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Goldstein, Joshua

History and East Asian Languages and Cultures

Contact Information
Associate Professor
Dornsife College of Letters, Arts & Sciences
Office: SOS 260
Phone: (213)821-2603


  • Ph.D. (Modern Chinese History), University of California, San Diego, 2000
  • B.A. (Semiotics), Brown University, 1988

Professor Goldstein has been on the USC faculty since 2005. He was an assistant professor at Franklin & Marshall College for 5 years and a visiting faculty member at Yale University in 2002. He lectured at Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1998-1999. Additionally, Prof. Goldstein serves on the editorial boards of Zhongguo Xueshu and the Chinese Historical Review.

Selected Publications:

  • Goldstein, Joshua (2007). "Drama kings: Players and publics in the re-creation of Peking opera, 1860-1937," University of California Press.
  • Goldstein, Joshua & Yue Dong, M. (Eds.) (2006). Everyday modernity in China, University of Washington Press.
  • Goldstein, Joshua (2003). "From teahouse to playhouse: Theaters as social texts in early-twentieth-century China," Journal of Asian Studies, 62(3).
  • Goldstein, Joshua (1999). "The making of a cultural icon: Mei Lanfang and the nationalization of Peking opera, 1911-1930," Positions, East Asia Cultures Critique, 7(2).
  • Goldstein, Joshua (1999). "Scissors, surveys and psycho-prophylactics: Prenatal health care campaigns and state building in post-liberation China, 1949-1954." Journal of Historical Sociology, 11(2).


August 30, 2017 - 4:00pm
Los Angeles, California

The USC U.S.-China Institute presents a talk by Douglas Fuller from Zhejiang University. Fuller's new book, "Paper Tigers, Hidden Dragons," provides an in-depth longitudinal study of China's information technology industry and policy over the last 15 years. 

August 31, 2017 - 4:00pm
Los Angeles, California

USC US-China Institute director Clay Dube will ask Julie Makinen of the L.A. Times, Jonathan Karp of the Asia Society, and May Lee of CCTV what it takes to report on complex and ever-changing China.