Michael muzhen sheng 3196 Dunstone Cir. Department of History Akron, oh 44312 University of Akron



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MICHAEL MUZHEN SHENG
3196 Dunstone Cir. Department of History

Akron, OH 44312 University of Akron

(417) 773-0880 (C) Akron, OH 44315

E-Mail: msheng@uakron.edu (330) 927- 8457(O)
EDUCATION
1992 Ph.D. in History, York University, (Toronto)

Major: Modern East Asia, Minor: American History

1988 M.A. in History, University of New Brunswick

1983 B.A. in History, Shanghai Normal University


PUBLICATIONS


  • Battling Western Imperialism: Mao, Stalin, and the United States, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1997

  • “Mao and Chinese Elite Politics in the 1950s: The Gao Gang Affair Revisited,” Twentieth Century China, January 2011, pp. 67-96

  • “Mao and China’s Relations with the Superpowers in the 1950s: The Taiwan Strait Crises revisited,” Modern China, October 2008, pp. 477-507

  • “Mao Zedong and the Three-Anti Campaign: November 1951-April 1952,” Twentieth Century China, Fall 2006, pp. 21-45

  • “Mao, Tibet, and the Korean War,” The Journal of Cold War Studies, July 2006, pp. 15-33

  • “Mao’s Formative Years Revisited,” Chinese Historical Review, Fall 2005, pp. 230-262

  • “Mao and the Korean War: A Personality Account,” The New England Journal of History, vol. 60, Spring 2004, pp. 212-226

  • “The Psychology of the Korean War: The Role of Ideology and Perception in China’s Entry Into the War,” The Journal of Conflict Studies, Spring 2002, pp. 56-72

  • “Mao Zedong’s Narcissistic Personality Disorder and China’s Road to Disaster,” Profiling Political Leaders: Cross-Cultural Studies of Personality and Behavior, ed. Ofer Feldman & Linda Valenty, New York: Praeger, 2001, pp. 111-128

  • “Ideology and International Politics: Taiwan Crises, the CCP-KMT Conflict, and the Cold War in Asia,” Chinese Social Science Quarterly (Hong Kong), No. 26, Summer 1999, pp. 105-118

  • “Mao’s Ideology, Personality, and the CCP’s Foreign Relations,” Image, Perception, and the Making of U.S.-China Relations, ed. Hongshan Li, Lanham, MD., University Press of America, 1998, pp. 169-188

  • "Marxism? Nationalism? Or Patriotism?” (A feature review article) Diplomatic History, No. 4, 1997, pp. 631-36

  • "Mao, Stalin, and the Manchurian Conflict, 1945-1946: Nationalism or Internationalism?" Modern History Studies, (Chinese Social Science Academy), No. 1, 1997, pp. 23-54

  • "The Triumph of Internationalism: The CCP-Moscow Relations Before 1949," Diplomatic History, No. 1, 1997, pp. 95-104

  • "Beijing's Decision to Enter the Korean War: A Reappraisal and New Documentation," Korean and World Affairs, Vol. 19, 1995, pp. 294-313

  • "The United States, the Chinese Communist Party, and the Soviet Union, 1948-1950," Pacific Historical Review, Vol. 63, 1994, pp. 521-36

  • "Chinese Communist Policy Toward the United States and the Myth of the 'Lost Chance', 1948-1950," Modern Asian Studies, Vol. 28, 1994, pp.475-502

  • "America's Lost Chance? A Reappraisal of the Chinese Communist Policy Toward the United States Before 1945," The Australian Journal of China Affairs, now The China Quarterly, Vol. 29, 1993, pp. 135-57

  • "Mao, Stalin, and the Formation of the Anti-Japanese United Front, 1935-1937," The China Quarterly, No. 129, 1992, pp. 151-176

  • "Mao, Stalin: Adversaries or Comrades?" The China Quarterly, No. 129, March 1992, pp. 180-83

  • "The Intellectuals' Anti-Warlord Movement, 1919-1923," The Journal of Shanghai Normal University, 1986, No. 1, (in Chinese), pp. 54-73

  • "The National Salvation Association's Program During the War of Resistance," (with Guo Xuying) The Journal of Shanghai Normal University, 1985, No. 3, (in Chinese), pp. 134-57

  • "Shanghai Capitalists in the May Fourth Movement," ed. by Jianyou Wei, Modern and Contemporary China, Shanghai Normal University Press, 1984, (in Chinese), pp. 232-51


BOOK & FILM REVIEWER FOR
American Historical Review, Journal of American History, China Quarterly, Australian Journal of Chinese Affairs, The China Journal, Diplomatic History, The Historian, China Review International, and Chinese Historian.
REFEREE FOR
University of North Carolina Press, Westview Press, China Quarterly, Modern China, Diplomatic History, Australian Journal of Chinese Affairs, The Journal of Asia Studies, The Historian, Chinese Historian, Woodrow Wilson Center Fellowship Applications, International Security,
AWARDS & HONOURS
2005 Faculty Research Grant

