Allen Ballard  

Steven Leibo   

Reid Mitchell  

William Rainbolt  


Essay by Allen Ballard   

Essay by Steven Leibo 

Essay by Reid Mitchell  

Essay by William Rainbolt  

Guest Essay

Essay by Thomas Mallon  


Writing samples 

Moses Rose  
by William Rainbolt  

A Man Under Authority   
by Reid Mitchell  

Carried by Six
by Allen Ballard 

Tienkuo: The Heavenly Kingdom   
by Steven Leibo  



Writing History / Writing Fiction 
a virtual conference session 
Steven A. Leibo [email protected] 

Dr. Steven A. Leibo is the Director of the International Studies Program at Russell Sage College where he serves as a professor of Modern Global History and Politics. Dr. Leibo also teaches courses in Modern World History and Asian Civilization at the State University of New York At Albany. He has also taught or served as a researcher at Union College, Skidmore, Empire State, the University of Cincinnati, Stanford University and a number of other institutions. He was educated at the University of California at Santa Barbara and Washington State University. 

A former Fulbright scholar, Leibo specializes in the relationship between Asia and the West. He teaches courses in International Relations, Middle East, Russia, and Asian Modern History. Professor Leibo has traveled extensively throughout Europe and Asia. 

Dr. Leibo is the author/and or editor of many academic and popular works, among them 
East, Southeast Asia and the Western Pacific 1997 (Stryker-Post 1997) 
Transferring Technology to China: Prosper Giquel and the Self Strenghening Movement 
(Berkeley 1985) 
Journal of the Chinese Civil War, 1864 (Hawaii 1985) 
International Conflict in the 20th Century (Regents 1992) 
The United States and Japan, Franklin Watts Publishers (in press) 

Among his hobbies is historical fiction. Professor Leibo has even written a novel, 
Tienkuo: The Heavenly Kingdom, about nineteenth century China (Silk Screen Press 1994) 

See: Leibo's Favorites 

Within the internet he is the co-founder/co-editor of H-ASIA an Asian Studies Professional group that includes over 2000 Asian Studies professionals from more than 50 countries. H-ASIA also includes an extensive web site for the study of Asia called The Asia Pacific Network He is probably best known to upstate New York residents for his work as a frequent international political analyst for local television and radio. Additionally he has authored many newspaper articles and guest columns on international issues. During the Persian Gulf War of 1990-91 he served as the international political analyst for WTEN T.V. More recently as offered a series of commentaries on WAMC North Eastern Public Radio about Hong Kong's 1997 return to China. 


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