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Luo Xu

Luo Xu

My research interests include: social, cultural, and intellectual changes of modern China, and Sino-American relations


  • Ph. D. in History, University at Buffalo
  • B. A. and M. A. in History, Capital Normal University (Beijing, China)


  • HIS 101: World Since 1500
  • HIS 150: World Since 1900
  • AST 200: Introduction to Asia
  • HIS 290: Historical Methods
  • HIS 383: Chinese Civilization
  • HIS 384: Modern China
  • HIS 385: History of Japan
  • HIS 386: Modern Pacific Asia
  • HIS 435: East Asian-American Relations
  • HIS 533: Issues in Asian History
  • HIS 630: Colloquium on Modern China
  • HIS 648: History and Philosophy of History



"From Revolutionary Rebels to a Thinking Generation: A Reflection on China's Red Guard Movement of the mid-1960s." The Sixties: A Journal of History, Politics, and Culture, Vol. 3, Issue 2 (Dec. 2010): 143-162.

"The Rise of World History Studies in Twentieth-Century China." History Compass, 8/8 (2010), 780-789. 

“Confronting the Walls of Historiographical Paradigms: Efforts at Reconstructing World History in China at the Turn of the 21st Century,” in Chinese Walls in Time and Space, eds. by Roger Des Forges et al. (Cornell University East Asia Series, 2010), 329-365.

“A Global Perspective on the Human Past," in New Historiography in the Contemporary West, eds. by Li Xiaobing and Tian Xiansheng (Shanghai: Shanghai Cishu Press, 2008), 90-112.

“The Changing Lives and Values of Chinese Rural Youth in the 1980s and 1990s.” The Chinese Historical Review, Vol. 14, No. 1 (Spring 2007), 59-96.

“Reconstructing World History in the People’s Republic of China since the 1980s.” Journal of World History, Vol. 18, Nov. 3 (Sept 2007): 325-350.

“Eurocentrism in China’s World History Writings of Recent Years and an Alternative Approach to the Early Modern World.” World History (academic journal published by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences), 2005, No. 3, 93-106.

“Farewell to Idealism: Mapping China’s University Students of the 1990s.” The Journal of Contemporary China, Vol. 13, No. 41 (Nov. 2004), pp. 777-797.

Searching for Life’s Meaning: Changes and Tensions in the Worldviews of
Chinese Youth in the 1980s.
The University of Michigan Press, 2002, 359p.

"China as a Non-Hegemonic Superpower? The Uses of History among the China Can Say No Writers and Their Critics" (with Roger Des Forges). Critical Asian Studies, Vol. 33, No. 4 (Dec. 2001), 483-507.

“The ‘Shekou Storm’: Changes in the Mentality of Chinese Youth Prior to Tiananmen.” The China Quarterly, No. 142 (June 1995), pp. 541-572.

“Political and Ideological Origins of the Crisis” (with Luo Ning), in Roger V. Des Forges, et al., eds., Chinese Democracy and the Crisis of 1989: Chinese and American Reflections (Albany: State University of New York Press, 1993), pp. 87-105.

“Contending Models of East Asian Development.” Current Trends in Studies of World History (academic journal published by the Chinese Academy of Social Science), June 1993, No. 6.

“Land Reform in Taiwan,” in Wang Qingjia and Chen Jian, eds., History and Its Scholarly Approach: Essays by Chinese Historians in the United States (Shanghai: Xuelin Publishing House, 1992), pp. 56-77.

"American Policy toward Chinese Nationalism 1925-1928", World History (academic journal published by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences), December 1990, pp. 119-128.


Various college and department committees; speaker at Central New York Social Studies Conferences and several local/regional high schools; language services for local elementary and high schools; and contributor to the Central New York Chinese magazine.