Missouri State University

2003 College Recognition Award in Research

2001 Faculty Summer Fellowship

Southwest Missouri State University

2000 Faculty Research Grant

Southwest Missouri State University

2000 University Recognition Award in Research

Southwest Missouri State University

1998 NEH Fellowship (Summer Seminar on Chinese National Identity, June-August, East-West Center, Honolulu, Hawaii)

1998 College Recognition Award in Research

1997 Faculty Research Grant

Southwest Missouri State University


  1. Travel Grant, Taiwan Foundation

1996 Faculty Summer Fellowship

Southwest Missouri State University

1994 Travel Grant, Taiwan Foundation

1993 Faculty Research Grant,

Southwest Missouri State University

1988-92 York Scholarship, York University, Canada



1988-89 York Fellowship, York University, Canada
CONFERENCES


  • “Charisma and Policy Process: Mao’s Role in the Korean Conflict and beyond,” at the symposium on “the Korean War and China’s Prolonged Rise,” Cornell University, Sept. 2011

  • “Is China’s Peaceful Rise Possible?” At the international conference on China and the World, Hong Kong, June 2011

  • “Mao and the Chinese Elite Politics in the 1950s: The Gao Gang Affair Revisited,” At the International Conference on the State Making of China, the 1950s,” Hong Kong, June 2009

  • “Mao and the ‘Three-Anti Campaign’ in the Early 1950s,” at the Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Honolulu, January 2006

  • “Mao’s Personality and China’s Relations with the Superpowers in the 1950s, the Taiwan Strait Crises revisited,” at the Conference of China’s Changing Position in the International Community, University of Vienna, May 2004

  • “Mao, Tibet, and the Korean War,” at the Conference on the Cold War and Its Legacy in Tibet: Great-Power Politics and Regional Security, Harvard University, April 2002

  • “Mao Zedong, Jiang Jieshi, and the Chinese Mindset of ‘Grand Unity’: The Taiwan Strait Crises Revisited,” At the Conference on “Reinterpreting 20th Century China,” Hong Kong, June 7-9, 2001.

  • “The Psychology of the Korean War: Mao’s Perception & Personality in the Policy Process,” at the annual meeting of SHAFR (Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations), Toronto, Canada, June 2000.

  • “Mao’s Narcissistic Personality Disorder and the Sino-Soviet Split,” at the annual meeting of ISPP (International Society for Political Psychology), Seattle, WA, July 2000.

  • “Mao’s Personality Disorder and Its Foreign Policy Consequences,” at the AHA (American Historical Association) meeting, Washington, D.C., January 1999.

  • "Mao's Ideology, Personality, and the CCP's Foreign Policy," at the AHA meeting, Seattle, WA, January 1998.

  • “Culture, Ideology, and Intelligence Analysis,” Conference on Assessing the Soviet Threat, CIA’s 50th anniversary, October 1997, (with Paul Nitze, Allen Whiting, Lloyd Gardner as co-panellists.)

  • "Mao's Ideology, Personality, and the CCP's Military Strategy during the War of Resistance," Asian Studies on the Pacific Coast, Monterey, CA, June 1997.

  • “New Materials on the Mao-Stalin relations," at the Conference on New Cold War, International History, Athens, Ohio, May 1997.




  • Commentator at the Wilson Center's Workshop on Chinese Foreign Relations: History and Practices, Washington, D.C., September, 1996.

  • "Nationalism Or Internationalism: The CCP-Moscow Relations before 1949," Asian Studies on the Pacific Coast, Edminton, Canada, June 1996.

  • "Mao, Stalin, and the Manchurian Conflict, 1945-46: Nationalism or Internationalism?" Conference on the New Evidence of Cold War in Asia, organized by the Wilson Center, Hong Kong, January 1996.

  • "Maoist Ideology and Chinese Communist Foreign Policy before 1949: A Theoretical Reappraisal," Association of Asian Studies Conference, Washington, D.C., April 1995.

  • Commentator at the Wilson Center Conference on the Historiography of U.S.-East Asian Relations, Washington, D.C., July 1994.

  • Commentator on the "Social Changes in China, A Reappraisal of Communism," a panel at the AHA meeting, San Francisco, CA, January 1994.

  • "U.S.-China Relations: 1948-1949," at the Wilson Center's conference on U.S.-East Asian Relations, Washington, D.C., July 1992.

  • "Ideology and Foreign Policy in China," at Canadian Learned Society Conference, Hamilton, Ontario, June 1990.


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2008- Department Chair and Professor, Department of History, University of Akron

2002-2008 Department Head and Professor, Department of History, Missouri State University

1992-2002 Assistant and Associate Professor, Department of History, Southwest Missouri State University.

1988-92 Course Director and Instructor, Department of History and Humanities College, York University.

1986-88 Teaching Assistant, Department of History, University of New Brunswick.

1984-86 Lecturer, Department of History, Shanghai Normal University.

1983-84 Lecturer, Department of History, Tibetan National College.
COURSES TAUGHT
China: Modern China since 1600; Twentieth Century China;

Modern Chinese Intellectual History; The History of Chinese Communism; Chinese Diplomatic History


East Asia: Ancient East Asian Civilization; Modern East Asian Civilization;

Cultures and Societies in East Asia; Imperialism in East Asia;

Samurai: the Spirit of Japan; Martial Arts in China and Japan
U.S.: US Foreign Policy and the Cold War

American History Survey, (to 1865); American History Survey, (since 1865)

U.K.: Great Britain and the Cold War

Lion and Eagle: The Anglo-American Relations








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