LADDS, Catherine 李嘉鈴博士
Assistant Professor, Department of History

Associate Director, Modern History Research Centre
PhD, University of Bristol,
MA, BA University of York.
Tel: (852) 3411 6430
Email: cladds@hkbu.edu.hk
 
RESEARCH FOCUS  

Social, Cultural, and Political History of Colonialism;
The Chinese treaty ports;
The British Empire in Asia;
History of Expatriate and Settler Communities.
 
CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS  
  ‘Children of Empire: The History of Eurasians in China, Hong Kong, and Britain, c. 1830-1960,’ supported by an ECS grant.
  ‘Marginal People in Liminal Places: Non-Elite Europeans in Colonial-Era East Asian Port Cities,’ supported by a GRF grant.
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
  A. BOOKS
  Empire Careers: Working for the Chinese Customs Service, 1854-1949. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2013.

B. ARTICLES AND ESSAYS
  ‘Charles Mason, the “King of China”: British Imperial Adventuring in the Late Nineteenth Century.’ Historical Research. 90:249 (August 2017), 567-590.

‘Foreign Communities in the Treaty Ports: The Foreign Office Files for China, 1919-2’ and ‘Foreign Communities in China, 1930-48: War, Revolution, and the Western Retreat from China.’ Introduction to Foreign Office Files for China, 1919-1948. Marlborough: Adam Matthew Digital, 2013-2014.
  ‘“Youthful, likely men, who can read, write and count”: Joining the foreign staff of the Chinese Customs Service, 1854-1927.’ The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History. 36:2 (2008), 227-242.
  ‘“The Life Career of us all”: Britons and Germans in the Chinese Customs Service, 1854-1917.’ Berliner China-Hefte: Chinese History and Society. 33 (2008), 34-53.
  C. CHAPTERS IN EDITED VOLUMES
  ‘Eurasians in treaty-port China: Journeys across racial and imperial frontiers,’ in Migrant Cross-Cultural Encounters in Asia and the Pacific, edited by Jacqueline Leckie, Angela McCarthy, Angela Wanhalla. Abingdon: Routledge, 2016. 19-35.
  ‘Imperial Ambitions: Russians, Britons, and the Politics of Nationality in the Chinese Customs Service, 1890-1937,’ in Russia and its Northeast Asian Neighbors: China, Japan, and Korea, 1858-1945, edited by Kimitaka Matsuzato. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2016. 33-48.
  ‘ePortfolios and History Teaching: Supporting the Development of Information Literacy and Research Skills,’ in Tushar Chaudhuri and Beatrice Cabau (eds)., Implementing Student e-Portfolios in Higher Education: A Transdisciplinary Perspective (Springer, 2017).
  D. SHORTER WORKS
  ‘China and Treaty Port Imperialism,’ in The Encyclopedia of Empire, edited by John MacKenzie. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell, 2016.
  ‘A Customs officer in the treaty port world: R.F.C. Hedgeland’s photographs.’ International Institute for Asian Studies Newsletter. 44 (Feb 2008).
  ‘The World of the Chinese Maritime Customs.’ In Robert Bickers, Catherine Ladds, Jamie Carstairs and Yee Wah Foo, Picturing China 1870-1950: Photographs from British Collections. Bristol: Chinese Maritime Customs Project Occasional Papers, No. 1, 2007.