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Dr Craig A Smith

Postdoctoral Fellow

PhD (History), University of British Columbia, Canada, 2014
MA (Taiwan Literature), National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan, 2010
MA (Chinese Literature), University of Alberta, Canada, 2007
BA (Chinese and East Asian Studies) University of Alberta, 2004
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Craig A Smith joined the Australian Centre on China in the World in 2016 as a researcher interested in the intellectual and social history of early-twentieth-century China. His work concentrates upon the flow of intellectual concepts useful for resistance to imperialism, and his current book project focuses upon Chinese writings on a united Asia, or Asianism. With a background in literature and a passion for fiction and film, Craig is also fascinated by the use of historical memory in contemporary China and Japan. Before coming to ANU, Craig was a postdoctoral fellow at the American Council for Learned Societies and a visiting researcher at Kyoto University’s Institute for Research in the Humanities. Craig completed his Ph.D. in History at the University of British Columbia in 2014. Before that he received an M.A. in Taiwan Literature at National Chung Cheng University (Taiwan) in 2010 and an M.A. in Chinese Literature at the University of Alberta (Canada) in 2007.

Other Languages

  • Chinese
  • Japanese

Research Interests

  • Early twentieth century intellectual history
  • China-Japan relations
  • East Asian historical memory
  • History of Empire
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Current Projects

  • Chinese Asianism (book project)
  • Early twentieth century anarcho-naturalism in China
  • China under occupation
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Selected Publications

‘China as the Leader of the Small and Weak: The Ruoxiao Nations and Guomindang Nationalism.’ Cross-Currents: East Asian History and Culture Review 24, 2017.

‘The Datong Schools and Late Qing Sino-Japanese Cooperation.’ Twentieth-Century China, vol. 42, no. 1 (Jan, 2017), pp. 3-25.
‘王道:孫逸仙のアジア主義と東アジアの民族主義への応用’ [The Kingly Way: Sun Yat-sen’s Asianism and its Application to East Asian Nationalism]. Translated by Yoko Dan. Sun Yat-sen Studies 孫文研究, vol. 59 (Dec, 2016), pp. 36-60.

‘Aboriginal Autonomy and Its Place in Taiwan’s National Trauma Narrative.’ Modern Chinese Literature and Culture, vol. 24, no. 2 (Fall 2012), pp. 209-239.

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