Genevieve Tan

Gen Tan Profile

Ph.D. Student

Moore-Bloomfield Graduate Fellow

Advisor: Frederick Dickinson

Committee Members: Siyen Fei, Ayako Kano, Eiichiro Azuma

My research interests center around gender, sexuality, and family in twentieth-century East Asia.

I previously examined how the Japanese "good wife, wise mother" ideal was promulgated in colonial Taiwan through a women's magazine named Taiwan Fujinkai. My latest project focused on the legalization of intermarriage within the Japanese empire.


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

Research Interests

Gender, sexuality, and family

Twentieth-century East Asia

Cross-cultural intimacies in modern empires

Global urban history

Migration and citizenship

Print culture and mass media

Selected Publications

"How Taiwan is using same-sex marriage to assert its national identity," Washington Post, June 26, 2019.

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