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Marilyn Levine


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Marilyn A. Levine was trained as a historian of Asia, with graduate degrees from the University of Chicago in modern Chinese History and the University of Hawaii in Vietnamese History. She has published two books, over four dozen articles, and created a dozen Web sites for research, teaching, professional, and community service. Dr. Levine's research interests have focused on Chinese political party formation in Europe during the 1920's and exploring new approaches to the field of life history. She published The Found Generation: Chinese Communists in Europe during the Twenties (University of Washington Press, 1993), and with Chen San-ching, The Chinese Guomindang in Europe: A Sourcebook of Documents (Institute for East Asian Studies, Center for Chinese Studies Monograph, 2000). She has delivered over 160 presentations, workshops and public speeches, and organized two international conferences. Levine’s online Chinese Biographical Database (CBD) project [1998-2006] was the first online, scholarly moderated database on the Worldwide Web. Another research endeavor is the Chinese Conversations Project, based on interviews conducted in 1985 and 1990 in China with several Chinese who went to France in the 1920's, as well as numerous scholars of the Chinese Communist Party. Dr. Levine’s professional service includes serving on numerous councils, including President of H-NET, President of the Historical Society for 20th Century China, two terms on the Idaho Humanities Council, Executive Secretary of the Western Conference of the Association for Asian Studies, and Co-President of the Women in Higher Education Roundtable.

World History/Civilization:

Introduction to Global Issues
World History pre-1500
World History post-1815


Asian History:
History of Asia
Traditional Chinese Civilization
The Rise of Modern China
Chinese Modern Culture
Modern Japanese History
Vietnam: Revolution in Full Circle
Comparative Revolution: China, Japan, & Vietnam
East Asia Symposium for in-service teachers

Social Science:
Introduction to Social Sciences In-Class and Online Versions

Research and Historiography:
Historical Methods
Computers and Social Sciences
Senior Research Seminar
Directed Studies

U.S. History:
Rock and Roll as Art and History


2005 Excellence in Academic Diversity Award. Associated Students, Lewis Clark State College.
2004 Excellence in Service Award/Resolution of Recognition. Humanities and Social Sciences Online (H-NET) presented at the American Historical Association Annual Meeting.
2004 Favorite Professor Award. Semester at Sea student-voted award. This award led to delivering the faculty convocation speech.
2003 Recognition of Service Award. Idaho Humanities Council.
2003 Extraordinary Service Award. Western Conference of the Association for Asian Studies for organizing regional conferences as Executive Secretary.
2003 International Enlightenment Award. International Students Club, Lewis-Clark State College.
2002 Visiting Professor. École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris, France, Summer.
2001 Leadership Award. Association of Asian Studies - Council of Conferences.
1997 President’s Award. Excellence in Teaching, Lewis-Clark State College.
1999 Visiting Professor. Sinologisches Seminar, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany, Summer.
1993-94 College Centennial Writing Initiative Faculty Award. Lewis-Clark State College.
1991-92 Foundation Award Recipient, Lewis-Clark State College, for “Excellence in Research, Teaching and Service.”
1985 First Foreigner granted affiliation status with Department of Social Sciences, Tsinghua University, Beijing, PRC.
1975 Phi Beta Kappa (Mu Chapter).

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Phone: 509 963-2017





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