Poshek Fu

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Contact Information

316 Gregory Hall



Professor of History
Professor of Asian American Studies
Professor of Law
Director, Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies, 2010-2013

Research Interests

modern China and Hong Kong, Cold War Culture, Media history, War and Society, US-China cultural 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


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

Additional Campus Affiliations

Professor, Asian American Studies

Honors & Awards

AMIAS Member, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
Fulbright Scholar

Recent Publications

Fu, P. (2017). Across the Pacific: The University of Illinois and China. In F. E. Hoxie (Ed.), The University of Illinois: Engine of Innovation (pp. 187-196). Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press.

Fu, P. (2017). Trans-pacific cultural connections: The University of Illinois and China. Journal of American-East Asian Relations, 24(1), 27-40. https://doi.org/10.1163/18765610-02401008

Fu, P. (2014). Projecting ambivalence: Chinese cinema in semi-occupied Shanghai, 1937-41. In W. Yeh (Ed.), Wartime Shanghai (pp. 86-110). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203201213

Fu, P. (2013). Cold War Politics and Hong Kong Mandarin Cinema. In C. Rojas (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Chinese Cinemas (pp. 116-133). Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199765607.013.0007

Poshek, F. (2013). An ordinary Shanghai woman in an extraordinary time: A view from Post-War Popular Cinema. In C. Henroit, & W. Yeh (Eds.), Visualising China, 1845-1965: Moving and Still images in Historical Narratives (pp. 461-479). (China Studies; Vol. 23). Boston: Brill Academic Publishers.

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