Huping Ling (Chinese: 令狐萍; pinyin: Lìnghú Píng) (born 1956) is a Professor of History, the founder of the Asian Studies Program, and the past department chair at Truman State University. She is the Changjiang Scholar Chair Professor by the Chinese Ministry of Education at Wuhan Theoretical Research Center of Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council and China Central Normal University, and a Visiting Professor of the Institute of Overseas Chinese Studies at Jinan University. She is the inaugural book series editor Asian American Studies Today for Rutgers University Press and served as the Executive Editor for the Journal of Asian American Studies (JAAS 2008-2012). She also serves as a consultant to the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of Guangdong Provincial Government and on the Board of Directors of Women Writers Association in Shanxi Province of the Chinese National Writers Association. A Ford Foundation Prize-winning author, she has published eleven books and over hundred articles on Asian American studies, including immigration and ethnicity, assimilation and adaptation, transnationalism, family and marriage, employment patterns, and community structures.
Education and career
Ling first began her career in teaching as a high school teacher in Taiyuan,Shanxi, China from 1974 through 1978. She graduated from Shanxi University, Taiyuan, Shanxi, PRC, with her bachelor's degree in history,ranked first in her class, in 1982. During the time of 1982-1985, she worked as an assistant professor of history at Shanxi University. In 1985, she was a visiting scholar for the history department at Georgetown University. She earned her master's in 1987 at the University of Oregon, and completed her Ph.D. at Miami University (1991). She began teaching as an assistant professor of history at Truman State University from 1991-1995. From 1996-2003 she was promoted to associate professor of history at Truman State University and then promoted as a professor of history in 2004. She is a visiting professor for Jinan University (Guangzhou, China) and for Central China Normal University (Wuhan, China). Internationally, she serves as a "consultant to the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of Guangdong Provincial Government" and as a "consultant for the Female Writers Association in Shanxi Province". Nationally, in 2004 she was on the "Book Award Committee for the 46th Missouri Conference on History."
She currently serves as the Executive Editor of the Journal of Asian American Studies, the official journal of the Association for Asian American Studies. For the same organization, she has served as the "Board Director" and "Representative of the Midwest/Mountain/Canada Region" from 2001-2003. Since 1999, she has been part of the "Steering Committee as a History Caucus." She is also "the founder of the Asian Studies Program at Truman" University. Her research focuses on Asian American studies including immigration and ethnicity, assimilation and adaptation, family and marriage, feminism, employment patterns, and community structures.
She has been a National Reviewer for The Choice, The Journal of Urban History, International Migration Review, The Journal of American Ethnic History, The Journal of American History for the Organization of American Historians, The Journal of the History of Sexuality for the University of Chicago Press, book manuscripts for the University of Hawaii Press, and textbooks by Prentice Hall.
- Asian American History
- Asian American Women
- Seminar on Chinese American Women
- East Asian Civilization 1 & 2
- History of China 1 & 2
- History of Japan 1 & 2
- U.S. History
Books and articles
She has published eleven books and over hundred articles on Asian American studies, including immigration and ethnicity, assimilation and adaptation, transnationalism, family and marriage, employment patterns, and community structures. She has been featured in The World Journal (Feb. 2, 2012, Jan. 15, 2006), the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Feb. 2, 2005), West End Word (Feb. 4, 2005), St. Louis Chinese American News, St. Louis Chinese Journal, the Overseas Chinese World, River Front Times, among others. She has also been included in many books/encyclopedias on famous Chinese Americans and authors, and has been frequently invited to lecture on Asian cultures and Asian American experiences at conferences, universities, schools, libraries, government and private agenices, and community organizations 
Those published works include:
- Chinese Chicago: Race, Transnational Migration, and Community since 1870. Stanford University Press, 2012.
- Asian American History and Cultures: An Encyclopedia. Two volumes (with Allan W. Austin) M.E. Sharpe, 2010.
- Asian America: Forming New Communities, Expanding Boundaries. Rutgers University Press, 2009.
