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Dr. Amanda Shuman

Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Institut für Sinologie
ERC-Projekt
Friedrichstr. 50
D-79098 Freiburg im Breisgau

E-Mail: amanda.shuman[at]gmail.com

 

Current Position

 

Post-doc researcher and database manager for the Maoist Legacy Project

 

University Education

 

2014

Ph.D History, University of California Santa Cruz

2009

MA History, University of California Santa Cruz

2002

B.S. Information Technology, with honors magna cum laude, Virginia Tech

Minors: Global Business, History.

 

Professional Experience

 

March-September 2012

Editorial Assistant for Teachinghistory.org,
Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, George Mason University

2009-2010

Graduate Student Researcher
Institute for Humanities Research, UC Santa Cruz

2003-2006

Webmaster, Web and Multimedia Developer,
Center for History and New Media, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

 

Teaching Experience

 

2006-2009

Teaching Assistant, History Department, UC Santa Cruz

 

Fellowships & Awards

 

2015-2016

International Institute for Asian Studies, Affiliated Fellow

 

2013

UC Santa Cruz, Institute for Humanities Research Summer Dissertation Fellowship

 

2012

UC Santa Cruz, Institute for Humanities Research Travel Grant

 

2010-2011

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship

 

2010-2011

University of California Pacific Rim Dissertation Fellowship (declined)

 

2010

UC Santa Cruz, History Department Travel Grant

 

2008-2009

University of California Pacific Rim mini-grant

 

2008

UC Santa Cruz, Graduate Student Association Travel Grant

 

2008

UC Santa Cruz, History Department Pre-dissertation Summer Fellowship

 

2008

UC Santa Cruz, Institute for Humanities Research Travel Grant

 

2002

Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities

 

2001

Eugene V. Fife International Business Scholarship

 

Digital Humanities
HASTAC Scholar, 2009-2010
National Endowment for the Humanities, Digital Humanities Start-up Grant, 2009
        Technical coordinator for the project: Eternal Flames: Living Memories of the Pacific War
Web Developer, Programmer, and Research Assistant for the project: World History Matters,
        awarded the James Harvey Robinson Prize by the American Historical Association for
        "outstanding contribution to the teaching and learning of history," presented January 2007

 

Professional Activities

 

2011-2013

 

H-Sport (Web editor and Conference Report editor)

 

2008-2009
Asia-Pacific-Americas Research Cluster, UCSC (Coordinator; Conference Organizer)


Association for Asian Studies


European Association of Chinese Studies


Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory (HASTAC)

 

Publications & Reviews

 

"Giving 'prominence to politics': African sportsmen visit China in the early Cultural Revolution." (edited volume, forthcoming)

"Friendship is solidarity: The Chinese ping pong team visits Africa in 1962." (edited volume, forthcoming)

"Friendship and fraternal ties: Learning from the Soviet Union and building the People's Republic of China through sport in the early 1950s." Cold War International History Project (conference volume, forthcoming)

"A Champion for Socialist China." Afro-Asian Visions, June 7, 2016

" 'China, why not?': Serious leisure and transmigrant runners' stories from Beijing." Co-authored with Noora Ronkainen, Marlen Harrison, and Tatiana Ryba. Leisure Studies, February 2016

"From Soviet kin to Afro-Asian leader: The People's Republic of China and international sport in the early 1960s." Comparativ, Volume 23, Issue 3, 2013

"Elite competitive sport in the People's Republic of China 1958-1966: The Games of the New Emerging Forces (GANEFO)." Journal of Sport History, Volume 40, Number 2, Summer 2013

Book review, "Sporting Gender: Women Athletes and Celebrity-Making During China's National Crisis, 1931-1945 by Gao Yunxiang." Women and Gender in Chinese Studies Review, December 2014

Review, "China After the Sino-Soviet Split: Maoist Politics, Global Narratives, and the Imagination of the World by Zachary Scarlett." Dissertation Reviews, November 2014

"Fresh from the Archives: The Foreign Ministry Archives of the People's Republic of China." Dissertation Reviews, February 2012

"In Search of Old Chinese Films." The China Beat, March 2011

"Interview: Eric Gordon on Participatory Chinatown." HASTAC, March 2010

 

Papers & Presentations:

 

"No longer 'sick': Visualizing victorious athletic bodies under Mao." "Visualities-Sports, Bodies, and Visual Sources" conference, Fritz Thyssen Stiftung Cologne, June 2016

"Develop sport, strengthen the peoples' physiques": Sports and politics under Mao." Guest lecture, Universiteit Leiden, May 2016

"Develop sport, strengthen the peoples' physiques": Tiyu and the body in Maoist China." Guest lecture, Freie Universität, January 2016

"From Friendly Solidarity to Mao Zedong Thought: Sino-African Sports Delegation Visits, 1962-1966." International Institute for Asian Studies Lunch Lecture, November 2015

" 'Friendly Competition': Promoting Chinese socialism to Africans through sport, 1962-1972." "Espaces de la culture chinoise en Afrique: diffusion, agencements, interactions," conference sponsored by the Agence Nationale de la Recherche and Fondation Maison des Sciences de l'Homme, held at INALCO, Paris, September 2015

" 'Study the advanced experience of the Soviet Union': The Politics of Socialist Athletics in the early PRC." "Spanning and Spinning the Globe," inaugural conference in the Woodrow Wilson Center Cold War International History Project's "The Global History of Sport in the Cold War" in Moscow, May 2015 (invited) (publication forthcoming)

" 'Study the advanced experience of the Soviet Union': Sports Exchanges and the 'Ready for Labor and Defense' System in the early PRC." "Knowledge, Power and Prestige: Education in Modern and Contemporary China" workshop, Freie Universität in partnership with Peking University and St. Petersburg State University, October 2014 (invited)

"Charting the Digital in Asian Studies: Promises, Realities, and the Future of Teaching and Research." Co-organizer and participant of roundtable, the Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference, March 2014

"The Politics of Socialist Athletics in the People's Republic of China: Archival sources." "Reading the Revolution: Locating and Interpreting Sources on 1950s-60s China" workshop, University of Chicago, September 2012 (invited)

"'Scientific' tiyu in the early PRC." European Association of Chinese Studies conference, Paris, September 2012

"From Soviet Kin to Afro-Asian Leader: The PRC and International Sport 1949-1966." "Identity and the Nation in 20th Century Asia" workshop, Jacobs University, Bremen, July 2012

"Gender, Women, and Sport in China." Guest lecture, UC San Diego, March 2012

"Women and Sport in Twentieth Century China." Presented at the International Women's Day Varieté, Beijing, March 2011

"Competitive Socialist Athletes in the People's Republic of China 1955-1965." International Conference on Sport and Society, Vancouver, BC, March 2010

"Elite Competitive Sport in the People's Republic of China 1958-1966: The Games of the New Emerging Forces (GANEFO)." All-California modern Chinese history annual graduate student conference, UC San Diego, May 2009

"The People's Republic of China in Olympic Sports 1958-1966: The Games of the New Emerging Forces." European Association of Chinese Studies XVIIth bi-annual conference, "China Centre Stage", August 8, 2008

"Strengthen the body, strengthen the nation: Modern sports, physical culture, and nation-building in Republican China." Guest lecture: History 140B: Revolutionary China, UC Santa Cruz, February 2007

"Digital Audio and Video: Best practices for capturing, digitizing, archiving and streaming audio and video." Digital History Workshop, Center for History and New Media, October 2005

"Digital Video: Best Practices." Digital History Workshop, Center for History and New Media, June 2005

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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