Areas of Research:
Huping Ling, Ph. D.
An internationally renowned historian and prolific award-winning writer, Huping Ling(令狐萍) is Professor of History, the founder of the Asian Studies Program, and the past Convener (Department Chair) at Truman State University. She is the Changjiang Scholar Chair Professor, selected by the Chinese Ministry of Education, at Wuhan Theoretical Research Center of Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council and China Central Normal University, and a Visiting Professor of the Institute of Overseas Chinese Studies at Jinan University. She was the Executive Editor for the Journal of Asian American Studies (JAAS 2008-2012), and serves as Asian American Studies Today series editor for Rutgers University Press. She also serves as a consultant to the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of Guangdong Provincial Government and on the Board of Directors of Women Writers Association in Shanxi Province of the Chinese National Writers Association. A Ford Foundation Prize-winning author, she has published eleven books and over hundred articles on Asian American studies, including immigration and ethnicity, assimilation and adaptation, transnationalism, family and marriage, employment patterns, and community structures. She has been featured in The World Journal (Feb. 2, 2012, Jan. 15, 2006), Chicago Daily Herald, Dallas Morning News, West End Word (Feb. 4, 2005), St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Feb. 2, 2005), St. Louis Chinese American News, St. Louis Chinese Journal, the Overseas Chinese World, River Front Times, among others, and appeared at “Charles Brennan Show” KMOX 1120, “Voice of St. Louis” (Feb. 4, 2005), KWMU 90.7 (NPR in St. Louis) “St. Louis on the Air” (July 5, 2005), among others. She has also been included in many books/encyclopedias on famous Chinese Americans and authors. She is frequently invited to lecture on Asian cultures and Asian American experiences at conferences, universities, schools, libraries, government and private agencies, and community organizations, nationally and internationally.