Ruisheng Zhang (张瑞胜)

Sino-U.S. Transnational History of Science and Technology, U.S. Environmental History

About

CURRICULUM VITAE

 

 

Name:

Ruisheng Zhang

Address:

Center for China Studies

Department of History

University Hall

672 Oval Drive

Purdue University

West Lafayette, Indiana 47907-2087

Education:

Ph.D. Candidate, History of Science and Technology, Environmental History

Purdue University, 2014-

 (Chinese Government Scholarship Council Doctoral Fellowship, Fall 2014- Spring 2018; Purdue Research Foundation Research Fellowship, Fall 2018-Spring 2019; Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation Doctoral Research Fellowship, Fall 2018-Spring 2019)

Visiting Ph.D. Student

Institute of Modern History, Academia Sinica, Fall 2017

M.S. 2014, History of Science and Technology,

Institution of Chinese Agricultural Civilization

Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences & Nanjing Agricultural University

B.A. 2011, English,

Nanjing Population College (now Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications)

Employment:

Independent Instructor, History Department, Purdue University, Fall 2016-

Teaching Assistant, History Department, Purdue University, Spring 2014- Fall 2016

Visiting Instructor, the Center of Higher National Diploma, Nanjing University, 2012-2014

Visiting Instructor, the College of Continuing Education, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (NUAA) 2012-2013

Research Assistant, the Institution for Chinese Agricultural Civilization, Nanjing Agricultural University, 2011-2013

Administrative Assistant, College of Foreign Languages, Nanjing Population College, 2009-2011

Memberships and Services in Academic Societies:

Co-founder and Coordinator, “Chinese Agriculture, Society, and Environment” (CASE) project, workshops and symposiums (University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, University of Chicago, and Purdue University).

Coordinator and Secretary, “Purdue University – Nanjing Agricultural University Joint Center for China Studies,” rotating conferences, (Purdue University and Nanjing Agricultural University).

Courses Taught at Purdue:

2017 Spring              East Asia and the Modern World (HIST 241)

2018 Spring             China and its Fate of Modernity (HIST 340)

2018 Summer         Contemporary China and its Global Impact (Online Course: CRN #12283)

Grants and Awards:

The Fourth-Term CLA Dean’s International Promise Award (sponsored my research trip to mainland China), College of Liberal Arts, Purdue University, October 2018.

2018-2019 Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation (CCKF) Doctoral Research Fellowship, Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation, July 2018.

2018-19 Purdue Research Foundation Research Fellowship, Purdue Research Foundation, April 2018

Harold D. Woodman Graduate Research Award, Department of History, Purdue University, April 2018

Rockefeller Archive Center Research Stipend Award (fully sponsored my second research trip to Rockefeller Foundation Archival Center), Rockefeller Archive Center, February 2018.

The Third-Term CLA Dean’s International Promise Award (sponsored me as a visiting Ph.D. student at the Institute of Modern History of Academia Sinica), College of Liberal Arts, Purdue University, September 2017.

Research Assistantship, Department of History, Purdue University, September 2017.

The Graduate Travel Grant (sponsored my conference trip to Grand Rapids, Michigan), Agricultural History Society, May 2017.

The Second-Term CLA Dean’s Domestic Promise Award (sponsored my conference trip to the University of Washington, Seattle), College of Liberal Arts, Purdue University, April 2017.

The Second-Term CLA Dean’s International Promise Award (sponsored my research trip to Institute of Modern History, Academia Sinica), College of Liberal Arts, Purdue University, December 2016.

The CLA/Graduate School Scholarship, the Graduate School of Purdue University, November 2016.

The Graduate Research Travel Grant (sponsored my research trip to Rockefeller Foundation Archival Center), Department of History, Purdue University, April 2016

The CLA Dean’s Promise Award (sponsored my conference trip to Ghent University, Belgium), College of Liberal Arts, Purdue University, February 2016

The Graduate International Conference Award (sponsored my conference trip to China), Department of History, Purdue University, October 2015

The Graduate Student Award of the Sixth Annual Conference of the MWWHA (sponsored my conference trip to Wabash College), American Midwest World History Association, September 2015.

Harold D. Woodman Graduate Research Award (sponsored my research trip to China), Department of History, Purdue University, April 2015

Chinese Government Scholarship Council Doctoral Fellowship, China Scholarship Council, 2014-2018

First Class Authorized Alumni of NAU, Nanjing Agricultural University, 2014

Outstanding Graduates Scholarship, Nanjing Agricultural University, 2014

Excellent MA Degree Thesis, Nanjing Agricultural University, 2014

Outstanding Graduate Student of 2013, Nanjing Agricultural University, 2013

Excellent in the Medium-term Inspection, Nanjing Agricultural University, 2012

First-Class Scholarship, Nanjing Agricultural University, 2011

National Scholarship, Nanjing Population College, 2010

Second-Class Scholarship, Nanjing Population College, 2009

First-Class Scholarship, Nanjing Population College, 2008

Third-Class Scholarship, Nanjing Population College, 2007

 

Publications:

Zhang Ruisheng, “The Plant Improvement Project conducted by the University of Nanking and Cornell University from the Perspective of US-China Technological Cooperation (1925-1931),” Journal of Dialectics of Nature (CSSCI), Vol. 41, No.3, 2019: 1-17.

