Dan Shao

 Dan Shao

Contact Information

East Asian Languages and Cultures
2090A Foreign Language Building
707 South Mathews
Urbana, Illinois 61801

Office Hours

  • 1:30-3:30pm Th
Director of Undergraduate Studies, Associate Professor
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Additional Campus Affiliations

Research Interests

  • borderland history, legal history, ethnic groups in China, cultures of law, gender and women's history, medical history, Sino-Japanese relationship

Research Description

As a historian, I use my research skills to address problems involving peoples and places on the margins, intending to enrich our understanding of China as a historical concept and to bridge the gap between Asia-based and Europe-based studies on common problems about social boundaries and legal borders. I have endeavored to cross the historical marks that conventionally distinguish “modern” from “pre-modern” and to traverse the existing national borders that define China’s territory. I primarily study the historical roots of contemporary problems, and particularly the problems concerning the making, shifting, and lifting of boundaries and borders in Chinese society.

 

Education

  • PhD, History Department, University of California Santa Barbara
  • LLM, College of Law, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Distinctions / Awards

  • 2003-2004 An-Wang postdoctoral fellowship, Fairbank Center for East Asian Research, Harvard University
  • 2009-2010 Beckman Fellowship, Center for Advanced Studies, UIUC
  • 2011-2012 IPRH Fellowship, UIUC
  • 2012-2016 Conrad Humanities Scholar Award
  • CAS Resident Associate 2013-2014

Grants

Courses

  • CHIN Chinese Readings in Social Sciences: legal history
  • EALC/HIST120 East Asian Civilization
  • EALC/GWS361 Women in East Asia
  • EALC 550 History of China's Borderlands
  • EALC 550/398 Law and Society in Chinese History
  • EALC 398 Sino-Japanese Relationship
  • EALC 550 Gender and Women in Chinese History

Selected Publications

Book Contributions

“Dilemma of Loyalty: Qing Loyalists and State Succession in the early 20th Century China" Lost Generation: Luo Zhenyu, Qing Loyalists and the Formation of Modern Chinese Culture. edited by Chia-ling Yang, edited by Roderick Whitfield. “Dilemma of Loyalty: Qing Loyalists and State Succession in the early 20th Century China" Edited by Chia-ling Yang, Edited by Roderick Whitfield, Saffron 2012.
“Kōjo, Hangyakusha, Heishi, Subai: Aishin Kakura Kenyo to Manshūzoku no Aidenteitei no jirenma,” Manshū: kōsaku suru rekishi translated by Yamazaki Masato. “Kōjo, Hangyakusha, Heishi, Subai: Aishin Kakura Kenyo to Manshūzoku no Aidenteitei no jirenma,” Translated by Yamazaki Masato, Fujiwara shoten 2008.
“Princess, Traitor, Soldier, Spy: Aisin Gioro Xianyu and the Dilemma of Manchu Identity" The Crossed Histories: A New Approach to Manchuria in the Age of Empire “Princess, Traitor, Soldier, Spy: Aisin Gioro Xianyu and the Dilemma of Manchu Identity" University of Hawaii Press 2005, p. 83-118.

Books

Remote Homeland, Recovered Borderland: Manchus, Manchukuo and Manchuria (1907-1985) University of Hawaii Press 2011. University of Hawaii Press.

Magazine Articles

“Five misperceptions of China,” Cayman Financial Review 2011, p. 22-24.

Journal Articles

“Gutu yubianjiang: Dongbei yu Manzu de gujia ji minzu renting” Qingshi yanjiu Spring 2011, p. 21-38.
Chinese by Definition: Nationality Law, Jus Sanguinis, and State Succession (1909-1980) Twentieth-Century China 35 1 2009, p. 4-28.
“Borderlanders between Empire and Nation: Banner People in early 20th-century Manchuria”, East Asian History December 2005, p. 23-46.
Western Studies of Modern Manchuria in the Past Ten Years (1993-2003) Newletter, Kingendai touhoku ajia kenkyuu kai December 2004, p. 18-36.

Encyclopedia Entries

Borders and Borderlands Palgrave Dictionary of Transnational History Palgrave/Macmillan 2009.