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Ling Ma

Assistant Professor
Doty Hall 242
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Ling Ma has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 2018.

Professor Ma is a historian of modern China and transnational Asia. Before joining Geneseo, she taught at SUNY at Buffalo and Washington State University.

Office Hours, Fall 2021

2:15-3:15 pm, MW.

Curriculum Vitae


  • PhD, University at Buffalo

  • MA, Peking University

  • BA, Peking University

Research Interests

    • Modern China
    • Women, Gender, and Reproduction
    • Law, Medicine, and Crime
    • Material Culture and Everyday Life


  • HIST 301: Int-His: Shanghai

    This is one of two required skills-based seminars in the History major and is focused on critical reading and analysis. This class introduces students to the concept of historiography, which includes the critical assessment of the methods and sources that historians use in fashioning an argument, the contexts that inform historians' approaches to understanding the past, and comparisons of different historians' conclusions about similar topics. All sections will focus on a specific set of historical issues and/or events chosen by the instructor and class content emphasizes critical reflection on the variety of historical interpretations that are possible within a given topic. This class is reading and writing intensive.