Louis Cha Chair in Chinese Research and Professor of History, SPPGA, UBC, University of British Columbia

Timothy Cheek is Director of the Institute of Asian Research and Professor at the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs and Department of History at the University of British Columbia. His research, teaching and translating focus on the recent history of China, especially the Chinese Communist Party and intellectual debate in China. His books include The Intellectual in Modern Chinese History (2015), Living with Reform: China Since 1989 (2006), Mao Zedong and China’s Revolutions (2002) and Propaganda and Culture in Mao’s China (1997), as well as edited volumes, Voices from the Chinese Century (2020) with David Ownby & Joshua Fogel, Mao’s Road to Power: Revolutionary Writings, 1912-1949, Vol. VIII (2015) with Stuart R. Schram, The Cambridge Critical Introduction to Mao (2010), and New Perspectives on State Socialism in China (1997), with Tony Saich. In recent years Cheek has been working with some Chinese intellectuals to explore avenues of collaborative research and translation. https://sppga.ubc.ca/profile/timothy-cheek/

Experience

  • –present
    Louis Cha Chair in Chinese Research and Professor of History, SPPGA, UBC, University of British Columbia

Education

  • 1986 
    Harvard University, Phd., History and East Asian Lanugages