About

Emma Jinhua Teng is the T.T. and Wei Fong Chao Professor of Asian Civilizations at MIT. She teaches courses in Chinese culture, Chinese migration history, Asian American history, East Asian culture, and women’s and gender studies. Professor Teng earned her Ph.D. in East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University, where she specialized in Chinese studies and Asian American studies. Her most recent book, Eurasian: Mixed Identities in the United States, China and Hong Kong, 1842-1943 (University of California Press, 2013), examines ideas concerning racial intermixing and the lived experiences of mixed families in China and the US between 1842 and 1943. Prof. Teng holds a dual appointment on MIT's History and Global Studies & Languages faculties, and is a MacVicar Faculty Fellow.