[PGS] Empire in Memoriam: American Missionary Childhoods in Memory and Memoir

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Empire in Memoriam: American Missionary Childhoods in Memory and Memoir Hayley Keon Department of History, HKU What can childhood memories teach us about the American Empire? What opportunities and challenges do they present to historians hoping to examine the twentieth century United States through a global lens? My paper seeks to answer these questions via […]

[PGS] Nuisance and Civilization: Regulating “Chinese Noise” in Nineteenth-Century Hong Kong

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Nuisance and Civilization: Regulating “Chinese Noise” in Nineteenth-Century Hong Kong Nicole Vaughan Department of History, HKU This paper examines “Chinese noise,” such as hawker cries, firecrackers, and Chinese music, in nineteenth-century Hong Kong, the discourses surrounding it, and how it was legislated. It argues that the discourse formed by the writings of Europeans in the […]

[PGS] Girls of the Empire: The Girl Guide Movement in Hong Kong, 1916-1930s

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Girls of the Empire: The Girl Guide Movement in Hong Kong, 1916-1930s Tracy Leung Department of History, HKU This presentation examines how and why the Girl Guide movement was introduced to the European, Eurasian, and Chinese communities in Hong Kong. It asks why the movement started in Hong Kong during the First World War and […]

[Book Talk] The Tormented Alliance: American Servicemen & The Occupation of China, 1941-1949

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Zach Fredman Assistant Professor of History and Associate Chair of the Division of Arts and Humanities at Duke Kunshan University Zach Fredman’s The Tormented Alliance examines the formation, evolution, and undoing of the alliance between the United States and the Republic of China during World War II and the Chinese Civil War. Drawing on English and Chinese-language […]

[Seminar] At the Edge of the Maritime Frontier: The Qing Empire and its Coastal Islands Prior to the First Opium War with Dr. Ron Po

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Dr. Ronald C. Po London School of Economics and Political Science China’s offshore islands played a unique and notable role as an interface between the mainland and the inner sea throughout the long eighteenth century. The interrelations between the central regime and these small, outlying, and seemingly peripheral islands were not necessarily weak. The Qing […]

Spring History Symposium 2023

The Department of History at the University of Hong Kong is pleased to announce the return of the annual Spring History Symposium. We invite research postgraduate students to submit abstracts for the 12th Spring History Symposium, which will be held on 5 May 2023. The one-day conference aims to provide postgraduates with the opportunity to […]

[PGS] Introducing international law to East Asia——The Formation of Wanguo Gongfa, the Chinese translation of Elements of International Law

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Introducing international law to East Asia——The Formation of Wanguo Gongfa, the Chinese translation of Elements of International Law Yan Xingjian HKU This presentation examines how and why International Law as a world order was methodically introduced to East Asia through Wanguo Gongfa, the Chinese translation of Elements of International Law. It not only examines the […]

Black Revolution on the Sea Islands by Frances H. O’Shaughnessy

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Frances O’Shaughnessy University of Washington Historians who have recognized Black self-emancipatory actions during the U. S. Civil War often narrate from the site of production, or when Black people departed from the estate and stopped the production of plantation commodities. “Black Revolution on the Sea Islands” considers what it would mean to understand Black liberation […]

New Narratives of Empire: Gender, Slavery and Family in the Atlantic World by Christine M. Walker

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Dr. Christine Walker Assistant Professor of Atlantic World history at Yale-NUS College in Singapore In this talk, Christine Walker will discuss her work on gender, slavery, and colonialism in early America. She will provide an overview of her first book, Jamaica Ladies: Female Slaveholders and the Creation of Britain’s Atlantic Empire. Recipient of the Best […]

Symposium on New Frontiers and Directions in Chinese History HKIHSS X HKU History

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HK Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (HKIHSS) X HKU Department of History, University of Hong Kong The Symposium on New Frontiers and Directions in Chinese History 2023 is a two-day event on June 23-24, 2023, showcasing the latest research in Chinese history. Keynote speeches and discussions, convened by Professor Zhiwu Chen and Professor […]

Doing History 101: Workshop for History Students

Are you finding the transition from secondary school to university challenging? Worried about your first History classes? Doing History 101 is here to guide you every step of the way. Our interactive workshops are tailored to equip you with essential skills to excel in history assignments and essays. These workshops are designed to help students […]