Zach Fredman

U.S. Foreign Policy and International Security Fellow

Zach Fredman’s research focuses on US-China relations. He received his doctorate in history from Boston University in 2016. His current book project, From Allies to Occupiers: Living with the U.S. Military in Wartime China, 1941–51, is under contract with the University of North Carolina Press. The project won two major awards in 2017: the Coffman First Manuscript Prize from the Society for Military History and the Betty M. Unterberger Dissertation Prize from the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations. It uses Chinese and English-language materials from archives in six countries to examine the U.S. military presence in China during World War II and the Chinese Civil War, focusing on ordinary soldiers and all the Chinese they encountered while posted in Asia: soldiers, police, city-dwellers, farmers, interpreters, hostel workers, prostitutes, smugglers, and thieves, among others. Fredman has also published peer-reviewed work in Diplomatic History and Diplomacy and Statecraft. Another article is forthcoming in Frontiers of History in China. He joins Dartmouth after completing a Centre for Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowship at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.  

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B.A. University of Arizona
M.A. Boston University
Ph.D. Boston University
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