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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
BA (Chinese Literature), University of Alberta, Canada, 2007

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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

'Early Asianism and Chinese Nationalism: The Datong Schools as a Product of Sino-Japanese Cooperation.' Accepted and forthcoming in Twentieth-Century China.

'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.

'Taiwan's 228 Incident and the Politics of Placing Blame', Past Imperfect 14 (2008), pp. 143-163.

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