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Lisong Liu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of History
Coordinator, Asian Studies

Phone: 570-372-4194
Email: liul@susqu.edu
Office Location: Steele Hall - Rm 310
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m., TTH

Academic Credentials:
PHD, Univ of Minnesota Minneapolis
MA, Univ of Minnesota Minneapolis
BA, Wuhan University

Liu grew up in China and studied history at Wuhan University. He earned his doctoral degree at the University of Minnesota, where he also enjoyed the lakes and the snow besides reading books and writing papers. His dissertation was entitled “Mobility, Community, and Identity: Chinese Student/Professional Migration to the United States after 1978 and Transnational Citizenship,” and he is now revising it into a book.

Liu’s teaching and research interests include modern China, the Chinese diaspora(s), U.S.-China relations, Asian American history, race and ethnicity, immigration laws and citizenship, international student and professional migration, and global and comparative migrations. His article on returning Chinese student migrants and their choices and interpretations of citizenship will appear in the Journal of Asian American Studies (2012). His other publications include “China: Immigration Legislation and Laws” in The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration (2012) and “International Students” in The Palgrave Dictionary of Transnational History (2009). Besides working on his book project, Liu is also writing an article on Chinese emigration politics and nation-building since the late Qing dynasty in comparative and global perspectives.


  • HIST-151 Traditional East Asia
  • HIST-152 Modern East Asia
  • HIST-258 Modern China
  • HIST-390 Globalizing China
  • HIST-390 Globalizing China: Diasporas
  • HIST-390 U.S./China Relations
  • HIST-390 US-China Relations
  • HIST-401 Collective Inquiry in History
  • HIST-410 Seminar in History
  • HIST-501 Independent Study
  • HONS-301 Globalizing China
  • HONS-301 Globalizing China: Diasporas
  • HONS-301 Modern China
  • HONS-301 U.S./China Relations
  • HONS-301 US-China Relations
  • INTD-500 Internship
  • OFFP-CHINA Past, Present and Future
  • OFFR-310 Global Citizenship
  • OFFS-CHINA Past, Present and Future

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