Chin Sei-Jeong

진세정 / 陳細晶
Years of Stay at HYI: 
Aug 2016 to May 2017
Jan 2013 to Jun 2013

Sei-Jeong Chin is an Associate Professor in the Division of International Studies at Ewha Womans University in Seoul, Korea. She received her B.A. and M.A. from Ewha Womans University, and Ph.D. from Harvard University. Her research focuses on modern Chinese history, specializing in media history, and political and social history in 20th century China. She is currently working on a book manuscript, which explores the historical transformation of media culture in the rise of the authoritarian party-state from the Nationalist period (1927-1949) to the early PRC (1949-1958). Her new project explores Chinese propaganda during the Korean War (1950-1953) and Cold War culture in East Asia.

She received her B.A. and M.A. from Ewha Womans University, and Ph.D. from Harvard University. She worked as a visiting assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the U.S. (2007-2008) and taught various courses on Chinese history. During her graduate years at Harvard, she spent a year in China as a visiting scholar at the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences and did her field research in various cities including Shanghai, Suzhou, Nanjing, Chongquing in China and Taibei in Taiwan. 

Recent Publications: 

“Print Capitalism, War, and the Remaking of the Mass Media in 1930s China,” Modern China, Forthcoming.

“Shanghai Media Culture under the Japanese Occupation, 1941-1945 (Rijun zhanlingxia de shanghaimeitiwenhua dezhuanbian日军占领下的上海媒体文化的转变, 1941-1945),” The Studies of Anti-Japanese War 抗日战争研究, Dec. 2010.

“Politics of Trial, the News Media and Social Network in Nationalist China: The New Life Weekly Case, 1935,” Jean Oi and Nara Dillon Eds. At the Crossroads of Empires: Middlemen, Social Networks, and State-Building in Republican Shanghai (Stanford University Press, 2007)