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Andrea Goldman


Associate Professor & Vice Chair for Undergraduate Affairs


Contact Information

Email    goldman@history.ucla.edu
Office  5355 Bunche Hall
Phone  310-825-3368
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.

She is currently working on two new projects: the first is a transnational look at the transformation of the ancillary commercial sex culture surrounding Chinese opera performance circa 1900; the second is a history of gossip from roughly 1750-1850.

Goldman teaches the survey of early modern and modern China, ca. 1000-2000 (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.

Degrees

Ph.D, University of California, Berkeley, 2005

Awards

University of California Presidentís Faculty Research Fellowship in the Humanities, 2013-14

Selected Publications

Opera and the City: The Politics of Culture in Beijing, 1770-1900 (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2012).

“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.

Graduate Students

Roanna Cheung

Amy Gordanier

Hsiao-Chun Wu

Current Courses by Term

2017 Fall Quarter

Honors Research in History

2018 Winter Quarter

History of China, circa 1000 to 2000

Teaching Apprentice Practicum

Previous Courses by Term

2017 Spring Quarter

Topics in History: China

2017 Winter Quarter

History of China, circa 1000 to 2000

Variable Topics Historiography Proseminar: East Asia

2016 Fall Quarter

Variable Topics Historiography Proseminar: East Asia

Topics in History: China

2016 Spring Quarter

China Studies: Discipline, Methods, Debates

Seminar: Chinese History

2016 Winter Quarter

History of China, circa 1000 to 2000

Seminar: Chinese History

2015 Spring Quarter

History of Women, Men, and Sexuality Historiography

2015 Winter Quarter

History of China: 1000 to 1950

Topics in History: China

2013 Spring Quarter

Selected Topics in Chinese History from 1500

Topics in History: China

2013 Winter Quarter

History of China: 1000 to 1950

Capstone Seminar: History -- East Asia

2012 Spring Quarter

History of China: 1000 to 1950

Topics in History: China

2011 Spring Quarter

Seminar: Chinese History

2011 Winter Quarter

Seminar: Chinese History

2010 Fall Quarter

History of China: 1000 to 1950

2010 Spring Quarter

Topics in History: China

2010 Winter Quarter

History of China: 1000 to 1950

Capstone Seminar: History -- East Asia

2009 Spring Quarter

Selected Topics in Chinese History from 1500

2008 Winter Quarter

History of China: 1000 to 1950

Undergraduate Variable Topics Research Seminars: History -- East Asia

2007 Fall Quarter

Topics in History: China

Previous Courses by Course

HIST 201L
Topics in History: China

2017 Spring Quarter

2016 Fall Quarter

2015 Winter Quarter

2013 Spring Quarter

2012 Spring Quarter

2010 Spring Quarter

2007 Fall Quarter

HIST 11B
History of China, circa 1000 to 2000

2017 Winter Quarter

2016 Winter Quarter

HIST 187G
Variable Topics Historiography Proseminar: East Asia

2017 Winter Quarter

2016 Fall Quarter

HIST 282B
Seminar: Chinese History

2016 Spring Quarter

2011 Spring Quarter

HIST M280
China Studies: Discipline, Methods, Debates

2016 Spring Quarter

HIST 282A
Seminar: Chinese History

2016 Winter Quarter

2011 Winter Quarter

HIST 213C
History of Women, Men, and Sexuality Historiography

2015 Spring Quarter

HIST 11B
History of China: 1000 to 1950

2015 Winter Quarter

2013 Winter Quarter

2012 Spring Quarter

2010 Fall Quarter

2010 Winter Quarter

2008 Winter Quarter

HIST 170B
Selected Topics in Chinese History from 1500

2013 Spring Quarter

2009 Spring Quarter

HIST 191G
Capstone Seminar: History -- East Asia

2013 Winter Quarter

2010 Winter Quarter

HIST 191G
Undergraduate Variable Topics Research Seminars: History -- East Asia

2008 Winter Quarter