Funded Projects

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Ongoing Projects

(Arranged in alphabetical order of the first words in the project titles)

(A) GRF Projects
1

Centering Dutch Indies Chinese from the Margins: On Nationality and Subjectness in an Era of Inter-Imperial Rivalry, ca. 1854-1930
(Dr. Oiyan LIU)

2

Fixing the Outdated Ancestral Rule: the Formation of the Hongzhi Wenxing tiaoli and the Socio-economic Transformations of Mid-Ming China in the Light of the Huang Ming tiaofa shi leizuan and Other Legal Sources from 15th Century
(Dr. Ka-chai TAM)

3

Gridlocked: A History of Traffic in New York City before the Automobile
(PI: Dr. David SCHLEY)

4

Marginal People in Liminal Places: Non-elite Europeans in Colonial-era East Asian Port Cities
(PI: Dr. Catherine Frances LADDS)

5

Mobile Subjects: British Nationality and Consular Protection on the Edges of Empire, c. 1900-1950

(PI: Dr. Catherine Frances LADDS)

6

Networked names: Co-authoring nomenclature in eighteenth-century botany
(PI: Dr. Bettina DIETZ)

7

Religion and Environment in Early China
(PI: Dr. Rebecca ROBINSON)

8

Rewriting Japanese History through the Renaissance: Studies of Japanese Intellectual Discourses in the Mid-Twentieth Century

(PI: Dr. HOSHINO Noriaki)

9

The Healing Ministry: Protestant Christianity and the History of Medical Care in Colonial Hong Kong, 1842-1997
(PI: Prof. Man-kong WONG)

10

The Japanese “Total-State” Experiment in Hong Kong, 1942-1945
(PI: Dr. Chi-man KWONG)

11

The Joy and Frustration of Aging: Self-narratives of Men and Women in Qing China
(PI: Prof. Clara Wing-chung HO)

12

The Mass Production of Bronzes in 500-300 BC China
(PI: Dr. Kin-sum LI)

13

The Production, Function, and Revitalization of Silk Textiles from Ancient China
(PI: Kin-sum LI)

14

The Rise of Phlegm as Embodied Emotion in Chinese Medicine (960-1911)
(PI: Dr. Natalie KOEHLE)

15

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

Attaining Accuracy and Precision of Measuring Containers during the Qin Dynasty
(PI: Dr. Kin-sum LI)

2

Chinese Mixed Race Communities in Eastern Java and Their Regional Connections: The Shaping of a Maritime Silk Road Corridor, 1400-1900
(PI: Dr. Oiyan LIU)

3

Envisioning Future Warfare in China: Tactics, Technology, State, and National Mobilisation
(PI: Dr. Chi-man KWONG)

4

Spatial Histories of the Early Ottoman Railroads

(Dr. Elvan COBB)

5

Transpacific Japanese Migrations and Multi-ethnic Nation Formation across the Pacific: 1920s-1940s
(PI: Dr. Noriaki HOSHINO)

(C) FRG Projects
1

Fluid Fire: The Rise of Phlegm as Embodied Emotion in the Chinese World
(PI: Dr. Natalie KOEHLE)

2

Overseas Chinese and the Making of Nationality: The Chinese in Dutch Indonesia
(PI: Dr. Oiyan LIU)

3

Religion and Environment in Early China
(PI: Dr. Rebecca ROBINSON)

(D) Others (External)
1

A Global Study of Streets Named after Sun Yat-sen
(Funding: Dr. Sun Yat-sen Research Fund [Endowed by Dr. Tan Siu Lin Foundation] and Research Matching Grant Scheme [RGC]; PI: Prof. Clara Wing-chung HO; CI: Dr. Daniel Kam-chau KWOK and Dr. Raymond Kwun-sun LAU)

2

A History of the Hong Kong Bible Conference Association
(Funding: Hong Kong Bible Conference Association Ltd.; PI: Prof. Kam-keung LEE)

3

An Interactive Map for Chinese History and History Subjects: The Battle of Hong Kong during the Second Sino-Japanese War (Dec 1941)

(Funding: Quality Education Fund, HK; PI: Dr. Chi-man KWONG; CI: Prof. Clara Wing-chung HO, Prof. Timothy Man-kong WONG, Dr. David SCHLEY, Dr. Ka-chai TAM, Dr. Wing-chung FAN, Mr. Tony BANHAM, Mr. Yiu-lun TSOI, Mr. Tim-keung KO)

4

A Study of Artistic Pot Plants in Hong Kong

(Funding: The Lord Wilson Heritage Trust; PI: Mr. Vincent Chung-hang HO, Miss Novem Tsz-wing HO; Advisors: Prof. Joseph Sing-pao TING [CUHK], Prof. Kam-keung LEE, Mr. Mo-fat LAM [Hong Kong Penjing & Artstone Society] & Mr. King-man LEE [Penjing Association of Hong Kong])

