Zhao Ma

Zhao Ma

​Associate Professor of Modern Chinese History and Culture
Director of Undergraduate Study
PhD, Johns Hopkins University
MA, Johns Hopkins University
MA, People's University of China
research interests:
  • Chinese modern history
  • Urban culture
  • Women's studies
  • Film
  • Politics

contact info:

mailing address:

  • Washington University
    CB 1111
    One Brookings Drive
    St. Louis, MO 63130-4899

​Zhao Ma teaches courses on 20th-century Chinese history, city and women, crime and punishment, material culture, historical landscape, socialist culture, and the history of US-China relations. His current book project examines rumor-mongering in Beijing during the Korean War period.

Courses Taught

  • L48 3056 Material Culture in Modern China
  • L22 316C Modern China: 1980s to the Present
  • L22 3161 Chinese Social History: Urban Transformations
  • L03 3352 China's Urban Experience: Shanghai and Beyond
  • L03 484 Core Seminar in East Asian Studies: East Asia in Scholarly Literature
  • L22 5280 Historiography of Late Imperial China
  • L03 555 Advanced Topics in Modern Chinese History

Selected Publications