Assistant Professor of History
Ph.D. University of California, Irvine
Professor Shi specializes in Chinese history. Her research so far has been attempting to investigate traditional China’s dramatic encounters with the modern world in late nineteenth to early twentieth century, analyzing the subsequent social and cultural changes, reconfigurations, and continuities that a variety of Chinese individuals and groups experienced during this process, especially from the perspectives of gender, religion, and public life. Her current teaching fields include Chinese history (from ancient time to contemporary period), East Asian civilization, women and gender in China, and modern world history.
“Wei Cheng: From an Elite Novel to a Popular Metaphor.” In China in 2008: A Year of Great Significance, edited by Kate Merkel-Hess, Kenneth Pomeranz and Jeffrey N Wasserstrom, Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2009, pp. 248-251.
“Terracotta Ambassadors, the First Emperor, and the ‘Cursed’ Farmers,” The China Beat Blog, August 3, 2008.