Daniel Kwan

Associate Professor, UFV

Education:  BA (Hons) Concordia University, MA, Ph.D. University of London                  

Specialty:  Modern East Asian history (China and Japan): especially Chinese communist movement, Chinese labour history, and imperialism in modern East Asia.


Current Research

Worker education, culture and class identity in south China 1949 - 1999

Chinese working class literature in the post-Mao reform era


Courses Taught

  • Hist 115: Traditional East Asian Civilizations
  • Hist 235: Late Imperial and Modern China
  • Hist 236: Japanese History since 1600
  • Hist 382: Social History of Twentieth-Century China
  • Hist 385: Imperialism and Colonialism in Modern Asia
  • Hist 486: Problems in the Chinese Communist Revolution
  • Hist 487: Society and Politics in China since 1949




  • Marxist Intellectuals and the Chinese Labor Movement: A Study of Deng Zhongxia 1894-1933 (Seattle & London: University of Washington Press, 1997)

Book Reviews:

  • Daniel Kwan has published reviews in major journals such as The American Historical Review, The International History Review, Journal of Oriental Studies, and Journal of Peasant Studies.


Conference Presentations:

  • "Culture and Politics of Chinese Workers: An Analysis of Spare-Time Educational Programs in Guangzhou, 1949-1959", Asian Studies Conference Japan, Tokyo (June 24-25, 2006)







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