Margaret Mih Tillman

  • Assistant Professor
  • PhD University of California Berekely, 2013

Department Information

History // Faculty
Comparative Literature // SIS // Affiliated Faculty

Office Information

  • Office: UNIV 128
  • Office Phone: (765) 496-2651
  • Office Fax: (765) 496-1755
  • Office Hours: Fall 2018: on leave
  • E-mail:
  • Courses

  • Hist 302 Youth in Revolutionary China
    Hist 340 Modern China

  • Specialization

  • China and East Asia, Education in Modern China, Childhood and Gender

  • Margaret Mih Tillman is currently revising her dissertation about the establishment of kindergartens and preschools in China from 1903 to 1953. "Precocious Politics" highlights the political ramifications of socializing pre-literate children outside of the home and illustrates some of the ways in which the Chinese state, from the late Qing to the early years of the People's Republic of China, legitimized its power and increased its reach into family life.  She first began to study abroad when she attended the preschool affiliated with Peking University in the mid-1980s.  For her dissertation, Dr. Tillman conducted archival research in Taipei, Shanghai, and Beijing, with grants from the Center for Chinese Studies (National Central Library, Taiwan), the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation, and the Fulbright DDRA, and a PRC 985 Research Grant through Fudan University.  She has also reserached New Confucianism and Chinese diasporic communities.

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