Jacob Eyferth

East Asian Languages and Civilizations

Jacob Eyferth is Associate Professor in the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations. His interests include the changing experience of life and work among "ordinary" people throughout China's revolutionary twentieth century. He explores modernizing states' attempts to map and catalogue the know-how of rural producers, to translate their knowledge into writing, and to make it accessible to an audience of technocrats and planners--as well as the attempts of local people to resist this change. He is currently working on a book tentatively titled "Cotton, Work, and Gender in Revolutionary China."