Jeff Kyong-McClain (PhD, Illinois) is Co-Director of the University of Idaho Confucius Institute. Previously, he was Associate Professor of East Asian History at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. His research interests include the rise of modern higher education and academic disciplines in China, Sino-Western cultural exchange, and Protestantism in Republican-era Sichuan. He is the author or co-author of several articles, including “D.C. Graham in Chinese Intellectual History: Foreigner as Nation Builder” and “Barbarian Caves or Han Tombs? Republican-Era Archaeology and the Reassertion of Han Presence in Ancient Sichuan”, and co-editor of the volume Chinese History in Geographical Perspective.