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Xiaojia Hou, PhD


Assistant Professor

E-mail: Xiaojia Hou
Office Location: King Center 560
Phone: 303-556-8315
Fax: 303-556-6037
Areas of Expertise:
Asian History

  • PhD, Cornell University​
  • MA, Peking University
  • BA, Peking University

Xiaojia Hou received her Ph.D. in history from Cornell University in 2008 with a specialization in modern Chinese history, and her undergraduate and master’s degrees in history from Peking University. Since 2008, she has taught in the Department of History, University of Colorado Denver. She can be reached through email at xiaojia.hou@ucdenver.edu.

Select Publications

  • "'Get Organized': The Impact of the Soviet Model on the CCP's Rural Economic
  • Strategy, 1949-l953," in China Learns from the Soviet Union, 1949-present, edited by Thomas P. Bernstein and Hua-yu Li, Lexington Books, 2010.
  • "Rural Policy in Flux: Lai Ruoyu's Challenge to the Party Center in the Early 1950s" in China on the Margins, edited by Sherman Cochran and Paul G. Pickowicz, Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2010.


  • HIST 3451, Introduction to Asian History
  • HIST 4420/5420, Traditional China
  • HIST 4421/5421, Modern China
  • HIST 4431/5431, Modern Japan
  • HIST 6989, Cold War seminar

​Spring 2014: Tuesdays from 1-3:00pm and by appointment only.  Please email xiaojia.hou@ucdenver.edu​​ to schedule your appointment.