Kailai Huang


Kailai Huang

Dr. Kailai Huang

Professor, History, Political Science & Public Policy


About Me

Sharing the dramatic and the mundane history presents to us, I attempt to cultivate in students the trademark of historians: the historical thinking that explores the past through understanding the multiple causations, the context, and the interplay of change and continuity. I want students to appreciate how historical knowledge and perspectives develop our sense of identity, understanding of the present, open-mindedness, and critical skills in research and writing. In all my classes, I strive to make history provide a basic background for some different academic disciplines and transferrable analytical and communication skills.

Research/Creative Interests

My research interest is the history of US-China relations with a focus on the dynamics of trade and diplomacy. 


Huang, Kailai. "The Role of American Business in Sino-American Normalization." In Thirty Years of China-U.S. Relations: Analytical Approaches and Contemporary Issues, edited by Shujin Guo and Baogang Guo. Lanham, Md.: Lexington Books, 2010.

Contact Information

Office: 72 Porter Street



Office Hours Spring 2019

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 11am-12pm

or by appointment


Ph.D., Binghamton University, 1993

M.A., Beijing Normal University, 1984

B.A., Hebei University, 1982


Courses Taught

HIST 401: the US and China

HIST 200: Research and Bibliography

HIST 103: Pre-Modern World Civilization

HIST 401: Asia and the West

HIST 310: History of Japan

HIST 310: Chinese Culture and Civilization