Poshek Fu

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Professor of Asian American Studies, History, Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies, Center for Global Studies, and East Asian Languages and Cultures

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Professor of History

Professor of Asian American Studies

Professor of Law

Director, Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies, 2010-2013

Specializations / Research Interest(s)

  • Cold War Culture, Second World War, US-China Relations

Research Description

  • Current research focuses on the battle between China, Taiwan, and the US in winning hearts and minds of ethnic Chinese in Cold War Asia


  • Ph.D, Stanford University, 1989

Distinctions / Awards

  • AMIAS Member, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
  • Zijiang Professor of Huamnities, East China Normal Univeristy, Shanghai


  • Fulbright Research Scholar
  • Mellon Faculty Grant
  • John D. and Catherine MacArthur Fellowship



  • Fu, Poshek . 灰色上海,1937-1945:中國文人的隱退,反抗與合作. . 北京: 三联书店, 2012.
  • Fu, Poshek . 中国在香港:邵氏电影 (合编). . Hong Kong: 牛津出版社 Oxford University Press, 2011.
  • Fu, Poshek . China Forever: Shaw Brothers and the Making of A Diasporic Cinema (Editor). . Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2008.
  • Fu, Poshek . 双城故事:早期中国电影的文化政治 . . Beijing : 北京大学出版社 Peking University Press, 2008.
  • Fu, Poshek . Between Shanghai and Hong Kong: The Politics of Chinese Cinemas. . Stanford : Stanford University Press, 2008.
  • Fu, Poshek. The Cinema of Hong Kong: History, Arts, Identity, 1900-1997 (Co-editor). . New York: Cambridge University Press, 2000.
  • Fu, Poshek. Passivity, Resistance, and Collaboration: Intellectual Choices in Occupied Shanghai, 1937-1945. . Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1993.

Book Contributions

  • "Cold War and Mid-twentieth-Century Hong Kong Cinema." Oxford Handbook of Chinese Cinema. . New York : Oxford University Press, 2013.

Journal Articles

  • "Japanese Occupation, “Shanghai Exile, Postwar Hong Kong Cinema." China Quarterly 194 (2008): 380-394.
  • "Modernity, Diasporic Capital, and 1950s Hong Kong Mandarin Cinema." Jump Cut 49.Winter (2007):

Magazine Articles

  • "Cinema, Cold war, and Hong Kong (“Masters and the Movies Series")." Perspectives on History (AHA). 16 Apr. 2012: 15-18.