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Professor Brian Moloughney

brian_moloughney Contact Details

Room 2S8, Arts 1 (Burns Building)
Tel 64 3 479 8061
Email brian.moloughney@otago.ac.nz
 

Academic Qualifications

1984: BA (University of Canterbury)
1986: MA (University of Canterbury)
1996: PhD (ANU)
 

Research Interests

Brian’s research is focused on Chinese history, especially Chinese historiography. He is currently working on two projects. The first focsues on Gu Jiegang, one of the most prominent historians in post-imperial China; the second examines how historians have been reassessing the Chinese contribution to world history.

Following a number of years teaching Chinese history at the University of Otago, Brian became Head of the School of Languages and Cultures at Victoria University of Wellington, where he taught in both the Chinese and Asian Studies programmes. For five years he was Editor of the New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies and he has served as President of the New Zealand Asian Studies Association. From 2010 until 2015 Brian was Pro-Vice-Chancellor Humanities at the University of Otago.
 

 Courses Taught

HIST 106 Global History: Asia, Europe and the Middle East
HIST 204 China: Oracle Bones to Revolution
HIST 223 Empires and Globalisation
HIST 304 China in Revolution
HUMS 301/401 Internship Practicum

 

Areas of Research supervision

Chinese history and literature; historiography; imperial cultures; the Chinese diaspora.
 

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Publications

Moloughney, B. (2017). S. A. M. Adshead on China, world institutions, and world history. Journal of World History, 27(4), 595-617.

Moloughney, B. (2017). Arthur W. Hummel and Gu Jiegang: Translation in the making of modern China. Twentieth-century China, 42(1), 97-109. doi: 10.1353/tcc.2017.0009

Moloughney, B., & Zarrow, P. (Eds.). (2011). Transforming history: The making of a modern academic discipline in twentieth-century China. Hong Kong: Chinese University Press, 429p.

Moloughney, B. (2007). Zhang Yinlin's Early China. In T. Hon & R. J. Culp (Eds.), The politics of historical production in late Qing and Republican China. (pp. 143-168). Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill. doi: 10.1163/ej.9789004160231.i-323.40

Moloughney, B. (2011). Pictures of Panyu: Images of China from the Canton Villages Mission. In A. Wanhalla & E. Wolf (Eds.), Early New Zealand photography: Images and essays. (pp. 122-127). Dunedin, New Zealand: University of Otago Press.

Edited Book - Research

Moloughney, B., & Zarrow, P. (Eds.). (2011). Transforming history: The making of a modern academic discipline in twentieth-century China. Hong Kong: Chinese University Press, 429p.

Johnson, H., & Moloughney, B. (Eds.). (2006). Asia in the making of New Zealand. Auckland University Press, 294p.

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Chapter in Book - Research

Moloughney, B., & Zarrow, P. (2011). Making history modern: The transformation of Chinese historiography, 1895-1937. In B. Moloughney & P. Zarrow (Eds.), Transforming history: The making of a modern academic discipline in twentieth-century China. (pp. 1-46). Hong Kong: Chinese University Press.

Moloughney, B. (2011). Pictures of Panyu: Images of China from the Canton Villages Mission. In A. Wanhalla & E. Wolf (Eds.), Early New Zealand photography: Images and essays. (pp. 122-127). Dunedin, New Zealand: University of Otago Press.

Moloughney, B. (2011). Myth and the making of history: Gu Jiegang and the Gushi bian debates. In B. Moloughney & P. Zarrow (Eds.), Transforming history: The making of a modern academic discipline in twentieth-century China. (pp. 241-270). Hong Kong: Chinese University Press.

Ballantyne, T., & Moloughney, B. (2008). Asia, empire and colonial culture. In The Maui dynasty. (pp. 23-34). Nelson, New Zealand: Suter Art Gallery Te Aratoi o Whakatū.

Moloughney, B. (2007). Zhang Yinlin's Early China. In T. Hon & R. J. Culp (Eds.), The politics of historical production in late Qing and Republican China. (pp. 143-168). Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill. doi: 10.1163/ej.9789004160231.i-323.40

Ballantyne, T., & Moloughney, B. (2006). Introduction: Angles of vision. In T. Ballantyne & B. Moloughney (Eds.), Disputed histories: Imagining New Zealand's pasts. (pp. 9-24). Dunedin, New Zealand: Otago University Press.

Ballantyne, T., & Moloughney, B. (2006). Asia in Murihiku: Towards a transnational history of colonial culture. In T. Ballantyne & B. Moloughney (Eds.), Disputed histories: Imagining New Zealand's pasts. (pp. 65-92). Dunedin, New Zealand: Otago University Press.

Johnson, H., & Moloughney, B. (2006). Introduction: Asia and the making of multicultural New Zealand. In H. Johnson & B. Moloughney (Eds.), Asia in the making of New Zealand. (pp. 1-10). Auckland University Press.

Moloughney, B., Ballantyne, T., & Hood, D. (2006). After gold: Reconstructing Chinese communities, 1896-1913. In H. Johnson & B. Moloughney (Eds.), Asia in the making of New Zealand. (pp. 58-75). Auckland University Press.

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Journal - Research Article

Moloughney, B. (2017). Arthur W. Hummel and Gu Jiegang: Translation in the making of modern China. Twentieth-century China, 42(1), 97-109. doi: 10.1353/tcc.2017.0009

Moloughney, B. (2017). S. A. M. Adshead on China, world institutions, and world history. Journal of World History, 27(4), 595-617.

Moloughney, B. (2008). Alexander Don's roll of the Chinese as an on-line searchable database. Chinese Southern Diaspora Studies, 2, 136-139.

Moloughney, B. (2007). Monkey and the journey back to paradise. Script & Print [2005], 29, 221-233.

Moloughney, B. (2002). Derivation, intertextuality and argument: Narrative and the problem of historical coherence. East Asian History, 23, 129-148.

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Journal - Research Other

Moloughney, B. (2010). [Review of the book Lost soul: “Confucianism” in contemporary Chinese academic discourse]. New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies, 12(1), 145-148.

Moloughney, B. (2008). [Review of the book The big white lie: Chinese Australians in Australia]. New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies, 10(2), 175-178.

Moloughney, B. (2008). [Review of the book A concise history of Hong Kong]. New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies, 10(2), 178-180.

Moloughney, B. (2007). [Review of the book Chinese sculpture]. New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies, 9(2), 184-187.

Moloughney, B. (2007). [Review of the books Between heaven and modernity: Reconstructing Suzhou; Suzhou: Where the goods of all the provinces converge]. New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies, 9(2), 190-193.

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