Ongoing Projects
(Arranged in alphabetical order of the first words in the project titles)
(A) GRF Projects
1. A Bookish Science: Eighteenth-century Botany and Its Use of Books
(PI: Dr. Bettina DIETZ)
2. China’s Southeast Asia: Territory, People, Civilization, and Europe’s Fear
(PI: Dr. Oiyan LIU)
3. Escape to Inwardness: Philosophical Responses to Modernity and Modernization in China during the 1930s
(PI: Prof. Ricardo King-sang MAK)
4. Institutionalisation of Modern Military Science in Republican Chinese Armies: A Study Focusing on the Fengtian and the National Revolutionary Armies, 1911-1937
(PI: Dr. Chi-man KWONG)
5. Marginal People in Liminal Places: Non-elite Europeans in Colonial-era East Asian Port Cities
(PI: Dr. Catherine Frances LADDS)
6. Representation of Teaching Mothers in Paintings: A Study of Messages Embedded in the Kezi tu Production in Qing China
(PI: Prof. Clara Wing-chung HO)
7. Same Couple, Second Wedding: A Study of China’s Chongfeng huazhu Custom from the Eighteenth Century to the Mid-Twentieth Century
(PI: Prof. Clara Wing-chung HO)
8. The Glocalization of the Catholic Church in the Context of Higher Education in China in the First Half of the 20th Century
(PI: Prof. Cindy Yik-yi CHU)
9. The Mass Production of Bronzes in 500-300 BC China
(PI: Dr. Kin-sum LI)
10. The Production, Function, and Revitalization of Silk Textiles from Ancient China
(PI: Kin-sum LI)
12. Trading Diaspora and Merchant Community-The Sassoon and Kadoorie Family Enterprise in the Middle East, South and Southeast Asia and Coastal China, 1830-1990
(PI: Prof. Stephanie Po-yin CHUNG)
(B) ECS Projects
1. Children of Empire: The History of Eurasians in China, Hong Kong and Britain, 1830-1960
(PI: Dr. Catherine Frances LADDS)
2. Envisioning Future Warfare in China: Tactics, Technology, State, and National Mobilisation
(PI: Dr. Chi-man KWONG)
3. Making the Capitalist City: The B&O Railroad and Urban Space in Baltimore, 1827-1877
(PI: Dr. David SCHLEY)
4. The Collaborative Epistemic Culture of Eighteenth-century Natural History
(PI: Dr. Bettina DIETZ)
5. The Ming-Qing Transition (1619-1740): A Reassessment from the Legal Angle
(PI: Dr. Ka-chai TAM)
(C) FRG Projects
1. Advice on Wealth Management Given by a Mother in Late Qing and Early Republican Guangdong: A Study of Qu Fengzhu and Her Zhijia Yaoyi
(PI: Prof. Clara Wing-chung HO)
2. Cameralist Experiments in Late Eighteenth-Century Europe
(PI: Dr. Bettina DIETZ)
3. Enlightened Technology: Cameralist Experiments in Late Eighteenth-Century Europe
(PI: Dr. Bettina DIETZ)
4. Making the Capitalist City: The B&O and Urban Space in Baltimore, 1827-1877
(PI: Dr. David SCHLEY)
5. Reinventing Confucianism through German Cultural Ideals: The Thoughts of Zong Baihua (1897-1986), He Lin (1902-1992) and Zhang Junmai (1887-1969)
(PI: Prof. Ricardo King-sang MAK)
6. The Chinese Sisters of the Precious Blood and the Evolution of the Catholic Church
(PI: Prof. Cindy Yik-yi CHU)
7. The Designs and Weaving Techniques of Early Chinese Textiles
(PI: Dr. Kin-sum LI)
8. Victor Elias Sassoon (1881-1961) and the Cathay Land Investment Company
(PI: Prof. Stephanie Po-yin CHUNG)
(D) Others
1. A History of the Gurkha Soldiers in Hong Kong (Funding: Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence; PI: Dr. Chi-man KWONG)
2. A History of the Hong Kong Bible Conference Association
(Funding: Hong Kong Bible Conference Association Ltd.; PI: Prof. Kam-keung LEE)
3. A Study of Memorial Parks in Honor of Dr. Sun Yat-sen in Different Countries
(Funding: Dr. Sun Yat-sen Research Fund [Endowed] and Hung Hin Shiu Charitable Foundation [at Institute of Creativity, HKBU]; PI: Prof. Clara Wing-chung HO; CI: Dr. Daniel Kam-chau KWOK and Dr. Raymond Kwun-sun LAU)
