David Dean Professor of East Asian Studies & Professor of History (2014)
Office Hours: M 2:00-3:00, Tu/Th 3:30-4:30
Office: 438 Nau
Phone: (434) 924-6968
Email: xyliu (at) virginia.edu
Fields & SpecialtiesChina’s ethnic-frontier affairs in international politics; Chinese-American relations in the 20th century; East Asian international history
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Ph.D., The University of Iowa, 1990
M.A., The University of Iowa, 1984
Beijing Teachers College, Class 1974
WORK IN PROGRESS
Himalayan Dominoes: China’s Cold War and the Tibetan Frontier, 1949–1965 (a book-length study of the interaction between China’s ethnic-frontier affairs in Inner Asia and its confrontations with the United States, the USSR, and India).
Recast All Under Heaven: Revolution, War, Diplomacy and Frontier China in the 20th Century. New York: Continuum, 2010.
Reins of Liberation: An Entangled History of Mongolian Independence, Chinese Territoriality, and Great Power Hegemony, 1911–1950. Stanford and Washington, DC: Stanford University Press and Woodrow Wilson Center Press, 2006.
Frontier Passages: Ethnopolitics and the Rise of Chinese Communism, 1921–1945. Stanford and Washington, DC: Stanford University Press and Woodrow Wilson Center Press, 2004.
China and Eastern Europe, 1960–1980s: Proceedings of the International Symposium: Reviewing the Chinese–East European Relations from the 1960s to the 1980s, Beijing, March 24–26, 2004. Co-edited with Vojtech Mastny. Forschungsstelle für Scherheitspolitik der ETH Zürich, 2004.
Exploring Nationalisms of China: Themes and Conflicts. Co-edited with George Wei. Westport: Greenwood Publishing Group, 2002.
Chinese Nationalism: Historical and Recent Cases. Co-edited with George Wei. Westport: Greenwood Publishing Group, 2001.
A Partnership for Disorder: China, the United States, and Their Policies for the Postwar Disposition of the Japanese Empire, 1941–1945. London: Cambridge University Press, 1996.
“From ‘Five-Race Republic’ to Five-Domain Reintegration: The Revolution of 1911 and Modern Transformation of the Chinese State” (从 “五族共和” 到五域统合：辛亥革命和中国国家形态 近代转型), in Lu Fangshang, ed., Jindai Guojia de Xingsu (Shaping the modern state). Taipei: Academia Historica, 2013.
"Time, Shape, and Color: Gauging China's Re-Rise in World War II," American Review of China Studies, 13 (2) (fall 2012).
“Center and Peripheries in the Modern Transformation of the Chinese State” (中国国家形态近代转型的中心与边缘), Guoshi Yanjiu Tongxun (Academia Historica Newsletter), 2012.
“Entering the Cold War and Other ‘Wars’: The Tibetan Experience,” The Chinese Historical Review, 2012 (1).
“Frontier Dimension of the Transformation of the Chinese State” (中国国家形态转型的边疆之维), Wenhua Zongheng (文化纵横), 2011 (6).
“Frontier China and the Year of 1949” (边疆中国和1949年)，Zhongguo Dangdaishi Yanjiu (中国当代史研究), 3 (August 2011).
“Rediscovery of the Chinese Frontier in Recent History,” in William Kirby, ed., The People’s Republic of China at 60: An International Assessment. Cambridge: Harvard University Asian Center, 2011.
“From Frontier to Frontier” (从边疆到边疆), in Wang Xi and Yao Ping, eds., Zai Meiguo Faxian Lishi: Liu Mei Lishi Xueren Fansi Lu (在美国发现历史：留美历史学人反思录) (Beijing: Beijing Daxue Chubanshe, 2010): 31-42.
“Reshaping China: The Strategic Thinking of the U.S. Government and China’s Ethnic Frontiers” (重塑 中国形狀：二战期間美国战略思維与中国少数民族边疆), Lishi Jiaoxue Wenti (历史教学问题), 2010 (5).
“Chiang Kai-shek’s (Invisible) Marathon to the West,” The Chinese Historical Review, 2010 (1).
“Prelude to the Cold War in East Asia” (东亚冷战的序幕), Shixue Yuekan (史学月刊), 2009 (7).
“The Misty Cold War in the Himalayas in Perspective: Historicize China’s Temperament in International Relations,” in Yufan Hao, George Wei, and Lowell Dittmore, eds., Challenges to China’s Foreign Policy: Diplomacy, Globalization, and the Next World Power (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2008): 295-318.
“The Mismatch between the CCP and the Dalai Lama, 1921-1959,” Harvard Asian Quarterly, volume 11 (2-3) (Spring / Summer 2008).
Outstanding Career Achievement in Research Award. School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Iowa State University, 2011.
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Fellowship for Asian Policy Studies, 2002-2003.
Social Science Research Council–MacArthur Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship on Peace and Security in a Changing World, 1997–1999.
Smith Richardson Foundation Grants for Junior Faculty in International History, Politics, and Security Issues, 1997–1998.
Association of Asian Studies; American Historical Association; Chinese Historians in the United States; Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations