JONATHAN N. LIPMAN
Department of History
Mount Holyoke College
South Hadley, Massachusetts 01075 U.S.A.
Ph.D. Stanford University, 1981, in History
Dissertation: "The Border World of Gansu, 1895-1935"
M.A. Stanford University, 1972, in East Asian Studies
B.A. Harvard University, 1969, magna cum laude in Social Relations
1997-98 Visiting Professor of History, Yale University, New Haven, CT (part-time)
1997 Directeur d'Etudes Associé, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, France (January only)
1996- Professor of History, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA
1996 Visiting Professor of History, Associated Kyoto Program, Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan (Spring semester)
1994 Visiting Associate Professor of International Studies, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington (Winter/Spring quarters)
1992-95 Chair, Department of History, Mount Holyoke College (also Fall 1997)
1990-93 Chair of the Executive Committee, Five College Center for East Asian Studies, Northampton, Massachusetts
1985-96 Associate Professor of History, Mount Holyoke College
1984 Summer Research Fellow, Central Nationalities Institute, Beijing, People's Republic of China
1984-88 Chair, Committee on Asian Studies, Mount Holyoke College (also 1990-91 and 1996-2000)
1982-83 Academic Director, Boston-Hangzhou Summer Study-Travel Program, Hangzhou University, Hangzhou, People's Republic of China
1981-85 Assistant Professor of History, Mount Holyoke College
1977-81 Instructor in History, Mount Holyoke College
1976-77 Instructor in History, Monterey Institute for Foreign Studies, Monterey, California
1974-75 Instructor, Division of Social Science, San Jose City College and Evergreen College, San Jose, California
Jonathan N. Lipman
Modern and classical Chinese, modern Japanese, modern and Biblical Hebrew, German (reading), French (reading), Korean and Arabic (embryonic)
1975-76 Inter-University Program for Japanese Language Study, Tokyo
1970-71 Inter-University Center for Chinese Language Study, Taipei
Academic Grants and Honors
2001 National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Grant, Mount Holyoke
College Summer Grant for Faculty Research
2000 The Sino-Muslims and National Minority Policy, part of a collective grant
project through the Asia Society / Smith-Richardson Foundation
1996 "Islam with Chinese Characteristics: The Han Kitab Apologia," Visiting
Research Scholar, Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan
1995 Course Development Grant for "Modern Korean History," Five College
Center for East Asian Studies
1995 Mount Holyoke College Faculty Fellowship and Faculty Grant
1992-95 Principal Investigator, "Faculty Development in East Asian Studies
at the Five Colleges," United States Department of Education
International Studies and Foreign Language Program grant
1992 Coordinator, Pew Foundation Seminar, "Ethnicity and Nationalism,"
Mount Holyoke College
1989-91 Co-Director, "Summer Seminar on East Asian Confucianism,"
National Endowment for the Humanities, at Smith College,
1989-92 Member, Board of Directors, New England Program for Teaching
1981-85 Principal Investigator, "Mount Holyoke Project on Gender in
Context," Donner Foundation research grant
1983 National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for College
1983 Mount Holyoke College Faculty Fellowship
1978 Mount Holyoke College Faculty Grant
1974-77 Danforth Foundation Kent Fellowship
Jonathan N. Lipman
Member, Association for Asian Studies (and its regional affiliate)
Associate in Research, Fairbank Center for East Asian Research and the Committee on Inner Asian and Altaic Studies, Harvard University
Reviewed articles and proposals for the International Journal of Middle East Studies, Modern China, Journal of Asian Studies, National Endowment for the Humanities, American Council of Learned Societies, and the Committee on Scholarly Communication with the People's Republic of China (American Academy of Sciences).
Reviewed candidates for promotion and/or tenure at Columbia University, Oakland University, Academia Sinica (Taipei, Taiwan), Goucher College, Hunter College, and Tulane University.
Served on evaluation committee for the Department of History, Gettysburg College.
