Prof Fan Hong

PhD  Strathclyde University, UK

Professor in Asian Studies and Deputy Dean of Bangor College 

Bangor University, UK 


Professor Fan Hong grew up in China and studied her PhD in the United Kingdom. She was Professor in Chinese Studies and Associate Dean of Research at De Montfort University inEngland; the founding Director of Irish Institute of Chinese Studies and Head of the School of Asian Studies at University College Cork; and Director of the Confucius Institute there. She was the president of the Asian Studies Association Ireland. Her most recent roles have been Winthrop Professor in Asian Studies at the Faculty of Arts, senior advisor of China affairs and Director of Confucius Institute at the University of Western Australia. She took the post of Professor in Asian Studies and the Deputy Dean of Bangor College in CSUFT in China to represent Bangor University in UK in March 2015. 

When Professor Fan Hong acts as the director of the Confucius Institute in UCC Ireland and UWA Australia she leads the Institute to receive the global award of the ‘Confucius Institute of the Year’ in 2012 and 2014 respectively. 

Professor Fan Hong is academic editor of The International Journal of the History of Sport published by Routledge which is included in the Social Science Citation Index. She is co-editor of thebook series Asian Studies – Within and Without published by EHV in Germany. She is also a member of various international editorial boards. She was a member and head of the research of the Education Commission of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) between 2001and 2004. 

Her main research interests are in the areas of Sociology, Politics, Cross-cultural Studies, Sports Studies and Asian Studies. She has supervised more than 25 PhD students to successful completion in the United Kingdom, Ireland and Australia and published more than 20 books in English and 80 articles in refereed international journals.  

With her 25 years’ experience of working internationally Professor Fan brings with her rich knowledge and special expertise in teaching, research, quality assurance, excellent management and leadership skills and cross-cultural understanding.



Major Publication: 

Fan Hong and Lu Zhouxiang (eds.), Sport and Nationalism in Asia: Power, Politics and Identity, London: Routledge, 2015. 

Fan Hong and Lu Zhouxiang (eds.), Delivering Olympic and Elite Sport in a Cross Cultural Context: from Beijing to London, London: Routledge, 2015. 

Fan Hongand Liang Fen (eds.), Study on Chinese Cultural Identity in Australia - An Oral History,Bremen: EHV, 2014. 

Fan Hong (ed.), Sport in the Middle East: Power, Politics and Religion, London: Routledge, 2014.  

Lu Zhouxiang and Fan Hong, Nationalism and Sport in China, London: Routledge, 2014. 

Fan Hong, Peter Hermann and Daniele Massaccesi (eds.), Constructing the ‘Other’: Studies on Asian Issues, Bremen: EHV, 2013. 

Fan Hong and Lu Zhouxiang, Communists and Champions: the Politicisation of Sport in Modern China, London: Routledge, 2012. 

J A Mangan and Fan Hong (eds.), Post Beijing 2008: Geopolitics, Sport, Pacific Rim,London: Routledge, 2011. 

Fan Hong and JornGottwald (eds.),The Irish Asian Strategy and Its China Relations 1999-2009, 2010, Amsterdam: Rozenberg Publishers. 

Fan Hong, Duncan Mackay and Karen Christensen (eds.) China Gold: China’s Quest forGlobal Power and Olympic Glory, 2008, GreatBarrington Mass: Berkshire Publishing Group. 

Fan Hong and Lu Zhouxiang,《体育权利论》[The Right to Sport], 2008, Chengdu: Sichuan Science Press. 

Angela Schneider and Fan Hong (eds.), Doping in Sport: An Ethical, Cultural andHistorical Analysis in Different Cultures and Societies, 2007, London: Routledge. 

Fan Hong (ed.), Sport, Nationalism and Orientalism: the Asian Games, 2006, London: Routledge. 

BoriaMajumdar and Fan Hong, (eds.), Modern Sport: The Global Obsession: Politics, Class,Religion, Gender, London: Routledge, 2005.  

Fan Hong and J AMangan (eds.),Soccer, Women, Sexual Liberation: Kicking off A New Era,London: Routledge, 2003, Reprint in 2005. 

J A Mangan and Fan Hong (eds.),Sport in Asian Society: Past and Present, London: Cass, 2002. 

J A Mangan and Fan Hong (eds.),Freeing the Female Body: Inspirational Icons, London: Cass,2001. 

Fan Hong, Footbinding,Feminism and Freedom: the Liberation of Women's Bodies in Modern China, London: Cass, 1997. 

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