Hong Song

M.A., Stanford University, East Asian Studies (2022)
B.A. Honors, University of Wisconsin-Madison, History (2020)

I am a PhD student in the East Asia field at Stanford. My research interests include the history of gender and migration in late imperial and modern China. Before coming to Stanford, I completed my honors thesis focusing on the history of women’s migrations between Singapore and South China, specifically researching how women moved, lived, and were remembered. My most recent work at Stanford’s East Asian Studies program examined the development of women trafficking in late Qing China and how it flourished in specific regional dynamics. In my future work, I look forward to continuing exploring the history of women’s migrations while also looking for its intersections with the history of ecology and urban development that made mobility possible.