Patrick Buck


Visiting Assistant Professor
+1 513-529-5121
Upham Hall, 268 Oxford, OH 45056
Office Hours Fall 2022:
Wednesdays 9:00-11:00am


  • PhD 2022, Michigan State University
  • BA 2015, Albion College

Teaching and Research Interests

  • Modern China and Taiwan
  • East Asia
  • History of Communism, Nationalism, and Modernizing Ideologies
  • Southeast Asia
  • World History
  • Intellectual History and the International Exchange of Ideas
  • Revolutions
  • The Cold War
  • Propaganda

Courses Recently Taught

  • HST 197 World History to 1500
  • HST 354 Modern Chinese History

Selected Publications

  • Review of The End of Concern: Maoist China, Activism, and Asian Studies, by Fabio Lanza. The China Review. 19, no. 1 (February, 2019): 182-186.
  • Review of Taking Back Philosophy: A Multicultural Manifesto, by Bryan W. Van Norden. The Journal of Asian Studies 78, no. 3 (2019): 737-738.
  • Review of Creating the Intellectual: Chinese Communism and the Rise of a Classification, by Eddy U. The PRC History Review no. 12 (October, 2019): 1-7.

Selected Grants and Awards

  • Shao Chang Lee Best Graduate Paper Competition, Michigan State University, 2022
  • Michigan State University College of Social Sciences Dissertation Completion Fellowship, 2021
  • Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship, 2021
  • Michigan State University College of Social Sciences Research Scholars Award, 2019
  • Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Grant, 2016-2018

Work in Progress 

Dr. Buck’s research focuses the cross-straits exchange of ideas in China and Taiwan, on mass participation in knowledge production and reception of official state ideology in twentieth century China and Taiwan, as well as on the intersection between classical and modern revolutionary philosophies in the Chinese context. He is currently working on publishing a journal article and on revising his dissertation, titled “The Great Chinese Cultural Debate: Revolution and Renaissance Across the Taiwan Strait, 1973-1976,” into a monograph.