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Letter from the Chair

Poshek Fu

Professor of History
Affiliated Faculty of Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies
Professor of Asian American Studies
Center for Global Studies
Affiliated Faculty, Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures

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Areas of Specialization

Modern China and Hong Kong Studies; Film History; Cold War


Professor of History

Professor of Asian American Studies

Professor of Law

Director, Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies, 2010-2013

Specializations / Research Interest(s)

  • Cold War Culture, Second World War, US-China Relations

Research Description

  • Current research focuses on the battle between China, Taiwan, and the US in winning hearts and minds of ethnic Chinese in Cold War Asia


  • Ph.D, Stanford University, 1989

Distinctions / Awards

  • AMIAS Member, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
  • Zijiang Professor of Huamnities, East China Normal Univeristy, Shanghai


  • Fulbright Research Scholar
  • Mellon Faculty Grant
  • John D. and Catherine MacArthur Fellowship



  • Fu, Poshek . 灰色上海,1937-1945:中國文人的隱退,反抗與合作. . 北京: 三联书店, 2012.
  • Fu, Poshek . 中国在香港:邵氏电影 (合编). . Hong Kong: 牛津出版社 Oxford University Press, 2011.
  • Fu, Poshek . China Forever: Shaw Brothers and the Making of A Diasporic Cinema (Editor). . Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2008.
  • Fu, Poshek . 双城故事:早期中国电影的文化政治 . . Beijing : 北京大学出版社 Peking University Press, 2008.
  • Fu, Poshek . Between Shanghai and Hong Kong: The Politics of Chinese Cinemas. . Stanford : Stanford University Press, 2008.
  • Fu, Poshek. The Cinema of Hong Kong: History, Arts, Identity, 1900-1997 (Co-editor). . New York: Cambridge University Press, 2000.
  • Fu, Poshek. Passivity, Resistance, and Collaboration: Intellectual Choices in Occupied Shanghai, 1937-1945. . Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1993.

Book Contributions

  • "Cold War and Mid-twentieth-Century Hong Kong Cinema." Oxford Handbook of Chinese Cinema. . New York : Oxford University Press, 2013.

Journal Articles

  • "Japanese Occupation, “Shanghai Exile, Postwar Hong Kong Cinema." China Quarterly 194 (2008): 380-394.
  • "Modernity, Diasporic Capital, and 1950s Hong Kong Mandarin Cinema." Jump Cut 49.Winter (2007):

Magazine Articles

  • "Cinema, Cold war, and Hong Kong (“Masters and the Movies Series")." Perspectives on History (AHA). 16 Apr. 2012: 15-18.