Associate Professor in China Studies, University of Technology Sydney
Adjunct Professor of History, Nankai University, Tianjin
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Wilf Hall 5th Floor Conference Room
139 Macdougal Street
New York, NY 10012
Chongyi Feng is an Associate Professor in China Studies, University of Technology Sydney and an Adjunct Professor of History, Nankai University, Tianjin. He is China’s first holder of PhD in contemporary Chinese history and served as a head of China Studies at UTS for 11 years from 1995 to 2006. His current research focuses on intellectual, political and legal development in contemporary China, political economy of China’s provinces, as well as the changing political identity of the overseas Chinese in Australia. Additionally, his research explores the intellectual and political changes, the growth of rights consciousness and democratic forces in particular, leading to constitutional democracy in China.
In addition to more than 100 articles in academic journals and edited books, and numerous articles in newspapers and on the Internet, he is an author of Peasant Consciousness and China (1989); Bertrand Russell and China (1994); China’s Hainan Province: Economic Development and Investment Environment (1995); The Struggle of National Spirit in National Crisis: Chinese Culture During the Period of the War of Resistance Against Japan (1995); From Sinification to Globalisation (2003); The Wisdom of Reconciliation: China’s Road to Liberal Democracy (1995); Liberalism within the Chinese Communist Party: From Chen Duxiu to Li Shenzhi (2009); Principles and Passion: Prefaces and Poems of Feng Chongyi (2011); and China’s Constitutional Transformation (2014). He is also an editor of The Political Economy of China’s Provinces (1999); North China at War: The Social Ecology of Revolution, 1937-1945 (2000); Constitutional Government and China (2004); Li Shenzhi and the Fate of Liberalism in China (2004); China in the Twentieth Century (2006); Constitutional Democracy and Harmonious Society (2007), China in Multi-disciplinary Perspectives (2008); The End of the History of the Anti-Chinese Policy in Australia (2016); and The Chinese Liberal Scholars and China’s Transformation to Constitutional Democracy. He also has been named one of the hundred Chinese public intellectuals in the world by several Chinese websites since 2005.