Director, Office for Women’s Research
Assistant Professor, Women’s Studies
Social Sciences Bldg. 721, 956-8579
Department: 956-7464; Fax: 956-9616
BA 1957, Taiwan Normal University
PhD 1965, University of California, Los Angeles
Professor Fan has taught Asian and World Civilization and Women’s Studies for over 18 years, and has always endeavored to bring a cross-cultural perspective to her courses. He chief research interest is gender, society, and history in Asia, with a focus on women in China.
China-related Courses Taught
Hist 241, 242 Civilizations of Asia
Hist 311, 312 History of China
Hist 661 (alpha) Seminar in Chinese History
WS 360 Pacific/Asian Women in Hawai‘i
WS 462 Asian Women
Selected China-related Publications
“Asian Women in Hawai‘i: Migration, Family, Work and Identity” in National Women’s Studies Journal, (forthcoming).
“Feminist Movements in China,” Volume 13 in the series Literary Studies East and West. University of Hawai‘i, (forthcoming).
“Mixed Blessings: Modernizing the Education of Women in China,” in Chinese Higher Education in the Post-Mao China: Beyond the Face of Reforms. Eds. Michael Angelasto and Bob Adamson. Hong Kong: University of Hong Kong Press, 1997, 196–215.
“Language, Gender, and Chinese Culture.” International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Society 8.1 (September 1996), 95–114.
“Patriarchy and Modernization: Images of Women in Chinese Language,” in Women’s Status in Contemporary China. Eds. Sha Jicai and Liu Qiming. Beijing: Peking University Press, 1995, 221–232.