Assistant Professor of History
Ph.D. University of California, Irvine
Professor Shi specializes in the history of modern China, with particular emphasis on gender and religion. 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 in everyday life. Her teaching areas currently include Chinese History from ancient time to contemporary period, East Asian Civilization, and Women and Gender in China.