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M. C ZACCARINI

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

HISTORY

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Diplomas/Degrees

Ph.D., SUNY Stony Brook (1998)
B.A., Queens College (1982)

Recent Courses

American Civilization Since 1865
American Civilization To 1865
Levermore Global Scholars Gender Roles In Modern China
S/T: Gender Roles In Modern China
Sophomore Seminar Research Skills
Women In United States II

Personal Statement

While lecturing is an important part of teaching, I use an interactive form of lecturing that elicits students' participation and involvement in the learning process. I like, not only to communicate the most current scholarly interpretations of history to my students, but to also constantly understand the ways that my students interpret the material they are reading. As a result of my approach, I always find it interesting and exciting to teach history to new students each semester, and I aim for my students' experience to be equally positive.

Teaching Specializations/Interests

U.S.-China Relations, history of medicine and healing practices, U.S.-China, History of women in the U.S.

Research Interests

The history of U.S.-China relations, Chinese medicine in China and the United States, the history of food and healing, the history of women and gender.

Grants/Sponsored Research

Academia Sinica, November 2004 trip to Taiwan and publication in Academia Sinica for my research on religion and healing.
Cambridge University, North Atlantic Missiology Project Research Forum Award, 1998.
Stony Brook University, Teaching Assistantship, Full Scholarship, tuition waver, Department of History, 1989-1992.

Books

Zaccarini, Cristina (2010). “Chinese Nationalism and Christian womanhood in early twentieth century China: The story of Mary Kao (Kao Meiyu).”. Bethlehem, PA: Lehigh University Press.

Zaccarini, Cristina (2005). Women, Medicine and medical work: Ailie Gale in China," in Missionary Kaleidoscope. Norwalk, CT: Eastbridge Publishers.

Zaccarini, M. Cristina (2001). The Sino-American Friendship as Tradition and Challenge. Bethlehem, PA: Lehigh University Press.


Book Chapters

Cristina Zaccarini (2013). "Connecting Histories of Gender, Health and U.S. China Relations.". In Pamela S. Nadell and Kate Haulman (Eds.). Making Women's Histories: Beyond National Perspectives. (pp. 211-236). New York City, NY: New York University Press.

Dr. Cristina Zaccarini (2005). Women, Medicine and medical work: Ailie Gale in China. In In Kathleen Lodwick and Wah Cheng (Eds.). Missionary Kaleidoscope. CT: Eastbridge.


Refereed Articles

Zaccarini, Cristina (2011), “Daoist-Inspired Healing in Daily Life: Lu Dongbin and the Multifacted Roles of Chinese Barbers.”. Journal of Daoist Studies, 4, 80-105.

Zaccarini, Cristina (2009), “Negotiating 20th century Modern Medicine: Cooperation and competition among Chinese Nationalists, Patients and Western missionaries,”. The Social History of Medicine, Oxford University Press.


Invited Presentation/Lecture

Cristina Zaccarini (2013, June). "The Spiritualist and the Suffragette: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Victoria Woodhull. Women's Power Strategy Conference, Santa Rosa, CA.

Cristina Zaccarini (2013, June). "The Spiritualist and the Suffragette: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Victoria Woodhull. Women's Power Strategy Conference, Sanfa Rosa, CA.


Conference Presentations/Papers

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Dr. Cristina Zaccarini (2011). “Chinese nationalism, “Christian Womanhood,” and Racial Ideology in Early 20th-Century China: The Adoption of Mary Kao (Kao Meiyu). In 14th Berkshire conference on the History of Women, university of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Minnesota.

Dr. Cristina Zaccarini (2010). “Christian Missionary Sources as a Window: The Body, Healing Practices, and Patient-Healer Relations.”. In , The Sixth International Daoist Studies Conference. Loyola Marymunt University, Los Angeles, CA.

Dr. Cristina Zaccarini (2008). “Medical Exchange in nineteenth- and-twentieth century China: Native-Healers and Christian Missionaries.”. In Mid-Atlantic Region Association for Asian Studies Conference. Rutgers University, NJ.

Dr. Cristina Zaccarini (2007). The Sinification of Western Medicine in the Nanking Decade. In Medicine & Culture: Chinese-Western Medical Exchange (pp. http://www.usfca.edu/ricci/events/index.htm#jesuits). The Ricci Institute, University of San Francisco, CA.

