Emily Honig

East Asian Studies Director
DivisionHumanities Division
DepartmentHistory Department
AffiliationsEast Asian Studies,
Feminist Studies Department
Phone831-459-3710 (office),
831-459-1924 (message)
Office332 Humanities 1
Office HoursFall 2015: Th. 2:30-3:45 and by appointment
Campus Mail StopHumanities Academic Services
Mail1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA
Emily Honig

Research Interests

Gender, sexuality, and ethnicity in modern Chinese history; comparative labor history; Chicana history; nationalism and sexuality in the Third World; oral history

Biography, Education and Training

Ph.D., History Stanford University

Selected Publications

  • "Socialist Sex: The Cultural Revolution Revisited," in Modern China, 29.2, April 2003:153-75.

  • "Maoist Mappings of Gender: Reassessing the Red Guards," in Chinese Femininities/Chinese Masculinities, editors Susan Brownell and Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom, Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002.

  • "Iron Girls Revisited: Gender and the Politics of Work in the Cultural Revolution," in Barbara Gutwisle and Gail Henderson, eds., Re-Drawing the Boundaries of Work, Households, and Gender, Berkeley: University of California Press, 2000.

  • Creating Chinese Ethnicity: Subei People in Shanghai, 1850-1980, New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1992.

  • Personal Voices: Chinese Women in the 1980's, with Gail Hershatter, Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1988.

  • Sisters and Strangers: Women in the Shanghai Cotton Mills, 1919-1949, Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1986.

Courses Taught

HIS 140C: Revolutionary China 1895-1960
HIS 194A: Gender, Class, and Sex in Shanghai
HIS 194F: Jewish Shanghai
HIS 194J: The Poor and the Everyday in Modern China
HIS 230B: Engendering China
HIS 230C: Readings in 20th-Century China
HIS 231: Historicizing the People's Republic of China