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 the interwar period in Asia, late imperial China, and the history of medicine, science and technology in East Asia, particularly in modern Japan.