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Justin Jacobs Associate Professor Department of History

Contact
Send email to Justin Jacobs
(202) 885-2170 (Office)
CAS - History
Battelle Tompkins - 153
On sabbatical
Degrees
PhD, University of California, San Diego
MA, University of Washington
BA, University of Washington

Bio
Justin Jacobs is a historian of modern China. His research concerns the northwestern Chinese borderlands, comparative Eurasian empires, and the historical politics of archaeological expeditions. He is the author of Indiana Jones in History: From Pompeii to the Moon (www.IndianaJonesInHistory.com) and Xinjiang and the Modern Chinese State. He is currently completing his next book, The Compensations of Plunder: How China Lost Its Treasures. At AU, he teaches courses on modern China, East Asian civilization, Indiana Jones in History, and the Japanese Empire. He also serves as editor of The Silk Road, a journal of the Silk Road Foundation, and hosts "Beyond Huaxia," a podcast on East Asian history.
See Also
Indiana Jones in History
Beyond Huaxia
The Silk Road
For the Media
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Area of Expertise

modern Chinese history, Xinjiang Province, minority governance in China

Additional Information

Justin Jacobs is interested in how the multiethnic peoples of China became incorporated into a Han-dominated state during the twentieth century. For his dissertation, he conducted a year of field research in China, Taiwan, and the mostly Muslim province of Xinjiang, supported by a Fulbright-Hays fellowship. He is the author of three peer-reviewed articles on modern Xinjiang, and has also written on Japanese war crimes trials in China during the early Mao years. He teaches courses on Chinese, Japanese, and Inner Asian history.

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