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Hanchao Lu

School of History and Sociology
D.M. Smith Building, Room 321
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA 30332-0345
tel: 404-894-6844
hanchao.lu@hsoc.gatech.edu
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Expertise: Chinese History

Dr. Hanchao Lu received his PhD in History from the University of California, Los Angeles. He joined the Georgia Tech faculty as an Assistant Professor in the School of History and Sociology in 1994 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 1996 and Professor in 2001. He served as Director of Graduate Studies in Tech’s School of History and Sociology from 2004 to 08. He served as the president of the Chinese Historians in the United States (CHUS) and was a visiting fellow of the East Asian Institute, Singapore. He has been an honorary Senior Research Professor at the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences since 1995. Lu is an editor of the refereed journal, Chinese Historical Review and the editor of a 15-volume series, The Culture and Customs of Asia. A specialist in modern East Asian history, Lu published widely in leading journals both in English and Chinese. His recent publications include Beyond the Neon Lights: Everyday Shanghai in the Early Twentieth (California, 1999/2004), which won the Urban History Association Best Book Award, Modernity and Cultural Identity in Taiwan (Global, 2001), and Street Criers: A Cultural History of Chinese Beggars (Stanford, 2005), which won the Cecil B. Currey Book Award of the Association of Third World Studies, A Man of Two Worlds: The Life of Sir Robert Hart, 1835-1911(Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, 2009), The Birth of A Republic: Francis Stafford’s Photographs of China’s 1911 Revolution and Beyond (University of Washington, 2010), which received the CHUS Honor for Academic Excellence presented at the AHA meeting in 2011.

Book Publications

Book Publisher Date Purchase
China in Family Photographs: A Peoples History of Revolution and Everyday Life, coauthor with Ed Krebs Bridge21 Publications 2017 China in Family Photographs: A Peoples History of Revolution and Everyday Life, coauthor with Ed Krebs
Pioneers: Conversations with Renowned Historians Peking University Press 2015 Pioneers: Conversations with Renowned Historians
The Birth of a Republic: Francis Stafford’s Photographs of China’s 1911 Revolution and Beyond University of Washington Press 2010 The Birth of a Republic: Francis Stafford's Photographs of China's 1911 Revolution and Beyond
A Man of Two Worlds: The Life of Sir Robert Hart, 1835-1911 Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences Press 2009 A Man of Two Worlds: The Life of Sir Robert Hart, 1835-1911
Street Criers: A Cultural History of Chinese Beggars Stanford University Press 2005 Street Criers: A Cultural History of Chinese Beggars
Beyond the Neon Lights: Everyday Shanghai in the Early Twentieth Century University of California Press 2004 Beyond the Neon Lights: Everyday Shanghai in the Early Twentieth Century
Modernity & Cultural Identity in Taiwan Global Publishing Company Inc 2001 SModernity & Cultural Identity in Taiwan
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