Shang Yasuda is a PhD student working on histories of the U.S. and Asia in the twentieth century. She is interested in themes of colonialism, empire, (im)migration, diaspora, race, class, identity and war. Her first year paper examines Taiwanese national identity and memory through oral histories of Taiwanese volunteers and conscripts in the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II.
Shang will be serving as co-president of Clio, the history department’s graduate student organization, in the 2020-2021 academic year. She is also on the board of the Pan-Asian American Graduate Student Association.
Advisor: Eiichiro Azuma
B.A., History (with Honors) and East Asian Studies, Oberlin College, 2018
U.S. Imperialism, empire, imperialism and war in Asia, race, class, twentieth century U.S. and modern East Asia