Emma Teng, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Foreign Languages and Literatures Professor Cambridge, Massachusetts eteng@mit.edu Office: (617) 253-4536

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Emma J. Teng is the T.T. and Wei Fong Chao Professor of Asian Civilizations and Associate Professor of Chinese Studies at MIT. Professor Teng earned her Ph.D. in East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University, where she specialized in Chinese studies and Asian American studies. Her ...

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Emma J. Teng is the T.T. and Wei Fong Chao Professor of Asian Civilizations and Associate Professor of Chinese Studies at MIT. Professor Teng earned her Ph.D. in East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University, where she specialized in Chinese studies and Asian American studies. Her first book, Taiwan's Imagined Geography: Chinese Colonial Travel Writing and Pictures, 1683-1895, a study of Chinese colonial discourses on Taiwan, places the China-Taiwan relationship in the historical context of Chinese imperial expansionism. Her current book project, Negotiating Eurasian Identities, examines ideas concerning racial intermixing and the lived experiences of mixed families in China and the US between 1842 and 1943. Her articles have appeared in both US and international academic journals. Emma Teng was an American Fellow of the American Association for University Women (1996-97).

She is a member of the Borders Research Initiative in Women’s and Gender Studies, and MIT’s Committee on Race and Diversity. She holds a dual appointment in MIT's History Section.


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