Timothy Cheek is Director of the Centre for Chinese Research and Professor and Louis Cha Chair in Chinese Research at the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs and the Department of History at the University of British Columbia. His research, teaching, and translating focus on the recent history of China, especially the Chinese Communist Party and intellectual debate in China. He has contributed to scholarly and public conversations on the nature of CCP rule. His most recent book is The Chinese Communist Party: A Century in Ten Lives (Cambridge University Press, 2021), co-edited with Klaus Mühlhahn and Hans van de Ven. In recent years, he has been working with Chinese intellectuals to explore avenues of collaborative research and translation.
Craig Smith’s new book, Chinese Asianism (Harvard University Asia Center, 2021), examines Chinese intellectual discussions of East Asian solidarity, analysing them in connection with Chinese nationalism and Sino-Japanese relations. Beginning with texts written after the first Sino-Japanese War of 1894 and concluding with Wang Jingwei’s failed government in World War II, Smith engages with a […]