Served on Ph.D. dissertation committees at University of Washington (Seattle), Harvard University, Cornell University, and Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (Paris).
Familiar Strangers: A History of Muslims in Northwest China (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1998).
(with K.W. Masalski and A. Chalk), Imperial Japan: Expansion and War (A Humanities Approach to Japanese History, Part III). (Boulder: Social Science Education Consortium, 1995).
(co-editor with G. Hershatter, E. Honig, and R. Stross), Remapping China: Fissures in Historical Terrain (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1995).
(co-editor with S. Harrell), Violence in Chinese Society: Studies in Culture and Counterculture (Albany: State University of New York Press, 1990).
b. Chapters and Articles
How Many Minzu in a Nation? National Travelers Meet Chinas Frontiers, forthcoming in a special issue of Twentieth Century China.
Islam in Xinjiang (with Graham Fuller), in Frederick Starr (ed.), The Xinjiang Project (forthcoming)
"A Fierce and Brutal People: On Islam and Muslims in Qing Law," in Pamela Crossley, Donald Sutton, and Helen Siu (eds.), Ethnic Identity and the China Frontier (University of California Press, forthcoming). (A Chinese version will be published in Huizu yanjiu.)
Jonathan N. Lipman
"Living Judaism in Confucian Culture: Being Jewish and Being Chinese," in Lawrence Fine, ed., Judaism in Practice: From the Middle Ages through the Modern Period (Princeton University Press, forthcoming).
"The Xidaotang of Ma Qixi: A Sino-Islamic Collectivist Movement in Southern Gansu," Etudes Orientales No. 15 (forthcoming).
"Foreword," in David G. Hinners, Tong Shao-yi and His Family: A Saga of Two Countries and Three Generations (Lanham: University Press of America, 1999).
"Sufism in the Chinese Courts: Islam and Qing Law in the 18th-19th Centuries," in F. de Jong (et al.), eds., Islamic Mysticism Contested: Thirteen Centuries of Controversies and Polemics (Leiden: Brill, 1999).
"Becoming Chinese, Remaining Muslims: Acculturation and Identity of the Sinophone Muslims" (summary of lectures), La Transmission due Savoir dans le Monde Musulman Peripherique, No. 18 (September 1998).
"Islam and Muslims in China: Some Remarks on the Problem of 'Differentness' in Chinese History," SAGA Review No. 1 (April 1998).
"Ma Qixi," in M. Gaborieau (et al.), eds., Dictionnaire biographique des savants et grandes figures du monde musulman pèriphèrique du XIXe siécle à nos jours, Fasc. 2 (Paris: Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, 1997).
"Hyphenated Chinese: Sino-Muslim Identity in Modern China," in G. Hershatter (et al.), eds., Remapping China: Fissures in Historical Terrain (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1995).
(editor) "A History of the Naqshbandiyya in China," by Joseph Fletcher, in B. Manz (ed.), Studies on Chinese and Islamic Inner Asia (London: Variorum, 1995).
"The Third Wave: Transmission and Establishment of the Muslim Brotherhood in China," Etudes Orientales Nos. 13-14 (1994).
"Ethnic Conflict in Modern China: Han and Hui in the Northwest," in J. Lipman and S. Harrell (eds.), Violence in Chinese Society: Studies in Culture and Counterculture (Albany: State University of New York Press, 1990).
(co-translator, with Joshua Fogel, et al.), Chinese Women in a Century of Revolution, by Kazuko Ono (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1989).
(editor) "The Taylor-Pickens Letters on the Jahri Branch of the Naqshbandiyya in China," by Joseph Fletcher, Central and Inner Asian Studies No. 3 (1989).
"Hui-Hui: An Ethnohistory of the Chinese-Speaking Muslims," Journal of South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies IX:1/2 (1987). (Arabic translation in Etudes Orientales, Nos. 13/14, 1994.)
