Ling Uses Sabbatical for Research and Tour

Huping Ling, professor of history and executive editor for the Journal of Asian American Studies, served as a visiting professor of history at the University of Missouri-Columbia during the 2009-2010 academic year, where she was actively engaged in a variety of research and service activities.

Ling interviewed Asian Americans in Mid-Missouri, researched in area archives and museums and wrote a book manuscript entitled “Chinese Chicago: Race, Transnational Migration, and Community.” Additionally, Ling gave public lectures on Asian American studies to classes and student organizations at the University of Missouri-Columbia, public schools and libraries, as well as to community organizations. She also presented papers at national and international professional conferences and conducted a lecture tour in Asian countries.

In May 2010, Ling was invited to give a lecture tour as a Distinguished Lecturer on various topics on Asian American studies at universities, research institutions and government agencies in Asian countries including Singapore, Malaysia, China and Korea.

The topics of Ling’s lectures included “The Rise of China as Reflected in the Changing Images of the Chinese Americans,” and a lecture series on the following topics: “The Critical Issues of Asian American Studies,” “A Critical Review of Chinese American Women Studies,” “Cultural Community—A New Theory on Ethnic American History,” “Rethinking Transnationalism: Ethnic Networking and the Overseas Chinese Communities” and “Chinese Chicago: Connections between the Transnational Communities and the Native Places.”

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