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Dr. TSUI Kai Hin Brian

PhD (Columbia)

Assistant Professor

MA Programme Director

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Room HJ624, Stanley Ho Building,

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University,

Hung Hom, Hong Kong

 

Biographical Sketch

Dr. TSUI Kai Hin Brian completed his graduate training at Columbia University after receiving a B.A. from the University of Hong Kong. Before joining PolyU, Dr. Tsui served at the Australian National University, where he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Australian Centre on China in the World.

A historian by training, Dr. Tsui is interested in the intersection between revolutionary politics and mobilization of cultures on both the left and the right in China’s twentieth century. His first book, China’s Conservative Revolution: The Quest for a New Order, 1927-1949 (click here for author Q&A), studies mass politics under the Guomindang, the dilemmas confronting Chinese liberal intellectuals caught between an authoritarian state and a supposedly untamable populace, and the Nationalist Party’s appeal to Pan-Asianism as a strategy to garner international support. His current research focuses on the advent of “New China” as an Asia-wide event, zeroing in on how the advent of the People’s Republic was interpreted by Indian nationalists and Asian Christians in the early 1950s.

 

Academic Qualifications

  • Ph.D. (2013) in East Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University
  • M.Phil. (2009) East Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University
  • M.A. (2007) East Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University
  • B.A. (2005), History, The University of Hong Kong

 

Present Position

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Chinese Culture, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. (August, 2014 - )

 

Positions Held

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Australian Centre on China in the World, The Australian National University (2013.1-2014.8)

 

Specialization and Research Interests

  • Twentieth-century Chinese history
  • Revolutionary politics in China and Asia
  • Modern China-India connections

 

Fellowships and Grants

  • General Research Fund, Research Grants Council, HKSAR Government, 2018-19, awarded for a three-year project entitled “Embracing ‘New China’: An Intellectual History of China-India Friendship, 1950-1955”
  • Early Career Scheme, Research Grants Council, HKSAR Government, 2015-16, awarded for a two-year project entitled “Turncoats: Political Conversion and Anti-Communism in Nationalist China, 1927-1949”
  • Research Grant, Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange, 2014, awarded for a three-year project entitled “Beyond Pan-Asianism: China-India Connections, 1911-1949”
  • Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange Doctoral Fellowship, 2012-2013
  • Bernadotte Schmitt Grant, American Historical Association, 2007, awarded for a project entitled “Time Reckonings, Factory Management, and Labor Protests in Nationalist Guangzhou”

 

Publications

  1. China’s Conservative Revolution: The Quest for a New Order, 1927-1949. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018.
  2. "The mutations of pan-Asianism: Zhang Junmai's Cold War," Twentieth-Century China, vol. 42, no. 2 (2017): 176-97.
  3. 〈20世紀二三十年代胡愈之對印度反殖民運動認知迭變初探〉(Changes in Hu Yuzhi's understanding of the Indian anticolonial movement in the 1920s and 30s)。沈丹森、孫英剛編《中印關係研究的視野與前景》,上海:復旦大學出版社,2016,頁230-41。
  4. “Class politics and the entrenchment of the party-state in modern China,” in Lion Koenig and Bidisha Chaudhuri eds., Politics of the Other in India and China: Western Concepts in Non-Western Contexts. London: Routledge, 2016, pp. 115-26.
  5. “Decolonization and revolution: Debating Gandhism in Republican China,” Modern China: An International Journal of History and Social Science, vol. 41, no. 1 (2015): 59-89.
  6. “Clock time, national space, and the limits of Guomindang anti-imperialism,” positions: asia critique, vol.21, no.4 (2013): 921-45
  7. “The plea for Asia – Tan Yunshan, pan-Asianism and Sino-Indian relations,” China Report: A Journal of East Asian Studies, vol.46, no.4 (2010): 353-70.