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A-State Closing at 1 pm on Wednesday, March 4

Arkansas State University will be closing at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4 due to incoming winter weather. This includes the main campus at Jonesboro and the Paragould center.

For the convenience of students, faculty/staff and the community:
  • The Acansa Dining Hall will be open until 8 p.m.
  • The Red Wolf Center will close at 3 p.m.
  • The Dean B. Ellis Library will close at 1 p.m.
  • GradStock has been rescheduled to March 9, from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. at Cooper Alumni Center.
  • The Testing Center will close at 1 p.m.
  • Tonight's performance of "12 Angry Men" has been cancelled. Contact the Box Office for refund information.
  • NEA Science Fair has been postponed to March 16 at Hames Room, Convocation Center.
  • Communications Day (March 7) has been cancelled.

The university reminds students to monitor their official Arkansas State student email account for information regarding classes, as explained in an announcement from Provost Lynita Cooksey.

For further updates, watch the A-State website at AState.edu and official social media: Facebook.com/ArkansasState and on Twitter @ArkansasState.

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Associate Professor of History


  • Ph.D. History, Northeastern University, US, January 2008
  • M.A. Public Service Management (Social Security), The University of York, UK, 2000
  • M.A. Sociology, Wuhan University, China, 1996
  • B.A. Sociology, Wuhan University, China, 1990
  • Certificate in American Studies, Johns Hopkins University-Nanjing University Center, 1994-1995

Professional Credentials

  • Research Associate, World History Center, University of Pittsburgh, summer 2013
  • Member, Guangdong Institute for Social Policy (�_�_ٓ����______��__�����____), China, 2013-present
  • Visiting Scholar, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou (Canton), China, July 2012
  • Lee Hysan Visiting Scholar Scheme, Chinese University of Hong Kong, summer 2008
  • Andrew W. Mellon Dissertation Seminar, Washington University in St. Louis, summer 2006
  • Teaching Fellowship, Northeastern University, 2001-2006
  • British Chevening Scholarship, 1999
  • Second-class Prize of Philosophy and Social Science of Guangdong Province, China, 1999
  • Guangdong Provincial-Level Outstanding Worker, China, 1998

Teaching Specialties

  • Modern China
  • East Asia
  • Global Approaches

Research Interests

  • “China’s Social Insurance in Global Historical Perspective,” Chinese Public Policy Review (April 2013), vol. 6, pp. 1-18. (in Chinese)
  •  “The Global Spread of Neo-liberalism and China’s Pension Reform since 1978,” Journal of World History (2012), vol. 23, no. 3, pp. 609-638.
  • “China, Social Insurance, and the Welfare State: a Global Historical Perspective,” World History Connected (2012), vol. 9, no. 1.  
  • “The Global Social Insurance Movement since the 1880s,” Journal of Global History (2010), vol. 5, issue 1, pp. 125-148.
  • Book Manuscript in Progress
    China’s Social Security in the Twentieth Century: A Global Historical Perspective.  To be published by   Brill Academic Press.  

Aiqun Hu

Contact Information

P: (870) 972-2153
F: (870) 972-2880


Building: Wilson Hall
Room: 109E