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韓子奇教授 (韓子奇教授)

PhD University of Chicago
MA University of Michigan
BA University of Hong Kong


Contact Information

Office: LI-4717
Phone: 3442-9618
Email: t.k.hon@cityu.edu.hk

Tze-ki Hon received a Bachelor’s Degree in History and Political Science from the University of Hong Kong, a Master’s Degree in Asian Studies from the University of Michigan, and a PhD in History from the University of Chicago. For twenty-five years, he taught history and Western Humanities in the United States, first at Hanover College in Indiana and then at State University of New York at Geneseo. In Geneseo, he won both the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching (2002) and the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities (2011). Specializing in classical studies and intellectual history, he wrote four books and co-edited four collections of essays, covering a wide range of topics including the commentaries of the Yijing (Book of Changes), Neo-Confucianism of the Song-Ming period, the social and intellectual history of modern China, and the global order after WWI. During the last decade, he was appointed Visiting Research Fellow at Leiden University in Holland (2006-2007) and at Erlangen-Nuremburg University in Germany (2013-2014) to conduct research on Chinese divination and the intellectual debates in contemporary China. His current research projects include the philosophy of divination of Zhu Xi (1130-1200), the modernity discourse in late Qing and Republican China, the transformation of the Yijing into the I Ching in the 1960s United States, and the rise of contemporary Confucianism since 1979.

Courses Taught

Publications (selected)



Single-Authored Monographs

  • The Allure of the Nation: Cultural and Historical Debates in Late Qing and Republican China (Leiden: Brill, 2015)
  • Revolution as Restoration: Guocui xuebao and China’s Path to Modernity, 1905-191t1 (Leiden: Brill, 2013).
  • The Yijing and Chinese Politics: Classical Commentary and Literati Activism in the Northern Song Period, 960-1127 (Albany: State University of New York Press, 2005).

Co-Authored Books

  • Geoffrey Redmond and Tze-ki Hon, Teaching the Book of Changes (Yijing) (Oxford University Press, 2014).

Edited Volumes

  • Tze-ki Hon and Kristin Stapleton, eds., 21st Century New Confucianism: Global Order, Political Pluralism, Social Actions (SUNY Press, 2017).
  • Tosh Minohara, Tze-ki Hon, and Evan Dawley, eds., The Decade of the Great War: Japan and the Wider World in the 1910s (Leiden: Brill, 2014).
  • Kai-wing Chow, Tze-ki Hon, Hung-yok Ip, and Don C. Price, eds., Beyond the May Fourth Paradigm: In Search of Chinese Modernity (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2008).
  • Tze-ki Hon and Robert J. Culp, eds., The Politics of Historical Production in Late Qing and Republican China, (Leiden: Brill, 2007).