Dr. Cristina Zaccarini (2006). Chinese Nationalism and Christian womanhood in early twentieth century China: The story of Mary Kao (Kao Meiyu). In “Competing Kingdoms: American Women, Mission, Nation and Empire, 1812-1938,” (pp. http://womenandmission.binghamton.edu/biblio.htm). Oxford University, Oxford, England.

Dr. Cristina Zaccarini (2005). Building a Public Health Infrastructure: Nationalist Politics and Christian Missionary Support. In International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS),. Shanghai, People's Republic of China.

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Other Scholarly/Artistic Work

BOOKS:
1) Chapter in book: The Missionary Kaleidoscope, Eastbridge Publications, June, 2004.
http://www.asianstudiesbooks.com/religion.htm

2) Book: The Sino-American Friendship as Tradition and Challenge: Dr. Ailie Gale in China, 1908-1950. Lehigh University Press: London, Associated University Presses, 2001.
http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.cgi?path=102841059...


PAPERS, ARTICLES and REVIEWS

June 15-22, 2009, The Fifth International Daoist Studies Conference, Wudangshan, Hubei, China. “Western medical missionary encounters with Daoist health and longevity Practices.”

October 24-26, 2008, Mid-Atlantic Region Association for Asian Studies Conference, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, “Medical Exchange in nineteenth- and-twentieth century China: Native-Healers and Christian Missionaries.”

June 12-15, 2008, 14th Berkshire conference on the History of Women, university of Minnesota, Twin Cities, “Chinese nationalism, “Christian Womanhood,” and Racial Ideology in Early 20th-Century China: The Adoption of Mary Kao (Kao Meiyu)

(March 2007) Invited to participate in the University of San Francisco’s Ricci Institute’s one-day symposium “Medicine and Culture: Chinese-Western Medical Exchange in the Late Imperial and Modern Periods.” Presented paper entitled “The Sinification of Western Medicine in the Nanking Decade.” http://www.usfca.edu/ricci/research/researchnewsletter/...

(April 2006). Invited, participated and contributed a paper to the “Competing Kingdoms: American Women, Mission, Nation and Empire, 1812-1938,” conference in London on April 2006. This was the first conference on women in international mission. Main site is (Location for paper is not yet available) http://womenandmission.binghamton.edu/biblio.htm

(August 20-25, 2005). Paper presented at the International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS), sponsoring organization, Shanghai, People’s Republic of China.
“Building a Public Health Infrastructure: Nationalist Politics and Christian Missionary Support.” Panel no. 134: “Gender, Politics and Health: Christian Missions in Republican China.

Book Review for journal, China Review International, Center for Chinese Studies, University of Hawaii, B.J. Elder, The Oriole’s Song: An American Girlhood in Wartime China, Norwalk, CT Eastbridge, 2003. Vol 12., 2005, vol. no. 1 or no. 2. (pp. 84-87)
ISSN: 1069-5834.
http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/china_review_international...


(November 2004). Paper presented: Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan.
“Evangelism, Medical work and Women Missionary Physicians to China from the nineteenth through mid-twentieth centuries.” I submitted my research to a committee representing the Institute of History and Philology at Academia Sinica, which selected a small group of scholars to present their papers at the conference, sponsored by the Asian Society for the History of Medicine.
{Forthcoming} The paper will be published in their proceedings. http://www.ihp.sinica.edu.tw/~medicine/ashm/lectures/le...

(October 22-24, 2004). Paper presented: Mid-Atlantic Association for Asian Studies Conference, “Building a Public Health Infrastructure: Chinese Nationalist Politics and Christian Missionary Support.” Panel name: God and Country: Christianity and State-Building in Modern China. http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/maraas/MARNewsletterJuly2004.....


(January 11, 2004). Paper presented: American Historical Association (AHA) Annual Meeting, January 2004. Title of Panel no. 32: Building Bridges in the Crossfire: Western Imperialism, Chinese Nationalism, and Christian Evangelism in Early Twentieth-Century China. Paper title: “Negotiating the Power of Healing: 20th Century American Women Missionary Doctors and Practitioners and Patients of Traditional Chinese Medicine.” http://www.theaha.org/ANNUAL/2004/2004Program/04session...

