Sheng to Lecture on Ideology and Sino-American Relations March 31

March 31, 2010

Dr. Michael Sheng, professor of history and chair of the history department at the University of Akron, will present “Ideology and Sino-American Relations: Past and Future” on Wednesday, March 31 at 4 p.m. in the East Room of the Hoover-PDr. Michael Shengrice Campus Center on Mount Union’s campus.

Sheng, the author of Battling Western Imperialism: Mao, Stalin, and the United States, is currently working on a manuscript on charisma and Chinese politics in the 1950s. His articles have been published in China Quarterly, China Journal, Modern China and The Journal of Asian Studies, among others. Before joining the faculty at the University of Akron, Sheng spent 16 years teaching at Missouri State University, where he spent five years as the chair of its history department.

The event, sponsored by the Mount Union Asian Studies Program, Department of History and Department of Economics, Accounting and Business Administration, is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Yin, associate professor of history and director of the Asian Studies Program at (330) 823-2236 or

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