Thanks Mindy, Jacob, and Matt for organizing this productive and stimulating forum.
Firstly, I just want to thank Clayton and his colleagues at USC for sharing those wonderful visual resources with us: my students will love them!
Although I would consider myself a historian of the United States, my research is primarily focused on foreign relations and expatriates (especially in relation to China). My current research project (which I intend to expand into a dissertation) is on American expatriates in the People's Republic of China from 1949 until 1972 and conceptions of citizenship.
I will be entering the History PhD program at Boston University in the fall.
A. William Bell
I'm Daniel Leese, historian and sinologist working at the University of Freiburg in Germany. My research interests cover Qing history to the present, with a strong focus on PRC history. I have previously published "Mao cult: Rhetoric in Ritual in China's Cultural Revolution" (Cambridge UP) and edited a reference work, which some of you might know (Brill's Encyclopedia of China, Leiden 2009).
This is a wonderful topic. Thank you for the resources listed.
Apologies for the shameless institutional self-promotion, but our series Assignment:China focuses on the work of journalists for American news organizations and is obviously related to the matter of "what foreigners said about China." The series begins with the KMT/CCP civil war and will eventually run to the 21st century. We've thus far screened
Civil War (late 1940s)
China Watching (1950s-60s)
The Week that Changed the World (ping pong diplomacy & the Nixon visit)
I work on the social history of the PRC, 1949-present, from my home base at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. A paperback edition of my book, City Versus Countryside in Mao's China: Negotiating the Divide, was released earlier this month.
I'm working on:
To add my intro, I am sort of an interloper on the list, because my primary research interests are in the 19th and early 20th centuries, specifically in missionary publications in Chinese in the late Qing. I completed my PhD at Yale in History in 1996, and published Fuzhou Protestants and the Making of a Modern China, 1857-1927 in 2001. Before that I did a MA at UBC and a BA in Asian Studies at ANU.
I am an associate professor of Chinese history at Allegheny College, PA, USA.
It seems that I am the first Chinese trying to give self-introduction here. Hope that my humble introduction may attract more Chinese subscribers to reply, if the old saying 抛砖引玉 really works.
My name is Li Kunrui 李坤睿, a doctoral candidate in history in Peking University, under the direction of Prof. Yang Kuisong.
I am an assistant professor of Chinese history at Tulane University. When I began graduate school I imagined myself as a cultural historian, but with the prominence of politics in all aspects of modern China “historian of political culture” is probably a more accurate description. I received my graduate training at UCLA with Philip Huang, Kathryn Bernhardt, and Lynn Hunt.