5

Centennial History of Bethel Mission of China

(Funding: The Bethel Mission of China; PI: Prof. Kam-keung LEE)

6

Getting Older, Doing Worse: Aging-provoked Unhappiness as Seen in Self-narratives of Qing China

(Funding: RGC Humanities and Social Sciences Prestigious Fellowship Scheme [HSSPFS]), Awardee: Prof. Clara Wing-chung HO)

7

Consultancy for the EBD project “中史自學平台”, Phrase 2
(Funding: Education Bureau, HK, PI: Dr. Ka-chai TAM)

8

Hong Kong Landscapes and the Arts of Late-Qing Loyalists (yilao)

(Funding: The Lord Wilson Heritage Trust; PI: Dr. Fong-fong CHEN; Advisors: Prof. Clara Wing-chung HO, Prof. Harold Kar-leung MOK [CUHK])

9

Mid-Autumn Festival: The Pok Fu Lam Fire Dragon Dance

(Funding: Intangible Cultural Heritage Office, Leisure and Cultural Services Department; PI: Prof. Stephanie Po-yin CHUNG; Co-researchers: Dr. Daniel Kam-chau KWOK, Dr. LIU Wing-Shing, Dr. LO Shuk-ying; Academic Advisors: Prof. Clara Wing-chung HO, Dr. Sammy Kin-sum LI and Dr. Oiyan LIU)

10

Nursing and the History of Everyday Life in Hong Kong: A History of the Kwong Wah Hospital Nurse Training School (Funding: Tung Wah Group of Hospitals; PI: Prof. Man-kong WONG; CI: Dr. Wing-chung FAN, Dr. Yuen-han LAW)

11

Pictorial Representation of Sun Yat-sen in Newspapers beyond China since the Late 19th Century

(Funding: Dr. Sun Yat-sen Research Fund [Endowed by Dr. Tan Siu Lin Foundation] and Research Matching Grant Scheme [RGC]; PI: Prof. Clara Wing-chung HO; CI: Dr. Daniel Kam-chau KWOK and Dr. Raymond Kwun-sun LAU)

12

Production of the Learning and Teaching resource package “《想‧創—中國歷史學與教資源套 (第二輯)》” for the Revised Chinese History Curriculum

(Funding: Education Bureau, HK, PI: Dr. Ka-chai TAM; CI: Dr. Wing-chung FAN, Dr. Yuen-han LAW)

13

Provisional of Service for Developing the Online e-Learning Platform to Promote Self-directed Learning in History to Support the Implementation of the Revised Junior Secondary History Curriculum

(Funding: Education Bureau, HK, PI: Dr. Chi-man KWONG)

14

Ritual, Festival and Community Building – Basin Feast

(Funding: Intangible Cultural Heritage Office, Leisure and Cultural Services Department; PI: Prof. Stephanie Po-yin CHUNG; CI: Dr. Daniel Kam-chau KWOK, et al)

15

Teaching Chinese History with 3D Models of Artifacts
(Funding: Quality Education Fund, HK; PI: Dr. Sammy Kin-sum LI; CI: Dr. Ka-chai TAM, Dr. Wing-chung FAN, Dr. Daniel Kam-chau KWOK, Dr. Yuen-han LAW)

(E) Others (Internal)
1

An Introduction to Gender, Class and Race

(Funding: HKBU Service-Learning Mini-Grant; PI: Dr. Fongfong CHEN)

2

Archaeological Discoveries in Hong Kong

(Funding: HKBU Student-as-Partner Grant; PI: Dr. Fong-fong CHEN)

3

Current Issues in Hong Kong and China
(Funding: HKBU Service-Learning Mini-Grant; PI: Dr. Daniel Kam-chau KWOK)

4

Global China in the Modern Age
(Funding: HKBU Student-as-Partner Grant; PIs: Dr. Fongfong CHEN and Dr. Daniel Kam-Chau KWOK)

5

Intersectionality and Marginalized Identities in Hong Kong
(Funding: HKBU Service-Learning Mini-Grant; PI: Dr. Fong-fong CHEN)

6

Local History of Yan Gardan and Dongguan
(Funding : HKBU Service-Learning Mini-Grants; PI Dr. Daniel Kam-chau KWOK)

7

Mapping Touristic Encounters in Southwest Asia
(Funding: HKBU Digital Scholarship Grant; PI: Dr. Elvan COBB)

8

The British Army Aid Group (1942-1945): A Historical Geographic Information System (HGIS) Project
(Funding: HKBU Knowledge Transfer Office Seed Fund; PI: Dr. Chi-man KWONG)

