Ling Shiao

Assistant Professor of History, SMU

Dallas Hall Room 63
(214) 768-3683

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Professor Shiao’s research project explores the rise of modern publishing and knowledge production, the crisis of the intellectual, youth identity politics, and their implications in an era of the Chinese revolution in the first half of the twentieth century.


  • Ph.D., Brown University
  • M.A., Chinese History, Brown University
  • M.A., American History, Pennsylvania State University
  • B.A., English, Hefei United College- P.R. China

Publications, Speeches and Presentations

  • “Printing, Reading, and Revolution:  Kaiming Press and the Cultural Transformation of Republican China, 1920s-1940s.” Book manuscript in progress.
  • “Culture, Commerce, and Connections:  The Inner Dynamics of New Culture Publishing in the Post-May Fourth Era.”  In Cynthia Brokaw and Christopher Reed (eds.). From Woodblocks to the Internet:  Chinese Publishing and Print Culture in Transition, Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill, 2010.  Chinese translation published in China Studies Quarterly, inaugural issue, winter 2010.