Genevieve Tan

Ph.D. Student

B.A., Cultural Studies, Nagoya University, 2018.

Advisor: Frederick Dickinson

Genevieve is currently working on a project that examines Han Chinese-Japanese intermarriage in colonial Taiwan. By exploring how Japanese womanhood was discursively produced as a vehicle of assimilation, she seeks to better understand the porousness of racial categories within the Japanese empire. Her previous work focused on the promulgation of the ryosai kenbo (good wife, wise mother) ideal to colonial Taiwan through women's magazines. 

Research Interests: 

Gender and family in twentieth-century East Asia
Cross-cultural intimacies in modern empires
Urban culture
Material culture