Stacey Bieler

Stacey Bieler is the author of “Patriots” or “Traitors”? A History of American-Educated Chinese Students that focuses on the 1900-1930 generation of Chinese students in the US. She has enjoyed friendships with Chinese students and scholars since 1982. Her blog is at

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American Friendships with Chinese Students, 1847–1930

Bieler traces the history of the first Chinese students who came to study in the US. She details both the difficulties they faced at times from both China and the US, as well as the positive influence they have had in both nations.