- Emerging Voices: Experiences of Underrepresented Asian Americans. Rutgers University Press, 2008.
- Voices of the Heart: Asian American Women on Immigration, Work, and Family. Truman State University Press, 2007.
- Chinese in St. Louis: 1857-2007. Arcadia Publishing, 2007.
- Chinese St. Louis: From Enclave to Cultural Community. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2004.
- Ping Piao Mei Guo: New Immigrants in America. Shanxi, China: Beiyue Literature and Art Publishing House, 2003.
- Jinshan Yao: A History of Chinese American Women. Beijing: Chinese Social Sciences Publishing House, 1999.
- Surviving on the Gold Mountain: A History of Chinese American Women and Their Lives Albany: State University of New York Press, 1998.
- "Chinese Chicago: Transnational Migration and Community, 1945-2010s." In Chinatown around the World, edited by Chee-Beng Tan and Bernard Wong, 2012.
- "Negotiating Migration: Marriage and Changing Gender Roles among the Chinese Diaspora," In Handbook of the Chinese Diaspora, edited by Chee-Beng Tan, Routledge, 2012.
- "Asian Americans in Missouri." In Asian America: A State by State Historical Encyclopedia, edited by Jun Xing, Greenwood Press, 2012.
- "The Transnational World of Chinese Entrepreneurs in Chicago, 1870s to 1940s: New Sources and Perspectives on Southern Chinese Emigration." In Frontier History in China, Vol.6, No.3 (2011): 370-406.
- "The Changing Public Image of Chinese Americans and the Rise of China." In 21st Century International Review, (March 2011): 10-15.
- "Chinese-American women," In Women in American History: An Encyclopedia, edited by Hasia R. Diner, Facts on File, 2011.
- "Chinese Immigrants," In Encyclopedia of the American Immigration, edited by R. Kent Rasmussen, Salem Press, 2010.
- "Chinese Chicago: Transnational Migration and Businesses, 1890s-1930s." In Journal of Chinese Overseas Vol. 6 (2010): 250-285.
She has also edited anthologies and was co-editor of Asian American History and Culture: An Encyclopedia.
Dr. Ling has won several awards for many different categories. She has been awarded with the Ford Foundation Book Award. She was the winner for the "Walker and Doris Allen Fellowship award for Faculty Excellence" in 2006, which was a "prize of $10,000." She was also a finalist for the same award for the previous year. She won the "Best Article Award" at the "2006 Missouri Conference on History." She is the winner of the "Golden Apple Award" for the "Order of Omega and Truman State University's Greek Community" in 2004. She was awarded the Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin Editors' Choice Award in 2010. She has been a Semi-Finalist several times for the "Educator of the Year" award at Truman University, as well as a nominee for many awards and winner of several grants for Truman University, including 2011 Woman in Distinction and 2011 Still Spirit Award
Dr. Ling has made many public appearances. She has been featured in Top China, The World Journal, Chicago Daily Herald, Dallas Morning News, West End Word, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, St. Louis Chinese American News, St. Louis Chinese Journal, the Overseas Chinese World, River Front Times, among others. She has appeared on radio talk programs including “Charles Brennan Show” KMOX 1120, “Voice of St. Louis”, and KWMU 90.7 (NPR in St. Louis) “St. Louis on the Air”. She has also been included in many books/encyclopedias on famous Chinese Americans and authors . She is frequently invited to lecture on Asian cultures and Asian American experiences at conferences, universities, schools, libraries, government and private agencies, and community organizations, nationally and internationally.
- "Shao Center Database on Scholars and Librarians in Chinese Overseas Studies". Dr. Huping Ling. Ohio University Libraries. Retrieved 18 November 2011.
- "Huping Ling Faculty Page". Huping Ling. Truman State University.
- "Visiting Faculty". Huping Ling. University of Missouri.
- "Chinese St. Louisans". Chinese Culture and Education Foundation. Archived from the original on 2012-01-10.