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

  • 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

Distinctions / Awards

  • AMIAS Member, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
  • Fulbright Scholar


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

Selected Publications


Fu, Poshek Passivity, Resistance, and Collaboration: Intellectual Choices in Occupied Shanghai, 1937-1945 Stanford Stanford University Press 1993.
Fu, Poshek The Cinema of Hong Kong: History, Arts, Identity, 1900-1997 (Co-editor) New York Cambridge University Press 2000.
Fu, Poshek Between Shanghai and Hong Kong: The Politics of Chinese Cinemas Stanford Stanford University Press 2008.
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 中国在香港:邵氏电影 (合编) Hong Kong 牛津出版社 Oxford University Press 2011.
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.

Journal Articles

Japanese Occupation, “Shanghai Exile, Postwar Hong Kong Cinema China Quarterly 194 2008, p. 380-394.
Trans-Pacific Cultural Connections: University of Illinois and China Journal of American-East Asian Relations 24 2017.
More than Just Entertaining: Cinematic Containment and Asia's Cold War in Hong Kong, 1949-1959 Modern Chinese Literature and Culture 30 2 2018.
文化冷战在香港:中国学生周报与亚洲基金会 (Part 1) 二十一世纪 (Chinese University of Hong Kong) 173, 2019, p. 47-62.
香港国语电影的黄金时代:“电懋”“邵氏”与冷战 当代电影 7 2019.
文化冷战在香港:中国学生周报与亚洲基金会 (Part 2) 二十一世纪 (Chinese University of Hong Kong) 174 2019, p. 67-82.

Magazine Articles

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

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.