Victoria Tin-bor Hui is associate professor of political science at the University of Notre Dame. She examines the centrality of war in the formation and transformation of “China” in the long span of history, comparative state formation and state-society relations, contentious politics and resistance movements, political culture, Asian and Confucian values, and Chinese politics.

As a native of Hong Kong, Hui also analyzes Hong Kong’s democracy movement and Beijing’s crackdown. She is extensively interviewed by the media on Hong Kong politics and has testified in Congress. She maintains the blog “Hong Kong’s Fight for Freedom” and co-founded the Washington, DC-based Hong Kong Democracy Council, which has successfully lobbied for legislations to support Hong Kong.

Hui received her PhD in political science from Columbia University and her BSSc in journalism from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

KDR Assistant(s):
Ethan Chiang
Anna Grillo 
James Reintjes
Rain Zhang

Thematic Interests

Comparative history of Asia and Europe; transformation of world politics; emerging world order in the post-Cold War era; international security; state formation; state-society relations; contentious politics and resistance movements; political culture; Asian and Confucian values; Chinese politics


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