M.A., History: Modern Chinese Intellectual History, History Department, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1982.

Ph.D. (U.B.C.) — Chinese Intellectual History

Email: chiuduke(at)

Special research interest:

(l) Traditional Chinese social, intellectual and cultural history, specializing in T’ang and Sung dynasty (607-1274).
(2) Modern Chinese social, intellectual and cultural history.
(3) Twentieth-century Chinese fiction.


2006: Chosen by the Vancouver Sun newspaper as one of the “100 Influential Chinese-Canadians in B.C.” (Vancouver Sun, Saturday, October 21, 2006, pages A 1 & 6; C 1 & 6-9).


(R indicates refereed publication)


R To Rebuild the Empire: Lu Chih’s Confucian Pragmatist Approach to the Mid-T’ang Predicament, Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, Series in Chinese Philosophy and Culture, 2000, 311pp.


R Liberalism and the Humanistic Tradition–- Essays in Honor of Professor Lin Yü-sheng [Chinese title with some English: Ziyou zhuyi yu renwen chuantong – Liberalism and the Humanistic Tradition – Lin Yü-sheng xiansheng zhushou lunwenji], Taipei, Taiwan: Yun Chen Publishing Company, (June 20) 2005, 555 pp.Yunchen Asian Culture, Sixteen essays (13 in Chinese, 3 in English). This book was awarded Taiwan’s United Daily News Award for Best Non-fiction (Non-literature) Book of 2005.


R 2016 Ying-shih Yü, Chinese History and Culture: Sixth Century B.C.E. to Seventeenth Century C.E., Columbia University Press, 2016, 448 pp. Co-edited with Michael S. Duke. Includes 7 page “Editorial Note.”

R 2016 Ying-shih Yü, Chinese History and Culture: Seventeenth Through Twentieth Century, 432 pp., Columbia University Press, 2016. Co-edited with Michael S. Duke. Includes same 7 page “Editorial Note.”


An Intellectual History of China, Volume One: Knowledge, Thought, and Belief before the Seventh Century CE, by Ge Zhaoguang, Co-translated by Michael S. Duke and Josephine Chiu-Duke, Brill Humanities in China Series, 2014.
Choice Outstanding Academic Title of 2014


R *1980: “Jiaoyu pingjian gainian yu moshi zhi yanjiu” (A Study of the Concept and Models of Educational Evaluation), Taiwan shifan daxue xuebao (Journal of National Taiwan Normal University), No.25 (1980): 6 -32.

1980: “Jiaoyu pingjian ying ju you jiazhi daoxiang derenwu” (Educational Evaluation Should Be Value Oriented), Jinrijiaoyu (Today’s Education, Department of Education, National Taiwan Normal University), No. 37 (1980): 24 – 29.

1980: “Ruhe jianli lianghao de shi-sheng guanxi” (How to Establish Good Teacher-Student Relationships), Taiwan jiaoyu (Taiwan Education Review, Taipei), No. 351 (1980): 15 – 17.

R *1983: “‘Geming zhi zi’ de chongsheng yiyi,” (The Rebirth of a “Son of the Revolution”), Qishi niandai (The Seventies, Hong Kong,May 1983): 69-73.

R *1985: “Lun Wang Xizhe de sixiang moshi” (On Wang Xizhe’s Mode of Thinking), Zhishi fenzi (The Chinese Intellectual, New York, April 1985): 107-112 (Chinese reworking of theoretical portion of MA Thesis).

R 1989: “Wei shengming xunzhao dingwei de Shi Tiesheng” (Shi Tiesheng’s Search for Life), Lianhe wenxue (Unitas, Taipei, April 1989): 41-44. (Shi Tiesheng is a well-known contemporary Chinese writer living in Beijing.)

1989: (Pen name Wei Ming) “Wen’gehua de ‘Zhongguo minzhu yundong qianjing yantaohui’” [Vancouver Seminar on the Future of the Chinese Democracy Movement], Jiushi niandai (The Nineties, Hong Kong, October 1989): 97.

R **1990: “The Wu chün Lu Clan as an Example of Bureaucratization in the T’ang Dynasty” B.C. Asian Review, No. 3/4: 106-152. (Reprinted online by David C. Lam Institute for East West Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University,

R **1997: “The Role of Confucian Revivalists in the Confucianization of T’ang Women” Asia Major (Princeton University), Third series, Vol. VIII, Part I (1995): 51-93. Actual publication date: September, 1997.

R 2001: (Invited article) “Minben yu junquan de chongtu – tan chuantong Zhongguo wenhua yu zhuanzhi zhengti” [People Versus Imperial Power – On Traditional Chinese Culture and Autocracy], Wenhua Zhongguo [Cultural China], Vol. 8, No. 1 (March 2001), 68-71.

