Biography

My academic background is not only cross-disciplinary but also cross-boundary. I studied political science in Taiwan but became a historian of modern China in Cambridge. Now, I offer bilingual survey courses on history as well as political science at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen. I am swinging between history and political science. My research interest accordingly lies at the intersection of the two disciplines. To be specific, it is the historical development of political science in China. From the perspective of global history, I wish to explain transnational political scientists’ mutual construction of China’s fluid political modernity. I have recently shifted my focus from the Republican era to the late Cold War in order to extend the time span of my research. I have also published a few indexed, peer-reviewed journal articles in English and Chinese. In the next phase, I wish to turn my research into a monograph, making contribution to our understanding on China’s past and present.

Academic Publications

(Last update: February 2020)

 

Work in progress:

 

·      “Some Reflections on the Historical Narratives of Political Science in Modern China" (Guanyu jindai Zhongguo zhengzhi xue lishi shuxie de jidian fansi) (written in Chinese)

·      “The Dawn of Chinese Political Science: Rediscovering Politics in the 1980s”

·      The International Political Science Association and Cross-Strait Relations in the 1980s

·      “A Road Not Taken: Wei Yung and His Endeavour to Reshape Cross-Strait Relations in the 1980s”

 

 

Peer-reviewed paper:

 

·      “A Preliminary Study of The International Law Association and Its History (1912-1916)” (Guoji fa hui ji qi lishi chutan), NCCU Journal of History (Guoli zhengzhi daxue lishi xuebao). 51 (2019.05), p. 55-82. (Taiwan Humanities Citation Index) (written in Chinese)

·      “A Note of the St. Andrew’s Abbey: Lu Zhengxiang’s Historiography, Memoir, and Biographies” (Sheng andelu xiudaoyuan zaji: Lu Zhengxiang de shiliao, huiyilu, yu zhuanji), Disquisition on the Past & Present (Gujin lunheng)(Taipei: Academia Sinica Institute of History and Philology), 31 (2018.10), p. 165-176. (written in Chinese)

·      “Other than the Political and the Institutional: The Lu Zhengxiang Collection at St. Andrew’s Abbey, Bruges, Belgium and its Historical Significance and Value”, European Journal of Sinology, 7 (2016), p. 39-66. (European Citation Index)

·      “Similar but Not Identical Sinicization of Social Science: A Comparison of Jiang Tingfu and Xiao Gongquan” (Tongzhong youyi de shehui kexue Zhongguohua: Jiang Tingfu yu Xiao Gongquan zhi duibi), Bulletin of Academia Historica (Guoshi guan guankan), no. 44 (June 2015), p. 91-118. (Taiwan Humanities Citation Index) (written in Chinese)

·      “Self-Disciplining China with the Scientific Study of the State: Lu Zhengxiang and the Chinese Social and Political Science Association, 1915-1920”, History of Science, 53:1 (March 2015), p. 9-20. (doi: 10.1177/0073275314567432) (SSCI)

 

 

Book chapter:

 

·      Political Science”, in Howard Chiang ed., The Making of the Human Sciences in China: Historical and Conceptual Foundations (Leiden: Brill, 2019), p. 374-401.

 

 

Book review:

 

·      Protestant Bible Translation and Mandarin as the National Language of China. By George Kam Wah Mak. pp. 413. Leiden and Boston, Brill, 2017”, Journal of Royal of Asiatic Society, 29:4 (October 2019), p. 751-753. (doi: 10.1017/S1356186318000573) (Art & Humanities Citation Index)

·      “State for the People or State for War? The Intellectual Officers, Military Science and Military Change before the Second Sino-Japanese War, by KWONG Chi Man, Hong Kong, Chungwa Books, 2017, 368 pp., ISBN 978-988-8488-08-7”, Journal of Modern Chinese History, 12:1 (July 2018), p. 172-174. (doi: 10.1080/17535654.2018.1463736) (Emerging Sources Citation Index)

·      “Book review: Stephen R. MacKinnon, Wuhan, 1938: War, Refugees, and the Making of Modern China”, Chinese Studies (Hanxue yanjiu), 27:3 (May 2009), p. 361-365. (Taiwan Humanities Citation Index) (written in Chinese)

 

 

Conference paper (after 2015):

 

·      “The Remaking of Chinese Political Science in the 1980s”, The 26th World Congress of Political Science, Lisbon, to be held on 25-29 July 2020. (Proposal accepted)

·      “Some Reflections on the Historical Narratives of Political Science in Modern China" (Guanyu jindai Zhongguo zhengzhi xue lishi shuxie de jidian fansi), Second Cross-Strait Forum on Humanities (Dierjie haixia liangan renwen xue luntan), Xiamen, 18-20 October 2019. (in Mandarin Chinese)

·      The Making of Political Science in China”, Si-Mian Institute for Advanced Studies in Humanities, East China Normal University, 25-28 August 2019. (in Mandarin Chinese)

·      “The Dawn of Chinese Political Science: Rediscovering Politics in the 1980s”, International Conference on “Hopes and Fears in a Divided World: East and Southeast Asia during the Cold War”, Department of Chinese & History, The City University of Hong Kong, 3-4 May 2019.

·      “The International Political Science Association and Cross-Strait Relations in the 1980s”, The 25th World Congress of Political Science, Brisbane, 21-25 July 2018.

·      “A Road Not Taken: Wei Yung and His Endeavour to Reunify China in the 1980s”, “Confronting Predicament: The Mentality and Patterns of Behavior of Chinese Intellectuals in the Second Millennium”, Department of History, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 25-26 May 2018.

·      “The Unsuccessful International Law Association, 1912-1916” (Buchenggong de guoji fahui), Yuelu Academy, Hunan University, Changsha, China, 9 November 2017. (in Mandarin Chinese)

·      Taiwanese Political Scientists’ Battlefield: The International Political Science Association in the 1980s”, Department of Political Science, National Chengchi University, Taipei, 20 October 2017.

·      “Lou Tseng-tsiang and His Legacy: History, Diaspora, and Taiwan’s International Relations”, Department of Translation and Interpreting and Department of International Affairs, Wenzhao Ursuline University of Languages, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 25 May 2016.

·      “From Imagination to Subordination: Political Science in China, 1890s to the Present”, International Conference on “China and the Human Sciences: 1600 to the Present”, Department of History, National Chengchi University, Taipei, 19-20 August 2015.

·      “Changing China with the Western Study of International Relations: Lu Zhengxiang and the Chinese Social and Political Science Association”, Annual Conference of the Association for Asian Studies, Chicago, 26-29 March 2015.