Tianxiao Zhu is  a PhD student in the history department at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. His dissertation is about China’s trade during the Cold War period, circa. 1960-78. To investigate how China becomes involved into global trade system, he argues that the economic stress caused by the famine in the early 1960s prompted China to seek food sources in the global wheat trade. In the financial arrangements for the wheat trade, China gradually developed its trade relations with the West. The dissertation provides some fresh thinking about food security and development. He currently lives in Minneapolis. During the long snowy winter, the best thing to do is to read, and cook.

CHF Fellowship Press Release
A Graduate Fellowship in the Department of History was created in 2006 at the University of Minnesota by the Dr. M. F. Tchou Memorial Fund and the Choi-Chiu and King-Wo Lam Family Fund of the Chinese Heritage Foundation. Together with a match from the University's 21st Century Graduate Fellowship Endowment, funds will support one or more full-time graduate students each year beginning in September. This Fellowship is created especially for the study of WWII in China...
Tianxiao Zhu 2016 CHF Fellow
Tianxiao Zhu is a PhD student in the history department at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. His dissertation is about China’s trade during the Cold War period, circa. 1960-78. To investigate how China becomes involved into global trade system, he argues that...
Qin Fang 2008 CHF Fellow
In the summer of 2005, I took three suitcases and flew from Beijing to Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport. In the summer of 2011, I took the same three suitcases and flew back from Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport to Beijing. Six years has passed swiftly...