Prof. HE Qiliang 何其亮教授

I. General Information
1.1 Academic Background
September 2000-June 2006  Department of History, University of Minnesota, MA and Ph. D.
September 1992-July 1996  Department of Foreign Languages, Shanghai Jiaotong University. BS
Twentieth-Century Chinese History, Urban History, and Cultural History
1.2 Working Experience
2021 Professor, Illinois State University, USA
2017-2021 Associate Professor, Illinois State University, USA
2014-2017 Assistant Professor, Illinois State University, USA
2014 Associate Professor, University of South Carolina Upstate, USA
2006-2014 Assistant Professor, University of South Carolina Upstate, USA
1.3 Awards and Honors
2020-2023, Distinguished Professor 特聘教授 (The High-level Overseas Talent Recruitment Program of Shanghai上海市海外高層次人才引進計劃)
2019, Janice Witherspoon Neuleib Award for Outstanding Scholarly Achievement of the Year by a Tenured Faculty Member (CAS, Illinois State University)
2014, Special Recognition in Consideration of His Assistance with Internationalizing the Campus (The Center for International Studies, USC Upstate)
II. Teaching
1.4 Courses Taught 
Over 20 courses in both English and Chinese on China, East Asia, and the world in higher education institutions in the US and China.
III. Research
1.5 Publications
In English:
Working the System: Motion Picture, Filmmakers, and Subjectivities in Mao-Era China, 1949–1966. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2023. ISBN: 978-9888805600. (;
The People’s West Lake: Propaganda, Nature, and Agency in Mao’s China (1949-76). Honolulu: The University of Hawai’i Press, 2023. ISBN: 9780824894894; 9780824895594.;
Newspapers and the Journalistic Public in Republican China: 1917 as a Significant Year of Journalism. London: Routledge, 2018. ISBN 978-1138344693.;
Feminism, Women’s Agency, and Communication in Early Twentieth-Century China—The Case of the Huang-Lu Elopement. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. ISBN 978-3319896915.;
Gilded Voices: Economics, Politics, and Storytelling in the Yangzi Delta since 1949. Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2012. xii, 306pp. ISBN 978-9004232440.
Translation Books
Merchants and Society in Modern China: Rise of Merchant Groups, by Tang Lixing 唐力行. Translated by Qiliang He. London: Routledge, 2018. ISBN: 1138089125; 9781138089129.;
Merchants and Society in Modern China: From Guild to Chamber of Commerce, by Tang Lixing 唐力行. Translated by Qiliang He. London: Routledge, 2018. ISBN: 1138089133; 9781138089136.;
A Short History of the Ming Dynasty, by Li Guangbi 李光璧. Translated by Qiliang He (Minneapolis: The Society for Ming Studies, 2016).
He, Qiliang, “Cinema, Colonialism, and Contact Zone: The Movie Theater and City Governance in Early-Twentieth-Century Shanghai.” International Journal of Asian Studies, forthcoming.;
He, Qiliang. “Wu Xun, Song Jingshi, and Lin Zexu: Cinema and Historiography in Mao’s China (1949-1966).” Asian Studies Review, forthcoming.;
He, Qiliang. “Afforestation, Propaganda, and Agency: The Case of Hangzhou in Mao’s China.” Modern Asian Studies, forthcoming.;
He, Qiliang. “From Wu Xun to Lu Xun: Film, Stardom, and Subjectivity in Mao’s China (1949-1976).” Modern China, forthcoming.;
