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Research Seminars



The Department holds regular Research Seminars where staff, students and visitors share their latest researches with the wider academic and outside community at HKU. All are welcome.

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Semester 2
17 May

Research Seminar
Dr. Thomas Irvine
, (University of Southampton), "Beyond Discovery: Rethinking the Sino-Western Encounter in Music"

12 Apr

Research Seminar
Prof. Emma J. Teng
, (MIT), "The 'Eurasian Problem' and Schooling in 19th Century Hong Kong and Shanghai"

10 Apr

Research Seminar
Prof. James L.A. Webb Jr.
, (Colby College), "Historical Epidemiology and Contemporary Disease Challenges"

18 Jan

Research Seminar
Dr. Seung-young Kim
, (University of Sheffield), "Open Door or Sphere of Influence?: The Diplomacy of the Japanese-French Entente and Fukien Question, 1905-07"

Semester 1
19 Dec

Postgraduate Research Seminar
Ms. Ivy Chan
, (University of London), "Migration and the Collecting of Chinese Art in Hong Kong in the 20th Century"

18 Dec

Research Seminar
Dr. Jan Schmidt
, (KU Leuven, Belgium), "Shifting Horizons of Expectation During the First World War in Japan - 'Postwar Discourses', 1915–1919, as Part of War Experience and Their Consequences for Political Communication Regarding 'Reconstruction' (kaizō)"

23 Nov

Research Seminar
Dr. Patrick Neveling
, (University of London), "The Resistible Rise of the Otherwise Neoliberal: On Special Economic Zones and the Making of World-History"

17 Oct

Research Seminar
Prof. Herrick Chapman
, (New York University), "France's Long Reconstruction: In Search of the Modern Republic"

16 Oct

Research Seminar
Prof. Erez Manela
, (Harvard University), "The Fourth Policeman: Reconsidering FDR's Vision for China's Postwar Role"

26 Sept

Research Seminar
Prof. Simon Burrows
, (Western Sydney University, Australia), "The Enlightenment Text: Publishing, Culture and Popular Reading before the French Revolution"

21 Sept

Research Seminar
Dr. Michael Weatherburn
, (Imperial College, London), "History at Work: Bridging the Corporate Knowledge Gap"

14 Sept

Research Seminar
Dr. Emily Baum
, (University of California, Irvine), "Adjudicating Madness: Police Records of the Insane in Early Twentieth-Century Beijing"



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News Beyond Discovery: Rethinking the Sino-Western Encounter in Music with Dr. Thomas Irvine
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News The "Eurasian Problem" and Schooling in 19th Century Hong Kong and Shanghai with Prof. Emma J. Teng
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News Historical Epidemiology and Contemporary Disease Challenges with Prof. James L.A. Webb Jr.
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