Man Bun Kwan
A&S History - 0373
Professor Kwan specializes in modern China, particularly its business, economic, legal, and social history. When traveling in China, he enjoys rummaging through local markets for land deeds and contracts. His book on the Pacific Alkali Co., Ltd. has been published as China Studies v. 35, Institute for Chinese Studies, University of Oxford ( E.J. Brill, 2017).
PhD, Stanford University 1990
Investigators:Kwan Man Bun 09-01-2012 -To Present American Council of Learned Societies American Research in Humanities in China Role:PI 50,400 Active Type:Fellowship Level:International
Investigators:Kwan Man Bun 08-01-2012 -09-01-2012 Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation Indigenization of chemical fertilizer in Taiwan Role:PI 2,600 Pending Type:Grant Level:International
Grant: #ACLS Fellowship 2012 Investigators:Kwan, Man Bun 09-01-2012 -06-30-2013 National Endowment for the Humanities Improving the Earth: Chemical Fertilizer in Modern China Role:PI $50,400.00 Active Level:Federal
Grant: #2012 Award Investigators:Kwan, Man Bun 08-10-2012 -08-30-2013 Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange Indigenization of Chemical Fertilizer in Taiwan Role:PI $2,600.00 Active Level:Foreign Non-Profit
Chen Zhongping. Modern China's Network Revolution. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2011. In American Historical Review (Feb. 2012), 177-78.
Work in Progress
Patriot's Game: Jiuda Salt Refinery, 1914-1952. Book manuscript.
Colliding capitalisms: Yongli Chemical Industries, 1917-1952. Book manuscript.
Beyond Market and Hierarchy: Patriotic Capitalism and the Jiuda Salt Refinery, 1914-1953. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
"Janus-faced Capitalism: Li Zhuchen and the Jiuda Salt Refinery, 1949-1953." Sherman Cochran, ed. The Capitalist Dilemma in China's Communist Revolution. Ithaca: Cornell University East Asia Program, 2014.
Kwan Man Bun (2012. ) Chemical Fertilizer in Modern China .History Institute, Tianjin Academy of Social Sciences. Level:State
Kwan Man Bun (2013. ) Breaking the nitrogen bottleneck, Yongli Chemicals and ICI at war, 1931-1935 .Symposium on transnational network in modern China, Chinese University of Hong Kong. Professional Meeting. . Level:International
Event OrganizedAssociation of Asian Studies Annual Meeting
Association of Asian Studies Annual Meeting Conference 03-15-2012 Toronto Level:International
08-2012 -09-2012 "Indigenization of chemical fertilizer in Modern Taiwan" Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange Status:Recipient Level:International Type:Grant
2012 -2013 Chemical Fertilizer in Modern China American Council of Learned Societies Status:Recipient Level:National Type:Fellowship
(Executive ) Committee Member Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 09-01-2012 -Bad Format: 20120631
(East/Southeast Asia Search Committee ) Committee Chair Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 09-01-2012 -03-31-2012
(Graduate ) Member Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 09-01-2012 -Bad Format: 20120631
(East/South Asia visiting position search ) Committee Chair Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 03-25-2012 -Bad Format: 20120631
Economic and Social Research Council, UK (Award report review ) Member Type:Grant Panel Level:International
1993-1994 An Wang Fellow, Fairbank Center, , Harvard University
Asian Civilizations: China, Japan
Ancient China, Medieval China, Modern China
15-HIST-300 INTRO HIST THINKING Level:Undergraduate
15-HIST-728 COLL: WORLD HIST I Level:Graduate
Salt in World History Level:Undergraduate
Asian Civilizations: China Level:Undergraduate
-HIST-3000 THOUGHT AND METHODS Level:Undergraduate
Modern China Level:Undergraduate