He, Qiliang. “‘Watching Fish at the Flower Harbor’: Landscape, Space, and the Propaganda State in Mao’s China.” Twentieth-Century China, 46, no. 2, (May 2021): 181–98.;
Huang, Wangli and Qiliang He. “Tomboy: New Womanhood, Stardom, and Chinese Cinema in the 1930s.” Sungkyun Journal of East Asian Studies, Vol.20, No.2 (2020): 217-33.;
He, Qiliang, Volz, Lee, Chen, and Chin. “Historical Roundtable: Internationalizing Media History: The Curious Case of China.” Historiography in Mass Communication, Volume 6, Number 3 (May 2020): 39-62.;
He, Qiliang. “Businessman or Literatus? Hu Zhengzhi and Dagong bao, 1916-1920.” East Asian History, 40 (2016): 51-67.;
He, Qiliang. “Spectacular Death: Sheng Xuanhuai’s Funeral in 1917.” Twentieth-Century China, Vol. 41, Issue 2 (April 2016): 135-68.;
He, Qiliang. “Between Accommodation and Resistance: Pingtan Storytelling in 1960s Shanghai.” Modern Asian Studies, (DOI: 10.1017/S0026749X12000789), Vol. 48, Issue 03, (May 2014): 524-49.;
He, Qiliang. “Between Sensationalism and Didacticism: News Coverage of the Huang-Lu affair and the Chinese Press in the Late 1920s.” Sungkyun Journal of East Asian Studies, Vol.12, No.1 (2012): 19-40.;
He, Qiliang. “Way Down East, ‘Way Down West:’ Hollywood Cinema and the Rise of Conservatism in 1920s China.” Frontiers of History in China, Vol. 6, No. 4 (December 2011): 505-24.;
He, Qiliang. “High Ranking CCP Bureaucrats and Oral Performing Literature: the Case of Chen Yun and Pingtan in the People’s Republic of China.” Chinoperl Papers, No. 30 (2011): 73-97.;
He, Qiliang. “Between Business and Bureaucrats: Pingtan Storytelling in Maoist and Post-Maoist China.” Modern China, 36(3) (May 2010): 243–68.;
He, Qiliang. “Scandal and the New Woman: Identities and Mass Culture in 1920s China.” Studies on Asia, Series IV, Vol. 1, No. 1 (Fall 2010): 1-28.;
He, Qiliang. “Print the Province: Liansheng zizhi and Hangzhou Newspapers in the Early 1920s.” The Chinese Historical Review, Vol. 14, No. 2 (Fall 2007): 240-65.
In Chinese:
《個體與集體之間:五六十年代的評彈事業 》,北京:商務印書館, 2013. ISBN 978-7-100-09596-9.
《忘却的纪念:中国电影放映事业先驱雷玛斯考》,《電影理論研究》, Vol. 3, No. 1 (2021年): 56-63.;
《<賴婚>、保守主義與中國早期情節劇電影》,《電影理論研究》, Vol. 1, No. 1 (2019年11月): 71-80.;
《黃陸之愛:法律、媒體、大衆娛樂與二十年代末的保守思潮》,《江南社會曆史評論》, No. 11 (2017年10月): 97-115.;
《評彈的曆史研究》,《江南社會曆史評論》, No. 8 (2016年3月): 256-81.;
《政治娛樂化:20世紀五六十年代的中篇評彈》,《江南社會曆史評論》,No. 3 (October 2011年): 125-54.;
《禪的俳句,俳句的龐德》,《上海交通大學學報》,No. 2 (1996): 105-108.;
《“盛出喪”: 民初上海城市景觀與大衆的興起》,《上海:都市想象與日常生活的更張》,姜進主編(上海:上海辭書出版社,2020年), 55-75.;
《導論》,《中國近代曆史城市·指南—杭州篇(一) 》,中央研究院近代史研究所城市史研究群編 (台北:中央研究院近代史研究所,2019年),I-IX.;
《評彈的曆史研究》,《光前裕後—一百個蘇州評彈人的口述曆史》,唐力行主編(北京:商務印書館,2019年), 13-29.;
《黃慧如與陸根榮:彈詞戲曲文本與社會文化變遷》,《光前裕後—一百個蘇州評彈人的口述曆史》唐力行主編(北京:商務印書館,2019年), 705-18.;
《政治娛樂化及其局限性》,《評彈文論選集》,蘇州市文學藝術界聯合會主編(蘇州:古吳軒,2016年), 598-600.
IV. External Services
2.3.3 Professional Societies & Services 
2020, Referee for the Best Student Papers, Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs;
2019-Present, Editorial Review Board Member, Journal of Film Studies, Shanghai;
2019-Present, Board member, The Historical Society for Twentieth-Century China (HSTCC);
2019-2020, Researcher at the Shanghai-Berkeley Center for Media and Film Studies