Prof. HON Tze Ki (韓子奇)


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PhD University of Chicago
MA University of Michigan
BA University of Hong Kong


Tze-ki Hon received a Bachelor’s Degree in History and Political Science from the University of Hong Kong, a Master’s Degree in Asian Studies from the University of Michigan, and a PhD in History from the University of Chicago. For twenty-five years, he taught history and Western Humanities in the United States, first at Hanover College in Indiana and then at State University of New York at Geneseo. In Geneseo, he won both the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching (2002) and the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities (2011). Specializing in classical studies and intellectual history, he wrote four books and co-edited four collections of essays, covering a wide range of topics including the commentaries of the Yijing (Book of Changes), Neo-Confucianism of the Song-Ming period, the social and intellectual history of modern China, and the global order after WWI. During the last decade, he was appointed Visiting Research Fellow at Leiden University in Holland (2006-2007) and at Erlangen-Nuremburg University in Germany (2013-2014) to conduct research on Chinese divination and the intellectual debates in contemporary China. His current research projects include the philosophy of divination of Zhu Xi (1130-1200), the modernity discourse in late Qing and Republican China, the transformation of the Yijing into the I Ching in the 1960s United States, and the rise of contemporary Confucianism since 1979.