Christoph Giebel is Associate Professor of International Studies and History. His research and teaching interests concern 20th c. Viet Nam; Comparative Colonialisms and (French and US) imperialism in (Southeast) Asia; history, historiography, and memory; and the spatial representations of the wars in Viet Nam.
Research Advised: Graduate Dissertations
- Mok, Mei Feng. Negotiating Community and Nation in Cho Lon: Nation-building, Community-building and Transnationalism in Everyday Life during the Republic of Viet Nam, 1955-1975. Diss. University of Washington, 2016. Chair: Christoph Giebel.
- Ngo, Hoang. Building a New House for the Buddha: Buddhist Social Engagement and Revival in Vietnam, 1927-1951. Diss. University of Washington, 2015. Chair: Christoph Giebel.
- Davis, Bradley Camp. States Of Banditry:The Nguyen Government, Bandit Rule, And The Culture Of Power In The Post-Taipin. Diss. University of Washington, 2008. Chair: Christoph Giebel.
Division: Asia--Pre-History to the Present
Professor Giebel offers fields covering the material and human history of Viet Nam from the beginnings to the present. Students focusing on the period before 1800 will emphasize local cultures and early kingdoms through the study of religion, architecture, art, archaeology, economics, ecology, and textual studies (literature, laws, chronicles, and oral traditions). Students working in the modern period will focus on the social, political, cultural and economic changes in Viet Nam from 1800 to the present. Emphasizes the growth of staes, imperialism, nationalism, the transformations of modernity, independence and the challenges of gendered, ethnic, and religious identities in the post-colonial world.