DU, Chunmei (杜春媚)
Associate Professor

Tel.: (852) 2616-7854
Fax.: (852) 2467-7478
Email: chunmeidu@LN.edu.hk


Academic & Professional Qualifications

Ph.D., Princeton University, Modern Chinese History, 2009
M.Phil., Princeton University, Modern Chinese History, 2006
B.A., Renmin University of China, Philosophy, 2003
M.A., Western Kentucky University, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, 2016


Areas of Interest

Modern Chinese intellectual and cultural history, Global history, Cold War, Chinese diaspora


Publications

  • Books
  • Referred Articles and Book Chapters
  • External Grants and Awards
  • Academic Presentations and Lectures
  • Public Engagement

Books:

辜鴻銘的中國之旅. 北京:中國社會科學出版社, 2024.


Ed., The United States and East Asian Societies during the Cold War 冷戰時期的美國與東亞社會. Taipei: Showwe Publishing, 2023.


Gu Hongming’s Eccentric Chinese Odyssey. The University of Pennsylvania Press, 2019.


Notes of Insanity: My Experience Working in an American Psychiatric Hospital 瘋癫筆記: 我在美國精神病院的實習經曆. Nonfiction. Nanjing: Jiangsu Phoenix Literature and Art Publishing, 2017.

 



Referred Articles and Book Chapters:

“Romancing American Soldiers: Modern Women or Chinese Whores?” in Uneasy Allies: Sino-American Relations, 1937–1949, eds. Zach Fredman and Judd Kinsley.Cambridge University Press, forthcoming.


“Rape in Peking: Injured Woman, Microhistory, and Global Trial,” Gender & History (2023). https://doi.org/10.1111/1468-0424.12688 .

 

“Occupational Hazard: American Servicemen’s Sensory Encounters with China, 1945-1949,” Diplomatic History 47, no. 1 (2023): 55-84.

 

“Jeep Girls in China” 吉普女郎在中國, in The United States and East Asian Societies during the Cold War, 25-40. Ed. Chunmei Du. Taipei: Showwe Publishing, 2023.


“Gu Hongming (1857-1928): World Thinker and Eccentric Loyalist,” in Creators of Modern China: 100 Lives from Empire to Republic, 1796-1912, 284-286. Eds. Jessica Harrison-Hall and Julia Lovell. Thames and Hudson, 2023.


Jeep Girls and American GIs: Gendered Nationalism in Post-World War II China,” The Journal of Asian Studies 81, no. 2 (2022): 341-63.


“Isadora Duncan and Modern China” 現代舞之母鄧肯與二十一世紀中國, Twenty-first Century 二十一世紀 184 (April 2021): 45-56.  


“John Chinaman’s Journey to the East” 約翰中國佬的東方之旅, Dushu 讀書 11 (2020): 159-167.


“The Shen Chong Rape Case,” Contemporary Women’s History in Asia  アジア現代女性史 11 (2017): 88-95.


“Escaping Sugamo Prison with a No.2 Pencil: The Drawings of Japanese War Criminal Tobita Tokio,” Visual Studies 30, no. 1 (2015): 1-19, co-authored with Lindsey Powell.


“Manufacturing Naxi’s Original Ecological Culture in Contemporary China,” Asian Ethnicity 16, no. 4 (2015): 549-567.


“The Love Suicide Mystique: Fabricating Authentic Naxi Culture in Contemporary China,” Frontiers of History in China 10, no. 3 (2015): 486-512.


“Travel Along a Mobius Strip: Somerset Maugham and Gu Hongming East of Suez,” The International History Review 36, no. 1 (2014): 1-18.


“Gu Hongming as a Cultural Amphibian: A Confucian Universalist Critique of Modern Western Civilization,” Journal of World History 22, no. 4 (2011): 715-746.


“East Sea Studies in a Global Context” 跨國史視野下的東海研究 in East Asian Maritime World in Global History 世界史中的東亞海域, 211-222. Beijing: Zhonghua Book Company, 2011.


“Integrity and Order” 誠信與秩序 in Ethical Critiques 倫理學評論, 282-289. Ed. Liu Kefeng. Beijing: China Finance Press, 2002.


