Professor of History
Research and Teaching Interests
I am currently working on a multi-volume new biography of Hu Shi, the most important intellectual leader in twentieth-century China. The first volume, Educating Hu Shi, 1891-1917, was published in 2011 both in Taiwan (traditional-character-edition) and in China (simplified-character-edition). The second volume, The Midday Sun: Hu Shi and China’s New Culture, 1917-1927, was published in Taiwan and China in 2013.
Courses Regularly Taught:
HIST 107: Intro to China & Japan
HIST 108: Modern China & Japan
HIST 252: US/East Asian Relations
HIST 350: Samurai in Feudal Japan
HIST 351: Women & Fam. Modern China
HIST 353: Industrial East Asia
The Midday Sun: Hu Shi and China's New Culture, 1917-1927 (Shewo qishei: Hu Shi, Vol. Two, Rizheng dangzhong, 1917-1927), simplified-Chinese-character edition, Hangzhou: Zhejiang People's Publishing House, August 2013; traditional-Chinese character edition, Taipei: Linking Publishing Company, November 2013
The Stars, the Moons, and the Sun: the Women in Hu Shi’s Life (Xingxing, Yueliang, Taiyang: Hu Shi de qinggan shijie), revised edition in simplified Chinese characters, Beijing: New Star Press, 2012
Educating Hu Shi, 1891-1917 (Shewo qishei: Hu Shi, Vol. One, Puyu chengbi, 1891-1917), traditional-Chinese character edition, Taipei: Linking Publishing Company, 2011; simplified-Chinese-character edition, Beijing: New Star Press, 2011.
Social Engineering and the Social Sciences in China, 1919-1949 (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2001)
Intellectual Biography of Carsun Chang, in Shou-nan Wang, ed., Biographies of Great Thinkers in Chinese History (in Chinese), Taipei: Commercial Press (1979; second printing, 1999)
“The Genesis of Hu Shi’s Historical Method” (in Chinese), Chinese Historiography in the Age of Transition (Guilin: the Guangxi Normal University Press, 2010), pp. 23-55.
Womanhood, Motherhood and Biology: The Early Phases of The Ladies’ Journal, 1915-1925,” Gender & History, 18.3 (November, 2006), pp. 519-545.
“Performing Masculinity and the Self: Love, Body, and Privacy in Hu Shi,” The Journal of Asian Studies, 63.2 (May, 2004), pp. 305-332.
“The Masculine Universal and the Feminine Other: The Ladies’ Journal of Shanghai, 1915-1931) (in Chinese), (Research on Women in Modern Chinese History, Vol. 12 (December, 2004), pp. 39-94.
Ph.D., Committee on History & East Asian Languages, Harvard University, 1986
M.A., National Taiwan Normal University, 1975
B.A., National Taiwan Normal University, 1972
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