Poshek Fu

Professor, History

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Personal profile

Personal profile

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

Professional Information

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

Honors & Awards

AMIAS Member, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
Fulbright Scholar


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

Office Address

316 Gregory Hall

Office Phone

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Research Output 1993 2017

Across the Pacific: The University of Illinois and China

Fu, P., Feb 2017, The University of Illinois: Engine of Innovation. Hoxie, F. E. (ed.). Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, p. 187-196 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Trans-pacific cultural connections: The University of Illinois and China

Fu, P., Apr 1 2017, In : Journal of American-East Asian Relations. 24, 1, p. 27-40 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

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Projecting ambivalence: Chinese cinema in semi-occupied Shanghai, 1937-41

Fu, P., Feb 27 2014, Wartime Shanghai. Yeh, W. (ed.). Routledge, p. 86-110 25 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


An ordinary Shanghai woman in an extraordinary time: A view from Post-War Popular Cinema

Poshek, F., Jan 1 2013, Visualising China, 1845-1965: Moving and Still images in Historical Narratives. Henroit, C. & Yeh, W. (eds.). Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, p. 461-479 19 p. (China Studies; vol. 23).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Cold War Politics and Hong Kong Mandarin Cinema

Fu, P., Apr 2013, The Oxford Handbook of Chinese Cinemas. Rojas, C. (ed.). Oxford University Press, p. 116-133

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Hong Kong
Cold War
Film Industry