Helen M. Schneider

e-mail: hms@vt.edu

I am a specialist in Modern Chinese history. My ongoing research interest is modern educational history, specifically women's education in the Republican period. I am specifically interested in looking at the shifts in women's roles in the home and the developments of domestic science education, or home economics from the Republican Period (1911-1949) to the early People's Republic of China.



Class Links
Women and War in Modern East Asia (Spring 2005)

Other Classes at VT
Modern World History (Fall 2004)
History of China (I) (to 1800) (Fall 2005, 2006)
History of China (II) (Modern China) (Spring 2005, Spring 2007)

Educational Background
University of Washington, Seattle, Washington. Ph.D. History, June 2004; MA, History, June 1996
University of Nanjing, Nanjing , China. Visiting Junior Scholar for dissertation research, 2000-2001
Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania. B.A. in Asian Studies and History, 1992

Language Training (Mandarin Chinese)
The Johns Hopkins University-Nanjing University Center for Chinese and American Studies, Nanjing, China, 1993-1994
Mandarin Training Center, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan. 1992-1993
Beijing Languages Institute, Beijing, China. Spring 1990
CET Language Training Center, Harbin, China. Autumn 1989

Contact Information
Department of History-0117
Virginia Polytechnic and State University
Blacksburg , VA 24060
office telephone: 540/231-8373