Field: Japanese History; Advisor: TBD; Year: 2017
Isaac Chun-Kiang Tan is a Ph.D. student in modern Japanese history. He has completed a double degree program, receiving a B.A. (History) from the National University of Singapore and a B.A. (International Liberal Studies) from Waseda University, Japan. Before coming to Columbia, he was teaching history and mathematics in a local high school in Singapore.
His research interests include World War Two in Asia, late imperial China, and the history of medicine, science and technology in East Asia, particularly in modern Japan.