Junyi Han

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Junyi Han is a Ph.D. candidate specializing in modern Chinese history. She is particularly interested in the social impact of global wars and transnational conflicts on China’s borderlands in the twentieth century. Her current dissertation explores the intricate relationship between transnational conflicts, state building, and everyday life in Southwest China from 1937 to 1993. 
Junyi grew up in Qingdao, a coastal city in eastern China famous for seafood and beer. Before coming to Yale, Junyi graduated summa cum laude from Emory University with a double major in History and Media Studies. Her honors thesis “Creating the Past: Guoshang Cemetery and Chinese Collective Memory, 1945 and Beyond” explores the creation of a nationalistic historical narrative of World War II in postwar Chinese society and the emergence of a collective Chinese identity that transcends geographical and political borders.