Prof. Dr. Tze-ki Hon

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Internationales Kolleg für Geisteswissenschaftliche Forschung "Schicksal, Freiheit und Prognose. Bewältigungsstrategien in Ostasien und Europa"
Hartmannstr. 14
91052 Erlangen

Chinese personal name: 韓子奇

Professor of History

Home Institution: Department of History, State University of New York at Geneseo (USA)

IKGF Visiting Fellow September 2013 - August 2014

IKGF Visiting Fellow June 2018

(Last change of profile by end of stay)

IKGF Research Project:

Divination as Moral Philosophy: Hexagrams and the Genealogy of the Sages of the Yijing

Curriculum Vitae

Tze-ki Hon is Professor of History at the State University of New York at Geneseo. He was chair of the History Department from 2007-2010. He is the author of The Yijing and Chinese Politics: Classical Commentary and Literati Activism in the Northern Song Period, 960-1127 (State University of New York Press, 2005) and Revolution as Restoration: Guocui xuebao and the Chinese Nationalist Modernity (Brill, 2013). He has edited two collections of essays, The Politics of Historical Production in Late Qing and Republican China (Leiden: Brill, 2007) and Beyond the May Fourth Paradigm: In Search of Chinese Modernity (Lexington Books, 2008). He has completed a book manuscript entitled Visions of Modernity: Cultural and Historical Debates in Late Qing and Republican China (contracted to Brill) and is completing a co-authored monograph, Teaching the Book of Changes (Yijing) (contracted to Oxford University Press). His articles and book reviews have appeared in the American Historical Review, China Review International, Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy, Journal of Asian Studies, Journal of Chinese Philosophy, Journal of Chinese Studies, Modern China, Monumenta Serica, Philosophy East and West, and Xin Shexue (Modern Historiography, Taipei). He is a member of the editorial board of Sungkyun Journal of East Asian Studies (Seoul, South Korea).

Selected Publications

Books and Editions

  • The Yijing and Chinese Politics: Classical Commentary and Literati Activism in the Northern Song Period, 960-1127 (Albany: State University of New York Press, 2005)
  • Revolution as Restoration: Guocui xuebao and China′s Path to Modernity, 1905-1911 (Leiden: Brill, 2013)


  • The Politics of Historical Production in Late Qing and Republican China, co-edited with Robert Culp (Leiden: Brill, 2007).
  • Beyond the May Fourth Paradigm: In Search of Chinese Modernity, co-edited with Kai-wing Chow, Hung-yok Ip, and Don C. Price (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2008).
  • The Decade of the Great War: Japan and the Wider World in the 1910s, co-edited with Tosh Minohara and Evan Dawley (Leiden: Brill, 2014)


