Field: East Asia/China
Advisor: Dorothy Ko
Shing-Ting Lin is a Ph.D. Candidate in the History-East Asia program, specializing in modern Chinese history. She received her B.A. in History and a certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies from National Taiwan University (2006). She has published an article entitled “‘Scientific’ Menstruation: The Popularization and Commodification of Female Hygiene in Republican China, 1910s-1930s” (Gender & History, 2013). She is currently working on her dissertation on the professionalization of medicine for women in nineteenth- and twentieth-century China. By integrating historical analysis with techno-science studies, this project aims to provide a new understanding of professions, medicine, and gender in a cross-cultural context during the late Qing and Republican periods (1860s-1940s). This project is supported by grants from the Social Science Research Council, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Presbyterian Historical Society, Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Hong Kong, and Columbia University.