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Professor of History, 2004-Present
Professor of Asian American Studies
Vice President, Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs, 2019-Present
Distinguished Visiting Professor, Faculty of Social Science, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Spring 2016
Director, Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies, 2010-2013

Research Interests

Chinese Studies, Hong Kong Studies, Cultural history, Film history, War and culture


Professor Fu teaches classes on modern China, cultural history of Shanghai, Hong Kong cinema and popular culture, US-China cultural relations, and Global East Asia.

Professional Information

He is completing a book manuscript on the cultural cold war in Hong Kong (under contract with Oxford University Press), particularly on the fight between China, Taiwan, and the US in winning hearts and minds of ethnic Chinese across Asia.


Ph.D, Stanford University, 1989

Honors & Awards

  • Outstanding Paper Award, Academy of Hong Kong Studies, 2019
  • Distinguished Humanities Lecture Series, Renmin University (Beijing), 2018
  • AMIAS Fellow and Member, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, 2014-2015
  • Visiting Zhijiang Professor of Humanities, East China Normal University, 2011-2017


  • Institute for Advanced Studies Fellowship
  • Fulbright Research Scholar
  • Mellon Faculty Grant
  • John D. and Catherine MacArthur Fellowship

Office Address

316 Gregory Hall

Office Phone

Intellectual Property

Journal Articles

  • "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): 47-62.
  • "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): 67-82.
  • "香港国语电影的黄金时代:“电懋”“邵氏”与冷战." 当代电影 (2019):
  • "More than Just Entertaining: Cinematic Containment and Asia's Cold War in Hong Kong, 1949-1959." Modern Chinese Literature and Culture 30.2 (2018):
  • "Trans-Pacific Cultural Connections: University of Illinois and China." Journal of American-East Asian Relations (2017):
  • "Japanese Occupation, “Shanghai Exile, Postwar Hong Kong Cinema." China Quarterly 194 (2008): 380-394.

Magazine Articles

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


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