R 2003: (Invited article) “Bianfa tuqiang de lishi shijian ji qi xiandai yiyi” [Political Reforms and Self-Strengthening in Chinese History and their Contemporary Significance], Wenhua Zhongguo [Cultural China], Vol. 10, No. 1 (March 2003), 24-27.

*R 2004: “Significant Paradoxes in Contemporary Chinese Communist Theoretical Discourse”, by invitation in Professor Leo Liu, ed. Taiwanese Polity in the Twenty-first Century: Politics and Culture in a Global Context, Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, Spring, 2004, pp, 107-133. For information, see: 

R 2005: Forward [in Chinese: Qianyan] to Josephine Chiu-Duke (Qiu Huifen), ed. Liberalism and the Humanistic Tradition – Essays in Honor of Professor Lin Yü-sheng (as listed above), pp. 5-32.

R 2005: “Humanistic Transcendence: the Intellectual Significance of Gao Xingjian’s One Man’s Bible” [in Chinese: Renwen de chaoyue: Gao Xingjian de Yige ren de shengjing jiqi sixiang yiyi], in Josephine Chiu-Duke (Qiu Huifen), ed. Liberalism and the Humanistic Tradition – Essays in Honor of Professor Lin Yü-sheng (as listed above), pp. 521-555.

R 2006: “Mothers and the Well-being of the State in Tang China,” NAN NÜ: Men, Women and Gender in China(Leiden, The Netherlands), Vol. 8, No. 1 (2006): 55-114.

2008: Book Preface: “Nation, Country, Cultural Identity, And World Order – Preface to Ding Guo Ten Years Sharpening a Sword” [Minzuguojia, wenhua rentong, yu shijie zhixu—xie zai Ding Guo Shinian mo yijian chuban zhi qian], in Ding Guo Ten Years Sharpening a Sword [Shinian mo yijian], Shanghai: Leanne Communications Inc., 2009, pp. i-ix.

2010: Invited article: “Basic Human Rights and Western Democracy—a Debate with Wang Hui at the [2010] Association of Asian Studies Annual Meeting / Qiu Huifen,” Kaifang zazhi (Open Magazine, Hong Kong,, June 2010, pp. 54-58.

2010: Invited article: “A Moribund ‘Way Out’: A Critique of Wang Hui’s Rise of Modern Chinese Thought,” [Meiyou shengji de chulu: lun Wang Hui Xiandai Zhongguo sixiang de xingqi], Shanghai Book Club Weekly Magazine (Jifeng shuyuan julebu). No.191, June 8, 201, pp. 23-30.

R 2011 “Keshou yu chaoyue: Zhaizi Zhongguo tantao de wenti ji qi xiangguan de yiyi (Commitment and Transcendence: Further Significance of Issues Investigated in This is China,” in Reflexion (Sixiang 思想) No. 19, Taipei: Linking, September, 2011, pp. 271-287.

2011-2012: “Spring Flowers and a Chilly Autumn,” co-authored with Michael S. Duke, in Hong Kong Economic Journal (Xin Bao), July 3, 2011. Published October 2012 in Liu Kin-ming, ed. My First Trip to China: Scholars, Diplomats and Journalists reflect on their first encounter with China, Hong Kong: Muse Books, Hong Kong University Press.

R 2015 “In Search of Liberty and Justice in Post-Tiananmen China,” in Joseph Y. S. Cheng, ed., Wither China and the Communist Party Regime? Remembering June Fourth after Twenty-Five Years, Hong Kong: City University of Hong Kong Press, 2015, 103-126.


1997: Stephen Owen, The End of the Chinese ‘Middle Ages’: Essays in Mid-Tang Literary Culture, Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1996. 209 pp., in Journal of Asian Studies (February 1997): 183-185.

R 2003: Michael Nylan, The Five “Confucian” Classics, Yale University Press. 2001. xiii, 402 pp. Notes and bibliography,, in American Historical Review (April 2003), 492-493. Invited review.

R 2004: Deng Xiaonan, ed. Tang Song Nuxing yu Shehui (Women/Female and Society in Tang-Song China, 617-1279), Shanghai: Cishu Chubanshe, 2003. 2 volumes, 918 pp., forthcoming in Journal of Economic and Social History of the Orient, Vol. 47.2 (April 2004), pp. 280-82. Galley proofs returned March 19, 2004.

2007 (Review article): Yao Ping, Tangdai funü de shengming licheng (The life courses of Tang dynasty women), Shanghai: Shanghai guji chubanshe, 2004, 374 pp. In NAN NÜ: Men, Women and Gender in China (Leiden, The Netherlands), Vol. 9, No. 2 (Fall 2007): 375-385.

2008: David Der-wei Wang and Carlos Rojas, eds., Writing Taiwan: A New Literary History, Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2007, 412 pp. Pacific Affairs, Volume 80, No. 4 (Winter 2008-2008), pp. 671-673.

