Yang Zheng

Advisor: Peter Zarrow

Education and Degrees:

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

Areas of Interest:
Modern China, Women and Gender, Chinese Transnational History

Current Research:
American-educated Chinese women students, 1900-1930

Born in Jinan, China, Yang Zheng graduated from Shandong University, where she studied international politics and English. During her undergraduate career, she studied at Sun Yat-sen University in 2009 and the University of Manchester in 2010 as an exchange student. She holds masters’ degrees from Shandong University and Brown University, where she studied international politics and American studies respectively. Her dissertation focuses on American-educated Chinese women students through the lens of gender and transnational cultural exchange.

Selected Honors and Awards

Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, The Graduate School, University of Connecticut, June 2019

Thomas G. Paterson Graduate Fellowship in the History of U.S. Foreign Relations, Department of History, University of Connecticut, May 2019

The Dr. Ilpyong Kim Fellowship in East Asian Relations, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Connecticut, September 2018

Abraham and Faye Astor Scholarship, Department of History, University of Connecticut, April 2016

Selected Presentations

“Realigned Social Networks Abroad: Women Boxer Indemnity Scholars, 1914-1927,” Institute of Modern History, Academia Sinica, Taipei, August 8, 2019

“Women Boxer Indemnity Scholarship Recipients’ Learning, Communication, and Writing Activities in the United States,” the 4th “Modern Trends of the Chinese Intellectual Community” Conference, Chinese Culture University, June 23, 2019

“Kang Tongbi and the Baohuanghui around 1905,” the 7th “History of Modern Chinese Thought” International Conference, Foshan, China, March 16-20, 2018

“Late Qing Women’s Study Abroad and Political Activities: Kang Tongbi in the United States, 1903-1909,” “Chinese Women in World History” International Conference, Institute of Modern History, Academia Sinica, Taipei, July 11-14, 2017

“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, London, United Kingdom, February 17-19, 2017

“Four Strategies to Rescue China Through Activities in the United States: Kang Tongbi and the Baohuanghui, 1903-1909,” 9th “International Society for the Study of Chinese Overseas” International Conference, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, July 6-9, 2016

“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, April 19, 2014

Yang Zheng, graduate student
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