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Zhihong Chen Chenz

Adjucnt Associate Professor
Senior Research Associate

Office: 327 McGraw Hall
Phone: (607) 255-4046
Fax: (607) 255-0469
E-Mail: zc46@cornell.edu

On Leave 2014-16

Research and Teaching Interests

I was trained in three countries and in three different fields: I received my BA in German Language and Literature from Beijing Foreign Language College, and my first MA in International History from Beijing Normal University. I then received my second MA in International Studies and Dr. Phil. in International History from Cologne University in Germany. I also completed an MS. Ed in College Teaching concentrating on Chinese language teaching at SIU in the US.

I have maintained an active research, writing, and translation agenda. In 2000, I published my book, Die China-Mission Michail Borodins bis zum Tod Sun Yatsens – Ein Beitrag zur sowjetischen Chinapolitik in den Jahren 1923-1925 (Mikhail Borodin’s China Mission up to the Death of Sun Yat-sen: A Study of Soviet Policy toward China, 1923-1925) in Germany. With the support of multi-archival and multi-source research, I am now working on a comprehensive study on Borodin’s mission in China (1923-1927) in both English and Chinese languages.

My current teaching duties fall in three areas:Historical Documents on Modern Chinais designed to help graduate students and qualified undergraduate use Chinese language to conduct research on topics of modern Chinese history; Business Chinese in a Cultural Context (parts I and II) aims tohelp students, including those from the professional schools, develop oral, written and socio-linguistic skills they will need to function successfully in their future careers; and Readings in Chinese History and Business Culture is designed to prepare students majoring in CAPS for their study in China.

Courses

Next offered Fall 2016:
CHIN 3309/5509
Business Chinese in Cultural Context I
CHIN/CAPS 4406
Readings in Chinese History and Business Culture
Next offered Spring 2017:
CHIN 3310/5510
Business Chinese in Cultural Context II
HIST 4650/6650
Reading and Viewing Modern China

Education

Dr.Phil. University of Cologne, Germany, 1997
M.S.Ed. Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, 2000
M.A. University of Cologne, Germany, 1992
M.A. Beijing Normal University, 1989
B.A. Beijing Foreign Language College, 1986

Recent Publications and Awards

Books and Articles
Die China-Mission Michail Borodins bis zum Tod Sun Yatsens – Ein Beitrag zur sowjetischen Chinapolitik in den Jahren 1923-1925 (Mikhail Borodin’s China Mission up to the Death of Sun Yat-sen: A Study of Soviet Policy toward China, 1923-1925), Hamburg, Muenster and London: Lit Verlag, 2000. 323 pp.

“Mikhail Borodin,” in Linsun Cheng, Kerry Brown et al. eds. Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, Gt Barrington, MA: Berkshire Publishing Group, LLC, 2009. 

“A New Point of Departure in Business Chinese Teaching,” American Review of China Studies, vol. 5, no. 1 & 2 (Spring and Fall 2004), pp. 109-117.

Translated Books and Documents
 “China and the Geneva Conference of 1954: Documents form Chinese Foreign Ministry Archives,” translator of 58 documents, Cold War International History Project Bulletin, no. 16, Fall 2007/Winter 2008, Washington, DC: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

“How Did the Cold War End?” By Melvyn P. Leffler, co-translator. Guoji lengzhan shi yanjiu (Cold War International History Studies, Shanghai, China), vol. 2 (Spring 2006), pp. 108-116.

Cold War and Revolution: American-Soviet Rivalry and the Origins of the Chinese Civil War, by Odd Arne Westad (Columbia University Press, 1993). Co-tran. with Chen Jian. Guilin: Guangxi Normal University Press, 2003.

Awards, Fellowships and Grants

Senior Research Fellow, IDEAS, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK, 2008-2009

Consortium Grant, Language Resource Center, Cornell University, 2005, 2006 and 2008

Lam Family Award for South China Research, East Asian Program, Cornell University, 2006

Freeman Grant, Asian Studies Department, Cornell University, Fall 2005

College Advising Fellowship, University of Virginia, 2003-2005

Award for Publication of Dissertation, Friedrich-Ebert Foundation, Germany 1997

Scholarship for Doctoral Studies, Friedrich-Ebert Foundation, Germany 1990-1995

Fellowship for International Cooperation and Research, Asian-Pacific Department of Friedrich-Ebert Foundation, Germany 1989-90