Anatol Klass is a Doctoral candidate in the History Department at the University of California, Berkeley where he studies the bureaucratic and intellectual transformation of Chinese foreign affairs from the 1930s to the 1970s. He conducted research for his dissertation as a Fulbright fellow in Taiwan. He is also currently the Chun and Jane Chiu Family Foundation Fellow in Taiwan Studies at the Woodrow Wilson Center and will be a pre-doctoral fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School next year. In addition to his academic work, his writing has appeared in The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Review of Books, and SupChina.

Last Updated: July 25, 2022



Norma in Kaohsiung

Anatol Klass
On a warm evening this past January, a crowd gathered outside the Weiwuying Opera House in Kaohsiung, Taiwan’s second largest city, more than an hour before the night’s performance was scheduled to begin. As they waited to enter the theater, people...