Professor of History
Ph.D., Asian History, Michigan State University, 2002.
Dissertation: Manchu Women in Transition: Gender, Ethnicity, and Acculturation in 17th and 18th Centuries China.
Minor fields: American history; International relations.
M.A., Chinese History, Beijing University, Beijing, China, 1985
B.A., History, Beijing Teacher's College, Beijing, China, 1982
Fields of Interest:
Chinese cultural and social history; Qing history; Gender and ethnicity
|HIST 1010||World Civilizations I|
|HIST 3090||Contemporary World (team-taught)|
|HIST 3400||Great Teaching (team-taught)|
|HIST 3800||East Asia in Traditional Times|
|HIST 3810||East Asia in the Modern World|
|HIST 4800||Modern China|
|HIST 4820||Imperial China|
|HIST 4840||Modern Japan|
|HIST 4850||China and the United States|
|HIST 4891||From Confucianism to Communism|
|HIST 5900||Graduate Studies--East Asia|
Book Manuscript in Progress
- Acculturation and Gender: Changes in Manchu Power in Late Imperial China. I discuss the interactions of gender and ethnicity in the process of Chinese-Manchu acculturation in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. This project is funded by an Affirmative Action Faculty Development Grant.
- Encyclopedia of Chinese History, (Sections on Ming and Qing emperors; about 10,000 words), Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, UK, forthcoming, 2015
- “Honglou meng and Its Value as Primary Sources in Manchu Studies,” Lishi Wenxian Yanjiu (Chinese Historical Sources and Documents), Volume 32, 2013, 228-39.
- Translation: Katherine Carlitz, “Shrines, governing-class identity, and the cult of widow fidelity in mid-Ming Jiangnan”, in Ebrey and Yao ed. Western Scholarship on Women in Chinese History, Shanghai Classic Publishing House, 2011
- “Korean Travelers’ Notes: New Sources on the Manchu-Han Relations in the Early Qing,” Historical Documents Research, Huadong shifan daxue chubanshe, Shanghai, Vol. 27, 2009, 219-31.
- "Korean Travelers' Notes: New Sources on the Manchu-Han Relations in the Early Qing,"Historical Documents Research, Huadong shifan daxue chubanshe, Shanghai, Vol. 27, 2008 (September), 219-31.
- "Quing Imperial Women: Empresses, Concubines, and Aisin Gioro Daughters," Servants of the Dynasty, University of California Press, 2008, 137-58.
- "Der Ling: Manchu Princess, Cultural Advisor, and Author, "The Human Tradition in Modern China, Rowman & Littlefield, 2008, 73-91.
- "Ignorance Is Not Bliss; It is Blindness," Faculty's Voice: Sharing Our Philosophies of Teaching, California State University, Stanislaus, Vol. V. 2007 (October), 29-33.
- "Remarriage and Chaste Widowhood of Manchu Women in the Qing," New Social History, Vol. 3, Zhejiang renmin chubanshe, China, 2006, 168-85.
- "New Social History in China: the Development of Women’s History," The History Teachers,May issue, 2006, 315-23.
- "Manchu Women in Transition: Gender Relations and Sexuality," North American Conference Proceedings for Manchu Studies, Tunguso-Sibirica series, Otto Harrassowitz, Germany, 2005, 105-130.
- "Selection of Women for the Qing Imperial Harem," The Chinese Historical Review, 2004:2, 212-22.
- Book Review: Guo Songyi, Ethics and Living: Marital Behaviors in Qing China, The Chinese Historical Review, 2004:1, 124-28.
- Co-editor: Ming Historical Records, Beijing: Beijing University Press, 1994.
- Translation: Linda Cooke Johnson, "The British Huiguan in Shanghai (1843-1854),"Overseas’ Modern Chinese Historical Research, 1994, 1-23.
- Translation: Timothy B. Weston, "Reconstructing an Image: Education, Culture and Politics of Peking University, 1917—1920," Graduate Students Journal of Beijing University, 1994:3, 66-70.
- "Tui Bei Tu and Its Historical Value," Historical Documents Research, Vol. 3, Beijing: Yanshan chubanshe, 1993, 160-68.
- Co-editor: Educator’s Encyclopedia for K-6 Curriculum, Shenyang: Shenyang Publish House, 1993.
- "Zheng He's Navigation and the Society of Ming Dynasty," Journal of Tsinghua University, 1990:5, no.1, 86-95.
