Faculty & Teaching Team

Professor Charles Wing-hoi CHAN

PhD, University of Toronto
Associate Professor of Humanities

Research interests:
Classical Confucianism, Sung and Ming Neo-Confucianism, Taoism, Tokugawa Japanese Confucianism, comparative Chinese and Japanese thought and culture

Professor David Cheng CHANG

PhD, University of California, San Diego
Associate Professor of Humanities

Research interests:
POW studies as social, political, and military history; Cold War international history; China-Burma-India Theatre in WWII; wartime education and migration (1930s-1940s); history of Sino-U.S. relations; elections and constitutionalism in modern China

Professor Siu-woo CHEUNG

PhD, University of Washington
Associate Professor of Humanities

Research interests:
Ethnicity and ethno-historical processes in South China and Vietnam, subject-identity constitution and representation, cultural politics among border peoples

PhD, Princeton University
Associate Professor of Humanities

Research interests:
Modern European history, history of political and social thought, global history of ideas

Professor Daisy Yan DU

PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Associate Professor of Humanities

Research interests:
Animation, film, media, Modern Chinese Literature and Visual Culture, Women/Children/Animal/Machine, Travel/Migration/Diaspora, and Modernity/Modernism Studies

Professor Flora Li-tsui FU

PhD, University of California, Berkeley
Associate Professor of Humanities

Research interests:
Twentieth-century Chinese painting, Ming and Qing painting, topographical painting

Professor Virgil Kit-yiu HO

DPhil, Oxford University
Associate Professor of Humanities

Research interests:
Social and cultural history of modern China, rural South China in the Republican and the early-Socialist periods, political cultures and political symbolisms in modern China 

Professor Jenny HUNG

PhD, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology; PhD, Lingnan University
Assistant Professor of Humanities

Research interests:
Chinese Philosophy, Buddhism, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics, Logic, Philosophy of Science

Professor Huan JIN

PhD, Harvard University
Assistant Professor of Humanities

Research interests:
Modern Chinese literature, late imperial Chinese literature, media studies, the history of the book

Professor James Z LEE

PhD, University of Chicago
Chair Professor of Humanities and Social Science

Research interests:
Chinese history (late imperial and contemporary), comparative demography and sociology of populations in the past, genealogical approaches to social science, higher education and social stratification in China

Professor Jianmei LIU

PhD, Columbia University
Professor of Humanities

Research interests:
Modern Chinese fiction, gender studies, the relationship between literature and religion, popular culture, and films studies

PhD, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Associate Professor of Humanities

Research interests:
Ethnicity, kinship, tourism anthropology, ethnic minorities in China and in highland Southeast Asia

PhD, Harvard University
Assistant Professor of Humanities

Research interests:
Transculturation and world literature, translation theory, popular culture and cinema, literature and medicine, affect theory, and auto/biography

Professor Steven B MILES

PhD, University of Washington
Professor of Humanities

Research interests:
History of Early Modern China, Migration and Diasporas, Rivers and Frontiers, Cities and Urban Culture

Professor Eric S NELSON

PhD, Emory University
Professor of Humanities

Research interests:
Phenomenology, Hermeneutics, Critical Social Theory 

Professor Zhen QIN

PhD, University of Kansas
Assistant Professor of Humanities

Research interests:
Phonetics, Second Language Acquisition, Psycholinguistics, Perception and Processing of Chinese tones

Professor Simon Man-ho WONG

PhD, University of Toronto
Associate Professor of Humanities

Research interests:
Confucianism, Neo-Confucianism, Taoism, Chinese Buddhism

Professor Shengqing WU

PhD, UCLA
Professor of Humanities

Research interests:
Chinese literary and visual modernity; Media, visual, and verbal culture; Chinese poetry; History of photography in China

Professor Yuk-man Carine YIU

PhD, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Associate Professor of Humanities

Research interests:
Chinese linguistics, Cantonese dialect, Chinese dialectology, syntax, semantics

Professor Lawrence L C ZHANG

PhD, Harvard University
Associate Professor of Humanities

Research interests:
Late imperial and modern Chinese history, social mobility in China, office purchase in China, history of tea in East Asia

Professor Min ZHANG

PhD, Peking University
Associate Professor of Humanities

Research interests:
Chinese linguistics, Chinese historical grammar, Chinese dialectology, cognitive semantics and syntax

 

For more information about the faculty and teaching team, please visit the website of Division of Humanities.