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

Qing Liu

Qing Liu


Cindy I-Fen Cheng and Adam R. Nelson