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Jonathan Tang

Jonathan Tang is a Lecturer in East Asian Studies. After graduating with an AB in Social Studies from Harvard College in 2004, he received an MA in Regional Studies: East Asia from Columbia University, studied Mandarin Chinese for two years, and worked at a Beijing-based business school for two more before starting his doctoral studies on Twentieth-Century Chinese History at University of California, Berkeley. Jonathan completed his dissertation on the modern "Warlord Era," (the short time period between the fall of the imperial system and the rise of the centralized party-state) in 2019.

He has designed and taught courses on East Asian Nationalism and Military History in Modern China for UC Berkeley, and has also taught courses in Chinese and East Asian History at University of San Francisco and San Francisco State University. At Stanford, he taught "Screening Modern China," "Preventing Human Extinction," "Citizenship in the 21st Century," "Why College?," and "American Enemies" for the Thinking Matters / COLLEGE program. In Fall 2023, he will be teaching "War and the Making of Modern China."

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