"Ethnicity and Politics in Republican China: The Ma Family Warlords of Gansu," Modern China X:3 (1984).
Jonathan N. Lipman
"Patchwork Society, Network Society: A Study of Sino-Muslim Communities," in R. Israeli (ed.), Islam in Asia, Vol. II (Boulder: Westview Press, 1984).
"Muslims in Northwest China: A Reply to Prof. Adshead," Chinese Republican Studies Newsletter (1981).
"Some Thoughts on Taiwan," Mount Holyoke Alumnae Quarterly (1979).
A. Doak Barnett, China's Far West: Four Decades of Change, in Journal of Asian Studies 54 (1995).
Dru C. Gladney, Muslim Chinese: Ethnic Nationalism in the People's Republic, in International Journal of Middle East Studies 26 (1994).
Linda Benson, The Ili Rebellion: The Moslem Challenge to Chinese Authority in Xinjiang, 1944-1949, in Journal of Asian Studies 49 (1990).
Susan Gronewald, Beautiful Merchandise: Prostitution in China, 1860-1936, in Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars 16 (1984).
Raphael Israeli, Muslims in China: A Study in Cultural Confrontation, and Clyde-Ahmad Winter, Mao or Muhammad: Islam in the People's Republic of China, in Journal of Asian Studies 43 (1983).
Philip Stoddard, David Cuthell, and Margaret Sullivan (eds.), Change in the Muslim World, in Focus on Asia 2:1 (1982).
Donald J. Munro, The Concept of Man in Contemporary China, in Alternative Futures (Winter 1981).
Ludmilla Panskaya and Donald Leslie, Introduction to Palladii's Chinese Literature of the Muslims, in Journal of the American Oriental Society 100:1 (1980).
Jack Chen, The Sinkiang Story, in Journal of Asian Studies 38 (1979).
Papers Delivered (excluding those subsequently published)
How Many Minzu in a Nation? Gu Jiegang Meets Chinas Frontier Peoples, American Ethnological Society, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, May 2001.
White Hats, Oilcakes, and Common Blood: The Chinese-Speaking Muslims (Huizu) in the Contemporary Peoples Republic of China, Workshop on Chinas Management of Minorities, Washington, DC, February 2001. Also at Columbia University and the China Institute, New York, NY.
Ma Yuanzhang: A Modern Sage in Two Traditions, Association for Asian Studies, San Diego, California, March 2000
Jonathan N. Lipman
"Strange Bedfellows in Traumatic Times: Islamic Modernism and Chinese Nationalism," Middle East Studies Association, Washington, DC, November 1999.
"True Benevolent Love: A Chinese Explanation of the Islamic God," Faculty Humanities Forum, University of Washington (Seattle), May 1999.
"Muslims in a Modern China: From Qing Subordinate Lords to PRC Minority Nationalities," Central Asia Workshop, Harvard University, November 1998.
Discussant: "Uncovering Qumul's Place in Inner Asian History," International Conference of Asia Scholars, Nordwijkerhout, The Netherlands, June 1998.
Discussant: "Identities and Nations of the Southwest China - Southeast Asia Frontier," Association for Asian Studies, March 1998.
"The Nature of the Nation: Northwest China through Chinese Eyes," Association for Asian Studies, March 1997.
"Becoming Chinese, Remaining Muslims: Acculturation and Identity of the Sinophone Muslims," a series of four seminars at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (Paris, France), January 1997.
Discussant: "Text and Turpan--The Historiography of Place in Inner Asia," American Historical Association, January 1997.
"Sino-Muslim Studies Outside China" (in Chinese), Faculty Lecture Series, Ningxia University, Yinchuan, Ningxia Autonomous Region, People's Republic of China, May 1996.
Disputed Histories Lecture Series, School of East Asian Studies, University of Sheffield (England), September 1995.
