Daniel Vukovich


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Daniel Vukovich 胡德

Associate Professor



Daniel  Vukovich [ 胡德 ] joined Hong Kong University in Fall 2006. He earned his PhD in the English Dept and the Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He is a generalist, with a particular interest in the PRC and area studies as fields of discourse; he is also especially keen on critical and political 'theory.'

While based in the textual/semiotic methods of cultural studies, his work engages the political in more direct ways, often in relation to the 'universal' or merely common problem of global capitalist modernity and the politics thereof. His China and Orientalism: Western Knowledge Production and the P.R.C. (Routledge 2012) makes a case for the global re-constitution of orientalism since the 1970s, whereby it now follows a modernizing, capital-logic of sameness and not essential difference. He has published well over a dozen journal articles and book chapters in the US, UK, Europe, China, and India. Recent work includes an article on Wukan and Hong Kong for Third World Quarterly, and a long chapter on "Postcolonialism, Globalization, and the 'Asia Question' " for Oxford Press. He is currently at work on a mongraph for Palgrave Macmillan (under contract), entitled Illiberal China: The P.R.C. As Ideological Challenge.


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U.S. politics and exceptionalism美國政治和卓異主義
Orientalism and postcolonial theory東方主義和後殖民理論 (透過南亞與中國)
Modern China: historiography and politics現代中國﹕ 歷史編纂學與政治,不包括香港
Modern American poetry現代美國詩歌
Marxisms and critical theory, incl. Foucault馬克思主義和批評理論,包括福柯
Maoism in China and elsewhere毛澤東主義在中國以及在其他地方 (大躍進時期與文革時期)
Cold War and globalization冷戰與全球化
"Asia" as theory and imaginary作為理論與想像的“亞洲”
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