Tobie Meyer-Fong is professor and chair of history at Johns Hopkins University. Her research and writing emphasize the intimate and emotional effects of large-scale events at the individual and communal level. She is the author of two books, Building Culture in Early Qing Yangzhou (Stanford University Press, 2003) and What Remains: Coming to Terms with Civil War in 19th-Century China (Stanford University Press, 2013), which deal with the Manchu Conquest and the Taiping Civil War respectively. She teaches, among other things, courses on the Cultural Revolution, women and modern Chinese history, nationalism in 20th-century East Asia, and architectural monuments in Asia.
Remembering in Taipei and Forgetting in Fuzhou: On Zhuqing Li’s “Daughters of the Flower Fragrant Garden: Two Sisters Separated by China’s Civil War”
Tobie Meyer-Fong reviews Zhuqing Li’s “Daughters of the Flower Fragrant Garden: Two Sisters Separated by China’s Civil War.”...