“The Variety of Life Choices among Ming Loyalists: A Case Study of Gui Zhuang” 從歸莊看明遺民多樣性的生存選擇, The Qing History Journal 清史研究 4 (2001): 104-106.

 

External Grants and Awards:

  • National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, U.S.A., 2023-2024
  • General Research Grant, Hong Kong Research Grants Council, 2021-2023
  • Scholar Grant, Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange 蔣經國國際學術交流資金會, 2017-2018
  • Stipendiary Residential Fellowship, The International Center for Studies of Chinese Civilization, Fudan University 復旦大學中華文明國際研究中心, Shanghai, China, January-June 2017
  • Stipendiary Visiting Fellowship, Xueheng Institute, Nanjing University 南京大学学衡研究院, Nanjing, China, August-December 2016
  • Franklin Research Grants, American Philosophical Society, 2011
  • Stipendiary Residential Fellowship, National Institute for Advanced Humanistic Studies, Fudan University 復旦大學文史研究院, Shanghai, China, June-July 2009

 

 

Academic Presentations and Lectures:

“Seeking Justice for All Sentient Beings: Lü Bicheng’s Feminist Vegetarianism,” The 13th International Convention of Asia Scholars, Surabaya, Indonesia, July 28-August 1, 2024.


Participant, workshop titled “Warfare in Modern China Revisited: Sources, Scope, and Methods,” Institute of Modern History, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, July 22-23, 2024.


“‘Born to Defend’: Popular Chinese Anti-American Nationalism, 1940s–1990s,” the Association of Asian Studies Annual Meeting, Seattle, March 14, 2024.


“Staging American Victory: Japanese Surrender Ceremonies in China,” American Historical Association, 122nd Annual Meeting in San Francisco, January 4, 2024.


“Entangled Objects: American Goods in Occupied China,” AAS-in-Asia, Daegu, June 25, 2023.


“Everyday Diplomacy: U.S. Servicemen in Post-World War II China,” the Association of Asian Studies Annual Meeting, Boston, March 17, 2023.


“Rape in Peking: Reexamining the ‘Injured Woman’ of the Infamous 1946 Case,” the Association of Asian Studies Annual Meeting, Honolulu, March 26, 2022.


“‘Jeep Girls’ and American Servicemen in Post-WWII China,” in the second workshop titled “Uneasy Allies: Sino-American Relations at the Grassroots, 1940-1949,” University of California, Berkeley-virtual, September 4-5, 11-12, 2020.


“‘Jeep Girls’ and American Servicemen in Post-WWII China,” in the first workshop titled “Uneasy Allies: Sino-American Relations at the Grassroots, 1940-1949,” Duke Kunshan University, Kunshan, China, July 11-13, 2019.


“‘Jeep Girls’ and American Servicemen in Post-WWII China,” Hong Kong Institute of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Hong Kong University, April 16, 2019.


“Travels of ‘Chinese’ letters” 中國書信之旅, in workshop titled “Differentiation in Context: Case Studies and Macroscopic Views of History” 和而不同:史學個案研究與宏觀視野, The International Center for Studies of Chinese Civilization, Fudan University, December 19-20, 2018.


“U.S. Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan’s Views of China” 美國國務卿布萊恩的中國觀, in workshop titled “Understanding America: Scholarships and Sino-U.S. relations” 理解美國:對美國的研究與中美關係, Fudan University, Shanghai, December 15, 2018.


Organizer, roundtable titled “Reexamining Cold War Politics in China behind Front Lines, 1940s-1950s,” the Association of Asian Studies Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., March 25, 2018.


Organizer, international workshop titled “The United States and East Asian Societies during the Cold War,” The International Center for Studies of Chinese Civilization, Fudan University, China, June 16-17, 2017.


“‘Jeep Girls’ and American Soldiers in Postwar China” 吉普女郎與二戰後駐華美軍, Department of History, Renmin University of China, May 25, 2017.


“The Peking Rape Incident and Anti-Americanism in Republican China” 北平強奸案和反美主義, in workshop titled “Public Memoires and National Identities in Modern China” 現代中國公共記憶與民族認同研究, Centre for Asia-Pacific Development Studies, Nanjing University, China, December 12, 2017.


