Field: Chinese History
Advisor: Madeleine Zelin
Gavin Healy is a doctoral student in modern Chinese history. His research interests include late-Qing print culture, relations between Qing-China and Chosŏn Korea, and PRC-era public diplomacy. He plans to write a dissertation on the development of the tourism industry from the founding of the PRC to the market reforms of the late 1970s and early 1980s, examining how industry personnel struggled to balance the use of tourism as a form of public diplomacy with the demands of developing a revenue-generating service industry in a socialist economy. He received his BA in Asian Studies from Cornell University, a JD from Columbia Law School, and an MA in Chinese Studies from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Before entering the PhD program, he practiced law in New York and Seoul.