Man Bun Kwan

Man Bun Kwan

Associate Professor

McMicken Hall

303

A&S History - 0373

Professional Summary

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).

Education

PhD, Stanford University 1990

Research Support

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

Abbreviated Publications

Review

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.

Book

Beyond Market and Hierarchy: Patriotic Capitalism and the Jiuda Salt Refinery, 1914-1953. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.

Book Chapter

"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.

Presentations

Invited Presentations

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 Organized

Association of Asian Studies Annual Meeting

Association of Asian Studies Annual Meeting Conference 03-15-2012 Toronto Level:International

Honors and Awards

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

Service

(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

Post Graduate Training and Education

1993-1994 An Wang Fellow, Fairbank Center, , Harvard University

Keywords

China, Japan

Courses Taught

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