Michael E. Chapman  Associate Professor, Dept. of History, Peking University

Publications: Research Articles and Monographs

“Fidgeting Over Foreign Policy: Henry L. Stimson and the Shenyang Incident, 1931.”  Diplomatic History, (2013), forthcoming.

“Ad Hoc Foreign Policymaking of the Early Republic: Thomas H. Perkins’s Boston–Smyrna–Canton Opium Model and Congressional Rejection of Aid for Greek Independence.”  International History Review (2013), forthcoming.

Granite Cities, Yankee Heroes, American Dreams: A National History of Boston’s Bunker Hill Monument.  Trebarwyth Press, 2012.

“Taking Business to the Tiger’s Gate: Thomas Handasyd Perkins and the Boston–Smyrna–Canton Opium Trade of the Early Republic.”  Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society Hong Kong Branch, 52 (2012).

Arguing Americanism: Franco Lobbyists, Roosevelt’s Foreign Policy, and the Spanish Civil War.  Kent State University Press, 2011.

“‘How to Smash the British Empire’: John Forrest Kelly’s Irish World and the Boycott of 1920–21.”  Éire-Ireland, 43:3,4 (Fall/Winter 2008), pp. 217–52.

“Pro-Franco Anti-communism: Ellery Sedgwick and the Atlantic Monthly.”  Journal of Contemporary History, 41:4 (October 2006), pp. 641–62.

Publications: Historiographical and Instructional Texts

Ironies of Character: Hoover’s Foreign Policy with Asia.”  In A Companion to Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge, and Herbert Hoover.  Ed. Katherine Sibley.  Wiley-Blackwell, 2013, forthcoming.

《人文与社会科学学术论文写作指南》Thesis Writer’s Guide: Making an Argument in the Humanities and Social Sciences.  汉英版, 北京大学校长周其凤作序Chinese–English Edition, with a Preface by Peking University President Zhou Qifeng.  Trans. Kelley Swanberg and Zou Haodan.  Peking University Press, 2012.

Thesis Writer’s Guide: Making an Argument in the Humanities and Social Sciences.  Trebarwyth Press, 2010.

Historian’s Companion: Chronologies, Glossaries, Readings, Style Guide.  Trebarwyth Press, 2008.

Review Essay: “Censorship: A Dialectical Process for Social Change and National Expression.”  Journal of Contemporary History, 43:2 (April 2008), pp. 353–54.

Lessons of the War in Spain, by Maurice Duval.  Trans. John Eoghan Kelly.  Ed. Michael E. Chapman.  Trebarwyth Press, 2006.

Current Projects

“National Honor, Naval Power: Stimson-Roosevelt Diplomacy and the Anglo-American Origins of World War II.”  Book manuscript, under contract to Kent State University Press in Ann Heiss’s New Studies in U.S. Foreign Relations series.

Michael E. Chapman, Associate Professor

Department of History, Peking University

Beijing 100871, P.R. China



Mike Chapman completed his PhD at Boston College in 2006, and is associate professor of history at Peking University.  He instructs courses on U.S. foreign relations, American and world history, military history, the Vietnam War, the history of terrorism, and the Spanish Civil War, as well as graduate seminars on writing dissertations.  Unifying these teaching interests is research into the tension between nationalism and multiculturalism, the diplomatic origins of conflict, and the demystification of nationally received wisdom.  Mike is currently on sabbatical in Boston, Massachusetts, where he lives with his wife and two children.