Field: Modern Japanese History
Advisor: Paul Kreitman and Gregory M. Pflugfelder
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 taught history and mathematics at a local high school in Singapore. His research interests include Japanese imperialism and colonialism, history of medicine, science, and technology, Choson Korea, and late imperial China. He is also interested in environmental and natural history, and the historical conception of a/the “body” in the East Asian context.