Journal Articles and Book Chapters

  • “March 1922; Critical Review published its first article about the Harvard scholar Irving Babbitt, Turning Babbitt into Bai Bide,” in Harvard New Literary History of Modern China, edited by David Der-Wei Wang (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2017).
  • “Macao’s Cultural Interface: Historical Roots & Future Prospects,” in Macao: Breakthrough and Change in China’s Special Administrative Region, edited by Ming K. Chan and Jack H.T. Leong (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, forthcoming).
  • “Coming to Terms with Global Competition: The Rise of Historical Geography in Early Twentieth-Century China,” in Organized Knowledge in Action: Intellectuals, Professions, and Social Change in Twentieth-Century China, edited by Robert J. Culp and Eddy U (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2016).
  • “From Culture to Cultural Nationalism: A Study of New Confucianism of the 1980s and 1990s,” in Contemporary Confucian Thought and Action, edited by Guy Alitto (Springer, 2015), pp.27-39.
  • “Radical Confucianism: The Critique of Imperial Orthodoxy in Guocui xuebao (1905‒1911),” in Interpreting China as a Regional and Global Power, edited by Bart Dessein (London: Palgrave Macmillian, 2015), pp. 30-43.
  • 〈开眼看世界:论晚清地理教科书中的全球图像〉(Opening Eyes to Look at the World: A Study of Global Images in Geography Textbooks of Late Qing China), in 《近代中国的知识生产与文化政治:以教科书为中心 (The Knowledge Production and the Cultural Politics of Modern China: A Study of Textbooks), edited by Zhang Zhongmin 张仲民 and Zhang Ke 章可 (Shanghai: Fudan daxue chubanshe, 2014), pp. 3-16.
  • “Printing Technology and the Transfer of Knowledge: The Cultural Nexus of Power in Early 20th Century East Asia,” in Revista de Cultura (Review of Culture), international edition 45 (2014): 119-126.
  • “The Chinese Path to Modernization: Discussions of ‘Culture’ and ‘Morality’ in Republican China,” International Journal for History, Culture and Modernity, volume 2, issue 3 (2014): 211-228.
  • “Technology, Markets, and Social Change: Print Capitalism in Early Twentieth-Century,” in Print, Profit, and Perception: Information Production and Knowledge Transmission in Chinese Societies, 1895-1949, edited by Peiyin Lin and Weipin Tsai (Leiden: Brill, 2014), pp. 92‒123.
  • “Global Competition for Power and Wealth: The Chinese Views of the World before and after the Great War,” in Tosh Minohara, Tze-ki Hon, and Evan Dawley, eds., The Decade of the Great War: Japan and the Wider World in the 1910s (Leiden: Brill, 2014), pp. 504‒520.
  • “Revolution as Restoration: Meanings of “National Essence” and “National Learning” in Guocui xuebao,” in The Challenge of Linear Time: Nationhood and the Politics of History in East Asia, edited by Viren Murthy and Axel Schneider (Leiden: Brill, 2014), pp. 257-76.
  • 〈《地学杂志》与一次大战前后中国人的世界观〉(Journal of Geographical Studies and the Chinese View of the World around WWI), in《民国史家与史学:民国史家与史学国际学术研讨会论文集》(Historians and Historical Studies of the Republican Period: A Collection of Essays from the International Conference on Historians and Historical Studies of the Republican Period), edited by Chen Yong陈勇(Shanghai:Shanghai daxue chubanshe, 2014), pp. 96-108. 
  • “Local Elites in Ming-Qing China,” in Oxford Bibliographies: China Studies (2013) (http://www.oxfordbibliographies.com/obo/page/chinese-studies).
  • “From Sheng Min 生民 to Si Min 四民: Social Changes in Late Imperial China,” Journal of Political Science and Sociology (Keio University, Tokyo), no. 16 (May 2012), pp. 11-31.
  • “Colonial Nostalgia as a Means of Resistance: Historical Discourses in Post-1997 Hong Kong,” in Nationhood and Identity Movements in Asia: Colonial and Postcolonial Times, edited by Swarupa Gupta (New Delhi: Manohar Press, 2012), 77-95.
  • “A Rock, a Text, and a Tablet: Making of the Song Emperor’s Terrace as a Lieu de Mémoire,” in Places of Memory in Modern China: History, Politics, and Identity, edited by Marc Matten (Leiden: Brill, 2011), pp. 133-65.
  • “Marking the Boundaries: The Rise of Historical Geography in Republican China,” in Formation and Development of Academic Disciplines in China: History, edited by Brian Moloughney and Peter Zarrow (Hong Kong: Chinese University of Hong Kong Press, 2011), pp. 303-34.
  • 《西来说与辨华夷: 论‘晚清国粹派’的国族思想》(The Paradox of Sino-Babylonianism and Anti-Manchuism: A Study of the Nationalist Thought of the Guocui Group), 《明清论丛》(A Collection of Essays on the Ming and Qing Dynasties) vol. 11(2011): 63-74.
  • “Classical Exegesis and Social Change: The Song School of Yijing Commentaries in Late Imperial China,” Sungkyun Journal of East Asian Studies, 11.1 (April, 2011): 1-16.
  • 〈陳序經的全盤西化論〉(The Total Westernization Theory of Chen Xujing), in 《嶺南近代史論: 廣東與香港關係 1900-1938》 (Studies of the History of Lingnan: The Relationship between Guangdong and Hong Kong, 1900-1938), edited by Ming K. Chan 陳明銶and Rao Meijiao 饒美蛟 (Hong Kong: Commercial Press, 2010), pp. 326-40.