"Came Today and Stayed Tomorrow: Muslims in China from Sojourners to Subjects (700- 1700 AD)"
"A Violent and Litigious People: Muslims and Conflict in the Qing Empire (1700- 1895)"
"Good Citizens Among the Nationalities: Muslims in Twentieth Century China"
Distinguished Lecturer Series, School of Theology, University of Lund (Sweden), September 1995.
"The Sufi turuq and Muslim Solidarity in Northwest China"
"The Han Kitab: The Synthesis of Confucianism and Islam in Qing China"
"The Chinese Muslims and China's Concept of Minzu"
"Tibetan Muslims of Qinghai: Cultural Combinations at Cultural Edges," Central and Inner Asian Seminar, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, March 1995. Also at the Association for Asian Studies, Washington, DC, April 1995.
"Muslims in China: Ethnic and Religious Minorities," Marlboro College, Marlboro, Vermont, January 1995.
"Islam and Muslims in China: A Historical Introduction," The Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington, DC, September 1994.
Jonathan N. Lipman
"The Muslim Presence in China," Muslim Students Association Conference, University of California at Los Angeles, May 1994.
"Between Sufism and Neo-Confucianism: Muslim Intellectuals and Social Life in 18th Century China," Jackson School for International Studies, University of Washington, Seattle, May 1994.
"Muslim and Minzu: Islam, Ethnicity and the Role of the State in Contemporary China," China Studies Committee, University of Washington, Seattle, April 1994.
Discussant: "Inner Asia, Outer Frontier - The Predicament of China's Uighur People," Association for Asian Studies, April 1991.
"Response: Muslim Communities in the United States," Conference on the Muslims of America, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, April 1988.
"The Jahriyya of Ma Hualong: Reevaluation of a Sino-Muslim Oppositional Movement," Workshop on Approaches to Islam in Central and Inner Asian Studies, Columbia University, New York, March 1988.
"Ethnicity and Economics: The Tibetan-Muslim-Han Trading Networks of Northwest China," Association for Asian Studies, March 1988.
"Sufism and Elite Formation in Modern China: The Menhuan of the Northwest," Conference on Chinese Local Elites and Patterns of Dominance, Banff, Alberta, August 1987.
"European Jews and Chinese Muslims: A Preliminary Exploration of Comparative Minority History," Center for Judaic Studies, University of Washington, Seattle, May 1987.
"I-tz'u-lo-yeh: History and Rituals of the Chinese Jews," Klutznick Museum, Washington, DC, May 1987 (in conjunction with the exhibit, "The Jews of Kaifeng").
"Integrating China into Western Civilization Courses: A Study of Ourselves As If Everyone Else Mattered," FACDIS Consortium on International Studies, West Virginia University, Morgantown, July 1986.
"Issues and Prospects in Sino-Muslim Studies: Contemporary Hui Scholars at Work," John K. Fairbank Center for East Asian Research, Harvard University, January 1985.
"Male Feminists and Female Conservatives: Theory and Practice in the Chinese Women's Movement of the 1920s," East Asian Colloquium, Yale University, October 1984.
"Cultures of the Silk Road: Yesterday and Today," Asia Society, Washington, DC, May 1983 (inaugural lecture for the Smithsonian Institute-Asia Society exhibit of Buddhist art of Central Asia).
"The Mahayana and the Mandate: Buddhist Rebels in Buddhist China," Colloquium Orientologicum, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, November 1980.
