The History faculty is a distinguished crew. 

E. Elena Songster  |  Interests  |  Scholarship  


  • Mentor Recognition Award - University of California, San Diego (December 2007)
    for dedication to mentoring students in preparation for graduate study


  • Kiriyama Research Fellowship - Center for the Pacific Rim, University of San Francisco (November 2009)
    To complete writing and revising of article on Panda Diplomacy and my book _Panda Nation: Nature, Science, and Nationalism in the People's Republic of China_
  • Fulbright Fellowship - Fellowship for International Dissertation Research (September 2001)



  • The Evolution of Nature Protection in the PRCTheory, Practice, Principle, and Precious. Songster, E. Elena (paper)
    The 12th International Conference on the History of Science in East Asia
    (July 2008)
  • Coloring the Landscape with an Ethnic Touch, the Baima People and Sichuan. Songster, E. Elena (paper)
    ASEH (American Society for Environmental History)
    (April 2004)
  • Reserving Nature for Communist Conservation. Songster, E. Elena (paper)
    AAS (Association for Asian Studies Annual Meeting)
    (March 2003)
  • Positioning the Panda in Socialist Science: The Bear Cats Evolution as a National. Songster, E. Elena (paper)
    HSS (History of Science Society Annual Meeting)
    (November 2000)


  • Acreage and Efficacy: China's Afforestation and Forest Preservation Efforts during the. Songster, E. Elena (paper)
    Huntington Library: Environment and History in the Pacific Rim
    (March 2000)


  • Songster, E. Elena. 2003. Cultivating the Nation in Fujians Forests: Forest Policies and Afforestation Efforts in China, 1911-1937. Environmental History 8 (3): 452-473.
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