Minghui Hu

TitleAssociate Professor
DivisionHumanities Division
DepartmentHistory Department
AffiliationsAcademic Senate
Phone831-459-5270 (office)
Web Site My interview on New Books in East Asian Studies
Cosmopolitanism in China, 1600-1950 (forthcoming multi-authored book)
China's Transition to Modernity: The New Classical Vision of Dai Zhen
Office536 Humanities 1
Office HoursWinter 2016: Tuesday 12-1:30
Campus Mail StopHumanities Academic Services
Mail1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA
Minghui Hu

Research Interests

Early Modern China (1600-1900)

Biography, Education and Training

Ph.D., History, UCLA
MS, Science and Technology Studies, Virginia Tech
BS, Civil Engineering, Tamkang University

Honors, Awards and Grants

Andrew Mellon postdoctoral fellowship, 2003-05
Chiang Ching-kuo Cultural Exchange Foundation Junior Scholar Grant, 2006
Andrew Mellon Fellowship, Needham Research Institute, Cambridge University, 2007
UCSC Academic Senate Committee on Research Grant, 2007
UCSC Institute for Humanities Research fellowship, 2007
UCSC Academic Senate Committee on Research Grant, 2008
Ricci Institute Research Fellowship at the University of San Francisco, 2009
Academia Sinica Research Grant, 2010-13
Chiang Ching-kuo Conference grant, 2011-2012

Selected Publications

  • China's Transition to Modernity: The New Classical Vision of Dai Zhen. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2015

  • Cosmopolitanism in China, 1600-1950. Forthcoming in Cambria Sinophone series, 2016.

  • “Provenance in Contest: Searching for the Origins of Jesuit Astronomy in Late Imperial China,” The International History Review 24.1 (March 2002): 1-36.

  • “Impossible Choices: A Review Essay of Huang Yi-long, Liangtoushe: mingmo qingchu de diyidai tianzhu jiaotu (Two-headed Snakes: The First Generation of Catholic Converts in Late Ming and Early Qing China). Xinzhu: Guoli qinghua daxue chubanshe, 2005” International Journal of Asian Studies 4.2 (2007): 259-273.

  • “Qingnian Dai Zhen: Shiba shiji zhongguo shiren shehui de ‘juwairen’ yu ruxue de xindongxiang” (Young Dai Zhen: An “Outsider” in Literati Society of Eight-eenth-century China and the New Orientation of Confucianism), Qingshi yanjiu (The Qing History Journal) 3 (2010): 34-50.

Courses Taught

HIstory 40A: Early Modern East Asia
History 140B: The Rise and Fall of the Qing Empire
History 194M: Literati, Samurai, and Yangban: Comparative History of Elite Formation in East Asia
History 230A: Readings in Late Imperial China
History 101D: Topics in World HIstory of Science