China Seminar | 15 April 1999

Chinese Commemorations: What, When and Where

Daniel W. Y. Kwok Daniel W. Y. Kwok

Professor Daniel Kwok continues his historical review of China’s last hundred years for the China Seminar. In the early 1990s, he began with events of the 1890s and placed twentieth-century Chinese history in the light of those events which prompted reform and revolution.

Professor Kwok is emeritus professor of history at the University of Hawaii, where he taught undergraduate and graduate courses on Chinese history, Chinese intellectual history and World Civilizations. He has concurrently served in numerous administrative posts, including chair of Asian Studies, chair of History Department, chair of Council of Chinese Studies, and director of Center for Chinese Studies. He also directs the University’s Asia Fellowships Program for Journalists. Among his publications are: Scientism in Chinese Thought, 1900-1950 (1965, 1971); Cosmology, Ontology, and Human Efficacy: Essays in Chinese Thought (with Richard J. Smith, 1993); his translation and editing of Yan Jiaqi and Gao Gao’s Turbulent Decade: A History of the Cultural Revolution (1996); and The Urbane Imagination: Ideas of Civilization in the Chinese Garden (1997).