Professor, History & Political Science
Ph.D., Binghamton University, 1993
M.A., Beijing Normal University, 1984
B.A., Hebei University, 1982
HIST 103: Pre-Modern World Civilization
HIST 220 Reformers, Rebels, Revolutionaries in East Asia
HIST 310: History of Japan
HIST 310: Chinese Culture and Civilization
HIST 310 History of India
HIST 401: Asia and the West
HIST 403 US and China
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.
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.