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Jeffrey C. Kinkley, Ph.D.

Professor of History

History Professor Invited to Join Fulbright Selection Committee

Jeffrey C. Kinkley, Ph.D., Professor of History at St. John’s University, has been invited to serve on a committee that screens U.S. students who apply for Fulbright Scholarships to pursue research and teaching in the People’s Republic of China.

This is the third time the Institute of International Education has invited Dr. Kinkley to join the committee. The Institute is an independent, not-for-profit organization that promotes stronger cultural relations between the U.S. and other nations through educational exchange and training programs.

Dr. Kinkley also has served on national committees that select undergraduate and graduate students for Fulbrights to conduct research in China. "There are unprecedented opportunities for funding," he said. "The potential boost to future Sino-US relations is great."

He added, "It's inspirational to see the creative projects conceived these days by younger scholars. It rejuvenates all of us who oversee and ratify this research."

The recipient of a 2010 John Guggenheim Fellowship, Dr. Kinkley specializes in the intellectual and literary history of 20th-century China. At St. John’s, he teaches World and East Asian History as well as Modern Chinese History, Literature and Film.

He has received grants from the American Council of Learned Societies, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Committee on Scholarly Communication with China. A member of editorial boards for varied scholarly journals, he has authored monographs published by Stanford University Press on the works of Chinese writer Shen Congwen.

In addition, Dr. Kinkley has edited, co-edited and translated six books from Chinese to English, some of which have Chinese and bilingual editions. Currently he is writing a book on recent epic Chinese historical novels and their dystopian visions of modern history.