Dan Shao

 Dan Shao

Contact Information

Office Hours

  • 12:30-1:30pm T & TH
Associate Professor
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Research Interests

  • borderland history, legal history, ethnic groups in China, cultures of law, gender and women's history, medical history, Sino-Japanese relationship

Research Description

As a historian, I use my research skills to address problems involving peoples and places on the margins, intending to enrich our understanding of China as a historical concept and to bridge the gap between Asia-based and Europe-based studies on common problems about social boundaries and legal borders. I have endeavored to cross the historical marks that conventionally distinguish “modern” from “pre-modern” and to traverse the existing national borders that define China’s territory. I primarily study the historical roots of contemporary problems, and particularly the problems concerning the making, shifting, and lifting of boundaries and borders in Chinese society.

 

Education

  • PhD, History Department, University of California Santa Barbara
  • LLM, College of Law, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Distinctions / Awards

  • 2003-2004 An-Wang postdoctoral fellowship, Fairbank Center for East Asian Research, Harvard University
  • 2009-2010 Beckman Fellowship, Center for Advanced Studies, UIUC
  • 2011-2012 IPRH Fellowship, UIUC
  • 2012-2016 Conrad Humanities Scholar Award
  • CAS Resident Associate 2013-2014

Grants

Courses

  • CHIN Chinese Readings in Social Sciences: legal history
  • EALC/HIST120 East Asian Civilization
  • EALC/GWS361 Women in East Asia
  • EALC 550 History of China's Borderlands
  • EALC 550/398 Law and Society in Chinese History
  • EALC 398 Sino-Japanese Relationship
  • EALC 550 Gender and Women in Chinese History

Selected Publications

Encyclopedia Entries

Manchuria and Modern East Asia Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Asian History 2017.
Borders and Borderlands Palgrave Dictionary of Transnational History Palgrave/Macmillan 2009.

Reviews

Grounds of Judgment: Extraterritoriality and Imperial Power in Nineteenth-Century China and Japan American Historical Review 2014, p. 488-489.
Childbirth in Republican China: Delivering Modernity Journal of Asian Studies 2013, p. 448-450.

Book Contributions

“Dilemma of Loyalty: Qing Loyalists and State Succession in the early 20th Century China" Lost Generation: Luo Zhenyu, Qing Loyalists and the Formation of Modern Chinese Culture. edited by Chia-ling Yang, edited by Roderick Whitfield. “Dilemma of Loyalty: Qing Loyalists and State Succession in the early 20th Century China" Edited by Chia-ling Yang, Edited by Roderick Whitfield, Saffron 2012.
“Kōjo, Hangyakusha, Heishi, Subai: Aishin Kakura Kenyo to Manshūzoku no Aidenteitei no jirenma,” Manshū: kōsaku suru rekishi translated by Yamazaki Masato. “Kōjo, Hangyakusha, Heishi, Subai: Aishin Kakura Kenyo to Manshūzoku no Aidenteitei no jirenma,” Translated by Yamazaki Masato, Fujiwara shoten 2008.
“Princess, Traitor, Soldier, Spy: Aisin Gioro Xianyu and the Dilemma of Manchu Identity" The Crossed Histories: A New Approach to Manchuria in the Age of Empire “Princess, Traitor, Soldier, Spy: Aisin Gioro Xianyu and the Dilemma of Manchu Identity" University of Hawaii Press 2005, p. 83-118.

Books

Remote Homeland, Recovered Borderland: Manchus, Manchukuo and Manchuria (1907-1985) University of Hawaii Press 2011. University of Hawaii Press.

Magazine Articles

“Five misperceptions of China,” Cayman Financial Review 2011, p. 22-24.

Journal Articles

“Gutu yubianjiang: Dongbei yu Manzu de gujia ji minzu renting” Qingshi yanjiu Spring 2011, p. 21-38.
Chinese by Definition: Nationality Law, Jus Sanguinis, and State Succession (1909-1980) Twentieth-Century China 35 1 2009, p. 4-28.
“Borderlanders between Empire and Nation: Banner People in early 20th-century Manchuria”, East Asian History December 2005, p. 23-46.
Western Studies of Modern Manchuria in the Past Ten Years (1993-2003) Newletter, Kingendai touhoku ajia kenkyuu kai December 2004, p. 18-36.