Ling A. Shiao

Research Professor China Modern East Asia


Educational Background

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

Awards and Service

Felix Chen Faculty Development Award, SMU, 2010
Young Scholar Award, China Times Cultural Foundation, 1999-2000
Dissertation Research Grant, Brown University, 1997-1998
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Summer Fellowship, 1996
University Fellowship, Brown University, 1993-1994

Books and Essays

Bejing Is Winning the Battle But Losing the War in Hong Kong
  • “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.
  • Professor Shiao has written numerous conference papers and reviews in journals such as Twentieth-Century China and Enterprise & Society. 
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. 

Last updated 02/2015

Ling Shiao