Gail Hershatter

Historian, Award Winner

1952 –

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Who is Gail Hershatter?

Gail Hershatter is an American historian, and professor at University of California, Santa Cruz.

She graduated from Hampshire College with a B.A., from Stanford University with a M.A., and from Stanford University with a Ph.D. She was elected vice-president of the Association for Asian Studies in 2010 and subsequently elected president the following year. She was an assistant director for the documentary The Gate of Heavenly Peace.

Her research interests include modern Chinese women's history and labor studies. Her most recent monograph, The Gender of Memory, uses the lens of rural women in Shaanxi Province, China, to examine revolutionary China in the 1950s and 1960s.

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Born
1952
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Master of Arts, Stanford University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Hampshire College
  • PhD, Stanford University

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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