Minghui Hu

TitleAssociate Professor,
Director, East Asian Studies
DivisionHumanities Division
DepartmentHistory Department
AffiliationsEast Asian Studies
Phone831-459-5270 (office)
Web Site Minghui's Blogs
Summer Course History 101D (online only course) video
Office536 Humanities 1
Office HoursSpring 2018: Tuesday 12–2pm
Campus Mail StopHumanities Academic Services
Mail1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA
Minghui Hu

Research Interests

Early Modern China (1600-1900), Intellectual history of modern China.

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

Hu, Minghui. “The Scholar’s Robe: Material Culture and Political Power in Early Modern China.Frontier of History in China 11.3 (September 2016): 339–375.

Hu, Minghui, and Elverskog, Johan (eds). Cosmopolitanism in China, 1600-1950. Cambria Sinophone World Series. Amherst, New York: Cambria Press, 2016.

Hu, Minghui. China's Transition to Modernity: The New Classical Vision of Dai Zhen. Seattle, Wash.: Univ. of Washington Press, 2015.

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