College of the Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences


Department of History



Bizzini Hall B118J

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

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​“Korean Travelers’ Notes: New Sources on the Manchu-Han Relations in the Early Qing,” Historical Documents Research, Huadong shifan daxue chubanshe, Shanghai, Vol. 27, 2009, 219-31.

"Korean Travelers' Notes:  New Sources on the Manchu-Han Relations in the Early Qing,"Historical Documents Research, Huadong shifan daxue chubanshe, Shanghai, Vol. 27, 2008 (September), 219-31.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.

“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.

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.