Bryna Goodman, 2020–21

Finance and Fortune: Economics, Calculation, and the Fate of the Chinese Republic

NEH Fellowship; Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship, 2020-21

Professor of History, University of Oregon

Bryna Goodman

Bryna Goodman is professor of history at the University of Oregon. She is interested in urban culture in modern China, especially print culture, colonialism, gender, and new disciplinary formations. Her recent work examines twentieth-century Chinese newspaper culture to map the interplay between everyday life and globally circulating institutions and categories of knowledge. She is the author of Native Place, City and Nation: Regional Networks and Identities in Shanghai, 1853-1937 (University of California Press) and The Suicide of Miss Xi: Democracy and Disenchantment in Republican China (forthcoming, Harvard University Press). She also coedited two volumes: Gender in Motion: Divisions of Labor and Cultural Change in Modern China (Rowman and Littlefield) and Twentieth Century Colonialism and China: Localities, the Everyday, and the World (Routledge). She is currently working on a book about the imagination of finance in twentieth-century China.

Selected Publications

Native Place, City, and Nation

  • Goodman, Bryna. The Suicide of Miss Xi: Democracy and Disenchantment in Republican China. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2021. Forthcoming.
  • Goodman, Bryna, and David S.G. Goodman, eds. Twentieth Century Colonialism and China: Localities, the Everyday, and the World. London: Routledge, 2012.
  • Goodman, Bryna, and Wendy Larson, eds. Gender in Motion: Divisions of Labor and Cultural Change in Late Imperial and Modern China. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2005.
  • Goodman, Bryna. Native Place, City and Nation: Regional Networks and Identities in Shanghai, 1853-1937. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1995.
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