• Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History
  • https://history.fas.harvard.edu/people/ruodi-duan

Ruodi Duan will spend the Fall 2018 semester at Fudan University working on her dissertation, “Acts of Friendship: The Politics of Afro-Asian Solidarity, 1963-1974.” In her dissertation, Ruodi takes three nodes—socialist Tanzania, Maoist China, and the transnational African American left—as key anchors of the Afro-Asian network and imaginary from 1963 to 1974. Her primary objective is to unpack the interconnectedness of discourse, performance, and material aid in the rise and ebb of these particular post-Bandung efforts to cohere Afro-Asian unity

Research Interests: Modern Chinese history, transnational history, history of socialism

Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies