Ling Zhang was a Ziff Environmental Fellow at the Harvard University Center for the Environment and a postdoctoral fellow in Agrarian Studies at Yale University. Ling is an environmental-economic-political historian of premodern China. Her research interests include Chinese history, regional studies, political economy, political ecology, science studies, environmental justice, and environmental philosophy and ethics. Author of The River, the Plain, and the State: Making a Yellow River Delta, 1048-1128 (2016), Zhang is currently preparing two book manuscripts, "North China during the Medieval Economic Revolution'' and "China's Sorrow or the Yellow River 's Sorrow: Environmental Biographies of a River Community." As an associate researcher at the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Ling organizes research seminars and conferences for the Center's "Environment in Asia" series.