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History Department

Ting Ni, Ph.D.
Ting Ni
History - Professor

(507) 457-1524

Ting Ni is a tenured Associate Professor and Chair of History at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota.

She has taught courses in American history, Chinese history and US foreign relations since 1997.

Professor Ni has several publications and presented papers on both American history and Chinese history, including A History of the Chinese Who Studied in the US during the 1930s/40s (The Edwin Mellon Press, forthcoming); "More than a Place to Worship: Chinese Christian Church and Center in Philadelphia" (Migration World Magazine, Vol. 28 (No 4, 2000): 28-30); "China" (World Education Encyclopedia, 2001); "China" (World Press Encyclopedia, 2002), "Taiwan Economic Development and Women's Political Participation," (Modernity and Cultural Identity in Taiwan, 2001), etc. A member of the American Historian Association, the Association for Asian Studies, and the Association of Chinese Professors in Social Sciences, Dr. Ni has received many honors and awards for her scholarly achievements, such as Fulbright teaching grant, 2004-05; NEH fellowship for summer institute on Cold War, 1999; Balch Institute Fellowship, Summer, 1998, etc. Dr. Ni's name is listed in Who's Who in the 21st Century (International Biographical Center, Cambridge, England, 2002) and Marquis Who’s Who in America in honor of her outstanding contribution in the field of History (58th Edition, 2003). Dr. Ni was invited to participate a summer session of the Oxford Round Table on Human Rights and Civil Rights in Oxford University, England (2003), and co-chaired a panel discussion on globalization and its impact on women. She was also invited by a number of Chinese universities to give lectures on American History.

Scholarly & Creative Interests
American History
American-East Asian Relations
US Foreign Relations in the 20th Century
Modern China

Courses Taught Recently at SMU
American History (Colonial Period-1865), (1865-present)
America-East Asia Relations
Global Issues
US Women's History
American Foreign Relations in the 20th Century
Modern China
Perspectives (Western Civilization origins)
Historical Research & Writing

Professional Organizations
Chinese Historians in the United States
Organization of American Historians
Association for Asian Studies, Inc.

Ph.D., American History, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 1996
M.A., Library Science, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 1997
M.A., American History, Nankai University at Tianjin, P.R. China, 1984
B.A., World History, Nankai University at Ianjin, P.R. China, 1982

Teaching Experience
1997 to Present: Associate Professor, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, Winona, MN
2004-2005: Fulbright scholar teaching at Xi'an International Studies University, Xi’an, China
1994-May,1996: Assistant Instructor, Indiana University, ID
1993: Assistant Instructor, Indiana University, ID
1990-1993: Course Assistant, Dept. of History, Indiana University, ID
1985-1987: Instructor, American History Institute, Nankai University, P.R. China

Other Professional Experience
1996-1997: Assistant Archivist, Archives of African American Music and Culture and Black Film Center, Indiana University
1996: Librarian, The Government Document Department, Law Library, Indiana Unversity
1996: Student Intern, The Natioanl Archives--Great Lake Region, Chicago

2004-2005, Fulbright teaching scholarship at Xi'an International Studies University, Xi'an, China
2002, Guest lecturer at six Chinese universities
2000, Taiwan Great Alliance Fellowship
1999, NEH fellowship for summer institute on Cold War
1998, Balch Institute Fellowship
1994, Fellowship from Chinese Youth Solidarity, Taiwan
1989-1993, International Peace Scholarship
1993, Scholarship from Sun Yat-Sen Educational Foundation
1993, Dissertation Fellowship, Indiana University
1992, Scholarship from Chinese-American Educational Foundation
1989-1990, Starr Fellowship of Indiana University
1987-1988, Fulbright grant for study at Indiana University
1980-1983, Recipient of Students' Award from Nankai University for outstanding achievements
-Member of American Historian Association.
-Member of Chinese Historians in the United States, Inc.
-Member of Minnesota International Center.
-Member of Association for Asian Studies, Inc.
-Member of the Historical Society for 20th Century China

Selected Presentations
"China's NGOs: Their Development and Challenges," Conference on Building a Harmonic Society in China, Beijing, June 28-30, 2006

"Understanding the impact of the US Congress on US-China Relations: Congressional Assertiveness on China policy since 1989," Globalization and Chinese Foreign Policy Forum, Lu Mountain, China. June 6-10, 2005

"Democracy with Chinese Characteristics: The Relationship between the Party Branch and the Village Committee," Annual meeting of the Association for Asian Studies, New York. March, 26-29, 2003

"The Challenge of Modernization: The Debate Over China's Higher Education and the 1980s Reform," China at the Turn of the Century: Issues and Challenges Symposium, Bridgeport University, October 26-28, 2001

"Chinese Student's experiences in the US during the 1930s and 1940s," 21st Century China and Globalization Symposium, Beijing, August 8-11, 2000

"The Development of Chinese Professional Community in the US, 1950s-1970," China Symposium, University of Maryland, Sept. 3-5, 1999

"A Dilemma in China's Modernization: Chinese Governmen's Policy towards Study Abroad", @ The International Conference on China's Open-Door Policy and Studying Abroad, University of Maryland, Oct. 23-25, 1998

"Reasons of Success: A Comparative Study of the Chinese Christian Church and the Holy Redeemer Church in Philadelphia," @ The Balch Institute, Summer of 1998

"One Country Two Systems" and "Special Administrative Region" in China Today: An Encyclopedia of Life in the People's Republic. Vol.Two. ed. Jing Luo. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2005. Pp. 445-448, Pp. 576-578

The Cultural Experience of Chinese Students Who Studied in the United States during the 1930s-1940s, Edwin Mellen Press, 2002

"China" World Press Encyclopedia 2002. Gale Publishing Group

"China" World Education Encyclopedia 2001. Gale Publishing Group

"Chinese Students Life in the 1930s/40s America," (in Chinese) in Vol. 11, 2001, 21st Century. Chinese Youth Publisher, Beijing, P. R. China

"Taiwan Economic Development and Wome'’s Political Participation," in Modernity and Cultural Identity in Taiwan (ed. Hanchao Lu), Global Publishing Co. Inc., NJ: River Edge, 2001

"More Than a Place to Worship: Chinese Christian Church and Center in Philadelphia," @ Migration World Magazine, Vol. 28 (No.4, 2000): 28-30

"The Pullman Strike in 1894" History Teaching Vol. 8 (1983): 29-31

"Historiography of the Westward Movement" World History Institute, Social Science Academy in China: World History Vol. 6 (1985): 33-36, and Vol. 7 (1985): 34-37

"Historiography of American Indian History" Nankai University: History Study Vol. 1 (1987): 54-62

Index of Bibliography of American History in the Library of Nankai University. Library of Nankai University, (1985)