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Copyright 2001
College of Literature, Science and the Arts
  Chun-shu Chang

Ph.D. Harvard, 1964

Contact Information:
University of Michigan
1757 Haven Hall
Phone: 734-763-2294  
Field(s) of Study:
History and civilization of China, 1600 B.C.-A.D. 1800: Archaeological-anthropological, political, socio-cultural, intellectual-literary, military-diplomatic, historiography, science and technology; the Classics; historical literature.

Modern China: political, cultural, intellectual, historiography.

Chinese language (oracle bone and shell inscriptions [chia-ku wen]; bronze inscriptions[chin-wen]; Ch’in-Han writings including bamboo and wooden documents [chien-tu], philology); poetry and drama.

Selected Publications:
Books and long monographs only

A. Scholarly Works

I. Ancient and Early Impersial China, ca. 1600 B.C. – 220 A.D.

1. Nation, State and Imperialism in Early China, ca. 1600 B.C. – A.D. 8 (2006/7; 506 pp. “The Rise of the Chinese Empire, I”)

2. Frontier, Immigration, and Empire in Han China, 130 B.C. – A.D. 157 (2006/7; 352 pp. “The Rise of the Chinese Empire, II”)

3. The Han Colonists and Their Settlements on the Chü-yen Frontier (1967; 120 pp.)

4. A New Critical Biography of the First Emperor, 260-210 B.C. (1985; in Chinese)

5. The God of Soil in Ancient China, ca 1100-150 B.C. (1957; in Chinese)

6. Studies in Han Frontier History (1971, 1975; in Chinese)

7. The World of Han China in Han Wooden and Bamboo Documents (Part on Northwest China. 1982; in Chinese)

II. Middle-Late Imperial China, 960-1368:

8. South China in the Twelfth Century.(1981; 252 pp.)
Warner G. Rice Award for Outstanding Contributions in the Humanities

9. The Intellectual and Their World in Early Modern China. (1989; in Chinese)

III. Late Imperial China (Ming and Ch’ing [Qing]), 1368-1700

10. Redefining History: Ghosts, Spirits, and Human Society in P’u Sung-ling’s World, 1640-1715 (With Shelley Hsueh-lun Chang; 1998; 384 pp.)

11. Crisis and Transformation in Seventeenth-Century China: Society Culture, and Modernity (With Shelley Hsueh-lun Chang; 1992; 475 pp.; 1998 pb. ed.)
Choice Outstanding Academics Title of the year

12. Theater and State in Seventeenth-Century China (1999; 125 pp.)

13. Radical Socioeconomic Changes and the New Culture in the Ming-Ch’ing Period, 1550-1700 (With Shelley Hsueh-lun Chang; 2007-8, in Chinese)

IV. Late Imperial China to Modern China, 1700-2000:

14. From Scholarship to Statesmanship: The Intellectuals and Their Political World in Modern and Contemporary China, 1800-2000: Volume 2: National History, National Learning and National Consciousness: Historians and the Age of Revolution, 1895-1930 (2006; in Chinese, being translated into English)

B. General Texts

1. Premodern China: A Bibliographical Introduction (4th printing, 1971, 1975; 183 pp.; under revision)

2. (Au. and comp.) The Making of China: Main Themes in Premodern China (3rd ed. 2000; 355 pp.)

C. Letters and Arts

1. Wei-ch’ing shih-chi (A Collections of Poems by Chang Chun-shu, written in Classical Chinese).

2. Language and Art: An Exhibition of Chinese Calligraphy by Chun-shu Chang, November 4-December 20, 2003. Art Gallery One, Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.A.

Current Projects:
Three book manuscripts in progress:

Ships, Trade, and Nation in Early Modern China

The Call of History: Nation, Empire, and Culture in Eighteenth–Century China.

From Scholarship to Statesmanship: The Intellectuals and Their Political World in Modern and Contemporary China, 1800-2000.


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