Zhang Ruisheng. “Taiwan’s Rural Reconstruction from the Perspective of ‘Sino-US Cooperation’ – A Research on the Sino-American Joint Commission on Rural Reconstruction (1948-1979)”, Historical Research in Anhui (CSSCI), No.1, 2019: 81-90.

Zhang Ruisheng. “An Unrealized Ambition–The Rockefeller Foundation in Rural China (1934-1944)”, Agricultural History of China (CSSCI), Vol.36, No.3, 2017: 82–91. (The full text is reprinted in Contemporary History of China, People’s University of China, Oct. 2017.)

Zhang Ruisheng. 2016. “Research on ‘The Plant Improvement Project’ (PIP) Conducted by the University of Nanking and Cornell University (1925-1931)”, 中国近现代经济与社会转型研究(Research on the Economic and Social transformation of Modern China) , 168-176. Beijing: China Agricultural Science and Technology Press. 

Zhang Ruisheng. “Experience and Enlightenment of Sino-US Cooperation of Modern Agricultural Science and Technology: Based on the Crop Plant Improvement Project Conducted by the University of Nanking and Cornell University (1925—1931) (中美农业科技合作:一个历史个案的经验与启示——基于中国作物改良合作计划1925—1931的考察)”, Journal of Hunan Agricultural University (Social Sciences) (CSSCI Extended), Feb. 2014, 15(1):71–77.

Zhang Ruisheng. “The Plant Improvement Project (1925-1931) 金陵大学与康奈尔大学作物改良合作计划研究(1925—1931),” Master’s thesis, Nanjing Agricultural University, 2014.

 

Presented or Attended Conferences and Workshops:

The East Lake International Forum for Outstanding Overseas Young Scholars, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China, December 2018, presented and sponsored with full scholarship, “How to teach a course of Modern Chinese History in a U.S. university.”

Taiwan Studies Workshop: “Ecologizing Taiwan: Nature, Society, Culture,” Harvard University and UC Davis, Davis, October 2018, presented and sponsored with full scholarship, “A Green Revolution for Taiwan during the Cold War—The Sino-American Joint Commission on Rural Reconstruction (1948 – 1979).”

Global Chinese Philanthropy Initiative (GCPI) Tsinghua Forum, UCLA and Tsinghua University, Beijing, June 2018, presented and sponsored with full scholarship, “The Rockefeller Foundation’s Agricultural Philanthropy in Rural China.”

“U.S. Cultural Diplomacy from the Historical Perspective” Summer Workshop, American History Research Association of China (AHRAC) and Organization of American Historians (OAH), Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, June 2018, registered, presented and sponsored with full scholarship.

The Summer 2018 Joint Conference at Univ. of Macao: “The Imagined Community: Historical link between Past China and Present China,” Department of History, University of Macao, and the Chinese Historians in the United States (CHUS), Macao, May 2018, presented.

NAU International Forum for Young Scholars, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing, May 2018, presented and sponsored with full scholarship,

2ND International Youth Scientist Forum of Changkong Scholars Program, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing, May 2018, presented and sponsored with full scholarship

“Chinese Agriculture, Society, and Environment” (CASE) workshop, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, University of Chicago, and Purdue University, Urbana–Champaign, (the United States), April 2018, organized, presented and sponsored with full scholarship, “Agricultural Philanthropy and its impact on Mainland China during the 1920s to 1930s.”

International Young Scholars Shenzhen Forum-The Sub-Forum for International Relations, Sun Yat-sen University, Shenzhen, (China), December 2017, presented and sponsored with full scholarship, “The Collaborative Innovation Center in Rural China during the Republic of China.”

The 5th Young Scholars’ Conference on China Studies “New Orders in Global Politics and Economics – The Challenges and Opportunities of China Studies,” Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, December 2017, presented and sponsored with full scholarship, “The ‘Low-end’ Population—Peasant Workers and their fate.”

The Second Silk Road International Symposium for Distinguished Young Scholars (2017), Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xian, Shaanxi Provincial Government, China, November 2017, presented and sponsored with full scholarship, A Decade’s Ambition: The North China Council for Rural Reconstruction (1934-1944).”

The Fourth Conference of East Asian Environmental History (EAEH 2017), Nankai University, Tianjin, China, October 2017, organized, presented and sponsored with full scholarship, “American Engagement with China’s Agricultural Modernization during the Republic of China–A Research on the North China Council for Rural Reconstruction.”