  • “Zhou Dunyi” in Dao Companion to Chinese Philosophy, edited by John Makeham (Dordrecht, The Netherland: Splinger, 2010), pp. 1-16.
  • “Hexagrams and Politics: Wang Bi’s Political Philosophy in the Zhouyi Zhu,” in Philosophy and Religion in Early Medieval China, edited by Alan K.L. Chan and Yuet-keung Lo (Albany: SUNY Press, 2010), pp. 71-96.
  • 〈近年出土文物對歐美《易》學的影響〉(The Impact of Recent Archaeological Discoveries on the Yijing Studies in Europe and America), 《周易經傳文獻新詮》( New Interpretations on the Yijing Texts and Commentaries), edited by Dennis Cheng鄭吉雄 (Taipei: National Taiwan University Press, 2010), pp. 79-87.
  • “From a Hierarchy in Time to a Hierarchy in Space: The Meanings of Sino-Babylonianism in Early Twentieth Century China,” Modern China 36.2 (March 2009): 139-69. Chinese translation, 《从时间的差序到空间的差序:晚清民国时期的西来说》, in Xin shixue 新史学 (New Historical Methods), edited by Sun Jiang 孙江, volume 8 (Beijing: Zhonghua shuju, 2014), pp. 169-187.
  • 〈黃节《黄史》中的世界图像〉(Images of the World in Huang Jie’s History of the Yellow) , in《世变中的史学》(Historical Learning in Times of Crisis) edited by Li Jinqiang李金强(Guilin: Guangxi shifan daxue chubanshe, 2009), pp. 3-22.
  • 〈進入世界的挫折與自由: 二十世紀初的《地學雜誌》〉(Trials and Tribulations of Joining Global Capitalism: The Journal of Geographical Studies in Early Twentieth-Century China), 《新史學 》(New History), vol. 19, issue 2 (June 2008): 151-177.
  • “A Precarious Balance: Divination and Moral Philosophy in Zhouyi zhuanyi daquan,” Journal of Chinese Philosophy, 35.2 (2008): 254-271.
  • “Chinese Modernity and the Restructuring of the Field of Cultural Production” (co-authored with Kai-wing Chow et al) in Beyond the May Fourth Paradigm: In Search of Chinese Modernity (Lexington Books, 2008), pp. 1-23.
  • “From Babbitt to ‘Bai Bide’: Interpretations of New Humanism in Xueheng” in Beyond the May Fourth Paradigm: In Search Chinese Modernity (Lexington Books, 2008), pp. 253-67.
  • “Introduction” (co-authored with Robert Culp) to The Politics of Historical Production in Late Qing and Republican China (Brill, 2007), pp. 1-20.
  • “Educating the Citizens: Visions of China in Late Qing History Textbooks” in The Politics of Historical Production in Late Qing and Republican China (Brill, 2007), pp. 79-105.
  • “Constancy in Change: A Comparison of James Legge’s and Richard Wilhelm’s Interpretations of the Yijing,” Monumenta Serica 53 (2005): 315-336.
  • “辛亥革命與歷史意識: 比較《國粹學報》與《民報》的史論” (The 1911 Revolution and Historical Consciousness: A Comparison of the Historical Writings in Guocui xuebao and Minbao), in 《有志竟成: 孫中山、辛亥革命與近代中國》 (The Will to Change: Sun Yat-sen, the 1911 Revolution and Modern China) edited by Lin Qiyan 林啟彥, Li Jinqiang 李金強, and Bao Shaolin 鮑紹霖 (Hong Kong: Commercial Press, 2005), pp. 233-49.
  • “Cultural Identity and Local Self-Government: A Study of Liu Yizheng’s History of Chinese Culture,” Modern China 30.4 (October 2004): 506-542.
  • “Redefining the Civil Governance: The Yichuan yizhuan of Cheng Yi,” Monumenta Serica 52 (2004): 199-219.
  • “National Essence, National Learning, and Culture: Historical Writings in Guocui xuebao, Xueheng, and Guoxue jikan,” Historiography East and West 1.2 (Fall 2004): 240-287.
  • “Revolution as Recovery: The Use of History in Minbao and Guocui xuebao,” Asian Profile 32.1 (February 2004): 7-20.
  • “Plurality of Chinese Modernity: A Review of Recent Scholarship on the May Fourth Movement,” Modern China 29.4 (October 2003): 493-509. (Co-authored with Hung-yok Ip and Chiu-chun Lee).
  • “Human Agency and Change: A Reading of Wang Bi’s Yijing Commentary,” Journal of Chinese Philosophy 30.2 (June 2003): 223-242.
  • “Zhang Zhidong’s Proposal of Reform: A New Reading of the Quan xue pian,” in Rethinking the 1898 Reform Period: Political and Cultural Change in Late Qing China, edited by Rebecca Karl and Peter Zarrow (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Asia Center, 2002), pp. 77-98.
  • “Being and Non-Being: A Comparison of the Yijing Commentaries of Wang Bi, Kong Yingda, Hu Yuan, and Zhang Zai,” in Hanxue zongheng 漢學縱橫 [Excursions in Sinology] (Hong Kong: Commercial Press, 2002), 195-232.
  • “Eremitism, Sagehood, and Public Service: The Zhouyi kouyi of Hu Yuan,” Monumenta Serica 48 (November, 2000): 67-92.
  • “Military Governance versus Civil Governance: A Comparison of the Old History and the New History of the Five Dynasties,” in Imagining Boundaries: Changing Confucian Doctrines, Texts and Hermeneutics edited by Kai-wing Chow, John B. Henderson, On-cho Ng (Albany: State University of New York Press, 1999), pp. 85-106.
  • “Teaching the Book of Changes,” Education About Asia 2.2 (Fall 1997): 26-31.
  • “Ethnic and Cultural Pluralism: Gu Jiegang’s Vision of a New China in His Studies of Ancient History,” Modern China 22.3 (July 1996): 315-339.

Last updated: 08 February 2017