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Charlotte Furth

Professor Emerita of History

Contact Information
Phone: (213) 740-1657
Office: SOS 153

Personal Website


Ph.D. History, Stanford University, 1/1965
B.A. French, University of North Carolina, 1/1954

Academic Appointment, Affiliation, and Employment History

Professor of History, University of Southern California, 01/01/1989-  
Visiting Research Fellow, Institute of Modern History, Academia Sinica Taipei, Taiwan, 01/01/1999  
Visiting Professor, Bard College, 01/01/1998  
Visiting Fellow, New York University, 01/01/1998  
Visiting Fellow, Sun Yatsen Institute of Philosophy and Social Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC, 01/01/1992  
Visiting Fellow, Institute of Medical History and Medical Literature, Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Beijing, Peoples Republic of China, 01/01/1990-01/01/1992  
Assistant Professor, Department of History, California State University, Long Beach, 01/01/1966-01/01/1989  
Visiting Fellow, East Asian Studies, Princeton University, 01/01/1986-01/01/1987  
Field Researcher, Chungtai Junior College of Medicine, Takun, Taichung, Taichung, Taiwan, 01/01/1985  
Visiting Professor, Beijing University, People's Republic of China, 01/01/1981-01/01/1982  
Research Associate, Center for Chinese Studies, University of California, Berkeley, 01/01/1979-06/01/1979  
Research Associate, Center for Chinese Studies, University of California, Berkeley, 01/01/1975-06/01/1975  
Research Fellow, East Asian Research, Harvard University, 01/01/1968-01/01/1969  

Description of Research

Summary Statement of Research Interests

Professor Furth studies the late l9th and 20th centuries to Ming-Qing period and beyond. Her abiding interests are found in the cultural studies of science and gender both together and separately. Current projects include an edited volume on Thinking With Cases: Specialist Knowledge in China's Cultural History" and an exploration of the neo-Confucian body through the life and work of Zhu Zhenheng, a 14th century physician.

Honors and Awards

USC Phi Kappa Phi Faculty Recognition Award, 2001  
Fulbright Award, Fellowship, 1981-1982  
Guggenheim Fellowship Recipient, 1972-1973  
Fulbright Award, Postgraduate Fellowship, 1954-1955  

Service to the Profession

Editorships and Editorial Boards

Editorial Board Member, East Asian Science, Technology, and Medicine, 1999-2000  
Editorial Board Member, Journal of Asian Studies, 1972-1975  
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