Dr. Joshua Howard
Croft Associate Professor of History and International Studies

Joshua H. Howard received a B.A. in East Asian Studies from Oberlin College in 1988 and his Ph.D. in History from the University of California at Berkeley in 1998. The following year, he joined the History Department and the Croft Institute for International Studies at the University of Mississippi, specializing in modern Chinese history. Dr. Howard offers survey courses of late imperial and modern China, modern East Asia, and more specialized courses on contemporary China, the history of the Chinese revolutions, and US-China relations. At the Croft Institute, he has supervised numerous senior theses and welcomes advising students researching topics related to contemporary China.

His book, Workers at War: Labor in China’s Arsenals, 1937-1953 (Stanford University Press, 2004) examines the process of class formation in the Nationalist wartime capital of Chongqing. Recent publications include:

“‘Music for a National Defense’: Making Martial Music during the Anti-Japanese War” Cross-Currents: East Asian History and Culture Review e-journalNo.13 (December 2014), pp.1-50. https://cross-currents.berkeley.edu/e-journal/issue-13/howard

“The Politicization of Women Workers at War: Labour in Chongqing’s Cotton Mills during the Anti-Japanese War” Modern Asian Studies Vol. 47, Issue 06 (2013), pp. 1888-1940.

He is finishing revisions for the publication, Nie Er in Life and Death: Sonic Nationalism and China’s Revolutionary Music. The book focuses on this radical song writer’s involvement in the proletarian arts movement during the 1930s and the political uses of his commemoration and music.

jhhoward at olemiss dot edu
Bishop 313
Office Phone
(662) 915-5749
Office Hours
Tuesdays 10:00-11:30 or By Appointment
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