Jonathan N. Lipman
Courses Taught (at Mount Holyoke College, unless otherwise noted)
Introduction to Chinese Civilization
Introduction to Ethnicity and Nationalism
Chinese History 750-1850 (at Smith College)
Central Asia since the Mongols (at Smith College)
Religion and Rebellion in China
Women in Chinese and Japanese History
World War II in the Pacific
The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution
Food in Chinese Culture (3-week course)
Islam and Muslims in China and Central Asia (at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst)
Lu Hsun, Mao Tse-tung, and Chiang Kai-shek: Primary Sources for Modern Chinese History (at Amherst College)
Graduate Seminar: China and Central Asia, 18th-20th Centuries (at the University of Washington, Seattle)
Graduate Seminar: Islam and Muslims in China (at the University of Washington, Seattle, and at Yale University)
Graduate Seminar: Frontiers of Modern East Asia (at Yale University)
Graduate Seminar: Global History (at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
Seminar: United States-China Relations
Seminar: Chinese Intellectual History, the Classical Period
Seminar: Chinese Intellectual History, the Modern Period
Seminar: Twentieth Century China
Seminar: China in Asia (Sino-Asian Relations to 1800)
Seminar: Socio-Economic History of Modern China
Seminar: The People's Republic of China
Seminar: The Japanese Empire, 1873-1945
Seminar: Nationlism and Nation-Building in East Asia
Outreach, Consulting, and Teacher Training (since 1988)
2001 Chinas Economic Modernization, Freeman Foundation Seminar for Secondary Teachers, Newton, Massachusetts
2001 Modern East Asia: Comparative History for the American Classroom (two sessions), Freeman Foundation Seminar for Secondary Teachers, Brattleboro, Vermont
2001 Lecturer, Modern Japan (three sessions) Japan Society, New York, New York
2000 Islam in Western China, for the summer institute Understanding Frontier
China: Xinjiang, Mongolia, Tibet, and Chinas Search for Security, Yale
University, New Haven, Connecticut
Jonathan N. Lipman
2000 Japan 1945-2000, for the seminar China and Japan in the Massachusetts
Frameworks, Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts
1999 "Teaching and Decentering the Twentieth Century World," four lectures for the Summer Institute on Teaching World History, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts
1999 Instructor, "Japanese History in an East Asian Context," for the faculty and
professional staff of Belchertown High School, Belchertown, Massachusetts
1999 Panelist, "The Myth of the West in World History," Northeast Regional
Conference on the Social Studies, Boston, Massachusetts
1999 Lecturer, "Modern Japan and its Asian Neighbors," The Japan Society,
New York, New York
1998 Lecturer, "Contemporary China in Historical Perspective," for the Institute of
World Affairs, Salisbury, Connecticut
1998 Instructor, "China through the Humanities," NEH Summer Institute for
Secondary Teachers, Souhegan High School, Amherst, New Hampshire
1998 Speaker, "Teaching about the New China: Global Menace or Good Citizen?"
institute for secondary teachers, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
1998 Keynote Speaker, "The Southward Expansion of the Chinese Empire," institute for secondary teachers on Southeast Asian history, University of Massachusetts at Lowell, Lowell, Massachusetts
1998 Instructor, "World War II in the Pacific," The Japan Society, New York, New
1997 Keynote Speaker and Instructor, summer institute for secondary
teachers on imperial Japan, South Hadley, Massachusetts
1997 Instructor, "Constructing the Koreans: The Historiography of Korean
Nationalism," for the summer institute "Teaching About Korea:
Connections to the World," Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
1997 Instructor, "Modern China," a three-day course development seminar for faculty, Community College of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1997 Director, "Tradition and Modernity in East Asia," summer seminar for two- year college faculty, Northampton, Massachusetts
1997 Instructor, training for secondary teachers embarking for summer study tour in
Japan, Japan Society, New York, New York
1997 Keynote Speaker, "Looking Back at East Asia from Century's End," Northeast Regional Conference on the Social Studies, Boston, Massachusetts
Jonathan N. Lipman
1997 Keynote Speaker, "In Search of Wealth, Power, and Security: The Rise and Fall of Imperialist Japan," Japan Society, New York, New York