“A Trickster’s Life: Gu Hongming’s Psychological World” 魔幻一生:辜鴻銘的心靈世界, Xueheng Institute, Nanjing University, China, June 7, 2016.


“Clash of Civilizations: A Confucian Challenge to Christian Moralism,” in workshop titled “New directions in the cultural and intellectual history of China,” New York University, May 1-3, 2015.


“Travel Along the Mobius Strip: Gu Hongming and Classical Poetry,” in workshop titled “Forgotten Renaissance: Historical Reflections on the Transition of Classical Chinese Poetry in Modern Times,” Fudan University, China, Sep. 28-29, 2012.


“A Hybrid Son: Gu Hongming and His Worlds,” Brown Bag Lunch Series sponsored by the Southeast Asia Program, Cornell University, April 28, 2011.


“Chinese Studies in a Global Perspective” 全球史視野下的中國史研究, Institute of Religious Studies, Renmin University of China, June 4, 2010.


“Recovering Chinese Tradition from Abroad: Gu Hongming’s Reconstruction of Confucianism,” the Association of Asian Studies Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, March 25-28, 2010.


Panel chair and discussant, “Asian Societies and the Outside World,” Southeast Conference of the Association for Asian Studies, Louisville, Kentucky, January 15-17, 2010.


“Rediscovering Gu Hongming in Post-Mao China,” a Trans-disciplinary Workshop on Religions and Revolutions in Modern Chinese History and Literature, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, November 24-25, 2009.


“Gu Hongming in Global History” 全球史中的辜鴻銘 Fudan University, Shanghai, China, June 23, 2009.


“A Comparative Study of the South Sea and the East Sea as a Framework in Global History,” in The International Symposium on East Asian Maritime World in Global History, jointly held by the Institute of Oriental Culture at the University of Tokyo and the National Institute for Advanced Humanistic Studies at Fudan University, Shanghai, China, June 18-19, 2009.


“‘To Become a Chinaman Again’: Gu Hongming as a Cultural Amphibian,” Ethnic Studies Program at West Chester University, Pennsylvania, February 11, 2009.


“Seeking Authenticities: Diasporic Chinese Professionals in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries,” Historical Society for Twentieth Century China: Biennial Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii, June 16-17, 2008.


Presenter and panel organizer, “’To Become a Chinaman Again’: Gu Hongming as a Cultural Amphibian,” the Association of Asian Studies Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA, April 3-6, 2008.


“A War of Words: A ‘Chinese’ Scholar-official’s Critique of Modern Western Civilization,” American Historical Association, 122nd Annual Meeting in Washington D.C., January 3-6, 2008.


“Newspaper, Telegraph, and War of Words in Late Qing China,” New York Regional Conference on Asian Studies, Binghamton, NY, October 26-27, 2007.


“Both an Insider and an Outsider: Coloniality, Nationalism, and Modernity of the Chinese Diaspora in Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century China,” 2nd Singapore Graduate Forum on Southeast Asia Studies, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore, Singapore, July 26-28, 2007.


“From the South Sea to the Middle Kingdom: Diasporic Professionals in Late Qing and Early Republican China,” Sixteenth Annual Columbia University Graduate Conference on East Asia, February 9-10, 2007.


“To Become Chinese Again: Gu Hongming and His Reconstructions of Chinese Identities,” Intergenerational Graduate Student Conference on Diversity in East Asia, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, May 5-6, 2006.  

 

Public Engagement:

  • 青黴素是如何來到中國的? Southern Weekly 南方周末, February 8, 2023.
  • 病亦非病——抑鬱症的困境. Chinese Review of Books 上海書評, April 2, 2021.
  • Interview. “文化混血儿”辜鸿铭对今日世界有什么启示, guancha.net 觀察者網, February 8, 2021
  • 書評. Know My Name: A Memoir (New York: Penguin Publishing Group, 2019) by Chanel Miller, Southern Weekly 南方周末, December 2, 2020.
  • Interview. “WKU professor looks into Chinese rape case by American soldiers,” feature story by Bowling Green Daily News, September 30, 2017.
  • Book review. Yasukuni Shrine: History, Memory and Japan’s Unending Postwar (Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, 2015) by Akiko Takenaka. Bowling Green Daily News, November 8, 2015.