Sun Peidong


Field of Study

Years of Stay at HYI

Aug 2016 to May 2017

University Affiliation (Current)

University Affiliation

Peidong Sun  is Associate Professor of History, the Department of History, Cornell University. She was previously an Associate Professor in the Department of History at Fudan University. She was a BBRG Scholar of the Department of Gender & Women’s Studies at the University of California, Berkeley for the 2018-19 academic year, an Edward Teller National Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University from 2017-18, and a Visiting Scholar of the Harvard-Yenching Institute from 2016-17. She received her B.A. in French and M.A. in French Literature from Zhongshan University, and a joint Ph.D. in Sociology from L’Observatoire Sociologique du Changement, Sciences-Po, Paris and Zhongshan University. Her main areas of research focus on everyday life history in China after 1949.

Recent Publications

January 2017
Peidong Sun, 2017, “Abolir la mode: Enquête sur la Révolution culturelle chinoise et la répression des «tenues extravagantes».”Modes pratiques: Revue d’histoire du vêtement et de la mode 2(2017):125-170.

February 2017
Patricia Thornton, Peidong Sun & Chris Berry eds., 2017. Red Shadows: Memories and Legacies of the Chinese Cultural Revolution, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

December 2017
Peidong Sun, 2017, “La profondeur sait rester discrete: Les jeunes instruits de Pékin et de Shanghai durant la Révolution culturelle.” In : CHI, Miao, DARD, Olivier, FLEURY, Béatrice, WALTER, Jacques, La Révolution culturelle en Chine et en France. Expériences, savoirs, mémoires, Paris: Riveneuve Éd. p. 69-83.

March 2018
Peidong Sun, 2018, “Governance, Diversity and China since the 1950s—An interview with George P. Shultz,” Chinese Historical Review.

April 2018
Peidong Sun, 2018, “Audio-visual Violence: the production and transmission of the Nine Commentaries and the memories of the Red Guard Generation,”视听暴力:“九评”的生产传播及红卫兵一代的记忆 Reflexion 思想35, Linking Publishing.

May 2018
Antonia Finnane and Peidong Sun, 2018, “Textiles and apparel in the Mao years: uniformity, variety, and the limits of autarchy,” in S. Simona & W. Ling eds., Making Fashion in Multiple Chinas: Chinese Styles in the Transglobal Landscape. London: I.B. Tauris Press.

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