Montana State University

Department of History and Philosophy

Montana State University
P.O. Box 172320
Bozeman, MT 59717-3440

Tel: (406) 994-4395
Fax: (406) 994-7420
Location: Wilson Hall 2-155

Department Chair

Dr. David Cherry

Phil Williams, Visiting Professor of History

Current SemesterPhil Williams

Not teaching courses for the History Dept. this semester


Research Interests

Monsoon Asia, especially East Asia
Cultural history
Human rights and prisoners of conscience


PhD, University of California, Los Angeles, 1985

Select Publications


Asian Literary Voices, edited by Philip F. Williams. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2010.

Remolding and Resistance among Writers of the Chinese Prison Camp: Disciplined and Published. Ed. Philip F. Williams and Yenna Wu. London: Routledge,  2006.

The Great Wall of Confinement: The Chinese Prison Camp through Contemporary Fiction and Reportage. By Philip F. Williams and Yenna Wu. Berkeley: University of  California        Press, 2004.