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Philip Thai, History and Asian Studies, Northeastern University

  • When: March 29, 2023
  • Where: Zoom: To register, contact Sophie Kofman at skofman@abfn.org

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Philip Thai is an Associate Professor of History and Asian Studies, as well as the Director of Asian Studies, in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities at Northeastern University. Thai is a historian of Modern China and East Asia with research and teaching interests that include legal history, economic history, and diplomatic history. He is the author of China’s War on Smuggling: Law, Economic Life, and the Making of the Modern State, 1842-1965 (Columbia University Press and a Study of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, 2018). During the 2022-23 academic year, he will be in residence at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study as an American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Frederick Burkhardt Fellow working on his new project, “In the Shadows of the Bamboo Curtain: Underground Economies across Greater China during the Cold War.” At the core of Professor Thai’s inquiries is understanding the complex interplay between law, society, and economy. His interdisciplinary work has been supported by a number of organizations, including the ACLS, American Philosophical Society (APS), Fulbright-Hays Program, Social Science Research Council (SSRC), Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation, among others.

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