Former Visiting Fellow
Sanjiao Tang is an early-career researcher focusing on the history of Mao’s China. The title of his PhD dissertation is Everyday Life during the Cultural Revolution in Sichuan Province. He defended his dissertation in August 2021 and received his PhD from the University of Auckland in December 2021. In 2022, he was a visiting research fellow at the Asia Center, Seoul National University. Now he is a visiting researcher at the Institute for Security and Development Policy. Benefiting from large numbers of primary and old sources collected in China, his research deals with the Mao-era history based on the bottom-up, peripheral, and everyday perspectives. It differs from most academic discussions so far, which are normally based on top-down, central, and elite angles. In addition to contributing to the existing scholarship on Mao’s China, his research pays attention to the living legacies of the Mao era, which can help understand many controversial and influential trends in China today, such as the popularity of Mao-era nostalgia and the re-rise of nationalism paralleling that prevailed during the Mao era.