Chris Reed


Office:3145 Newcastle Rd
Marion IA


Dissertation Topic: Sino-American Relations During the Hoover Administration
Major Professor: Dr. Wang Tao
Research specialization: American Foreign Policy, Sino-American relations, Environmental History, Modern Chinese History

Conference Presentation

“Sino-Silviculture: Unintended Consequences of State-Sponsored Deforestation Initiatives in Western China,” At Commanding the Environment or Green Dictatorship? Nature-Culture-Nature-Society Relationships in Authoritarian Regimes, Aleksanteri Institute (Finnish Centre of Russian and East European Studies) University of Helsinki, April 2017.

“Sino-Silviculture: State-Sponsored Green Forestry Initiatives in Mao’s China,” 2018 Symposium: Chinese Agriculture, Society, and Environment (C.A.S.E.), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, April 2018.


MA, History, University of Iowa
BA, History, Mt. Mercy University

Selected Publications

“Sino-Silviculture: State-Sponsored Green Forestry Initiatives in Mao’s China,” Edited Volume: Routledge Environmental Humanities, release date, November 5, 2018.