The entrance to the Department of History’s office in Sidney Smith Hall

Carol Chin

Associate Professor

On Leave: July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017

Fields of Study Geographical Fields:

East Asia; United States

Fields of Study Thematic Fields:

Cultural and Intellectual; Empires, Colonialisms and Indigeneity; Gender, Sex, and Sexualities; International Relations

Areas of Interest:

U.S. foreign relations; U.S.-East Asian relations; culture, gender and I.R.; transnational women's organizations.


Professor Chin’s research and teaching interests are in late nineteenth- through twentieth-century American foreign relations, specializing in U.S.-East Asian relations. Her particular interest is in the intersection of national identity with concepts of empire, culture, and gender and the ways in which these themes can enhance the study of international relations. She is the author of “Beneficent Imperialists: American Women Missionaries in China at the Turn of the Century” (Diplomatic History 2003); “Translating the New Woman: Chinese Feminists View the West, 1905-1915” (Gender and History 2006); and Modernity and National Identity in the United States and East Asia, 1895–1919 (Kent State University Press 2010).

Authored Publications:

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