History Professor

Office: 541-737-1260

Milam Hall

Milam Hall 323B

2520 SW Campus Way

2520 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

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Affiliated with: 
School of History, Philosophy, and Religion
Courses Taught: 

HST 391 Traditional China and Japan

HST 392 Modern China and Japan

HST 396 Gender, Family and Politics in Traditional China

HST 397 Gender, Family and Politics in Modern China

HST 495 China in the Twentieth Century

Research/Career Interests: 

Hung-yok Ip specializes in modern Chinese history.


  • Ip has published articles on various topics, including the origins of Communism, Chinese perspectives on democracy, intellectual-peasant relationship, Communist political culture, gender and female appearance, etc. Her book, entitled Intellectuals in Revolutionary China 1921-1949: Leaders, Heroes and Sophisticates, was published in 2005.
  • Currently, she is working on two book projects. Entitled Self and its Transcendence: Buddhism and Modern Chinese Subjectivity, the first project analyzes the lives and writings of a few prominent Buddhist historical agents in modern China. This book will argue for the relevance of Buddhism as a transcendental religion for modern individuals, whose lives, aspirations and values, as many experts see them, were highly secularized. Her second book project tackles a topic beyond the China field. Entitled Religion, Subjectivity and the Making of History: Buddhist Activism in a Comparative Perspective, it explores Buddhism, reinvented in Thailand, Vietnam and the “contact zone” between cultures, as a contemporary mode of activism challenging transnational capital.


Intellectuals in Revolutionary China:

Heroes, Leaders and Sophisticates

(RoutledgeCurzon, 2009)

Intellectuals in Revolutionary China