Rebecca Nedostup received her PhD in modern Chinese history from Columbia University in 2001, and then taught at Purdue University and Boston College before coming to Brown in 2012. She works at the intersection of politics. culture and society during the twentieth century in China and Taiwan. She is also interested in comparative, theoretical, and methodological issues surrounding ritual and spatial analysis and the relationship of nationalism, religion and modernity. Her main research sites to this point have been Nanjing and other parts of Jiangsu; Chongqing; Shanghai; and various places in Taiwan, some of which she lived in prior to beginning her career as a scholar. In addition to her other interests, she enjoys consuming and teaching about Asian popular culture in its various forms, historical as well as contemporary.
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