Tze-ki Hon

Professor of History

Tze-ki Hon has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 1996.

Professor Hon is a specialist in the cultural and political history of modern China.

Tze-ki Hon is the winner of SUNY Chancellor's Awards for Excellence in Teaching (2002) and in Scholarship and Creative Activities (2011).

Portrait of Tze-Ki Hon

Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D. in History, University of Chicago (1992)

  • M.A. in Asian Studies, University of Michigan (1983)

  • B.A. in History and Political Sciences, University of Hong Kong (1981)


  • Teaching the I Ching (Oxford 2014), co-authored with Geoffrey Redmond

  • Revolution as Restoration: Guocui Xuebao and China's Path to Modernity, 1905-1911 (Brill 2013)

  • * "Marking the Boundaries: The Rise of Historical Geography in Republican China," in Formation and Development of Academic Disciplines in China: History, edited by Brian Moloughney and Peter Zarrow (Hong Kong: Chinese University of Hong Kong Press, 2010).

  • "Zhou Dunyi" in Dao Companion to Chinese Philosophy, edited by John Makeham (Dordrecht, The Netherland: Splinger, 2010).

  • "Hexagrams and Politics: Wang Bi's Political Philosophy in the Zhouyi Zhu," in Philosophy and Religion in Early Medieval China, edited by Alan K.L. Chan and Yuet-keung Lo (Albany: SUNY Press, 2010), 71-96.

  • "From a Hierarchy in Time to a Hierarchy in Space: The Meanings of Sino-Babylonianism in Early Twentieth Century China," Modern China 36.2 (March 2009): 139-169.

  • (Images of the World in Huang Jie's History of the Yellow) , in????????(Historical Learning in Times of Crisis) edited by Li Jinqiang????Guangxi shifan daxue chubanshe, 2009?, 3-22.

  • "A Precarious Balance: Divination and Moral Philosophy in Zhouyi zhuanyi daquan," Journal of Chinese Philosophy, 35.2 (2008): 254-271.

  • "Chinese Modernity and the Restructuring of the Field of Cultural Production" (co-authored with Kai-wing Chow et al) in Beyond the May Fourth Paradigm: In Search of Chinese Modernity (Lexington Books, 2008), 1-23.

  • "From Babbitt to ‘Bai Bide': Interpretations of New Humanism in Xueheng" in Beyond the May Fourth Paradigm: In Search Chinese Modernity (Lexington Books, 2008), 253-267.

  • "Introduction" (co-authored with Robert Culp) to The Politics of Historical Production in Late Qing and Republican China (Brill, 2007), 1-20.

  • "Educating the Citizens: Visions of China in Late Qing History Textbooks" in The Politics of Historical Production in Late Qing and Republican China (Brill, 2007), 79-105.

  • "Constancy in Change: A Comparison of James Legge's and Richard Wilhelm's Interpretations of the Yijing," Monumenta Serica 53 (2005): 315-336.

  • ?????????: ????????????????" (The 1911 Revolution and Historical Consciousness: A Comparison of the Historical Writings in Guocui xuebao and Minbao), in ????: ????????????? (The Will to Change: Sun Yat-sen, the 1911 Revolution and Modern China) edited by Lin Qiyan ???, Li Jinqiang ???, and Bao Shaolin ??? (Hong Kong: Commercial Press, 2005), 233-249.

  • "Cultural Identity and Local Self-Government: A Study of Liu Yizheng's History of Chinese Culture," Modern China 30.4 (October 2004): 506-542.


Commentaries of Book of Changes (Yijing or I Ching)
Classical Chinese thought
Cultural history of late imperial China
Cultural and intellectual history of modern China