Kam Louie FHKAH FAHA was Dean of the Arts Faculty, MB Lee Professor of Humanities and Medicine at Hong Kong University (HKU) and founding President of The Hong Kong Academy of the Humanities. He is currently Honorary Professor at HKU and University of New South Wales. His research interests cover interdisciplinary studies of Chinese gender, history, language, literature, and philosophy. He has published 18 books and numerous academic reports, book chapters and articles on diverse topics.
Representative books include Inheriting Tradition: Interpretations of the Classical Philosophers in Communist China, 1949-1966 (1986), The Literature of China in the Twentieth Century (co-authored) (1997) and Theorising Chinese Masculinity: Society and Gender in China (2002).
Professor Louie migrated to Australia when he was 10, and studied at Sydney University, Chinese University of Hong Kong and Peking University. He has taught at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Nanjing University, Auckland University and Murdoch University. He has also served as Professor of Chinese Studies and Head of Department at University of Queensland and Australian National University. As well as serving on various committees such as the Australia-China Council, Cultural and Educational Advisory Committee of the Queensland-China Council, he has been active in promoting Asian Studies by taking on roles such as Head of the Asian Studies Section of the Australian Humanities Academy. He was also Chief Editor of Asian Studies Review and is an Editorial Board member of various scholarly journals.