Dr. Pingchao Zhu is Associate Professor in the History Department at the University of Idaho. Her teaching and research areas include modern east Asia (Modern China & Modern Japan), US Diplomatic History, the Korean War, US-China relations, and other related topics. Her book on the US-China negotiation strategies during the Korean War ceasefire negotiations was published in 2001. She has published various articles on China’s wartime culture, regional warlords, China’s Korean War POWs, and China’s political and military reforms. Currently, she is working on her second book entitled: Nationalism for China: Guilin’s Wartime Culture, 1938-1944.
She was a Fulbright Scholar at the Graduate International Institute at the Kyung Hee University, Seoul, South Korea, in the fall semester of 2008.
She has also received numerous awards including 2014 Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award from National Academic Advising Association (NACADA), 2013 University of Idaho Excellence in Advising, 2011 UI International Program Distinguish Service Recognition, 2006 University of Idaho Teaching Excellence Award, several UI Alumni Awards and ROTC Faculty Recognition Awards.
Dr. Pingchao Zhu is also an international traveler visiting over 50 countries so far to incorporate historical experiences into her teaching and research.