Alan Baumler (PhD, University of Illinois) is the department’s specialist on China and East Asia. He teaches classes
on Early China, Modern China, Modern Japan, and history of East Asia as well as various topics classes.
His research interests center on the political and cultural history of the Chinese Republic. His publications include Worse than Floods and Wild Beasts: The Chinese and Opium under the Republic: SUNY Press, 2007; Aviation and Asian Modernity, 1903-1950: Oxford
Research Encyclopedia of Asian History, 2017; and Keep Calm and Carry On: Airmindedness and Mass Mobilization During the War of Resistance. Journal of Chinese Military History 5:1 (June, 2016): 1-36.
He is an associate editor of the Chinese Historical Review, a journal that publishes original research on China’s history from every time period
and the editor of the Handbook of Chinese Revolutionary History as well. He is a member of the Asian history blog Frog in a Well.
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