Chih-p'ing Chou

Professor of East Asian Studies, Emeritus
Office Phone
201B Jones Hall

Chih-p’ing Chou, Professor of East Asian Studies, specializes in modern Chinese intellectual history and late Ming literature. Hu Shi’s Thought and Modern China (Beijing, 2012) which has been selected as one of the best 100 publications of the year by several major media organizations in China

He is the principal author of fourteen Chinese language textbooks ranging from the elementary to the advanced levels. Twelve titles have been published by Princeton University Press (1992-2016), one by the Far Eastern Publications of Yale University (1990), and one by the Chinese University of Hong Kong Press (2009). This series has been adopted as textbooks by many institutions worldwide.


  • Ph.D. in Chinese Literature, Indiana University
  • M.A. in Chinese Literature, Tunghai University (Taiwan)
  • B.A. in Chinese Literature, Soochow University (Taiwan)

Selected Publications

  • The Sparks of Freedom: Hu Shi and Lin Yutang (Taipei: Yunchen, 2018)
  • Modern Chinese Intellectuals and Reflections on Culture (Beijing, 2013)
  • Hu Shi''s Thought and Modern China (Beijing, 2012)
  • A Pragmatist and His Free Spirit: The Half-Century Romance of Hu Shi and Edith Clifford Williams, (co-authored with Susan Chan Egan, Chinese University of Hong Kong Press, 2009) 
  • Hu Shi’s Romance and His Later Years (Anhui, 2008)
  • Studies on Modern Chinese Intellectual History (Taipei, 2003)
  • Hu Shi and Modern Chinese Thought (Nanjing: Nanjing University Press, 2002)
  • Hu Shi and Lu Xun (Taipei, 1988)
  • Yuan Hung-tao and the Kung-an School (Cambridge University Press, 1988)
  • Literary Criticism and Its Development of the Gongan School (Taipei, 1986)