Chairperson and Undergraduate Coordinator
ACADEMIC AND RESEARCH BIO
Daniel Vukovich (胡德)
1. Advisory Research Fellow (2020–), Southeast University (东南大学) , Institute for the Development of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics.
2. Adjunct Professor, Department of Politics, East China Normal University (华东师范大学), 2020-2022.
Dan Vukovich (胡德) is an internationally recognized, emphatically inter-disciplinary cultural studies scholar who works on issues of post-colonialism, politics, and critical theory in relation to the China-West relationship. He has worked at HKU since 2006, after earlier years as Faculty in English Composition at Hocking College and, prior to coming to the SAR, as a lecturer at UC Santa Cruz.
He is the author of three monographs, including the influential China and Orientalism: Western Knowledge Production and the PRC (Routledge 2012) and the critically acclaimed Illiberal China: The Ideological Challenge of the P.R.C. (Palgrave 2019). He has also published two dozen journal articles and book chapters, in e.g. Critical Asian Studies, Third World Quarterly, Javnost: The Public, and Cultural Critique. His work has been translated into Chinese, German, and Portuguese, and he serves on the editorial and advisory boards of three international journals (Humanities and Social Sciences (Springer), Neohelicon, and Ariel).
His third monograph is After Autonomy: A Post-Mortem for Hong Kong’s first Handover, 1997–2019 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2022).
Last but certainly not least, he teaches frequently and with enthusiasm for the Comp Lit program, offering classes in a range of canonical and heterodox subjects from world literature and colonialism/postcolonialism to political theory, the globalization of ideas and discourses, and how to interpret the Chinese revolution.