Minghui Hu

TitleAssociate Professor
DivisionHumanities Division
DepartmentHistory Department
Phone831-459-5270 (office)
Email
FAX831-459-1925
Web Site Cosmopolitanism in China, 1600-1950 (conference website)
Office536 Humanities 1
Office HoursFall 2014: Monday 11am-1pm
Campus Mail StopHumanities Academic Services
Mail1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA
95064
picture of 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


  • “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