Thursday, December 8, 2011 | 10:30 PM EST

On December 8, Dr. Mary Brown Bullock, Distinguished Visiting Professor of China Studies at Emory University, discussed her latest book, The Oil Prince’s Legacy: Rockefeller Philanthropy in China, at the Luce Foundation office in New York. Using family diaries, letters, interviews in China, and institutional archival records, Dr. Bullock illuminates five generations of Rockefeller philanthropy in China and tells a compelling story about the evolution of U.S.-China cultural relations.


Dr. Mary Brown Bullock is a senior scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the president emerita of Agnes Scott College. She is the chair of the China Medical Board and a director of the Henry Luce Foundation, the National Committee on U.S. – China Relations, the Asia Foundation, the Harvard-Yenching Institute, the National Humanities Center and Genuine Parts Company.

Prior to serving as president of Agnes Scott College, Mary Bullock was the director of the Asia Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and director of the Committee on Scholarly Communication with the People’s Republic of China.

She received her Ph.D in Chinese history from Stanford University.