Yan Lu

Phone: (603) 862-1764
Office: History, Horton SSC Rm 412, Durham, NH 03824
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Modern Chinese History


  • Ph.D., Modern Chinese History, Cornell University
  • M.A., History, Cornell University
  • M.A., American Diplomatic History, Michigan State University
  • B.A., History, Fudan University

Research Interests

  • Colonialism
  • Postwar Socioeconomic Transformation
  • Social activism
  • Transnational relations

Courses Taught

  • HIST 425: Foreign Cult/Modern East Asia
  • HIST 444: Voices from Modern China
  • HIST 498: Expl/China & the World
  • HIST 579: Hist of China in Modern Times
  • HIST 580: Hist of Japan in Modern Times
  • HIST 690: Sem/Global War in Asia
  • HIST 797: Colloq/Chin-Western Encounters

Selected Publications

Lu, Y. (2019). Crossed Paths: Labor Activism and Colonial Governance in Hong Kong, 1938-1958.. Ithaca: Cornell East Asia Program, Cornell University.

Lu, Y. (2014). Together with the homeland: Civic activism for national salvation in British Hong Kong. Modern China, 639-674. doi:10.1177/0097700413513867

Lu, Y. (2014). In the wake of political intervention: British Hong Kong and the Lingnan Macroregion. Frontiers of History in China, 9(3), 449-471. doi:10.3868/s020-003-014-0029-9

Lu, Y. (2008). Tairitsu to gokei: Meiji koki no Nihon ni okeru Chugoku no bunka henyo. New Horizons of Studies on Sino-Japanese Relations, 181-208.

Lu, Y. (2004). Re-understanding Japan Chinese Perespectives, 1895-1945. University of Hawaii Press.

Lu, Y. (2004). Antagonism and Reciprocity: Chinese Acculturation in Late Meiji Japan. In Late Qing China and Meiji Japan Political and Cultural Aspects. Pacific Century Press.

Lu, Y. (n.d.). Limits to Propaganda: Leftist Media in Hong Kong in Cold War and Beyond. In The Cold War in Asia: The Battle for Hearts and Minds (pp. 95-118). doi:10.1163/ej.9789004175372.i-270.24