Dr. Yihong Pan

Contact Information

History Department
Room 276 Upham Hall
Oxford, OH 45056
513 529 5138
Office hours:  TW 4:10-5:10, and by appointment
Yihong Pan
Title: 

Professor of History

Affiliate of Global and Intercultural Studies (Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program)

Affiliate of the Department of Comparative Religion

Education: 

PhD 1990, University of British Columbia

MA, University of International Business and Economics, Beijing, China

BA, University of International Business and Economics, Beijing, China

Teaching and Research Interests: 
  • Tang history (618-907)
  • China's Cultural Revolution (1966-1976)
  • Chinese women's history
Courses Recently Taught: 
  • HST 206 Introduction to Historical Inquiry
  • HST 354 Modern Chinese History
  • HST 383Women in Chinese History
  • HST 434/534 China and the Silk Road before 1600
  • Miami University China Semester Program, Shanghai
Selected Publications: 
  • "Never a Man's War: The Self-Reflections of the Women Soldiers on the New Fourth Army in the Resistance War against Japan (1937-45."  (in Chinese).  Research on Women in Modern Chinese History, issue 24, December 2014
  • "Locating Advantages: The Survival of the Tuyuhun State on the Edge (300-580s)," T'oung Pao, Volume 99, issue 4-5, 2013
  • "Crafting the 'New Woman' in China's left-wing cinema of the 1930s: Sun Yu's three films," Frontiers of History in China, Volume 6, Number 2, June 2011
  • "From Red Guards to Thinking Individuals: China's Youth in the Cultural Revolution," Education About Asia, Vol. 14, No. 3, Winter 2009
  • “Their ‘Quiet’ Devotion: Communist Women in the War of Resistance against Japan (1937-1945),” The Chinese Historical Review, Spring 2009
  • “Zhao Ruiqin: A Peasant Woman in Gansu and Domestic Worker in Beijing,” The Human Tradition in Modern China, ed. Kenneth J. Hammond and Kristin Stapleton, Rowman and Littlefield, 2008
  • Tempered in the Revolutionary Furnace: China’s Youth in the Rustication Movement, Lexington Books, 2003
  • Son of Heaven and Heavenly Qaghan: Sui-Tang China and Its Neighbors, Center for East Asian Studies, Western Washington University, 1997
Work in Progress: 

Dr. Pan is currently writing a monograph on Chinese women in the War of Resistance against Japan. It is a thematic analysis of the personal and political experiences of Chinese women as narrated through memoirs, biographies, and oral history interviews.