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Christina Gilmartin, 65; professor was authority on China

By Kathleen McKenna
Globe Correspondent / July 23, 2012
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A translator, teacher, and writer, Christina Gilmartin taught at Northeastern University. An authority on 20th-century Chinese history, with an emphasis on women and gender, she lived in China from 1978 to 1983. As one of the first US scholars to live in China, she was “a real pioneer,” said Gail Hershatter, professor of history at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

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