Dr. Chang teaches East Asian history and world history in the Department of History. Before joining the Winthrop faculty, she taught at Pasadena City College, the University of Southern California, the University of Redlands, University of California-Santa Cruz, and Skidmore College in New York.
She has taught various courses, such as "World Civilizations," "Modern China," "Modern Japan," "Chinese Foreign Relations," "Women in China," "The Chinese Cultural Revolution," and "Chinese Ethical Thought." Her current research interests include Chinese women’s social and cultural activities, Chinese intellectual history, and modern East Asian migration and foreign relations. Her research has been presented in U.S. and Asian academic conferences, such as the 2008 and 2009 annual conferences of the Association for Asian Studies, and included in her dissertation ("Family Matters: Women’s Negotiation with Confucian Family Ethics in Qing and Republican China," 2007). Chang's research has appeared in a book chapter ("The Modern Legend of Miaoshan: the Development of the Sangha of Vegetarian Nuns in China" in The Constant and Changing Faces of the Goddess: Goddess Traditions of Asia, edited by Deepak Shimkhada and Phyllis K. Herman, 2008). She currently is working on journal articles and planning a book on modern Chinese women and their social networks.