2009: Chen Jo-shui, Tangdai de funü wenhua yü jiating shenghuo [Women’s culture and family life in the Tang dynasty], Taipei: Yunchen Culture Publishing (Yunchen wenhua), 2007, 335 pp. NAN NÜ: Men, Women and Gender in China (Leiden, The Netherlands), Vol. 11, No. 1, (Spring 2009): pp. 305-308.

2011: Jack W. Chen. The Poetics of Sovereignty: On Emperor Taizong of the Tang Dynasty. Cambridge (Mass): The Harvard University Asia Center, 2010, pp. xvii, 445, American Historical Review, October 2011, pp. 1099-1100.


1996: “Ci zhong you zhen yi: Lo Shichang de yishu,” translation of Michael S. Duke, “Expressing the profound truth of common things: the art of Shyh-Charng Lo”, in Yu ziran duihua [Dialogue with Nature], Taibei: Dunhuang yishu zhongxin, 1996, p. 3. Catalogue of Lo Shyh-Charng exhibition at Dunhuang gallery, Taibei, Taiwan, October, 1996 (also published in Diancang art magazine).

R *1999: With Michael S. Duke, “Reflections on the ‘Creative Transformation of Chinese Tradition”, by Lin Yü-sheng (University of Wisconsin, Madison), in Karl-Heinz Pohl, ed. Chinese Thought in a Global Context: A Dialogue Between Chinese and Western Philosophical Approaches. Leiden, Boston, K?ln: Brill, 1999, 73-114.

R 2012: “The Significance of the ‘Weng’an Incident,’” (June 2008), in Liu Xiaobo, No Enemies, No Hatred: Selected Essays and Poems, edited by Perry Link, Tienchi Martin-Liao and Liu Xia, Forward by Václav Havel, Harvard University Press, 2012, pp. 107-113. Liu Xiaobo is the recipient of the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize; in October 2010 he was sentenced to 11 years in prison.

R 2012: “Behind the ‘China Miracle,’” (November 2008), in Liu Xiaobo, No Enemies, No Hatred: pp. 223-227.

R 2012: “Behind The Rise of the Great Powers,” (December 2006), in Liu Xiaobo, No Enemies, pp. 228-239. Reprinted in GUERNICA: a magazine of art & politics (January 1, 2012).

R 2012: Co-translation with Michael S. Duke, “Bellicose and Thuggish— The Roots of Chinese “Patriotism” at the Dawn of the Twenty-first Century,” (July 2001), in Liu Xiaobo, pp. 62-84.

R forthcoming 2016 Co-translation with Michael S. Duke: Ge Zhaoguang, “Imagining “All Under Heaven”: the Political, Intellectual and Academic Background of a New Utopia, 36 ms. pages, in David Der-wei Wang and Zhang Yide, eds., Utopia and Civil Society: a Hong Kong Perspective, Hong Kong University Press, 2016.


1985: “Wei shenmo piping ‘dang guanliao’ de zhishi fenzi ye yinggai shou piping” (Why Should Intellectuals Who Criticize “Party Bureaucracy” Also Be Criticized, an open letter to John King Fairbank), Zhishi fenzi (The Chinese Intellectual, New York, January 1985): 131.

2003: “Thoughts on Establishing a Cosmopolitan View” (Qiantan Guojiguan), Shenzhou shibao (China Journal), no. 573, June 13, 2003, p. A19 (referenced as important reading on the front page).

2003: “Kuayue Meiyou Shengji de Liangji: Liang An Guanxi Zai Fansi” [Beyond Perilous Polarities: Reflections on China-Taiwan Relations], Zhonghua Shibao [Canada China Times], August 1, 2003, p. B1 and August 8, 2003, p. B1.

2004: “Taiwan daxuan de fansi” [Reflections on Taiwan’s Presidential Election], Shenzhou shibao [China Journal], April 16, 2004, p. 5A, and April 23, 2004, p. A6.



1. “Women, Confucian Teaching, and State Building in T’ang China.” An expansion of my essay on T’ang women.

2. “The Future of Democracy in Taiwan.”

3. “The Pursuit of Liberty in Contemporary China.”


1. “Some Prospects and Perils for the Future of Democracy in Taiwan.” Paper to be presented at the Western Conference Association for Asian Studies meetings in October, 2004.

2. “Wives and Family Preservation in Tang China (618-907).”

Winter 2019

ASIA411 Chinese Political Thought and Institutions Sections

Chinese theories and practices of government and administration from earliest times to 1949.

Winter 2019

ASIA456 History and Culture of Taiwan Sections

The major social, economic, political, and cultural changes in Taiwan since the seventeenth century; the post-World War II process of democratization and Taiwans place in the contemporary world.