Zhihong Chen

Departments and Positions:
History, Assistant Professor of History
School Extension 316.2065
Beijing University, BA, '96
Beijing University, MA, '03
University of Oregon, PHD, '08

Research Interests

  • Modern Chinese History
  • Frontier Studies
  • Geography and Space
  • Race and Ethnicity in China

Courses Taught

  • History of Sport and Olympics in China
  • Imperial China
  • China in Revolution
  • Asia Pacific in Modern Times
  • History of Chinese Women
  • History of East Asia to 1800
  • Contemporary Chinese Society in Film
  • Japan’s Road to War
  • History Research Seminar

Campus and Community Involvement

  • Diversity Action Committee

Notable Works

  • “‘Climate’s Moral Economy’: Geography, Race, and the Han in Early Republican China,” in Thomas Mullaney, James Leibold, Stéphane Gros and Eric Vanden Bussche, eds., Critical Han Studies: The History, Representation, and Identity of China’s Majority (Berkeley, Los Angeles, London: University of California Press, 2012), pp. 73-91.
  • “The Frontier Crisis and the Construction of Modern Chinese Geography in Republican China,” in Robert Culp and Eddy U, eds., Organized Knowledge in Action (forthcoming).