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Bryna Goodman

Phone: 541-346-4825
Office: 331 McKenzie Hall
Research Interests: China


  • Professor of History (Ph.D. Stanford, 1990)
  • Asian Studies Program Director (2009-2015)
  • Director, Oregon Consortium for International and Area Studies (2013-2015)
  • Editorial Board, Twentieth Century China (2008-present)
  • Modern China Editor, Journal of Asian Studies (2004-2006)
  • American Historical Association, Progam Committee (2015)
  • Association for Asian Studies, China Council (2013-2016)

Major Fellowships, Grants, Honors

  • Institute for Advanced Study, School of Historical Studies (2023)
  • National Humanities Center (2020-2021)
  • Faculty Excellence Award, UO (2020)
  • Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies, Research Fellowship (2018)
  • Membership (fellowship), Institute for Advanced Study, SHS, Princeton (2015-2016).
  • Joy Foundation Fellow, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard (2012-13).
  • Faculty Research Award, Office of Research, UO (2014-2015)
  • Faculty Excellence Award, UO (2007)
  • Visiting Researcher, Institute of Modern History, Academia Sinica, Taiwan (Fall 2005)
  • Petrone Fellow (2004)
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship (2003)
  • Visiting Professor, École des Hautes Études, Paris (June 1999)
  • Faculty Fellow, Stanford Humanities Center (1998-99)



Monographs and Edited Volumes

  • The Suicide of Miss Xi: Democracy and Disenchantment in the Chinese Republic (Harvard University Press, 2021).
  • Twentieth-Century Colonialism and China: Localities, the Everyday, and the World (Routledge, April 2012). Co-editor.
  • Gender in Motion: Divisions of Labor and Cultural Change in Modern China (Rowman and Littlefield, 2005). Co-editor.
  • Transnationalism and the Chinese Press, China Review 4:1 (April 2004). Special Issue Editor
  • Native Place, City and Nation: Regional Networks and Identities in Shanghai, 1853-1937 (UC Press, 1995)
  • In preparation: Expansive Exchanges: Colonialism, Capitalism, and Sovereignty in Early Twentieth Century China
  • "Dubious Figures: Speculation, Calculation, and Credibility in Early Twentieth-Century Chinese Stock Exchanges," in The Cultural History of Money and Credit: A Global Perspective (2015).
  • "'Law is One Thing and Virtue is Another': Law and Legal Process," in Chinese Law: Knowledge, Practice, and Transformation (2015).
  • 翻譯的鍊金術: 民國早期上海的「經濟學」, ⟪ 近代中國新知識的建構⟫ (2013).
  • "Colonialism and China," in Twentieth-Century Colonialism and China (2012)
  • "Things Unheard of East or West: Colonial Contamination and Cultural Purity in Early Chinese Stock Exchanges" (2012).
  • "Words of Blood and Tears: Petty Urbanites Write Emotion," Nan Nü: Men, Women and Gender in China (2009).
  • "What is in a Network? Local, Personal and Public Loyalties and Conceptions of the State, in At the Crossroads of Empires (Stanford , 2007).
  • "Appealing to the Public: Newspaper Presentation and Adjudication of Emotion," Twentieth-Century China (2006).
  • "The New Woman Commits Suicide: The Press, Cultural Memory and the New Republic," Journal of Asian Studies (2005).
  • "Unvirtuous Exchanges: Women and the Corruptions of the Stock Market," in Women in China: The Republican Period (LIT Verlag, 2005).
  • "The Vocational Woman and the Elusiveness of 'Personhood' in Early Republican China," in Gender in Motion (2005).
  • "Axes of Gender: Divisions of Labor and Spatial Separation," in Gender in Motion (2005).
  • "Semi-Colonialism, Transnational Ties, and Press Culture in Early Republican Shanghai," China Review ((2004).
  • "Democratic Calisthenics: Urban Associations in the New Republic," in Changing Meanings of Citizenship in Contemporary China (HUP, 2002).
  • "Improvisations on a Semi-Colonial Theme, or, How to Read a Celebration of Transnational Urban Community," JAS (2000).
  • "Being Public: The Politics of Representation in 1918 Shanghai," Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies (2000).