Department/Program(s): East Asian Studies
Position: Postdoctoral Fellow in the Society of Fellows
Title: D. Kim Postdoctoral Fellow
Area(s): Chinese Studies
Field: History of Chinese Sciences
Lijing Jiang is the D. Kim Postdoctoral Fellow of History of Science and Technology in East Asia, specializing in history of biology. She studies the interplay between scientific practice, society, national and global politics in the development of experimental biology in twentieth-century China. She currently focuses on the two bookends of the larger story: one is about the ambitions and practices of Chinese geneticists who returned from US after their training in the Morgan school of genetics in the early 20th century, the other is on the motives and designs of Chinese in vitro fertilization in the precarious socio-technological conditions for reproductive technologies during the early 1980s.
Jiang received her Ph.D. in Biology and Society, M.S. in Biochemistry from Arizona State University, and a B.S. in Biological Sciences from Peking University. Her dissertation, Degeneration in Miniature, tells the emergence of cell death and aging as a scientific object in the twentieth century. Currently, she is preparing a book manuscript based on the dissertation as well.
Lijing Jiang, “History of Apoptosis Research,” [doi: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0023954] in Encyclopedia of Life Sciences, John Wiley & Sons Ltd, June 2012.
Lijing Jiang, “China’s First Baby Conceived through in vitro Fertilization-Embryonic Transfer,” Embryo Project Encyclopedia (2011) ISSN: 1940-5030.