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Dr Matthew Galway

20132020

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Research interests

  • Twentieth century Chinese history
  • Chinese intellectual history
  • The history of the Chinese Communist Party
  • Global Maoism
  • Contemporary Cambodian history
  • The history of the Communist Party of Kampuchea (Khmer Rouge)
  • Contemporary Peruvian history
  • The history of the Communist Party of Peru-Shining Path (Sendero Luminoso)
  • Urban history and built environment in colonial Indochina

Researcher's projects

Publications


Manuscript Project

  • Global Maoism: China’s Red Evangelism and the Communist Movement in Cambodia, 1949-1979. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, forthcoming in 2022.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

  • “Red Service-Intellectual: Phouk Chhay, Maoist China, and the Cultural Revolution in Cambodia,1964-1967,” Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, accepted for publication, forthcoming in 2021.
  • “Specters of Dependency: Hou Yuon and the Origins of Cambodia’s Marxist Vision (1955-1975),” Cross Currents: East Asian History and Culture Review 31 (2019): 126–161. https://cross-currents.berkeley.edu/e-journal/issue-31/galway
  • with Lu Hua, “Freedom and its Limitations: The Contemporary Mainland Chinese Debate over Liberalism,” China Information 32, No. 2 (June 2018): 1-21. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0920203X18760849
  • with Shi Anshu and Francois Lachapelle, “The Recasting of Chinese Socialism: The Chinese New Left since 2000,” China Information 32, No. 1 (March 2018): 139-159.  https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0920203X18760416
  • “Una Almenara Resplandeciente: El Maoismo Global y Los Movimientos Comunistas en Peru y Camboya entre 1965 y 1992 (A Shining Beacon: Global Maoism and Communist Movements in Peru and Cambodia, 1965-1992),” Revista Asia América Latina 1, No. 4 (December 2017): 15-47. ISSN 2524-9347 http://www.asiaamericalatina.org/en/previous-volumes/
  • “From Revolutionary Culture to Original Culture and Back: ‘On New Democracy’ and the Kampucheanization of Marxism-Leninism, 1940-1965,” Cross Currents: East Asian History and Culture Review, No. 24 (September 2017): 132-158. https://cross-currents.berkeley.edu/e-journal/issue-24/galway
  • with Kamila Kolpashnikova and Osamu Sudoh, “The Role of Social Capital in the Transformation of Cultural Values and Practices: A Case Study on the Chinese Community in Taiwan,” Review of Religion and Chinese Society 3 (2016): 51-80.
  • «La situazione è eccellente». Maoismi globali (‘The Situation is Excellent’: Global Maoism), Zapruder [Italy], No. 37 (May-August 2015): 84-91.
  • with Angel Ryono, “Xinjiang Under China: Reflections on the Multiple Dimensions of 2009 Urumqi Uprising,” Asian Ethnicity 16, No. 2 (2014): 225-255.https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14631369.2014.906062
  • “Global Maoism and the Politics of Localization in Peru and Tanzania,” Left History 17, No. 2 (Fall/Winter 2014): 9-47. https://lh.journals.yorku.ca/index.php/lh/article/view/39276
  • “’Overturning the Basket’: Nostalgia, Maoism, and the Roots of the Communist Party of Kampuchea’s Ideology,” Strata 5 (September 2013): 83-113.

Book Chapters

  • “Building Uhuru: Chinese Workers and Labor Diplomacy on the TAZARA Railway,” in Landscapes of Labor: A New Social History of the Chinese Working Class. Ivan Franceschini, Nicholas Loubere, and Christian Sorace, eds. New York: Verso, forthcoming in 2021.
  • “Off the Prachanda Path: The Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Centre) and Crises of Legitimacy,” in Crisis: China Story Yearbook 2021. Jane Golley, Linda Jaivin, Ben Hillman and Sharon Strange eds. Canberra: Australia National University Press, forthcoming in April 2021.
  • “Permanent Revolution,” in Afterlives of Chinese Communism: Political Concepts from Mao to Xi. Ivan Franceschini, Nicholas Loubere, and Christian Sorace, eds. New York and Canberra: Verso/Australia National University Press, 2019, 175-182. https://press.anu.edu.au/publications/afterlives-chinese-communism
  • with Lu Hua, “’Introduction to ‘Liberalism in the Chinese Context: Potential and Predicaments’ by Liu Qing,” in Voices from China’s Century. New York: Columbia University Press, 2019, 45-71. http://cup.columbia.edu/book/voices-from-the-chinese-century/9780231195232
  • “A Man of Many Facets: Introduction to Yuan Shu, Zhongguo Geming xian Jieduan yu Xianzheng Wenti (Yuan Shu: ‘The Current Stage of the Chinese Revolution and the Problem of Constitutional Government’),” in Translating the Japanese Occupation of China. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, forthcoming, 2019. http://www.ubcpress.ca/translating-the-occupation

