup works at the intersection of politics, culture and society in twentieth century China and Taiwan. She is the author of Superstitious Regimes: Religion and the Politics of Chinese Modernity (Harvard Asia Center 2009), and is currently writing Living and Dying in the Long War: Tales of Displacement in China and Taiwan, 1937-1959. She is co-organizer and co-editor of the collaborative project "The Social Lives of Dead Bodies in Modern China". Her research and teaching interests include war, mobilization, and displacement; the comparative, theoretical, and methodological issues raised by ritual and spatial analysis; and the relationship of nationalism, religion, and modernity. She does research in Nanjing and other parts of Jiangsu; Chongqing; Shanghai; and various places in Taiwan.