International Conference on “Christianity and China’s medical and health services before 1949 [基督教与近代中国医疗卫生事业]”, Shanghai University, Shanghai, China, October 2017, presented and sponsored with full scholarship, “Mission Universities and the Rural Reconstruction Movement (1934-1944).”

The Third Annual Conference of the Purdue Nanjing Joint Center on China Studies, Purdue University – Nanjing Agricultural University Joint Center for China Studies (PNJCCS), Nanjing, China, October 2017, organized, presented and sponsored with full scholarship, “Universities, Rockefeller Foundation, and Rural Reconstruction Movement during the Republic of China.”

“Immigration, Village, and the Nation [鄉土、移民與國家]”Academic Summer Institute, Institute of Modern History, Academia Sinica, Three Gorges, China, July 2017, registered, presented and sponsored with full scholarship, “The Construction of the Social Collectives and Social Roles: The Silent Majority in China’s Urbanization.”

2017 “Ecosystem and Human Civilization [历史维度下的生态系统与人类文明]” Summer Institute, Center for Historical and Geographical Studies at Fudan University, Shanghai, China, July 2017, registered and sponsored with full scholarship.

The 2017 Conference of the Labor and Working-Class History Association (LAWCHA) “Scales of Struggle,” University of Washington, Seattle (The United States), June 2017, presented, “Chinese Silent Majority: Peasants, Migrant Workers, and the Floating Population.”

The Annual Meeting of Agricultural History Society 2017, “Who is a farmer?” Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids (The United States), June 2017, presented and sponsored with full scholarship, “The Floating Population: Peasants Workers.”

The Silk Road International Symposium for Distinguished Young Scholars (2016), Shaanxi Provincial Government (China), December 2016, presented and sponsored with full scholarship, “The Silk Road for US-China Agricultural Communication during the period of Republic of China.”

The Second Annual Conference of the Purdue Nanjing Joint Center on China Studies, Purdue University – Nanjing Agricultural University Joint Center for China Studies (PNJCCS), Purdue University (the United States), October 2016, organized, presented and sponsored with full scholarship, “Efforts to Modernize Rural Society in China: The North Council for Rural Reconstruction (NCCRR).”

The 25th Annual World History Association Conference, World History Association (WHA), Ghent University (Belgium), July 2016, presented and sponsored with partial scholarship, “A Cultivating Mission? The Rockefeller Foundation in Rural China (1936-1943).”

The Annual Meeting of American Historian Association, American Historian Association (AHA), Atlanta (the United States), January 2016, attended.

The 1st PNJCCS Conference on Economic and Social Transformation in Modern China, Purdue University – Nanjing Agricultural University Joint Center for China Studies (PNJCCS), Nanjing (China), October 2015, organized, presented and sponsored with full scholarship, “On ‘The Plant Improvement Project’ (PIP) Conducted by The University of Nanking And Cornell University (1925-1931).”

The Sixth Annual Conference of the MWWHA “Feast and Famine in World History”, American Midwest World History Association, Wabash College (the United States), September 2015, presented and sponsored with full scholarship, “Efforts on Eliminating Famine in China: The Plant Improvement Project (1925-1931).”

The 13th International Academic Seminar on East Asian Agricultural History; Chinese Agricultural History Society, Japanese Agricultural History Society, South Korean Agricultural History Society, Nanjing (China), May 2015, presented, “Feed the Starvation in China: The Plant Improvement Project (1925-1931).”

The International Conference on Origin and Diffusion of Agriculture (Institution of Chinese Agricultural Civilization of Nanjing Agricultural University and Institute of Agricultural Archaeology of University of Reading, UK), Nanjing (China), 2012, attended.

 

Academic Projects:

Research on International Discourse Strategy of the National Image Spread in the Context of New Media (Project No.15CXW033), National Social Science Foundation of China, 2015-2018, participant.

Strengthening the Construction of Jiangsu International Communication Ability and Foreign Discourse System from the Perspective of “Chinese Dream”, Jiangsu Provincial Social Science Fund, 2014-2015, participant.

Jiangsu Agricultural Cultural Heritage Protection and Community Building (Project No. 2012JDXM 015), Jiangsu Provincial Social Science Fund, 2012-2013, participant.

Jiangsu Agricultural Cultural Heritage Research (Project No. 2011ZDIXM013), Jiangsu Provincial Social Science Fund, 2011-2012, participant.

University Major Project of the Digitization of the Agricultural Provincial Chronicles of Ming and Qing Dynasties (Project No. SKZD201202), Fund of Nanjing Agricultural University, 2011-2012, participant.

 

Foreign Learning Experience:

Visiting Ph.D. Student at the Institute of Modern History, Academia Sinica, Fall 2017

PhD Graduate Student, Purdue University, United States, Fall 2014-

 

Language Proficiency and Certifications

Mandarin Chinese: Native

Traditional Chinese: Fluent

English: Fluent

 

Ruisheng Zhang

April 1, 2019

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