- "The Nature of the Uprising of Liu Liu, Liu Qi, and Yang Hou in the Ming Dynasty," Journal of Tsinghua University, 1986:1, no. 2, 98-104.
- "Huanguan and Taijian," Historical Research, 1983:6, 188-89.
Conference Paper Presentations:
- “Ambiguous Identities: A Study of Banner Women through the Dream of the Red Chamber,” Asian Studies on the Pacific Coast Conference, June 7-9, 2013
- “Qing Palace Women and Manchu Ethnicity,” Symposium on the Imperial Court of China, Japan, and Korea: Women, Servants, and the Emperor’s Household (1600-early 1900s), University of San Francisco, Center for the Pacific Rim, April 18-19, 2013
- “Chastity and Sinicization: Sexuality of Manchu women in the Qing Empire”, 15th Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Amherst, June 9-12, 2011.
- “Qing Prince and Manchu Empire”, Conference on Rulers, Palaces, and Wider World: Ritual and Cultural Connections, Wolfenbuttel, Germany, March 16-18, 2011.
- "Honglou Meng and Its Value as Primary Sources in Manchu Studies" American Historical Association 124th Annual Conference, San Diego, January 7-10, 2010.
- "Korean Travelers' Notes: New Sources on the Changing Identity of Women in Qing China" American Historical Association 123rd Annual Conference, New York City, January 2-5, 2009.
- "Research on Ming and Qing Rare Books in the U. S. Libraries: Collections, Values, and Availability" Zhonghua Encyclopedia-Historiography and Chinese Historical Documents Overseas, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China, June 26-28, 2008.
- "Der Ling: Manchu Princess, Cultural Advisor, and Author" International Conference of Empire: Migrations, Diasporas, Networks, California State University, Turlock, March 13-15, 2008.
- "Study Women from a New Perspective: Chinese Women's Studies in the West" Presentation at Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China, June 21, 2007.
- "Gender and Racial Boundaries: Examination on Manchu-Han Intermarriage in Qing China" International Conference of Empire, Borderlands, & Border Cultures, California State University, Turlock, March 16-18, 2006.
- "New Social History in China: the Development of Women’s History in the recent five years" American Historical Association Annual Conference, Seattle, January 7-9, 2005.
- "Qing Imperial Women: Empresses, Concubines, and Aisin Gioro Daughters" Conference of Palace Women around the World, Santa Ana, March 17-21, 2004.
- "The Role of Manchu Women in Acculturation: A View of Intermarriage with Chinese" Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference, San Diego, March 4-7, 2004.
- "Qing Palace Women: From Empresses to Servants" International Conference of Empire and Imperial Cultures, California State University, Turlock, February 27-29, 2004.
- "Gender Issue in Manchu-Chinese Acculturation" North American Conference for Manchu Studies, Portland State University, Portland, May 9-10, 2003.
- "Manchu Women’s Roles in Constructing Manchu Ethnicity: An Analysis of Their Positions in Family" American Historical Association 117th Annual Conference, Chicago, January 3-5, 2003.
- "Viewing Manchu-Han Cultural Fusion in Qing from the Changes of Women’s Lives" Seminar, Modern Chinese History Institute, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, September 15, 2000.
- "Manchu Women in Transition: Marriage, Family, and Social Life in the 17th Century"Midwest Conference on Asian History and Culture, Ohio State University, Ohio May 13-15, 2000.
- "What Qing Literary Sources Tell Us about Manchu Women" Annual Meeting of the Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs, Michigan State University, East Lansing, September 24-26, 1999.
Grants & Awards:
- Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity grant, California State University, Stanislaus, 2005-2006.
- Elizabeth Anne B. Papageorge Faculty Development Award, 2004-05.
- Affirmative Action Faculty Development Grant, California State University, Stanislaus, 2003-2004.
- Graduate Office Fellowship, Michigan State University, 2001.
- Summer Dissertation Research Award, Michigan State University, 2001.
- Special College Research Abroad Grant, Michigan State University, 2000.
- Outstanding Teaching Award, Tsinghua University, China, 1993.
- Outstanding Teaching Award, Tsinghua University, China, 1991.
- Association of Chinese Professors of Social Sciences in the United States; 2004-present.
- Chinese Historians in the United States; 2000-present.
- American Historical Association; 1999-present.
- Association for Asian Studies; 1999-present.
- Chinese Historical Documents Association; 1989-present.