Aminda Smith

Position: Associate Professor
Field: Modern China, PRC History, History of Communism, Gender and Sexuality
Region: East Asia

Office: 215 Old Horticulture
Phone: (517) 884-4919

I am a historian specializing in modern Chinese history with a particular interest in the social and cultural history of Chinese Communism. 

I serve as co-director of the PRC History Group, an international scholarly organization dedicated to increasing research and knowledge on the People’s Republic of China.

I have written widely on the global histories of the Chinese Communist Party and Maoism.

At MSU, I teach classes about Chinese history, gender and sexuality, and the history of the global left.

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