Professor HAN Xiaorong holds a BA in history from Amoy (Xiamen) University, a LLM in ethnic studies from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, a MA in anthropology from Tulane University, and a PhD in history from the University of Hawaii-Manoa. He is currently Professor and Head of Department of Chinese Culture as well as Director of the Confucius Institute of Hong Kong, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He had previous held positions at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, University of Hawaii-West Oahu, Trinity College, The National University of Singapore, Butler University, and Lingnan University (Hong Kong). He has conducted research on the interactions between intellectuals and peasants and between state and ethnic minorities in China, as well as China’s relations with Southeast Asia, particularly Vietnam. His publications include Chinese Discourses on the Peasant, 1900-1949 (SUNY, 2005), Red God: Wei Baqun and His Peasant Revolution in Southern China, 1894-1932 (SUNY, 2014), Zhongguo minzu guanxi sanlun [Essays on China’s Ethnic Relations] (Singapore, World Scientific, 2015), and numerous articles.
Professor HAN Xiaorong
(Director, Confucius Institute of Hong Kong)