Bio


Jonathan Tang is a Lecturer for Civic, Liberal, and Global Education (COLLEGE). After graduating with an AB in Social Studies from Harvard College in 2004, he received an MA in Regional Studies: East Asia from Columbia University, studied Mandarin Chinese for two years, and worked at a Beijing-based business school for two more before starting his doctoral studies on Twentieth-Century Chinese History at University of California, Berkeley. Jonathan specializes in the modern "Warlord Era," the short time period between the fall of the imperial system and the rise of the centralized party-state.

He has designed and taught courses on East Asian Nationalism and Military History in Modern China for UC Berkeley, and has also taught courses in Chinese and East Asian History at University of San Francisco and San Francisco State University. At Stanford, he has taught "Screening Modern China," "Preventing Human Extinction," "Citizenship in the 21st Century," and "American Enemies." In the 2022-2023 academic year, he is teaching "Why College?" "Citizenship in the 21st Century," and "Preventing Human Extinction."

Academic Appointments


  • Lecturer, Stanford Introductory Studies - Civic, Liberal, and Global Education

2022-23 Courses


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