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Tani E. Barlow

Tani Barlow
Nationality US
Fields History, gender studies, China
Institutions Rice University
Alma mater University of California, Davis

Tani Barlow is a scholar of feminism, postcoloniality, and history in Asia and most specifically in China. She is the T.T. and W.F. Chao Professor of History and director of the Chao Center for Asian Studies at Rice University.[1] Formerly, Prof Barlow was a professor of history and women studies at the University of Washington.[2] She is known for her groundbreaking work on Chinese feminism.[3]

Barlow edits the journal positions: east asia cultures critique, for which she received the 1995 Best New Journal Award, the 2009 Best Special Issue Award and the 2011 Best Special Issue Award by The Council of Editors of Learned Journals of the Modern Language Association


  • Education 1
  • Publications 2
  • Video 3
  • Notes 4
  • External links 5



  • Tani Barlow, Madeleine Dong, Uta Poiger, Priti Ramamurthy, Lynn Thomas, and Alys Weinbaum (eds.) The Modern Girl Around the World, Durham: Duke University Press, 2008
  • Tani Barlow, The Question of Women in Chinese Feminism, Durham: Duke University Press, 2004
  • Tani Barlow (ed.) New Asian Marxisms, Durham: Duke University Press, 1997
  • Tani Barlow (ed.), Formations of Colonial Modernity in East Asia, Durham: Duke University Press, 1997
  • Tani Barlow (ed.), Gender Politics in Modern China: Writing and Feminism, Durham: Duke University Press, 1994
  • Tani Barlow and Angela Zito, Body, Subject, and Power in China, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1994


A lecture at Duke University


  1. ^ Tani Barlow Rice History Department
  2. ^ Tani Barlow: Scholar of Woman Studies
  3. ^ Ellen Carol DuBois How Tani Barlow Answers The Question of Women in Chinese Feminism Journal of Women's History - Volume 20, Number 1, Spring 2008, pp. 227-230

External links

  • Rice University, Department of History website - Includes Barlow's Curriculum Vitae, Courses, and Selected Papers.
  • "Always You" A poem by Tani Barlow in memory of Candy Wei, (January 28, 2001).
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