Board of Directors (2024-2026)

Dr. Qin Shao 邵勤 is Professor of History at The College of New Jersey. She has studied ancient Chinese statecraft, China’s early modernization efforts, and urbanization in the post-Mao era. Her publications include books, Shanghai Gone: Domicide and Defiance in a Chinese Megacity (Rowman & Littlefield, 2013), Culturing Modernity: the Nantong Model, 1890-1930 (Stanford UP, 2003), and articles in scholarly outlets such as The Journal of Asian Studies, China Quarterly, Modern China, and 《历史研究》 (lishi yanjiu). A former research fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies at Harvard University, the International Research Center on Work and Lifecycle at Humboldt University in Germany, and the East Asia Institute at the National University of Singapore, Shao’s research interests include emerging tensions in the post-Mao reform. She serves on the Global Advisory Board of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies.

Qin Shao
The College of New Jersey
Mao Lin
Georgia Southern University

Dr. Mao Lin 林茂 is an associate professor of history at Georgia Southern University. His research focuses on American foreign relations, the Cold War, modern China, and especially US-China relations. Lin’s articles have appeared in a number of academic journals, covering a wide range of topics related to US-China relations. He has received several scholarships, including the 2022 Wilson Center China Program Fellowship, the 2011 National Endowment for the Humanities, and the 2009 Marshall-Baruch Fellowship from the George C. Marshall Foundation. Currently he is working on a book project with the working title “U.S.-China Relations and the Diplomacy of Modernization, 1966-1979.”

Xiaoxiao Li
University of Central Oklahoma

Dr. Xiaoxiao Li is a faculty member in the China Studies at the University of Central Oklahoma with a PhD in contemporary world history at Northeast Normal University of China. He has been teaching the history of U.S.-China Trade Relations, World History, the US History, the History of East Asia courses from 2017 at University of Central Oklahoma. From 2007 to 2011, he taught Principles of Macro- and Microeconomics, International Management, International Marketing and Communications courses at University of Central Oklahoma, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma Christian University, and Oklahoma City Community College.

Dr. Qiong Zhang 张琼 is an associate professor of history and director of the interdisciplinary minor in East Asian Studies at Wake Forest University, North Carolina.  She received her BA and MA in philosophy from Wuhan University, China, and her Ph.D. in the history of science from Harvard University.  Her research fields are late imperial Chinese Intellectual and cultural history, the history of Chinese science and the environment, and the interactions between China and the West since the sixteenth century. Her first book in the history of science, Making the New World Their Own: Chinese Encounters with Jesuit Science in the Age of Discovery (Brill, 2015), examines the broad ramifications of the Chinese “discovery” of the sphericity of the earth over the course of the seventeenth century.  Professor Zhang is currently working on several projects exploring Chinese and global early modernity within the realms of science and knowledge-making. 

Conference Coordinator
Qiong Zhang
Wake Forest University

Dr. Dan Du 杜丹 is an assistant professor of history at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. She received her PhD from the University of Georgia in 2017. Her research focuses on the business history of China and the United States. Her first manuscript is the first book-length study of the U.S.-China Tea Trade after the American Revolution. This project has been funded by nine external research fellowships from such institutions as NEH, Massachusetts Historical Society, Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, and Smithsonian National Museum of American History, among others. She has also published articles in Early American Studies, Modern World History Studies (世界近现代史研究), and The Silk Roads: From Local Realities to Global Narratives.

Newsletter Editor & Web Manager
Dan Du
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Past Presidents

  • Gao Wangling, Initiator of CHUS, 1987
  • Gao Zheng, 1987-1988
  • Wang Xi, 1988-1989
  • Man Yunlong, 1989-1990
  • Hong Zhaohui, 1990-1991
  • Liang Kan, 1991-1992
  • Wang Qingjia, 1992-1993
  • Zhang Shuguang, 1993-1994
  • Li Xiaobing, 1994-1997
  • Li Hongshan, 1997-1999
  • Lu Hanchao, 1999-2001
  • Zhai Qiang, 2001-2003
  • Wang Di, 2003-2005
  • George X. Wei, 2005-2007
  • Patrick Shan, 2007-2009
  • Yao Ping, 2009-2011
  • Cong Xiaoping, 2011-2013
  • Xiao Zhiwei, 2013-2015
  • Li Xiaobing, 2015-2017
  • Fang Qiang, 2017-2019
  • Yang Zhiguo, 2019-2022
  • Sun Yi, 2022-2024