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Justin Jacobs

Assistant Professor Department of History

Justin Jacobs is a historian of modern China. His research concerns the northwestern Chinese borderlands, comparative Eurasian empires, and the historical politics of archaeological expeditions. His first book, Xinjiang and the Modern Chinese State (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2016), analyzes strategies of Han rule in Xinjiang during the late Qing, Republican, and early Communist eras, including Nationalist efforts to represent Xinjiang from Taiwan after 1949. He is currently working on a new book project, “The Compensations of Plunder: Foreign Explorers in Modern China” (http://dryhten.wordpress.com). At AU, he teaches courses on modern China, the Japanese Empire, East Asian civilization, and Indiana Jones in History.

Degrees

PhD, University of California, San Diego
MA, University of Washington
BA, University of Washington

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Office
CAS - History
Battelle Tompkins - 153
Monday & Thursday 11:00-11:30am, 1:00-2:30pm
Contact Info
(202) 885-2170 (Office)

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See Also
Xinjiang and the Modern Chinese State
The Compensations of Plunder