Ying Jia Tan

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CEAS Associate-in-Research
Wesleyan University
Areas of interest : 
History of Energy in Modern China; Science and Technology

Ying Jia Tan’s research focuses on industrial history in Modern China. His book Recharging China in War and Revolution, 1882-1955 (Cornell University Press, 2021) explores the politics of Chinese power consumption as electrical industries developed during seven decades of revolution and warfare. Thanks to generous funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, through The Sustainable History Monograph Pilot, the ebook editions of this book are available as Open Access volumes from Cornell Open (cornellopen.org) and other repositories.

He is currently working on a second book project on the plastic industry in Chinese East Asia in the twentieth century.