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Indiana University Northwest

Department of History, Philosophy, Political Science and Religious Studies

Meet Our Faculty

Xiaoqing  Chen-Lin

Associate Professor of History
Hawthorn Hall 206 A


Ph.D. in History, University of Chicago

M.A. in History, University of Chicago

B.A. in English, Beijing Foreign Studies University

Areas of Expertise:

Asian history (China, Japan),

World history,

Western Civ.

Research Interests:

Modern Chinese culture, politics, and intellectual transformation.

Recent Publications:

(forthcoming) "Creating Modern Chinese Metaphysics: Feng Youlan and New Realism," Modern China.

2011.  “Developing the Academic Discipline of Chinese Philosophy: the Departments of Philosophy at Peking, Tsinghua, and Yenching Universities (1910s-30s),” in John Makeham ed., Learning to Emulate the Wise: The Genesis of Chinese philosophy as An Academic Discipline in Twentieth Century China (Hong Kong: Chinese University Press).

2008    “Feng Youlan and New Realism: Establishing Experience in Metaphysics,” in Hu Jun ed., Fansi yu jingjie, jinianfengyoulandanchen 110 zhounianji fengyoulanguoji xueshu yantaohui wenji (Reflections and states of mind: collected papers in commemoration of Feng Youlan’s 110 birthday and from the International Research Conference on Feng Youlan) (Beijing: Peking University Press).

2005 Peking University: Chinese Scholarship and Intellectuals, 1898-1937.  State University of New York Press. 

1999 "Historicizing Subjective Reality: Rewriting History in Early Rpublican China," Modern China 25(1).

1999.   “The Establishment of a New Rational Man, Western Aesthetics and Cai Yuanpei, Chancellor of Peking University,” Proceedings of the International Conference on Cai Yuanpei, 1868-1998 (Beijing: Peking University Press).

1997 "Social Science and Social Control: the Case of Peking University, 1910s-1920s," Chinese Science 14.

1993 "The Chinese Scholars and the Modern University: The Appropriation of Foreign Educational Models, 1900-1930," History of Higher Education Annual 13.


  • HIST-G387 Contemporary China (both web based and hybrid sections will be offered)
  • HIST-G385/G200 Modern China (both web and on campus sections)
  • HIST-H232/B391 World in the 20th Century (both web and on campus sections)
  • HIST-T325 The Road to World War II: China, Japan, and the U.S.
  • HIST-G410 China, Japan and the U.S., 20th and 21st Centuries;
  • HIST-T325 History and Memory of Modern China and Japan (will be taught as G315 in summer 2013)
  • HIST-G369 Modern Japan,
  • HIST-T325 Confucian Values and Modern Applications in East Asia
  • HIST-J495 Chinese Intellectuals in the 20th Century,
  • HIST-J495 History of Chinese Thought,
  • HIST-H113 & H114 Western Civilizations Surveys,
  • HIST-H207 Modern East Asia