Kwok, Daniel W.Y. 郭穎頤


BA 1954, Brown University
MA 1956, Yale University
PhD 1959, Yale University

Professor Kwok has been at the University of Hawai’i since 1961, and was Director of Asian Studies from 1969 to 1975, Chair of History from 1986 to 1988 and Director of the Center for Chinese Studies from 1987 to 1991. His principal field is the history of Chinese thought, in which he has done broad-ranging work. He is currently Director of the University of Hawaii Asia Fellowships for Journalists program (formerly the Gannett and The Freedom Forum Fellowships). His publications have been in Chinese scientism, populism, and Qing thought.


  • The Urbane Imagination: Ideas of Civilization in the Chinese Garden (1997)
  • Turbulent Decade (1996) (an edited translation of a work by Yan Jiaqi and Gao Gao concerning the Cultural Revolution)