(December 2002). Book Review for The American Historical Review, (AHR), 107, (5): Catherine Forslund, Anna Chennault, Informal Diplomacy and Asian Relations, from the series Biographies in United States Foreign Policy. Pp. 1585-1586. http://www.historycooperative.org/cgi-bin/justtop.cgi?a...

Encyclopedia Articles

(2004) Henry C. Frick. In Syed B. Hussain, ed., The Encyclopedia of Capitalism, Facts on File Publications, (June), vol. 1, (pp. 319-320). New York, York: Golson Books, Ltd.,

(2004) Jiang Zemin. In Syed B. Hussain, ed., The Encyclopedia of Capitalism, , Facts on File Publications, (June), vol. 2, pp. 444-445. New York, York: Golson Books, Ltd.


(2004). Home Depot. In Syed B. Hussain, ed., The Encyclopedia of Capitalism,., Facts on File Publications, (June), vol. 2, (p. 383). New York, York: Golson Books, Ltd

(2004). China National Petroleum Corporation. In Syed B. Hussain, ed., The Encyclopedia of Capitalism, Facts on File Publications, (June). Vol. 1, (p. 136). New York, York: Golson Books, Ltd.,


(2004) Opium Wars. In Syed B. Hussain, ed., The Encyclopedia of Capitalism, Facts on File Publications, (June). Vol. 2 (pp. 623-624). New York, York: Golson Books, Ltd..

(2006). Peking Union Medical College. In Yu-Wu Song, Editor, the Historical Dictionary of Sino-American Relations. (pp. 218-219) NC: McFarland & Company, Inc.

(2006). Peter Parker. In Yu-Wu Song, Editor, the Historical Dictionary of Sino-American Relations Jefferson, (pp. 216-217) NC: McFarland & Company, Inc.


(2006). Opium Trade. In Yu-Wu Song, Editor, Historical Dictionary of Sino-American Relations. Jefferson, (pp. 107-108, 213-213, 249-250) NC: McFarland & Company, Inc.

(2006). Bruce Lee. In Yu-Wu Song, Editor, the Historical Dictionary of Sino-American Relations. Jefferson, (pp. 171-172) NC, McFarland & Company, Inc.

(2006) China Lobby. In Yu-Wu Song, Editor, the Historical Dictionary of Sino-American Relations. Jefferson, (pp. 59-60) NC: McFarland & Company, Inc.


(2004). Review of Merle Goldman and Leo Ou-fan lee, An Intellectual History of Modern China, Cambridge University Press, 2002, in The Canadian Journal of History, December 2004. pp. 645-647. http://www.usask.ca/history/cjh/e/iss/toc/0412.shtml
http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3686/is_200...

(2001). Paper presented February 22, 2001:“Constructing Chinese National Identity: Shu, Ren, and the American woman missionary” Columbia University Seminars in the History of Legal and Political Thought and Institutions. No. 465-466, February 22, 2001.

(1998). Paper presented March 9, 1998, "Ailie Gale in China: Women Missionary Challenges to conceptions of domestic and international power relations, 1908-1950," Cambridge University, North Atlantic Missiology Project, Position Paper Number 9, March 1998.

(1997). H-Net, book review of Xi Lian's The Conversion of Missionaries: Liberalism in American Protestant Missions in China, 1907-1932. PA: Penn State Press, 1997. , in H-USA. http://www.h-net.msu.edu/reviews/showrev.cgi?path=29756...

(1996). Paper presented at the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR) conference: Female Methodist China Missionaries and American Public Perceptions of Sino-American Friendship, 1911-1949. Boulder Colorado, June 21-24, 1996.

Honors and Accomplishments

Invited and inducted into the Adelphi Omicron Delta Kappa Society, December 2008.

Nominated by the Student Government Association for the Best Teacher Award
in 2006, 2007 and 2008.

Distinguished Faculty Excellence Award, November 19, 2005, presented by the senior class of 2006.

Distinguished Faculty Excellence Award, November 19, 2005, presented by the senior class of 2006.

Teaching Excellence Award for non-tenured faculty, 2004.

Women's Recognition Award, Student Government, 2005.
Academia Sinica, November 2004 trip to Taiwan and publication in Academia Sinica for my research on religion and healing.
Cambridge University, North Atlantic Missiology Project Research Forum Award, 1998.
Stony Brook University, Teaching Assistantship, Full Scholarship, tuition waver, Department of History, 1989-1992.
Stony Brook University, Best Teaching Assistant Award, 1990.