Kam Louie

Professor Kam Louie

  • Post Nominals: FAHA, FHKAH
  • Fellow Type: Fellow
  • Elected to the Academy: 2003
  • Section(s): Asian Studies


Kam Louie FHKAH FAHA was Dean of the Arts Faculty (2005-13), MB Lee Professor of Humanities and Medicine at Hong Kong University (HKU) and President of The Hong Kong Academy of the Humanities (2011-13). He is currently Honorary Professor at UNSW and HKU.

His research interests cover interdisciplinary studies of gender, history, language, literature, and philosophy in China. He has published 18 books and about 80 articles, on diverse topics such as Inheriting Tradition: Interpretations of the Classical Philosophers in Communist China, 1949-1966 (Oxford University Press, 1986) and Theorising Chinese Masculinity: Society and Gender in China (Cambridge University Press, 2002).

He studied at Sydney University, Chinese University of Hong Kong and Peking University, and spent 1992 as Professorial Fellow at the Center for Chinese Studies, Taipei. He has taught at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Nanjing, Auckland and Murdoch Universities. He has also served as Professor of Chinese Studies and Head of Department at University of Queensland and Australian National University.

As well as serving on various committees such as the Australia-China Council, Cultural and Educational Advisory Committee of the Queensland-China Council, he was Chief Editor of Asian Studies Review and is an Editorial Board member of various scholarly journals.

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