Book Reviews

  • “Review of Maoism: A Global History by Julia Lovell,” PRC History Review, No. 23 (August 2020): 1-8. http://prchistory.org/prc-history-review/?fbclid=IwAR2LZFXZbKt5x5Rh_zE1RlM1VjPBpywivc-TbeIr_9Ez3KUyefn3Wa_wPmo
  • “Review of A Social History of Maoist China: Conflict and Change, 1949-1976 by Felix Wemheuer,” H-Net Reviews (October 2019). https://networks.h-net.org/node/22055/reviews/5088939/galway-wemheuer-social-history-maoist-china-conflict-and-change-1949 https://china.usc.edu/wemheuer-social-history-maoist-china-conflict-and-change-1949-1976-2019
  • “Review of Violence and the Civilizing Process in Cambodia by Roderic Broadhurst, Thierry Bouhours, and Brigitte Bouhours,” Explorations 15 (2019): 99-103.
  • “Review of The Great Hanoi Rat Hunt: Empire, Disease, and Modernity in French Colonial Vietnam by Michael G. Vann and Liz Clarke,” Journal of International and Global Studies 10, No. 2 (Spring/Summer 2019): 110-112.
  • “Review of Southeast Asia’s Cold War: An Interpretive History by Ang Cheng Guan,” Pacific Affairs 92, No. 1 (December 2018): 167-169.
  • “Review of From a British Colony to a Chinese Colony? Hong Kong before and after the 1997 Handover by Gary Chi-hung Luk, ed.,” Journal of International and Global Studies 10, No. 1 (2018): 179-181.
  • “Review of Man or Monster: The Trial of a Khmer Rouge Torturer by Alexander Laban Hinton,” Journal of International and Global Studies 8, No 2 (April 2017): 100-102.
  • “Review of The Cambodian Wars: Clashing Armies and CIA Covert Operations by Kenneth Conboy,” Journal of East Asian Studies 17, No. 1 (March 2017): 138-139.
  • “Review of China’s Civil War: A Social History, 1945-1949 by Diana Lary,” Pacific Affairs 89, No. 2 (June 2016): 421-423.
  • “Review of The Khmer Lands of Vietnam: Environment, Cosmology and Sovereignty by Philip Taylor,” Pacific Affairs 89, No. 1 (March 2016): 221-223.
  • “Review of Mao's Little Red Book: A Global History by Alexander C. Cook, ed.” International Review of Social History 60, Issue 01 (2015): 129-132.
  • “Review of Buddhism in a Dark Age: Cambodian Monks under Pol Pot by Ian Harris,” Pacific Affairs 88, No. 3 (September 2015): 360-362.
  • “Review of A Critical Introduction by Timothy Cheek, ed.,” Journal of East Asian Studies 13, No. 2 (May-August 2013): 363-366.

Translations

  • with Lu Hua, “Zhongguo yujingxiade ziyouzhuyi: Qianli yu kunjung [Liberalism in Contemporary China: Potential and Predicaments, by Liu Qing,” in Voices from China’s Century. New York: Columbia University Press, 2019, 45-71. http://cup.columbia.edu/book/voices-from-the-chinese-century/9780231195232
  • “Yuan Shu: Zhongguo Geming xian Jieduan yu Xianzheng Wenti (Yuan Shu: ‘The Current Stage of the Chinese Revolution and the Problem of Constitutional Government’),” in Translating the Japanese Occupation of China. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, forthcoming, 2019. http://www.ubcpress.ca/translating-the-occupation
  • with Zhang Hongbin, “Zhishi shenghuode wenhua: Chengshi yu zhuanye, Tuomasi Bande zhe (The Cultures of Intellectual Life: The City and the Professions, by Thomas Bender),” Zhishi fenzi luncong [Forum of Intellectuals] 12 (2014): 289-308.

Interviews

  • “Vietnam: From Dien Bien Phu to Doi Moi,” Interview by Ali Moore, Ear To Asia, Asia Institute Podcast, University of Melbourne, TBD
  • with Carlos Amador, “Exporting Mao: Global Maoism and the Shining Path Movement in Peru,” Interview by Ali Moore, Ear To Asia, Asia Institute Podcast, University of Melbourne (14 April 2020)
  • “Cambodia: Hun Sen’s Unrelenting Grip on Power,” Interviewed by Ali Moore, Ear To Asia, Asia Institute Podcast, University of Melbourne (21 February 2019) https://arts.unimelb.edu.au/asia-institute/ear-to-asia/episodes/episode-43
  • with Craig Smith, “China’s Long March to a Utopian Society,” Interviewed by Ali Moore, Ear To Asia, Asia Institute Podcast, University of Melbourne (5 February 2019) https://arts.unimelb.edu.au/asia-institute/ear-to-asia/episodes/episode-39

Unpublished Projects

 
Articles

  • “Machiavellian Suramarit: Lon Nol, Neo-Khmerism, and ‘Making Cambodia Great Again,’ 1970-1975.” Prospective Article for Submission to the Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, 2020-21.

Tranlations

  • with Ma Nan, "Cong 'difang junshihua' dao 'junshi difanghua' - Yi hongsijun 'banzhe fazhan' zhanlüede yuanyuan liubian wei zhongxin by Ying Xing," Xingemingshi [New Revolutionary History] Labs, ongoing 2020-21.
  • “Zhongguo zhishi fenzi dui daotongde chengzai yu shiluo—Jianshe xin wenhua renzhong er daoyuan (Intellectuals as Bearers of Orthodoxy: The Long Road and Responsibility of Constructing a New Culture by Zi Zhongyun),” formerly Voices from China’s Century. Columbia University Press; now a stand-alone project under revision, 2021-22.

Qualifications

Ph.D. (2017) – History – University of British Columbia (2017); M.A. (2010)– History – University of Ottawa; BA Hons (2008) – History – University of Ottawa

Expertise Areas

  • Asian History
  • Latin American History

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