教師及職員

Teresa Kuan

Assistant Professor

Office NAH 325
Office Tel. 3943 7728
Email tkuan"at"cuhk.edu.hk
Education qualification Ph.D. University of Southern California
Languages English, Putonghua

Introduction

Prof. Teresa Kuan first studied anthropology at UC Berkeley before going on for doctoral training at the University of Southern California. She was originally trained in medical anthropology but has since then become interested in expertise as a cultural phenomenon. Her book Love’s Uncertainty examines the intersection between popular childrearing advice and the lived experience of parenting amongst urban, middle-class families in China. Building on this previous work concerning the popularization of the notion of the psychological child, Prof. Kuan is currently conducting research on the development of family therapy in mainland China. Prof. Kuan was a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at Whittier College between 2009–2011, and a Hunt Postdoctoral Fellow between 2011–2012. She joined the Department of Anthropology at CUHK in the Fall of 2012.

Research interests

Anthropology of China, childhood studies, psychological anthropology, medical anthropology, the anthropology of ethics

Geographical areas of research

Mainland China

Courses taught

Fall 2015

ANTH 5010 Anthropology: A Postgraduate Introduction

ANTH 4321/ANTH 5323 Topics in Anthropology: The Anthropology of Ethics

Spring 2015

On research leave

Current research

Repairing Relationships: An Ethnographic Study of the Development of Family Therapy in China (GRF grant)

Awards

CUHK Faculty of Arts Outstanding Teaching Award 2013

Selected Publications

Books
2015 Love's Uncertainty: The Politics and Ethics of Child Rearing in Contemporary China. Oakland, CA: University of California Press.
Book reviews
2014 Review of Communities of Complicity: Everyday Ethics in Rural China. By Hans Steinmüller. New York and Oxford: Berghahn (2013). Asian Anthropology 13(1): 78-80.
2014 Review of Chinese Modernity and the Individual Psyche. Edited by Andrew Kipnis. New York: Palgrave Macmillan (2012). The China Journal 71: 246-248.
2013 Review of Young Chinese in Urban China. By Alex Cockain. New York: Routledge (2012). The China Journal 69: 230-231.