Oscar L. Tang Family Distinguished Professor of East Asian Studies
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Prasenjit Duara is the Oscar Tang Chair of East Asian Studies at Duke University. He was born and educated in India and received his PhD in Chinese history from Harvard University. He was previously Professor and Chair of the Dept of History and Chair of the Committee on Chinese Studies at the University of Chicago (1991-2008). Subsequently, he became Raffles Professor of Humanities and Director, Asia Research Institute at National University of Singapore (2008-2015).
In 1988, he published Culture, Power and the State: Rural North China, 1900-1942 (Stanford Univ Press) which won the Fairbank Prize of the AHA and the Levenson Prize of the AAS, USA. Among his other books are Rescuing History from the Nation (U Chicago 1995), Sovereignty and Authenticity: Manchukuo and the East Asian Modern (Rowman 2003) and most recently, The Crisis of Global Modernity: Asian Traditions and a Sustainable Future (Cambridge 2014). He has edited Decolonization: Now and Then (Routledge, 2004) and co-edited A Companion to Global Historical Thought with Viren Murthy and Andrew Sartori (John Wiley, 2014). His work has been widely translated into Chinese, Japanese, Korean and the European languages.
Duara, P. The Crisis of Global Modernity: Asian traditions and a sustainable future. Cambridge University Press, 2015. https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139998222. Full Text
Duara, Prasenjit. Sovereignty and Authenticity Manchukuo and the East Asian Modern. Rowman & Littlefield, 2004.
Duara, Prasenjit. Rescuing History from the Nation Questioning Narratives of Modern China. University of Chicago Press, 1996.
Duara, Prasenjit. Rescuing History from the Nation-state, 1992.
Duara, P. “Hong Kong and the new imperialism in East Asia, 1941-66.” In Twentieth-Century Colonialism and China: Localities, the Everyday and the World, 197–211, 2012. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203125458. Full Text
Duara, P. “Modern Imperialism.” In The Oxford Handbook of World History, 2012. https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199235810.013.0022. Full Text
Duara, P. “Between empire and nation: Settler colonialism in Manchukuo.” In Settler Colonialism in the Twentieth Century: Projects, Practices, Legacies, 59–78, 2012. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203621042. Full Text
Duara, P. “Concluding remarks.” In Sun Yat-Sen Nanyang and the 1911 Revolution, 313–18, 2011.
Duara, P. “Chinese reforms in historical and comparative perspective.” In Reform and Development in China: What Can China Offer the Developing World, 71–81, 2010. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203846308. Full Text
Duara, P. “The historical roots and character of secularism in China.” In China and International Relations: The Chinese View and the Contribution of Wang Gungwu, 58–71, 2010. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203850039. Full Text
Duara, P. “An east Asian perspective on religion and secularism.” In State and Secularism: Perspectives from Asia, 1–6, 2010. https://doi.org/10.1142/9789814282383_0001. Full Text
Duara, Prasenjit. “Book review: China and the West: Crossroads of Civilisation.” China Information 33, no. 3 (November 2019): 375–77. https://doi.org/10.1177/0920203x19878364b. Full Text
Duara, P. “Time and tide wait for no man: A response to warwick anderson and michael m. j. fischer.” East Asian Science, Technology and Society 12, no. 4 (December 1, 2018): 541–47. https://doi.org/10.1215/18752160-7219395. Full Text
Duara, Prasenjit. “Afterword: The Chinese World Order as a Language Game—David Kang’s East Asia before the West and Its Commentaries.” Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies 77, no. 1 (2017): 123–29. https://doi.org/10.1353/jas.2017.0008. Full Text
Duara, Prasenjit. “Transpacific Studies: Framing an Emerging Field. Edited by Janet Hoskins and Viet Thanh Nguyen . Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i Press, 2014. Pp. 236. ISBN 10: 0824839986; ISBN 13: 978-0824839987.” International Journal of Asian Studies 14, no. 1 (January 2017): 99–100. https://doi.org/10.1017/s1479591416000255. Full Text
Carlson, A. R., A. Costa, P. Duara, J. Leibold, K. Carrico, P. H. Gries, N. Eto, S. Zhao, and J. C. Weiss. “Nations and Nationalism roundtable discussion on Chinese nationalism and national identity.” Nations and Nationalism 22, no. 3 (July 1, 2016): 415–46. https://doi.org/10.1111/nana.12232. Full Text Open Access Copy
Duara, Prasenjit. “China's Growth: The Making of an Economic Superpower.” Development and Change 46, no. 3 (May 1, 2015): 562–69.
Duara, Prasenjit. “Taming Tibet: Landscape Transformation and the Gift of Chinese Development.” Development and Change 46, no. 3 (May 1, 2015): 562–69. Open Access Copy
Duara, P. “The Agenda of Asian Studies and Digital Media in the Anthropocene.” Asiascape: Digital Asia 2, no. 1–2 (January 1, 2015): 11–19. https://doi.org/10.1163/22142312-12340018. Full Text