1996 Keynote Speaker, "The Myth of Timeless Japan: Stereotypes and the
Humanities," for a special seminar for teachers at the Norman Rockwell
Museum, Stockbridge, Massachusetts
1996-97 Instructor in East Asian History, Docent Training Program, G.W.V. Smith
Art Museum, Springfield, Massachusetts
1996 Visiting Professor, "Modern China and Japan," a course for secondary
school teachers, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia
1996 Keynote Speaker, "Popular Culture in East Asia," summer seminar for
two-year college faculty, Northampton, Massachusetts
1995 Keynote Speaker, "Dominant Narratives, National Narratives, and
Parallel Narratives: Excursions in Historiography for Teachers,"
National Endowment for the Humanities summer institute, "World
War II in the Pacific," Northampton, Massachusetts
1992-95 Keynote Speaker and Instructor, National Geographic Society
summer institute on Japan, Northampton, Massachusetts
1995 Visiting Specialist, National Endowment for the Humanities project
on Asia in the undergraduate curriculum, Marlboro College,
1994 Mentor, Ford-Mellon Summer Research Scholar Program, Mount Holyoke College
1994 Lecturer, "Japan Perspectives," summer seminar for two-year
college professors, Northampton, Massachusetts
1993-94 Session Leader, National Endowment for the Humanities summer
institute, "World War II in the Pacific," Northampton, Massachusetts
1991-97 Visiting Lecturer, curriculum development project on World
Cities (grades 4-6), Connecticut Council on the Humanities
1991-94 Instructor, Critical Languages and Area Studies Consortium
summer institute on Japan for high school students, Northfield,
1993 Director, "China Perspectives," summer seminar for two-year
college professors, Northampton, Massachusetts
1992 Session Leader, "Mutual Admiration, Mutual Racism," New Hampshire State Department of Education Japan Resource Day
Jonathan N. Lipman
1990 Consultant, summer institute on critical languages and critical
areas, Hampshire College, Amherst, Massachusetts
1989 Lecturer, Symposium for a World Context in the Teaching of
History, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia
1986-89 Consultant in Asian Studies, FACDIS consortium for international
studies, Morgantown, West Virginia
1988 Consultant in Asian Studies, summer seminar on international-
izing the curriculum, Tidewater Community College, Norfolk, VA
Committee Service (at Mount Holyoke College)
Presidents Task Force on International Studies
Committee on International Students
Academic Policy Committee (two terms)
Committee on Faculty Allocation
Committee on Asian Studies
Committee on International Relations
Committee on Jewish Studies
Executive Committee, Five College Center for East Asian Studies
Current Research and Publication Projects
Islam in Xinjiang
A comprehensive essay, co-written with Dr. Graham Fuller (Rand Corporation),
on the history and functions of Islam in Xinjiang as a religion, an ethnic marker, and a political and social ideology. This essay will be one of fourteen included in The
Xinjiang Project, a three-year series of meetings and scholarly projects sponsored by
the School for Advanced International Studies of Johns Hopkins University. Its
results will be published in a summary volume, which will constitute the most thorough
examination of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in any Western language.
"National Majorities: Creating the Chinese, Korean, and Japanese Peoples in Modern Times"
A comparative ethnohistory of three East Asian peoples. Contemporary East Asians find the existence of the Chinese, Koreans, and Japanese to be "natural," but even the vocabulary which enables their identity did not exist in premodern times. This study
will investigate the impact of mid-19th century Euro-American scientific racialism on
intellectuals, the media, and the state as part of the nation-building process rendered
imperative by the rapid, inexorable advent of Euro-American power in East Asia. The
project will culminate with a book on the introduction and naturalization of the concept
of minzoku / minjok / minzu in late 19th and 20th c. East Asia.
"Islam with Chinese Characteristics: The Han Kitab Apologia in Qing China"
Analysis of the Neo-Confucian Muslim texts of Wang Daiyu, Ma Zhu,
and Liu Zhi, 17th-19th century Chinese Muslims who explained and
justified their religion within the cultural discourse of their Chinese
homeland. To include translations (with Guangda Zhang) and an analytical book.