Yang Zheng

Yang Zheng, doctoral student, History Department, University of ConnecticutOffice Hours, Fall 2017: Wed 1:15 – 3:15pm
Office: 2D (Basement Level), Wood Hall
Email: yang.zheng@uconn.edu

Advisor: Peter Zarrow

Education and Degrees:
Shandong University, LL.M., International Politics, 2015
Brown University, A.M., American Studies, 2014
Shandong University, LL.B. & B.A., International Politics & English, 2012

Research Interests:

Modern China, Chinese American History, Chinese Transnational History


Yang Zheng is from Shandong, China. Her previous research explored US cold war cultural diplomacy, US popular culture, and the visual representations of Chinese Americans in the United States. Her current project is a history of Late Qing and Republican Chinese women who pursued higher education in the United States.

Conference presentations and other accomplishments

“Regenerating Asian American Identity: Adaptations of Flower Drum Song in the 1950’s and 1960’s,” E(race)d but not forgotten Conference, Brown University, Providence, RI, 19 April, 2014

Interpreter, International Symposium on “The North America Chinese Laborers and Guangdong Qiaoxiang Society,” cosponsored by the History Department of Sun Yat-sen University and the Chinese Railroad Workers in North America Project of Stanford University, Guangzhou, China, Sep 8-9, 2014

“Four Strategies to Rescue China Through Activities in the United States: Kang Tongbi and the Baohuanghui, 1903-1909,” ISSCO 9th International Conference, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, July 7, 2016

“The Lessons of American Women’s Education: Kang Tongbi in the United States, 1903-1909,” The 10th Annual Graduate Research Conference, University of Connecticut, Department of History, August 29, 2016

“Reforming China, Organizing Women, and educating the self: Kang Tongbi in the United States, 1903-1909,” Refracting gender in modern China Workshop, SOAS, University of London, February 18, 2017

“Late Qing Women’s Study Abroad and Political Activities: Kang Tongbi in the United States, 1903-1909,” Chinese Women in World History International Conference, Academia Sinica, Taipei, July 11, 2017