9

The History of the Press in Pre-modern China

(Funding: HKBU Student-as-Partner Grant; PI: Dr. Fong-fong CHEN)

Recently Completed Projects
(A) GRF / ECS / CERG Projects
1

A Bookish Science: Eighteenth-century Botany and Its Use of Books
(PI: Dr. Bettina DIETZ)

2

A Documentary History of Public Health in Hong Kong
(CI: Dr. Man-kong WONG)

3

A History of Diseases and Epidemics in Hong Kong, 1841-2003
(PI: Dr. Man-kong WONG)

4

A History of the London Missionary Society in Hong Kong, 1842-1922
(PI: Dr. Man-kong WONG)

5

An Archival Research of the Diplomatic Career of Sir Edward as British Ambassador to China, 1974-1978
(PI: Dr. Man-kong WONG)

6

Children of Empire: The History of Eurasians in China, Hong Kong and Britain, 1830-1960
(PI: Dr. Catherine Frances LADDS)

7

China’s Southeast Asia: Territory, People, Civilization, and Europe’s Fear
(PI: Dr. Oiyan LIU)

8

Escape to Inwardness: Philosophical Responses to Modernity and Modernization in China during the 1930s
(PI: Prof. Ricardo King-sang MAK)

9

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)

10

Herstory: Historical Works by Women in Imperial China
(PI: Prof. Clara Wing-chung HO)

11

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)

12

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)

13

Making the Capitalist City: The B&O Railroad and Urban Space in Baltimore, 1827-1877
(PI: Dr. David SCHLEY)

14

Managing Social Order in Maritime South China: The Late Ming (1550-1645) Judicial Court Experiences
(PI: Dr. Ka-chai TAM)

15

Native History of Early Modern Amuria
(PI: Dr. Loretta KIM)

16

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)

17

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)

18

The Collaborative Epistemic Culture of Eighteenth-century Natural History
(PI: Dr. Bettina DIETZ)

19

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)

20

The Maryknoll Sisters in Hong Kong, 1921-1969: Their Contribution in Education, Social Services and Welfare
(PI: Prof. Cindy Yik-yi CHU)

21

The Ming-Qing Transition (1619-1740): A Reassessment from the Legal Angle
(PI: Dr. Ka-chai TAM)

22

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

A Study of the Women’s Press in Late Qing China
(PI: Prof. Kai-wing CHOW)

5

An Archival Research on the Diplomatic Career of Sir Edward Youde as British Ambassador to China, 1974-1978
(PI: Dr. Man-kong WONG)

6

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)

7

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)

8

Cameralist Experiments in Late Eighteenth-Century Europe
(PI: Dr. Bettina DIETZ)

9

Chinese Servicemen in the British Military, 1857-1945
(PI: Dr. Chi-man KWONG)

10

Contextualizing the Chinese Reception of Rousseau's Of the Social Contract: 1895-1925
(PI: Dr. Guangxin FAN)

11

Cultural Mediators Between Two Worlds: The Chinese Germanists and the German Sinologists in the Inter-war Years
(PI: Prof. Ricardo King-sang MAK)

12

Database of Tribute and Return Gifts between Heilongjiang Tribes and the Qing Dynasty Government
(PI: Dr. Loretta KIM)

13

Early Modern Globalization through Macau in the 19th Century
(PI: Prof. Cindy Yik-yi CHU)

14

Enlightened Technology: Cameralist Experiments in Late Eighteenth-Century Europe
(PI: Dr. Bettina DIETZ)

15

Faithfully Outlawed: Chinese Catholics Facing the Mid-Qing Persecution of Christianity (1721-1860) in Light of Judicial Records from the Xingke Tiben from the Qing Period
(PI: Dr. Ka-chai TAM)

16

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)

17

Identifying Female Historians in Imperial China
(PI: Prof. Clara Wing-chung HO)

18

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)

19

Making the Capitalist City: The B&O and Urban Space in Baltimore, 1827-1877
(PI: Dr. David SCHLEY)

20

Migration and Enterprises: A Business History of Three Migrant Families in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Singapore, 1860-2000
(PI: Prof. Stephanie Po-yin CHUNG)

21

Mothers as Teachers: Evidences from Paintings in Qing China
(PI: Prof. Clara Wing-chung HO)

22

Public Administration of Cultural Pluralism in Hong Kong, 1947-2011
(PI: Dr. Loretta KIM)

23

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)

24

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)

25

Sino-Foreign Relations in Chinese Christianity during the Republican Era
(PI: Prof. Cindy Yik-yi CHU)

26

Social and Cultural Exchanges in Early Modern Amuria
(PI: Dr. Loretta KIM)

27

The Catholic Church in China: 1978 to the Present
(PI: Prof. Cindy Yik-yi CHU)

