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Professor, Institute of Asian Research and Department of History, University of British Columbia
Timothy Brook is professor of Chinese history in the History Department and holds the position of Republic of China Chair in the IAR. He has published eleven books (nine of which have been translated into multiple languages) and one museum catalogue. He has also edited seven, in addition to serving as editor-in-chief of...
Professor, Institute of Asian Research and Department of History, University of British Columbia
Timothy Cheek has been a professor at UBC since 2002 teaching in the IAR’s Asian policy program. His research, teaching and translating focus on the recent history of China, especially the role of Chinese intellectuals in the twentieth century and the history of the Chinese Communist Party. His books include The Intell...
Associate Professor of History, Asian Institute, University of Toronto
Munk School of Global Affairs
Li Chen received his J.D. from University of Illinois (magna cum laude) and Ph.D. from Columbia University. He is currently Associate Professor of History, Global Asia Studies, and Sociolegal Studies at the University of Toronto. His research and teaching interests include late Imperial and modern China (15th through...
Associate Professor of History and International Relations, University of Toronto
Munk School of Global Affairs
Professor Chin’s research and teaching interests are in late nineteenth- through twentieth-century American foreign relations, specializing in U.S.-East Asian relations. Her particular interest is in the intersection of national identity with concepts of empire, culture, and gender and the ways in which these themes...
Associate Professor, Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia
Institute of Asian Research
Josephine Chiu-Duke is Associate Professor of Chinese Intellectual History at the Department of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia. Her research focuses on traditional Chinese social, intellectual and cultural history, specializing in T’ang and Sung dynasty (607-1274), modern Chinese social, intellectu...
Associate Professor of History, University of Toronto
Munk School of Global Affairs
Kwee Hui Kian is Associate Professor of History at the University of Toronto. Her research focuses on Southeast Asia and South China, where she has examined various themes relating to colonialism, political economy and diasporic entrepreneurship, from the seventeenth century to the present. Kwee has been a visiting...
Associate Professor, Department of Historical Studies, University of Toronto Mississauga
Munk School of Global Affairs
Tong Lam is an Associate Professor in the Department of Historical Studies and the Graduate Department of History. His research is on the modern and contemporary history of China, with emphases on empire and nation, governmentality, knowledge-production, as well as urban space and ruins. His first book, A Passion for...
Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Toronto
Munk School of Global Affairs
Lisa Mar specializes in modern Canadian and U.S. socio-political history, particularly immigration and ethnicity, and especially the experiences of Asian Canadians and Asian Americans. Her research focuses on Chinese Canadians and Chinese Americans, their relations with their neighbors, and relations between global and...
Faculty Associate, Centre for Chinese Research, Associate Professor, Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia
Institute of Asian Research
Christopher Rea is a literary and cultural historian whose research focuses on the modern Chinese-speaking world. His most recent publications concern laughter and comedy, print culture, cultural entrepreneurs, literary cosmopolitanism, and the scholar-writers Qian Zhongshu and Yang Jiang. He is also an active translator...