I am now interested in a group of Chinese diaspora intellectuals, who originally came to the United States as short-term students before 1949, with intention of returning to China and dedicating to the modernization of China, but eventually chose to stay in the U.S. and made a permanent home in the American academy after the rise of the Communist China in 1949. I will pay particular attention to those who became American China experts and participated in the knowledge production about China in the cold war United States. I am going to examine these Chinese intellectuals within the contexts of the cold war politics, American racial politics, the expansion of American universities, and the rise of area studies.
- U.S. in the world, Immigrant history, History of American higher education
Working Dissertation Title:
- “Cold War Politics and Chinese American Intellectuals’ Knowledge Production”
- BA: Peking University
- MA: Peking University