CHUNG, Po Yin Stephanie 鍾寶賢教授
Professor, Department of History

Director, Modern History Research Centre
DPhil, University of Oxford,
BA (Hons) The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Tel: (852) 3411 7101
Email: s53096@hkbu.edu.hk
 
RESEARCH FOCUS  
  Social and Economic History;
Business History;
History of Business Laws and Customs;
Trading Diasporas in South China, Southeast Asia and the Middle East.
COURSE OFFERED

Historical Theory and Practice
Social & Economic Development of Modern China (1800-2000)
History of Chinese Food Culture in Global Perspective
China and the Global Economy 1800-2000
Popular Culture in Modern China (1800-2000)
 
FUNDED RESEARCH PROJECTS (Selected)  
  General Research Fund Projects (Research Grant Council)
  2016-present: Principal Investigator, Trading Diaspora and Merchant Community-The Sassoon and Kadoorie Family Enterprise in the Middle East, South and Southeast Asia and Coastal China, 1830-1990
  2009-2014: Principal Investigator, “Islamic Endowments [the Waqf] and the Chinese Ancestral [Tong]: A Comparative Appraisal of the Evolution of Ethical Capitalism, 1830-2007”
  1999-2003: Principal Investigator, “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”
  1997-1999: Co-investigator, “The papers of Robert Morrison”
COMMISSIONED RESEARCH WORKS (Selected)
  2014-16: Commissioned research for John Swire and Sons Limited, London
Topic: “A History of the Swire Enterprise in China, 1866-2016”
  2014-15: Commissioned research for the Hong Kong Museum of History, HKSAR
Topic: “Merchant Communities in Hong Kong - the Story of the Portuguese”
  2013-14: Commissioned research for the Hong Kong Museum of History, HKSAR
Topic: “Merchant Communities in Hong Kong - the Story of the Parsee (Zoroastrian)”
  2012-13: Commissioned research for the Antiquities and Monuments Office, HKSAR
Topic: “A survey on the Lung Tsun Stone Bridge, Kowloon Walled City”
  2009-2012: Commissioned research for the “Hong Kong Memory” project, Leisure and Cultural Services Department, HKSAR
Topic: “A survey on the Shaw Brothers [movie enterprise] Archive Collection”
  2000-2002: Commissioned research for the Hong Kong Chinese Chamber of Commerce, HKSAR
Topic: “A Centennial History of the Hong Kong Chinese General Chamber of Commerce”
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS  
  “Creating “Family” Networks across Time and Space: The Alsagoffs in Singapore, 1824-2009”, Modern Asian Studies (Cambridge University Press), forthcoming.
  The Way of Taikoo – A History of the Swire Enterprise in China, 1866-2016 (Hong Kong and Shanghai: Joint Publishing Co. Ltd., 2016) [in Chinese], a commissioned research for John Swire and Sons Ltd., London.
  "Finance and Politics in Guangdong, 1912-16", in John Carroll & Chi-kwan Mark (eds), Critical Readings on the Modern History of Hong Kong, 4 vols. (Leiden: Brill, 2015). Vol. 4, pp. 1061-78.
  “From Ancestral Tong to Joint-stock Company – the Transformation of the Yip Kwong Tai Tong in South China, 1830s-1960s,” International Journal of Asian Studies (Cambridge University Press), 2015, Vol. 12, Issue 1, pp.79-105.
  “Transcending Borders: The Story of the Arab Community in Singapore, 1820-1980s,”in Yuju Lin & Madeline Zelin (eds), Merchant Communities in Asia, 1600-1980 (London: Pickering & Chatto Publishers, 2015), pp. 109-22.
  “Law and its Impact on Diaporic Philanthropic Institutions: The Practices of Sinchew and the Waqf in the Straits Settlements”, in Jayati Bhattachaya & Coonoor Kripalani Thadani (eds), Chinese and Indian Immigrants: Comparative s Perspectives (London: Anthem, 2015), pp. 167-85.
  “Understanding Chinese Customs: the Irish Judges and the Sinchew Disputes in the Straits Settlements, 1830s–1870s,” in John McLaren & Shaunnagh Dorset (eds), Legal Histories of the British Empire: Laws, Engagements and Legacies (London: Routledge, 2014) pp.141-56.
  “Chinese Enterprises Across Cultures: The Hong Kong Business Experience in Early Twentieth Century,” in Ramon H. Myers & Billy So (eds), Treaty-port Economy in Modern China: Institutional Change and Economic Performance in Eight Empirical Studies (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2010), pp. 202-18.
  “Chinese Tong as British Trust: Institutional Collisions and Legal Disputes in Urban Hong Kong, 1860s–1980s.” In Modern Asian Studies (Cambridge University Press) Vol. 44, part 4 (2010), 1409-1432.

