- Thomas, Lynn M. The Modern Girl Around the World. Durham: Duke University Press, 2008. Print.
- Dong, Madeleine Yue. Everyday Modernity in China. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2006. Print.
- Dong, Madeleine Yue. Republican Beijing: The City and Its Histories. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2004. Print.
Division: Asia--Pre-History to the Present
Students preparing this field will consider China in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries, including social, cultural, gender, urban history.
Division: Comparative History (Comparative Gender & Comparative Ethnicity & Nationalism)*
Students preparing a field in Comparative Gender will consider the transformation and reconstruction of gender boundaries and identities through political, social, and cultural discourses and practices. Students preparing a field in Comparative Ethnicity and Nationalism will study China from an empire to a nation state, and formation/transformation of regional, ethnic, gender, and class identities in the process, as well as Chinese nationalism and revolutions and their relations to imperialism and colonialism.
*Students may not offer a field in the Comparative History division as a first field.