Craig A Smith is a Lecturer in Translation Studies in the Asia Institute at the University of Melbourne. Craig's studies of twentieth century intellectual history and contemporary Chinese intellectual thought are largely related to his interest in Chinese efforts to engage with or abrogate continued Western hegemony. His articles on the history of translation and regionalism have appeared in journals such as Modern Chinese Literature and Culture, Twentieth-Century China, and Cross-currents. He is an active translator and has translated works by numerous Chinese intellectuals and historians.
As a historian, I am primarily interested in early twentieth century Chinese intellectual history. My previous research has focused on intellectuals' understandings of nation and region from the late Qing dynasty to the end of World War II, particularly in dialogue with Japanese or Indian writers. As a translator, I am interested in a variety of texts, but I am most drawn to twentieth century intellectual writings or twenty-first century fiction and essays.