“Migration & Enterprise: The Eu Yan Sang Firm and the Eu Kong Pui Family in Foshan, Penang and Hong Kong,” in Yeoh S. G. and Nasution K. (eds), Penang and its Region: The Story of an Asian Entrepot (Singapore: National University of Singapore Press, 2009), pp. 180-90.
  “The Chinese Movie Mogul and the Transformation of his Movie Empire – Loke Wan Tho Family and the Cathay Organisation in Southern China and Southeast Asia (1915-2000),” in Asia Europe Journal, Vol.7, part 3 (2009), pp. 463-478.

“Moguls of the Chinese Cinema–the Story of the Shaw Brothers in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Singapore, 1924-2002.” Modern Asian Studies (Cambridge University Press) Vol. 41, part 4 (2007), 665-680.
  “Migration and Enterprises-three generations of the Eu Tong Sen Family in Southern China and Southeast Asia, 1822-1941.” Modern Asian Studies (Cambridge University Press) Vol. 39, part 3 (2005), 497-532.
  “Surviving Economic Crises in Southeast Asia and Southern China: The History of Eu Yan Sang Business Conglomerates in Penang, Singapore and Hong Kong.” Modern Asian Studies (Cambridge University Press) Vol. 36, part 3 (2002), 579-618.
  “Mobilization Politics: The Siyi Businessmen in South China.” In Leo Douw, Cen Huang and Michael Godley eds. Qiaoxiang Ties: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Cultural Capitalism in South China, (London: Routledge, 1999), 45-66.
  “Chinese nouveau riche in Southeast Asia as Movie Moguls in Hong Kong-the Stories of Run Run Shaw & Loke Wen Tho.” In Albrecht Rothacher ed. Corporate Globalization, Business Cultures in Europe and in Asia, (London: Marshall Cavendish Academic, 2005), 26-35.
  “Western Law vs. Asian Customs Legal Disputes on Business Practices in India, British Malaya and Hong Kong, 1850s-1930s.” Asia Europe Journal (Heidelberg, Germany) No. 1 (2003): 1-13.
  “Hong Kong Merchants in New China, 1900-11.” In David Faure ed. Hong Kong, A Reader in Social History, (Hong Kong: Oxford University Press, 2003), 335-64.
  “Surviving Economic Crises in Southeast Asia and Southern China: The History of Eu Yan Sang Business Conglomerates in Penang, Singapore and Hong Kong.” Modern Asian Studies (Cambridge University Press.) Vol. 36, Part 3 (July 2002): 579-617.
  Chinese Business Groups in Hong Kong and Political Changes in South China. London: Palgrave, 2003. Electronic edition; hard copy printed in 1998 by Macmillan (London) and St. Martin (New York).
  “Doing Business in Southeast Asia and Southern China-Booms and Busts of the Eu Yan Sang Business Conglomerates, 1876-1941.” In Leo Douw ed. Chinese Transnational Enterprises: Cultural Affinity and Business Strategies, (London: Curzon Press, 2002), 158-83.