PhD, History, Harvard University
BA, Black Studies, Amherst College
Ruodi Duan is a historian of modern China, with research and teaching interests in social and political history, comparative ethnic studies, China-Africa relations, and international histories of the Cold War. Her current book project concerns how twentieth-century Chinese conceptions of race, ethnicity, and nation have been formulated in conversation with developments in Africa and the African Diaspora.
"Solidarity in Three Acts: Narrating U.S. Black Freedom Movements in China, 1961-1966," Modern Asian Studies 53:5 (2019): pp. 1351-1380.
"African Nationalism, Anti-Imperial Lexicons, and the Development of China-Tanzania Relations, 1960-1966," in Erez Manela and Heather Streets-Salter eds., The Anticolonial Transnational: Imaginaries, Mobilities, and Networks in the Struggle Against Empire (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2023): pp. 177-196.
HIST/EALC 126: Global Asian Diasporas
HIST/EALC 297: Social Protest in Modern China
HIST/EALC 296: China and Africa: Historical Encounters and Contemporary Realities
HIST/EALC 295: China in the World, 1895-1921
HIST/EALC 316: East Asia's Cold War
HIST/EALC 346: Race and Ethnicity in Modern East Asia