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Daniel  Kwan

Daniel  Kwan, PhD

Associate Professor


Abbotsford campus, D3106

Phone: 604-504-7441 local 4258

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  • PhD., University of London
  • M.A., University of London
  • BA (Hons), Concordia University

Teaching Interests

  • Modern East Asian History (China and Japan): especially Chinese communist movement
  • Chinese Labour History
  • Imperialism in Modern East Asia

Research Interests

  • Worker education, culture and class identity in south China 1949 - 1999
  • Chinese working class literature in the post-Mao reform era


  • "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)


  • 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.

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