Visiting Scholar (Dec 2019 – Feb 2020), Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences, The University of Hong Kong
Professor of History Emeritus, Wellesley College
Professor Cohen retired from Wellesley College in 2000 after teaching Chinese history for 35 years. He has been affiliated with the Fairbank Center since 1965, and he continues to research and write in the field of Chinese history, focusing mainly on the period from the nineteenth century to the present. His recent publications include History and Popular Memory: The Power of Story in Moments of Crisis (Columbia University Press, 2014), which contains chapters on Serbia, Palestine/Israel, China, France, the USSR, and England. During Professor Cohen’s visit, he actively participates workshops and seminars with colleagues and students in HKU.