Guolin Yi

Visiting Faculty

Contact Information:

gyi@providence.edu

401.865.2045

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Brief Biography:

Before joining PC, Guolin Yi was a tenure-track Assistant Professor and Graduate Program Director at Arkansas Tech University. He had also taught full-time at Fairleigh Dickinson University and Stockton University in New Jersey. Yi has published a book The Media and Sino-American Rapprochement: 1963-1972: A Comparative Study (Louisiana State University Press, 2020) and in Journal of American-East Asian Relations, American Journalism, Chinese Historical Review, World History Bulletin, and H-Net. He is an Associate in Research at the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University and the Book Review Editor for World History Bulletin. Yi received his Ph.D. in history from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI.

Area(s) of Expertise:

modern China, East Asia, media studies, Sino-Western interactions, world history (theories)

Book
The Media and Sino-American Rapprochement, 1963-1972: A Comparative Study. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2020.
*Winner of the 2022 Association of Chinese Professors of Social Sciences in the United States (ACPSS) Research Award.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles and Book Chapters
“From ‘Seven Speak-Nots’ to ‘Media Surnamed the Party’: Media in China from 2012 to 2022,” in Xi Jinping’s Ten Years, Leiden University Press. 2024.

“Role of the American Media in Sino-American Reconciliation,” in A New Cold War: The “Lost” History in Sino-US Relations, Amsterdam University Press, 2022.

“The New York Times and Washington Post on Sino-American Rapprochement, 1963-1972,” American Journalism vol. 32, no. 4 (2015): 453-475.

“ ‘Propaganda State’ and Sino-American Rapprochement: Preparing the Chinese Public for Nixon’s Visit,” Journal of American-East Asian Relations vol. 20, no. 1 (2013): 5-28. Lead article.

Zhongmei youyi guan de chayi [The Differences between Chinese and American Views of Friendship],” Wenjiao yanjiu [Culture & Education Research] no. 2 (April 2003): 55-80.

Selected Presentations:

Yi, G. American Historical Association. American Historical Association (AHA), San Francisco - "“From ‘Seven Speak-Nots’ to ‘Media Surnamed the Party’: Media in China from 2012 to 2022” " January, 2024

Yi, G. . Association of Chinese Professors of Social Sciences in the United States (ACPSS) , Portland State University - "Newspapers during the Self-Strengthening Movement in Late Qing China," September, 2019

Yi, G. . American Historical Association (AHA), Washington D.C. - "Yang Naiwu Case in Shanghai Newspapers: Discourses on Legal Reforms during the Self-Strengthening Movement," January, 2018

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