Weston, Tim

Associate Director, Center for Asian Studies
Associate Professor
Telephone: 
303-492-3526
Department: 
History, Center for Asian Studies
Regional Focus: 
Thematic Focus: 
Speaker Bureau Topic: 
Contemporary Chinese politics, society, and culture; modern Chinese history (anything from 1840 to the present)
Research and Teaching: 
Late imperial and modern Chinese history, Journalists, Journalism, Media, Political Culture, Intellectuals
Education: 
B.A., History, University of Wisconsin-Madison, with honors; M.A., Asian History, University of California, Berkeley; Ph.D., History, University of California, Berkeley, 1995
Profile: 

Professor Weston’s research focuses on intellectuals, political culture, and media in modern China. In 2012 he published a co-edited collection entitled China in and beyond the Headlines (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers), and before that he published separate co-edited books on the same theme. In 2004 he published The Power of Position: Beijing University, Intellectuals and Chinese Political Culture, 1898-1929 (University of California Press).

Professor Weston’s new book, China in and beyond the Headlines, was released in late-summer 2012 and was named a Choice Outstanding Academic title for 2013. Professor Weston teaches a range of undergraduate and graduate classes on Chinese history. He is also interested in the field of World History and is preparing to teach courses in that field in the near future.

Selected Publications: 

“Taiwanese Newspapers and Politics in China’s Shadow,” in Wen-hsin Yeh., ed., Mobile Horizons: Dynamics across the Taiwan Strait (Berkeley: Institute of East Asian Studies, 2013), 208-234; China in and beyond the Headlines (Rowman and Littlefield, 2012), co-edited with Lionel M. Jensen; “China, Professional Journalism, and Liberal Internationalism in the Era of the First World War,” Pacific Affairs, 83:2 (June 2010): 327-347; China’s Transformations: the Stories beyond the Headlines (Rowman & Littlefield, 2007), co-edited with Lionel M. Jensen; The Power of Position: Beijing University, Intellectuals and Chinese Political Culture, 1898-1929 (University of California Press, 2004)