Visiting Scholars


Prof. GE Zhaoguang

Professor, National Institute for Advanced Humanistic Studies and the Department of History, Fudan University, Shanghai

Professor Ge is Professor at the National Institute for Advanced Humanistic Studies and the Department of History at Fudan University. He is a leading scholar of history, literature and religion. His works include: A History of Chinese Zen Buddhist Thought: From the 6th to 10th Century (1995, 2006); An Intellectual History of China (Volume 1-2, 1998, 2000); Here in ‘China’ I Dwell: Reconstructing Historical Discourses of China for Our Time (2011, its English translation was recently published by Brill in 2017); Inner and Outer in Historical China (2017), etc.


Prof. Nagatomi HIRAYAMA

Visiting Scheme: Young Scholars Visiting Scheme
Visiting Period: October 4 – December 24, 2021
Position: Assistant Professor, University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China
Research Interest: Modern Chinese History

Publications :

“Records of Enemies and Puppets: Qingcha Diwei Dang’an Xiaozu Dang’an in Modern Chinese History,” Twentieth Century-China, 45:3 (October, 2020), 369-377. 

“Staging China’s “Age of Extremes”: Divergent Radicalizations among Chinese Youth in Europe, 1922–1924,” Twentieth-Century China, 44:1(January, 2019), 33-52.

‘Young China’ in Europe: Life and politics of May Fourth youth in Europe, 1919-1923,” Historical Research, 91:252 (May, 2018), 353-374.

“Partyfing Sichuan: The Chinese Youth Party in Sichuan 1926-1937,” Frontiers of History in China, 8:2(2013), 223–258.



Prof. Xuelei Huang

Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Chinese Studies, University of Edinburgh, UK.
Visiting period: April 17 – July 14, 2023

Professor Huang earned her PhD from the University of Heidelberg in Germany. Her research interests include sensory history, early cinema, and print culture of late Qing and Republican China. She is the author of Scents of China: A Modern History of Smell (forthcoming, July 2023), Shanghai Filmmaking: Crossing Borders, Connecting to the Globe, 1922-1938 (2014), co-editor of Sensing China: Modern Transformations of Sensory Culture (2022). During the visiting period in ICS, Prof. Huang conducts research on her new project on the atmosphere in modern Chinese lifeworld (Lebenswelt).



Prof. Christopher Mark LUPKE

Professor and Chair, East Asian Studies, University of Alberta
Visiting period: April 14 – July 14, 2023

Professor Christopher Lupke (Ph. D. Cornell University) is a Professor of Chinese Cultural Studies at the University of Alberta. A scholar of modern and contemporary Chinese literature and cinema, his books include The Sinophone Cinema of Hou Hsiao-hsien: Culture, Style, Voice, and Motion and a translation of Ye Shitao’s monumental work, A History of Taiwan Literature which one the Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for the translation of a scholarly book from the Modern Language Association. Professor Lupke’s current research project is a book-length study of the Confucian notion of “filiality” in contemporary Chinese and Sinophone fiction. Professor Lupke is conducting a research project entitled, The Grammar of Filiality: Ritual and Reproduction in Modern Chinese Fiction and Film, during his visit to the Institute of Chinese Studies.