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Chiang, Yung-chen - Faculty Bio

Chiang, Yung-chen



(765) 658-4595


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

Select Publications:



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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