Laurie Dickmeyer

Laurie Dickmeyer is an assistant professor of history at Angelo State University, where she teaches the U.S. survey and upper-level Asian history courses and leads oral history and digitization projects on World War II-era and postwar West Texans. She also acts as a host for the New Books Network for the New Books in East Asian Studies channel. Currently, she is revising her Ph.D. dissertation, “The Ghost of the Hong Monopoly: US-China Trade and Diplomacy in the Nineteenth Century” for publication.

Dec. 15, 2020

Episode 6: Making a Good First Empression

Within a year of the end of the American Revolution, the United States sent a ship to China, where the government hoped Americans could start a robust (and lucrative) trade.