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Ph.D, University of California, Berkeley, 2005

Office: 5355 BUNCHE HALL
Phone: 310-825-3368
Fax: 310-206-9630
E-mail: goldman@history.ucla.edu

Mailing Address:

UCLA Department of History
6265 Bunche Hall
Box 951473
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1473

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Research Interests

Andrea S. Goldman specializes in the cultural and social history of early modern and modern China, with particular emphasis on the subfields of urban history, performance, the politics of aesthetics, and gender studies. Her first book, _Opera and the City: The Politics of Culture in Beijing, 1770-1900_, uses opera as a lens through which to observe court and city dynamics in Qing dynasty Beijing. Goldman teaches the survey of early modern and modern China, ca. 1000-1950 (11B), as well as seminars in early modern and modern Chinese history & historiography, popular culture, and gender & sexuality.

Between language classes and library work, Goldman toured Taiwan with a semi-professional xiangsheng (Chinese comedy) troupe; and while conducting her dissertation research in China, after archive hours, she apprenticed with a professional xiangsheng master in Beijing.

Selected Publications

_Opera and the City: The Politics of Culture in Beijing, 1770-1900_ (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2012).
Recipient of the Joseph Levenson Pre-1900 Book Prize for 2014

“Kunju de ouran xiaowang” (The accidental death of Kun opera), in Hua Wei et al., eds., _Kunqu. Chun san er yue tian—miandui shijie de kunqu yu Mudanting_ [Kun opera’s new spring days—kun opera and _The Peony Pavilion_ mount the global stage] (Shanghai: Shanghai guji, 2009), 354-66.

"Actors and Aficionados in Qing Dynasty Texts of Theatrical Connoisseurship," _Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies_ 68.1 (June 2008): 1-56.

“The Nun Who Wouldn't Be: Representations of Female Desire in Two Performance Genres of ‘Si fan',” _Late Imperial China_ 22.1 (June 2001): 71-138.

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