Cristina Zaccarini is Associate Professor of History in New York. She teaches courses in U.S. history, Modern China, the intercultural exchange between China and the U.S., and the history of women and gender in China and the United States. She recently introduced a new course at her University, entitled “Spiritualism and the Civil War,” based upon her recent projects in this field, as she is currently researching the history of Spiritualism in the United States, with a special interest in grief and spiritualism.
She is the author of several publications, including, The Sino-American Friendship as Tradition and Challenge: Dr. Ailie Gale in China, 1908-1950. Lehigh, Pa: Lehigh University Press (2001), and “Chinese Nationalism and Christian womanhood in early twentieth century China: The story of Mary Kao (Kao Meiyu).” In Jessie Lutz (Ed.), Pioneer Chinese Christian Women: Gender, Christianity, and Social Mobility. 2011), “Daoist-Inspired Healing in Daily Life: Lu Dongbin and the Multifaceted Roles of Chinese Barbers.” Vol. 4 Journal of Daoist Studies, 80-105. (2009), “Modern Medicine in 20th Century Jiangxi, Anhui, Fujian and Sichuan: Competition, Negotiation and Cooperation,” The Social History of Medicine. 22, Number 3, (Oxford University Press) and (2013) and “Connecting Histories of Gender, Health, and U.S.-China Relations” in Pamela S. Nadell and Kate Haullman (Ed.), Making Women’s Histories: Beyond National Perspectives. New York University Press Publishers.