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Zhihong Chen

Adjunct Associate Professor & Senior Research Associate, History; Senior Research Associate, CAPS Program
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I was trained in three countries and in three different fields: I  received my BA in German Language and Literature from Beijing  Foreign Language  College, and my first MA in  International History from Beijing   Normal University.  I then received my second MA in International Studies and Dr. Phil. in  International History from Cologne University in Germany. I also completed an MS. Ed  in College Teaching concentrating on Chinese language teaching at SIU in the US.

I have maintained an active research, writing, and translation agenda.  In 2000, I published my book, Die China-Mission Michail Borodins bis zum Tod  Sun Yatsens – Ein Beitrag zur sowjetischen Chinapolitik in den Jahren 1923-1925 (Mikhail Borodin’s China Mission up to the Death of Sun Yat-sen: A Study of  Soviet Policy toward China, 1923-1925) in Germany. With the support of  multi-archival and multi-source research, I am now working on a comprehensive  study on Borodin’s mission in China  (1923-1927) in both English and Chinese languages.

My current teaching duties fall in three areas:Historical Documents on Modern Chinais designed to help graduate students and qualified undergraduate use Chinese language to conduct research on topics of modern Chinese history; Business Chinese in a Cultural Context (parts I and II)aims tohelp students, including those from the professional schools, develop oral, written and socio-linguistic skills they will need to function successfully in their future careers; and Readings in Chinese History and Business Culture is designed to prepare students majoring in CAPS for their study in China.