28

The Chinese Path to Enlightenment
(PI: Prof. Ricardo King-sang MAK)

29

The Chinese Sisters of the Precious Blood and the Evolution of the Catholic Church
(PI: Prof. Cindy Yik-yi CHU)

30

The Designs and Weaving Techniques of Early Chinese Textiles
(PI: Dr. Kin-sum LI)

31

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)

32

The Reception of German Romanticism in Early Twentieth Century China (PI: Prof. Ricardo King-sang MAK)

33

Trading Diaspora and Business Expansion - The Jewish Communities in India, Southeast Asia and Coastal China, 1830-1950
(PI: Prof. Stephanie Po-yin CHUNG)

34

Trading Diaspora in Southeast Asia and South China - The Big Hadhrami Merchant Families of Singapore, 1830-2010
(PI: Prof Stephanie Po-yin CHUNG)

35

Traditional Korean Sports during the Koryö Dynasty (918-1392)
(PI: Dr. Wing-chung FAN)

36

Trafficking of Women and Children in Asia: A Contemporary Form of Slavery
(PI: Prof. Cindy Yik-yi CHU)

37

Victor Elias Sassoon (1881-1961) and the Cathay Land Investment Company
(PI: Prof. Stephanie Po-yin CHUNG)

38

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

A History of the Gurkha Soldiers in Hong Kong
(Funding: Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence; PI: Dr. Chi-man KWONG)

2

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)

3

Agricultural Crops of Fujian under the Qing Dynasty
(Funding: Centre for China Urban and Regional Studies, HKBU; PI: Prof. Kam-keung LEE)

4

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)

5

Biographies of Church Leaders in Hong Kong
(Funding: The Hong Kong Chinese Christian Churches Union; PI: Prof. Kam-keung LEE)

6

Centenary History of the Hong Kong Chinese Christian Churches Union
(Funding: The Hong Kong Chinese Christian Churches Union; PI: Prof. Kam-keung LEE)

7

Community Project for Refugees in Hong Kong
(Funding: HKBU Service-Learning Mini-Grants, PI: Dr. Daniel Kam-chau KWOK)

8

Current Issue in HK and China
(Funding: HKBU Service-Learning Mini-Grants, PI: Dr. Daniel Kam-chau KWOK)

9

Consultancy for the EBD project “中史自學平台”, Phrase 1
(Funding: Education Bureau, HK, PI: Dr. Ka-chai TAM)

10

Dr. Sun Yat-sen and His Teachers, Friends
(Funding: Dr. Sun Yat-sen Museum; PI: Prof. Kam-keung LEE)

11

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)

12

Historical Anthropology
(Funding: HKBU Service-Learning Mini-Grants, PI: Dr. Daniel Kam-chau KWOK)

13

Icons of Post-War Hong Kong
(Funding: Leisure and Cultural Services Department, HKSAR Government; PI: Prof. Ricardo King-sang MAK)

14

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)

15

Intersectionality and Art Making in Hong Kong
(Funding: HKBU Service-Learning Mini-Grants, PI: Dr. Fong-fong CHEN)

16

Memoirs of Dr. Lau Wah Sum
(Funding: private donation; PI: Prof. Kam-keung LEE)

17

Post War Hong Kong Comics: A History
(Funding: Leisure and Cultural Services Department, HKSAR Government; PI: Prof. Ricardo King-sang MAK)

18

Queen Elizabeth Hospital Oral History Project
(Funding: Queen Elizabeth Hospital; PI: Dr. Man-kong WONG)

19

Production of the Learning and Teaching resource package “Flipped History (反轉歷史)” for the Chinese History Curriculum at Junior Secondary Level in Hong Kong
(Funding: Education Bureau, HK, PI: Dr. Ka-chai TAM; CI: Dr. Wing-chung FAN, Dr. Yuen-han LAW)

20

Sino-Japanese War and Modern China
(Funding: Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defense; PI: Prof. Kam-keung LEE)

21

Tao Xingzhi and Modern Chinese Education
(Funding: Chung Yeh Educational Organization Co. Ltd.; PI: Prof. Kai-wing CHOW)

22

Using Modern Examples to Aid 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)

23

Where "Hong Kong in the Sea" and "Hong Kong on the Land" Meet -- A Study on the Conservation of Historic Building Clusters in the Ap Lei Chau-Aberdeen-Lamma Island Area”

(Funding: Built Heritage Conservation Fund, Development Bureau, HKSAR; PI:Prof. Stephanie Po-yin CHUNG; CI: Prof. Clara Wing-chung HO, Dr. Kin-sum LI, Dr. Oiyan LIU, Dr. Daniel Kam-chau KWOK, Prof. Wing-shing TANG, Mr. Tony Lam)