Jishun Zhang is a professor of history at East China Normal University and an adjunct professor of Fudan University. She earned her BA (1982) and MA (1985) at Beijing Normal University and a PhD in Law from Fudan University in 1998. She taught at Fudan University from 1985-2000 and was a visiting scholar at the Institute of East Asian Studies, UC-Berkeley (1994-1995). Professor Zhang jointed ECNU in 2000. Her research focuses on the history of urban Shanghai during the ROC and PRC periods. She has published the book Chinese Intellectuals’ Views on America, 1943-1953 (1999) and numerous articles.