4. Centenary History of the Hong Kong Chinese Christian Churches Union
(Funding: The Hong Kong Chinese Christian Churches Union; PI: Prof. Kam-keung LEE)
5. Enhancing Students’ Graduate Attributes (GAs) through Problem Based Learning and Service Learning in Formal Academic Courses
(Funding: Member of the Community of Practice [CoP] Project; PI: Prof. Cindy Yik-yi CHU)
6. Industrial Production and Unification of the Weight System in the Qin Empire (Funding: Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange; PI: Dr. Kin-sum LI)
7. Memoirs of Dr. Lau Wah Sum
(Funding: private donation; PI: Prof. Kam-keung LEE)
8. Post War Hong Kong Comics: A History
(Funding: Leisure and Cultural Services Department, HKSAR Government; PI: Prof. Ricardo King-sang MAK)
9. Using Modern Examples to Add in Understanding Visual Appreciation of Tea Ceremony Described in Daguan Chalun (FOSS Collaborative Research Grant; PI: Dr. Sammy Kin-sum LI; CI: Dr. Simon HAN Quanbin and Dr. Jiang LEI)
Recently Completed Projects
(A) GRF/CERG Projects
1. A Documentary History of Public Health in Hong Kong
(CI: Dr. Man-kong WONG)
2. A History of Diseases and Epidemics in Hong Kong, 1841-2003
(PI: Dr. Man-kong WONG)
3. A History of the London Missionary Society in Hong Kong, 1842-1922
(PI: Dr. Man-kong WONG)
4. An Archival Research of the Diplomatic Career of Sir Edward as British Ambassador to China, 1974-1978
(PI: Dr. Man-kong WONG)
5. Family, Ethnicity and Business Expansion - the Case of the Eu Yan Sang Firm in Guangzhou, Hong Kong, the Straits Settlements and British Malaya, 1876-1999”
(PI: Prof. Stephanie Po-yin CHUNG)

6. Herstory: Historical Works by Women in Imperial China
(PI: Prof. Clara Wing-chung HO)
7. Islamic Endowments [the waqf] and the Chinese Ancestral Tong: A Comparative Appraisal of the Evolution of Ethical Capitalism, 1830-2007
(PI: Prof. Stephanie Po-yin CHUNG)
8. Managing Social Order in Maritime South China: The Late Ming (1550-1645) Judicial Court Experiences
(PI: Dr. Ka-chai TAM)
9. Native History of Early Modern Amuria
(PI: Dr. Loretta KIM)
10. The Maryknoll Sisters in Hong Kong, 1921-1969: Their Contribution in Education, Social Services and Welfare
(PI: Prof. Cindy Yik-yi CHU)
11. The Rise of a New Political Horizon: The Chinese Reception of Rousseau’s Of the Social Contract, 1895-1925
(PI: Dr. Guangxin FAN)
(B) FRG Projects
1. A Business History of Two Chinese Ancestral Tongs: The Story of Lee Cheuk Yue Tong and Eu Sai Hong Tong, 1860s-1960s
(PI: Prof. Stephanie Po-yin CHUNG)
2. A History of Diseases and Epidemics in Hong Kong (1840s–1960s): A Pilot Project
(PI: Dr. Man-kong WONG)
3. A Study of the Intellectual Couple Hu Wenkai and Wang Xiuqin
(PI: Prof. Clara Wing-chung HO)
4. An Oral History of HKBU Student-centered Learning Experience in Beijing, 1989-2014: The Summer Sojourn of the China Studies Programme at Tsinghua University as the Case Study
(PI: Dr. Man-kong WONG)
5. A Study of the Women’s Press in Late Qing China
(PI: Prof. Kai-wing CHOW)
6. An Archival Research on the Diplomatic Career of Sir Edward Youde as British Ambassador to China, 1974-1978
(PI: Dr. Man-kong WONG)
7. Chinese Servicemen in the British Military, 1857-1945
(PI: Dr. Chi-man KWONG)
8. Contextualizing the Chinese Reception of Rousseau's Of the Social Contract: 1895-1925
(PI: Dr. Guangxin FAN)
9. Cultural Mediators Between Two Worlds: The Chinese Germanists and the German Sinologists in the Inter-war Years
(PI: Prof. Ricardo King-sang MAK)
10. Database of Tribute and Return Gifts between Heilongjiang Tribes and the Qing Dynasty Government
(PI: Dr. Loretta KIM)
