Amy Gordanier

Assistant Professor

Address: Maybank Hall, Room 213
Office Hours: MW 2-3:00 and by appointment.
E-mail: gordanieraw@cofc.edu


Amy Gordanier is an assistant professor of East Asian History at the College of Charleston. She did her PhD research at the University of California, Los Angeles, and specializes in the social and cultural history of China during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). Her research interests include the history of Chinese opera and other performing arts, gender and the family, social and professional networks, legal history, and migration and travel. She is currently working on a book project about itinerant opera performers in the ever-more interconnected and mobile society of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century China.


Education

Ph.D, University of California, Los Angeles, 2019

M.A., University of California, Los Angeles, 2014

B.A., Reed College, 2007


Research Interests

Social and cultural history of China during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911)

History of Chinese opera and other performing arts

Chinese gender and the family

Chinese social and professional networks

Chinese legal history

Chinese migration and travel


Courses Taught

HIST 116 - East Asian History Through Performing Arts: From Kunqu to K-Pop and Beyond

HIST 261 - Gender, Sexuality, and Society in Early Modern China

HIST 283 - History of Modern China