  • "From Sheng Min 生民 to Si Min 四民 : Social Changes in Late Imperial China," Journal of Political Science and Sociology (Keio University), no. 16 (May 2012), pp. 11-31.
  • "Colonial Nostalgia as a Means of Resistance: Historical Discourses in Post-1997 Hong Kong," in Nationhood and Identity Movements in Asia: Colonial and Postcolonial Times, edited by Swarupa Gupta (New Delhi: Manohar Press, 2012), 77-95.
  • "A Rock, a Text, and a Tablet: Making of the Song Emperor′s Terrace as a Lieu de Mémoire," in Places of Memory in Modern China: History, Politics, and Identity, edited by Marc Matten (Leiden: Brill, 2011), 133-165.
  • "Marking the Boundaries: The Rise of Historical Geography in Republican China," in Formation and Development of Academic Disciplines in China: History, edited by Brian Moloughney and Peter Zarrow (Hong Kong: Chinese University of Hong Kong Press, 2011), 303-334.
  • 《西来说与辨华夷: 论‘晚清国粹派′的国族思想》 (The Paradox of Sino-Babylonianism and Anti-Manchuism: A Study of the Nationalist Thought of the Guocui Group), 《明清论丛》 (A Collection of Essays on the Ming and Qing Dynasties) vol. 11(2011): 63-74.
  • "Classical Exegesis and Social Change: The Song School of Yijing Commentaries in Late Imperial China," Sungkyun Journal of East Asian Studies, 11.1 (April, 2011): 1-16.
  • "A Precarious Balance: Divination and Moral Philosophy in Zhouyi zhuanyi daquan," Journal of Chinese Philosophy, 35.2 (2008): 254-271.
  • "Zhou Dunyi" in Dao Companion to Chinese Philosophy, edited by John Makeham (Dordrecht, The Netherland: Splinger, 2010), 1-16.
  • "Hexagrams and Politics: Wang Bi′s Political Philosophy in the Zhouyi Zhu," in Philosophy and Religion in Early Medieval China, edited by Alan K.L. Chan and Yuet-keung Lo (Albany: SUNY Press, 2010), 71-96.
  • 〈近年出土文物對歐美《易》學的影響〉 (The Impact of Recent Archaeological Discoveries on the Yijing Studies in Europe and America), 《周易經傳文獻新詮》 ( New Interpretations on the Yijing Texts and Commentaries), edited by Dennis Cheng 鄭吉雄 (Taipei: National Taiwan University Press, 2010), 79-87.
  • "From a Hierarchy in Time to a Hierarchy in Space: The Meanings of Sino-Babylonianism in Early Twentieth Century China," Modern China 36.2 (March 2009): 139-169.
  • 〈黃节《黄史》中的世界图像〉 (Images of the World in Huang Jie′s History of the Yellow) , in 《世变中的史学》 (Historical Learning in Times of Crisis) edited by Li Jinqiang 李金强(Guilin: Guangxi shifan daxue chubanshe, 2009), 3-22.
  • 〈進入世界的挫折與自由: 二十世紀初的《地學雜誌》〉 (Trials and Tribulations of Joining Global Capitalism: The Journal of Geographical Studies in Early Twentieth-Century China), 《新史學 》 (New History), vol. 19, issue 2 (June 2008): 151-177.
  • "Constancy in Change: A Comparison of James Legge′s and Richard Wilhelm′s Interpretations of the Yijing," Monumenta Serica 53 (2005): 315-336.-"Cultural Identity and Local Self-Government: A Study of Liu Yizheng′s History of Chinese Culture," Modern China 30.4 (October 2004): 506-542.
  • "National Essence, National Learning, and Culture: Historical Writings in Guocui xuebao, Xueheng, and Guoxue jikan," Historiography East and West 1.2 (Fall 2004): 240-287.
  • "Plurality of Chinese Modernity: A Review of Recent Scholarship on the May Fourth Movement," Modern China 29.4 (October 2003): 493-509. (Co-authored with Hung-yok Ip and Chiu-chun Lee).
  • "Human Agency and Change: A Reading of Wang Bi′s Yijing Commentary," Journal of Chinese Philosophy 30.2 (June 2003): 223-242.
  • "Zhang Zhidong′s Proposal of Reform: A New Reading of the Quan xue pian," in Rethinking the 1898 Reform Period: Political and Cultural Change in Late Qing China, edited by Rebecca Karl and Peter Zarrow (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Asia Center, 2002), 77-98.
  • "Eremitism, Sagehood, and Public Service: The Zhouyi kouyi of Hu Yuan," Monumenta Serica 48 (November, 2000): 67-92.
  • "Military Governance versus Civil Governance: A Comparison of the Old History and the New History of the Five Dynasties," in Imagining Boundaries: Changing Confucian Doctrines, Texts and Hermeneutics edited by Kai-wing Chow, John B. Henderson, On-cho Ng (Albany: State University of New York Press, 1999), 85-106.
  • "Teaching the Book of Changes," Education About Asia 2.2 (Fall 1997): 26-31.
  • "Ethnic and Cultural Pluralism: Gu Jiegang′s Vision of a New China in His Studies of Ancient History," Modern China 22.3 (July 1996): 315-339.