11. Happy Birthday vs Rest in Peace: Birthday Greetings and Bereavement Messages for Women in Late Imperial and Republican China
(PI: Prof. Clara Wing-chung HO)
12. Identifying Female Historians in Imperial China
(PI: Prof. Clara Wing-chung HO)
13. Legal Transmission and Market Governance: Rulings on Hindu Debutters, Islamic Waqfs and Chinese Tongs in Colonia Courts (India, Malaya and Hong Kong, 1850s-1980s)
(PI: Prof. Stephanie Po-yin CHUNG)
14. Migration and Enterprises: A Business History of Three Migrant Families in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Singapore, 1860-2000
(PI: Prof. Stephanie Po-yin CHUNG)
15. Mothers as Teachers: Evidences from Paintings in Qing China
(PI: Prof. Clara Wing-chung HO)
16. Public Administration of Cultural Pluralism in Hong Kong, 1947-2011
(PI: Dr. Loretta KIM)
17. Rousseau's Legacy in Modern Chinese Political Culture: The Reception of Foreign Ideas and the Search for A Glorious Native Tradition
(PI: Dr. Fan Guangxin)
18. Sino-Foreign Relations in Chinese Christianity during the Republican Era
(PI: Prof. Cindy Yik-yi CHU)
19. Social and Cultural Exchanges in Early Modern Amuria
(PI: Dr. Loretta KIM)
20. The Catholic Church in China: 1978 to the Present
(PI: Prof. Cindy Yik-yi CHU)
21. The Chinese Path to Enlightenment
(PI: Prof. Ricardo King-sang MAK)
22. The Glocalization of the Catholic Church in the Context of  Higher Education in China in the First Half of the 20th Century
(PI: Prof Cindy Yik-yi CHU)
23. Trading Diaspora and Business Expansion - The Jewish Communities in India, Southeast Asia and Coastal China, 1830-1950
(PI: Prof. Stephanie Po-yin CHUNG)
24. Trading Diaspora in Southeast Asia and South China - The Big Hadhrami Merchant Families of Singapore, 1830-2010
(PI: Prof Stephanie Po-yin CHUNG)
25. Traditional Korean Sports during the Koryö Dynasty (918-1392)
(PI: Dr. Wing-chung FAN)
26. Trafficking of Women and Children in Asia: A Contemporary Form of Slavery
(PI: Prof. Cindy Yik-yi CHU)
27. Works by Qing Women on Educating Their Children
(PI: Prof. Clara Wing-chung HO)
(C) TDG Projects
1. Dataset Development and Historical Research
(CI: Dr. Loretta KIM)
2. Fostering Student Autonomy and Instructor-Student Co-Teaching and Co-Publishing
(CI: Dr. Loretta KIM)
3. Re-examining Chinese History with a Gender Perspective: Introduction to New Teaching and Learning Approaches
(PI: Prof. Clara Wing-chung HO)
4. Teaching History in a New Era: Meeting the 2012 Challenges
(PI: Prof. Ricardo King-sang MAK; CI: Prof Clara Wing-chung HO)
5. Teaching Modern Chinese History through the Critical Use of Films
(TDG; PI: Dr. Guangxin FAN)
(D) Others
1. Agricultural Crops of Fujian under the Qing Dynasty
(Funding: Centre for China Urban and Regional Studies, HKBU; PI: Prof. Kam-keung LEE)
2. An International Conference on the Sources for Chinese Women’s History (Funding: Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange, Dr. Arthur C. F. Lau, & HKBU; PI: Prof. Clara Wing-chung Ho)
3. Biographies of Church Leaders in Hong Kong
(Funding: The Hong Kong Chinese Christian Churches Union; PI: Prof. Kam-keung LEE)
4. Dr. Sun Yat-sen and His Teachers, Friends
(Funding: Dr. Sun Yat-sen Museum; PI: Prof. Kam-keung LEE)
5. Icons of Post-War Hong Kong
(Funding: Leisure and Cultural Services Department, HKSAR Government; PI: Prof. Ricardo King-sang MAK)
6. Queen Elizabeth Hospital Oral History Project
(Funding: Queen Elizabeth Hospital; PI: Dr. Man-kong WONG)
7. Sino-Japanese War and Modern China
(Funding: Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defense; PI: Prof. Kam-keung LEE)
8. Tao Xingzhi and Modern Chinese Education
(Funding: Chung Yeh Educational Organization Co. Ltd.; PI: Prof. Kai-wing CHOW)