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Shehong Chen


Shehong Chen is an Associate Professor in the History Department at UMass Lowell.
Shehong ChenEmeritus Professor
  • College
    College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Department
    History
  • Phone
    (978) 934-4282
  • Email

Research Interests

Modern China and Asian American

China's rural transformation and Chinese American history

Education

  • Ph D: History, (1997), University of Utah - Salt Lake City, UT
  • MA: Political Science, (1987), University of Utah - Salt Lake City, UT
  • Other: English Language and Literature, (1977), Shanghai Foreign Languages Institute - Shanghai, China

Selected Awards and Honors

  • 2011 Teaching Excellence Award (2011), Teaching - Department of History, UMass Lowell
  • Citation in Who's Who Among American Teachers, 7th edition (2002)
  • Teaching Excellence Award (2002), Teaching - Department of History, UMass Lowell
  • Teaching Excellence Award (1999), Teaching - Department of History, UMass Lowell
  • Teaching Excellence Award (1998), Teaching - Student Government Association, UMass Lowell
  • Outstanding Ph.D. Student Award (1994) - Department of History, University of Utah
  • Outstanding First-year Ph.D. Student Award (1987) - Department of History, University of Utah

Selected Publications

  • Chen, S., Liu, C., Cao, Y., Luo, Y., Chen, G., Vokkarane, V.M., Ma, Y., Hou, P. (2017). A New Deep Learning-based Food Recognition System for Dietary Assessment on An Edge Computing Service Infrastructure. IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, PP(99) 1-1.
  • Chen, S., Chen, H. (2015). Daughter of Good Fortune: a Twentieth-Century Chinese Peasant Memoir. University of Washington Press
  • Chen, S. (2010). Review of Contemporary Chinese America: Immigration, ethnicity, and community transformation. Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare, 37(3) 200-202.
  • Chen, S. (2006). American Paper Son: A Chinese Immigrant in the Midwest. Pacific Affairs, 79(4).
  • Chen, S. (2006). Republicanism, Confucianism, Christianity, and Capitalism in American Chinese Ideology. Chinese American Transnationalism: The Flow of People, Resources, and Ideas between China and America during the Exclusion Era, 174-193.
  • Chen, S. (2005). Chinese St. Louis: From Enclave to Cultural Community. American Historical Review, 110(3) 813.
  • Chen, S. (2004). At America’s Gates: Chinese Immigration during the Exclusion Era, 1882–1943. Journal of American Ethnic History, 23(2) 105-106.
  • Chen, S. (2003). Reconstructing the Chinese American Experience in Lowell, Massachusetts, 1870sâ€"1970s.
  • Chen, S. (2003). Remaking Chinese America (Book). Journal of Asian Studies, 62(1) 220.
  • Chen, S. (2002). Being Chinese, Becoming Chinese American. Urbana : University of Illinois Press, c2002

Selected Presentations

  • Reconstructing the Chinese Experience in Lowell, - Boston, MA and Lowell, MA
  • A Glimpse into Spiritual Life in Rural China - Phi Alpha Theta Induction Ceremony, November 2012 - Lowell, Massachusetts
  • Modern China - China Fellowship Program, May 2009 - Lowell, Massachusetts
  • China During and Since the Cultural Revolution - China Fellowship Program, May 2008 - Lowell, Massachusetts
  • China's Rural Transformation Seen Through the Village Wedding Ceremony - Annual Conference of International Association of Asian Studies, February 2007 - Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Organizer/Discussant, "An Interdisciplinary Approach to Understanding the Asian American Experience in New England" - Annual Conference of the Association for Asian American Studies, March 2004 - Boston, MA
  • Panelist at the roundtable discussion "Restoring Asians to American History: The Pioneering Scholarship of Him Mark Lai - Annual Conference of the Association for Asian American Studies, March 2004 - Boston, MA
  • Revolution, Discrimination, and Chinese American Identity - Honors Colloquium, November 2002
  • "On A Different Shore: (Re)searching Asian Americans in New England" - Annual Conference of the Association for Asian American Studies, April 2002 - Salt Lake City, UT
  • Chair/discussant "Historical and Contemporary Perspectives of the Chinese Diaspora" - Annual Conference of the Association for Asian American Studies, April 2002 - Salt Lake City, UT
  • Reconstructing the Chinese Experience in Lowell, April 2002 - Lowell, Massachusetts
  • "Reconstructing the Chinese Experience in Lowell" - Research Symposium, Institute for Asian American Studies, November 2001 - Boston, MA
  • "My Dog Introduced Me to My Future Husband:" The Chinese American Experience in Lowell, Massachusetts - Annual Conference of the Association for Asian American Studies, March 2001 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Chinese History, March 2001 - Lowell, Massachusetts
  • History in the Making: A Case Study of China's Industrialization and Urbanization - Honors Colloquium, November 2000
  • A Glimpse of Life and Changes in Present China - Salon in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, October 2000
  • A panelist at the Round Table Discussion "An Endangered Species? Ethnic Studies Libraries" - Annual Conference of the Association for Asian American Studies, April 1999 - Philadelphia, PA
  • An Overview of Religions in China - Workshop of the Lowell- Asia Project sponsored by UMass Lowell and the Bartlett, Butler, and Daley Middle Schools, May 1998 - Lowell, Massachusetts
  • What Does Democracy Mean?, April 1998 - Lowell, Massachusetts
  • A panelist at the round table discussion "Teaching with Film across Disciplines" - Annual Conference on Cinema and Multiculturalism, March 1998 - Lowell, Massachusetts
  • Panelist, "Reconstructing Chinese Identity in the United States" - Annual Conference of the Association for Asian American Studies, April 1997 - Seattle, WA
  • Chinese Nationalism and Chinese American Identity - Annual Conference of the Association for Asian American Studies, May 1996 - Washington, D.C.
  • America's Different Responses to China During the Korean and Vietnam Wars - Annual Conference of the Society of Historians of American Foreign Relations, June 1990 - Washington, D.C.
  • Idealism as a Factor in American Foreign Policy - Annual Conference of the Association for Asian American Studies, October 1986 - Long Beach, CA

Selected Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • Gender Studies Teaching Fellow (2006), Fellowship -
    Chen, S.
  • Professional Development Research Grant (2004), -
    Chen, S.
  • Healey Grant (2001), Grant -
    Chen, S.
  • Research Fellowship, Institute for Asian American Studies at University of Massachusetts, Boston (2001), -
    Chen, S.
  • Steffensen Cannon Scholarship, University of Utah (1994), -
    Chen, S.
  • Eccles Graduate Fellowship, University of Utah (1993), Fellowship -
    Chen, S.
  • Scholarship Grant, University of Utah (1984), Grant -
    Chen, S.