Chao Xiaohong
Updated: 2016-08-03

Chao Xiaohong, Ph.D.

Professor of History

Vice Dean, College of Humanities, Xiamen University.

Tel: 86-592-2185751

E-mail: cxh@xmu.edu.cn


1991, B.A., Shaanxi Normal University;

1994, M.A., Shaanxi Norma lUniversity;

1997, Ph.D., Xiamen University.


Professional Experience

1997-1999, Assistant Professor of History, XiamenUniversity.

2000-2005, Associate Professor of History, Department of History, College of Humanities, Xiamen University.

2002-2003, Visiting Scholar, HarvardUniversity.

2006-present, Professor of History, Department of History, College of Humanities, Xiamen University.

2008- present, Vice Dean, College of Humanities, Xiamen University.


Research Area

environmental history, socio-economic history in Late Imperial China, hydrological history in Late Imperial China.


Courses Taught

Environmental Evolution and Socio-economic History in Late Imperial China, Doctoral Course.

Studies on Environmental History, Graduate Course.

Socio-economic History in China, Graduate Course.

Critical Approaches to Twentieth Century Historiography of the Ming & Qing Dynasties, Undergraduate Course.

History and Historical Study, Undergraduate Course.


Selected Publications

1. Chao, Xiaohong, “The Turbidity and Clarity of the Rivers Jing and Wei: An Analysis of the Examination Undertaken during the Qianlong Reign and Its Implications,” Social Sciences in China(top journal in China),Vol.240, No.12 (Dec. 2015),pp.177-198.

2. Chao, Xiaohong, “Frontier Research and Research Prospects for Chinese Environmental History,” Historical Research(top journal in China), Vol.352, No.6(Dec. 2014), pp.4-12.a

3. Chao, Xiaohong, “A Tentative Opinion on Deepening Environmental History Research,” Historical Research(top journal in China), Vol.343, No.3(June. 2013), pp.4-12.

4. Chao, Xiaohong, “Survey and Discovery about the Documents of Water Conservancy in the Middle Part of GuanZhong (the middle part of ShaanxiProvince) since Ming & Qing Dynasties,”OsakaJapan: Researches in Chinese Water Conservancy History, No.41 (March 2012),pp.1-21.

5. Chao, Xiaohong, “Environment and Water Conservancy: Coal Pit and Water Cycle of Beijing Western Hill in the Mid-Qing China,”NagoyaJapan: China 21, Vol.37(Dec. 2012),pp.127-142.

6. Chao, Xiaohong, “Environmental History: The Interdiscipline and Emphasis of Subjects,” Reading Books, No.11(Nov.2011),pp.25-31.

7. Chao, Xiaohong, “Interaction among Heaven Earth and Human within Regional Water Conservancy Construction: A Case Study of Developing Well Irrigation by Cuiji during the Beginning of Qianlong Period,” Researches in Chinese Economic History, Vol.103, No.3,(Sept. 2009),pp.69-78.

8. Chao, Xiaohong, “On Historical Data about Water Conservancy in Biography: as Revealed by Xiang Zhong’s Biographies in the Ming and Qing Dynasties,”Journal of Xiamen University,Vol.203,No.1(Jan.2011),pp.93-101.

9. Chao, Xiaohong, “Literature and Environmental History Research,” Historical Research(top journal in China), Vol.323,No.1, (Jan., 2010),29-33.

10. Chao, Xiaohong, “Textual Research on Abolishing of Subscription for Officer in the Late Qing Dynasty,” Researches in Chinese Economic History, Vol.96. No.4,(Dec. 2009),pp.25-34.

11. Chao, Xiaohong, “Discovering and Publishing of Complete Stories of the Canals Affiliated to QingyuRiver,”Studies in Qing History, No.2(May 2008),pp.97-105.

12. Chao, Xiaohong, “Fighting for Water Rights and Searching for Evidence: The Transmission and Compilation of Water Conservancy Documents in the Guanzhong Region From the Qing to the Republican Periods,” in Ts'ui-jung Liu, ed., Interaction between Nature and Humanity: Viewing on the Study of Environmental History(Taibei: Academia Sinica, 2008), pp. 283-332.

13. Chao, Xiaohong, “Irrigation, Environment and the Water Community: An Analysis of the Central Guanzhong Region in the Qing Dynasty,”Social Sciences in China(top journal in China),Vol.160, No.4 (July 2006),pp.190-204.

14. Chao, Xiaohong, “Water Resource Environment and Social Changes in the Upper Hanshui River Region during the Qing Dynasty,”Studies in Qing History, No.2( May 2005),pp.1-20.

15. Chao, Xiaohong, “Studying the Partnership in the Qianlong Period from the Case that Gao Pu Privately Sold the Jade,” Researches in Chinese Economic History, Vol.75,No.3 (Sept. 2004),pp.56-65.

16. Chao, Xiaohong, “The Retrospect and Prospect on the Study of China's Commercial History,” Researches in Chinese Economic History, Vol.74,No.2 (Jule 2004),pp.158-160.

17. Chao, Xiaohong, “Historical Archives in Taipei Museum Palace and The Chronicle of the Disasters and unusual Phenomena, Draft History of the Qing Dynasty,”Studies in Qing History, No.3(Aug. 2003),pp107-113.

18. Chao, Xiaohong & Zheng, Zhenman, “Critical Approaches to Twentieth Century Historiography of the Qing Dynasty,”Historical Research(top journal in China), Vol.283(June 2003),pp.144-179.

19. Chao, Xiaohong,.“The Concept of extravagance and Waste during the Ming and Qing Dynasties and Its Evolution: An Investigation Based on Local Chronicles,”Historical Research(top journal in China), Vol.278, No.4(Aug. 2002),pp.96-117.

20. Chao, Xiaohong,“Environmental Protection in the Southern Part of Shaanxi from the Qing Dynasty to the Republic China,” Agricultural History of China, Vol.21, No. 2(May 2002),pp.3-15.