Evan Dawley

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Associate Professor of History, Goucher College.

Evan Dawley is Associate Professor of History at Goucher College, and he previously worked in the Office of the Historian at the U.S. Department of State. He has carried out research on Japanese and Chinese colonialism in Taiwan, Taiwanese identity construction during the 20th century, the deportation of Japanese from Taiwan after 1945, and Japanese women settlers in Taiwan. He is currently studying the ongoing creation of Chinese identities in the context of relations between the Republic of China and communities of Chinese and Taiwanese abroad, and the ROC’s interactions with foreign governments around these communities. He is the author of Becoming Taiwanese: Ethnogenesis in a Colonial City, 1880s-1950s (2019), which has also appeared in a Chinese translation, 成為臺灣人:殖民城市基隆下的民族形成 1880s – 1950s (2021). He has published in Twentieth-Century China (2022), the American Journal of Chinese Studies (2020), and the International Journal of Taiwan Studies (2018), and has contributed essays to several edited volumes and to the digital project, Bodies & Structures 2.0: Deep-Mapping Modern East Asian History. He co-edited The Decade of the Great War: Japan and the Wider World in the 1910s, with Tosh Minohara and Tze-ki Hon (2014), and is co-editor of Beyond Versailles: The 1919 Moment in East Asia, with Tosh Minohara (2021). He received a BA from Oberlin College, an MA in Regional Studies – East Asia from Harvard University, and completed his PhD in History at Harvard.