Poshek Fu

 Poshek Fu

Contact Information

316 Gregory Hall

Additional Campus Affiliations


Professor of History

Professor of Asian American Studies

Professor of Law

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

Research Interests

  • 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

Selected Publications


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 Cold War and Mid-twentieth-Century Hong Kong Cinema New York Oxford University Press 2013.

Journal Articles

Japanese Occupation, “Shanghai Exile, Postwar Hong Kong Cinema China Quarterly 194 2008, p. 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) 2012, p. 15-18.