Rebecca Nedostup

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CEAS Associate-in-Research
Institution: 
Brown University
Areas of interest : 
The Social and Cultural Impact of Modern Chinese Political Movements; Migration and the Development of Communities Amid Displacement; Mobilization and Demobilization; the Changing Conception and Treatment of the Dead in the Modern era; Politics and Religion in Modern China; Methods of Ritual Studies and Spatial Analysis
Region: 
China, Taiwan

Rebecca Nedostup is Associate Professor of History at Brown University. She is the author of Superstitious Regimes: Religion and the Politics of Chinese Modernity (Harvard University Asia Center, 2009), and several articles on the reinvention of Chinese religion in the modern era; ritual and politics; and the relationship between national cultural policy, local social dynamics and conceptual and literal landscapes. She is currently writing the monograph Living and Dying in the Long War: China and Taiwan, 1937-1959, a study of community formation among the living and the dead amid wartime and postwar displacement. She is also the co-organizer of the collaborative project “The Social Lives of Dead Bodies in Modern China”.