Associate Professor, Department of History
Areas of interest
- U.S. Foreign Relations
- U.S.-East Asian Relations
- Culture, Gender and International Relations
- Transnational Women's Organizations
Professor Chin’s research and teaching interests are in late nineteenth- through twentieth-century American foreign relations, specializing in U.S.-East Asian relations. Her particular interest is in the intersection of national identity with concepts of empire, culture, and gender and the ways in which these themes can enhance the study of international relations. She is the author of “Beneficent Imperialists: American Women Missionaries in China at the Turn of the Century” (Diplomatic History 2003); “Translating the New Woman: Chinese Feminists View the West, 1905-1915” (Gender and History 2006); and Modernity and National Identity in the United States and East Asia, 1895–1919 (Kent State University Press 2010).
- Modernity and National Identity in the United States and East Asia, 1895–1919. (Kent State University Press : 2010)
- “Translating the New Woman: Chinese Feminists View the West, 1905-1915,” Gender and History 18:3 (November 2006): 490-518; reprinted in Translating Feminisms in China, ed. Dorothy Ko and Wang Zheng (Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing, 2007), 35-69.
- “Beneficent Imperialists: American Women Missionaries in Turn-of-the-Century China,” Diplomatic History 27:3 (summer 2003): 327-52
- “Uplifting the Barbarian,” in A Companion to Theodore Roosevelt, ed. Serge Ricard (Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishers, 2011)