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Bin Chen

Bin Chen
108 Weaver Building
University Park , PA 16802

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I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of History, Pennsylvania State University. My research interest is modern China, with a focus on China’s modernization seen through the lens of religious academies. I earned my BA with Honors from the Department of History, Xiamen University and my MA with Excellent Award from the Department of History, University of Macau. My current book-length project compares Islamic, Buddhist, and Christian religious academies and their interactions with the broader Chinese society from the late nineteenth and earlier twentieth centuries. In addition, I have taught a survey level course on World History to 1500 at Penn State.

Awards & Fellowship:

2017    Center for Global Studies Career Development Award (Penn State University)
2017    Knight Dissertation Fellowship (Department of History)
2016    Fellowship of the Institute for the Arts and Humanities Graduate Student Residency program (Penn State University)
2016    Visiting scholar to Nanjing University, China (funded by the Department of Asian Studies, Penn State University)
2016    Sparks Research Fellowship (Penn State University)
2016    E-Tu Zen Sun Teaching Award (Department of History)
2015    Research and Graduate Studies Office Dissertation Support Competition award (Penn State University)
2015    Asia Library Travel Grant (University of Michigan)

Recent Courses:

HIST 010 – World History to 1500 (Instructor)
HIST 001 – Western Heritage to 1648 (TA)
HIST 010 – World History to 1500 (TA)

Dissertation Chair(s):

David Atwill & Ronnie Hsia

Research Interests:

Modern China, history of religion, East Asia