Seminars & Events

Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference

On March 29 at George Washington University, four Saint Mary's students will present their research at the Phi Alpha Theta Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference. The history department wishes them the best of luck.

Program Highlight

Historic St. Mary's City

The Colonial History Concentration takes advantage of our special relationship with Historic St. Mary's City, the first capital of Maryland and a colonial archeological site, research facility, and museum.


SMP Spotlight

Matt Anthony, "Pickin' Up the Pieces: Country-rock and the End of the Sixties," 2013.

“My St. Mary's Project offered a way for me to merge my love of popular music with my research interests. Working closely with my mentor, Dr. Chuck Holden, gave me an in-depth insight into the work of an historian. I had the opportunity to pursue research avenues that are not typically part of the undergraduate experience, including archival work at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library & Archives in Cleveland, Ohio, and conducting oral histories with several performers from the 1960s and 1970s. Even after a year of thorough research and writing, my SMP left me feeling that I have only scratched the surface of a very rich topic which I hope will be the basis of further study as I enter graduate school."




Charles Musgrove
Associate Professor of History

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Departments: History
Office: Kent Hall, Room 106
Phone: (240) 895-4394


In November 2011, Charlie Musgrove presented a paper at the Fairbanks Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University entitled "Nationalist 1911: Building a Founding Myth in Stone and Concrete" on representations of Sun Yat-sen and the 1911 Revolution during the Nationalist Era from 1927 to 1937.  Dr. Musgrove's paper was part of a conference commemorating the 100th anniversary of the 1911 Revolution that toppled the last imperial dynasty and established the Republic of China.  Scholars from the U.S., Britain, China, Taiwan, and Japan also participated.

Dr. Charlie Musgrove presented his work on Nanjing at a workshop entitled "Landscape, City and Space in Modern China." The workshop was hosted by the University of Warwick, UK, but took place in Venice, Italy, on February 2-5, 2012.


University of California, San Diego Ph.D., June 2002
Major Field: Modern Chinese History
Minor Fields: Modern Japan, Pre-Modern China, and Urban Studies
Dissertation: "The Nation's Concrete Heart: Architecture, Planning, and Ritual in the ‘Model Capital' of Nanjing, China, 1927-1937"
Advisors:  Joseph W. Esherick and Paul G.. Pickowicz

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor M.A., June 1994
Major: Chinese Studies
Thesis: "Sun Yat-sen as Provisional President and his Relations with the United States, 1911-1913"
Advisors: C.S. Chang and Ernest P. Young

University of Florida, Gainesville B.A., June 1992
Major: History
Honors Thesis: "American Media Perceptions of the Cultural Revolution"
Advisor: Edward McCord

Curriculum Vitae

Spring 2013 Courses

  • HIST 108: History of the Modern World
  • HIST 355: History of Modern Japan
  • HIST 455: Topics in Asian, African, Latin American History: Colony to Democracy Taiwan's History

Previous Courses

  • HIST 104: Historical Foundations of the Modern World
  • HIST 108: History of the Modern World
  • HIST 206: East Asian Civilizations
  • HIST 351: History of Traditional China
  • HIST 352: History of Modern China
  • HIST 354: History of Japan to 1600
  • HIST 394: Topics: History of Modern Japan
  • HIST 394: Topics: Chinese Cinema
  • HIST 455: The Mongols


  • Fulbright Fellowship 1999/2000
  • "Building a Dream: constructing a national capital in Nanjing, 1927-1937." In Joseph W. Esherick, ed. Remaking the Chinese City: Modernity and National Identity, 1900-1950. Honolulu: U. Hawaii Press, 2000.  
  • "Cheering the Traitor: The Post-War Trial of Chen Bijun, April 1946." Twentieth-Century China vol. 30, no. 2 (April 2005): pp. 3-27.
  • "The Nation and Daily Life in Modern Chinese Cities." Journal of Urban History vol. 33, no. 4 (May 2007): pp. 620-632.
  • "Manga Introduction to China and Its Implication for Global Education." Co-authored with Kinko Ito. Global Education vol. 9 (March 2007): pp. 16-29.
  • "Monumentality in Nanjing's Sun-Yatsen Memorial Park." Southeast Review of Asian Studies. Vol. 29 (2007): pp. 1-19.  
  • "China in Japanese Manga: A Not so Funny Story?" Co-authored with Kinko Ito. Japanese Studies Review vol. 12 (2008): pp. 37-50.
  • "The Three Principles of the People" and "The Summer Palace (China)." Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World. Oxford University Press, 2008.
  • China's Contested Capital: Architecture, Ritual, and Response in Nanjing. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, forthcoming, 2013.