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Dr. Patricia P.K. Chiu


Honorary Assistant ProfessorPatricia P.K. Chiu

 

DipCS, MCS, Regent; MA CUHK; PhD Cantab

Email Address
ppchiu@hku.hk

 

Research Projects | Publications | Courses

 

 

 

Research interests and projects

 

Dr. Patricia Chiu's research interests include gender and women's history; missionary movement and empire; colonial education; Hong Kong history; oral history and memory.

 

Currently she is working on a book project commissioned by Heep Yunn School, which examines the history of the school in the context of social, political and economic change in Hong Kong, in particular development of the education system, the changing landscape of 'old Kowloon', status of women and girls, and the role of British missionaries and the Chinese Anglican Church in promoting girls' education.

 

 

 

Publications

 

Promoting All-Round Education for Girls - A History of Heep Yunn School, 
		Hong Kong

Promoting All-Round Education for Girls - A History of Heep Yunn School, Hong Kong

"Promoting All-Round Education for Girls convincingly charts the shifting purposes and practices of girls' education in Hong Kong. The text moves seamlessly between the history of the school and the wider context of Hong Kong's history. Patricia P. K. Chiu illustrates how the school’s educational policy evolved according to the wider strategies and shifts that relate models of femininity and nation-building."

 

- Prof. Joyce Goodman, University of Winchester

 

Christian women in Chinese society - The Anglican Story
[co-edited with Wong Wai Ching Angela]
(More information here)

"This wide-ranging collection offers a re-appraisal of the role of women in Anglican mission in China. Careful and detailed scholarship allows women's often painful stories to be told afresh. Like all good collections, this book serves to challenge assumptions, stimulate research, and provoke further questions."

 

- Prof. Mark D. Chapman, University of Oxford

 

Christian women in Chinese society - The Anglican 
		Story

Lee Fook Chee's Hong Kong: Photographs from the 1950s

Lee Fook Chee's Hong Kong: Photographs from the 1950s
[co-authored with Edward Stokes]

"A remarkable book with many levels of meaning. It tells the story of a lone immigrant photographer and presents his collection of photographs portraying 1950s Hong Kong. A photo book, and of the highest standards at that, it also brings sharp and fresh research into the social history of the place that invites scrutiny on how it compares itself sixty years later."

 

- "Reviews of the reviews: East-Asian non-fiction in 2016", Asian Review of Books

 

A History of the Grant Schools Council: Mission, Vision, and Transformation

"This is a sound, scholarly and well-argued historical account of the Council. From early nineteenth-century principles of voluntarism and grant-in-aid, through political trends towards state centralization in the mid-twentieth century, to a twenty-first century revival of emphasis on the third sector's role in provision of public services, Patricia Chiu's history offers a coherent and well-informed analysis of developments."

 

- Dr. Peter J. Cunningham, Senior Research Fellow, Homerton College, University of Cambridge

 

A History of the Grant Schools Council: Mission, Vision, and 
		Transformation

'The making of accomplished women: English education for girls in colonial Hong Kong, 1890s-1940s' in Elizabeth Sinn and Christopher Munn (eds.), Meeting Place: Encounters across Cultures in Hong Kong, 1841-1984 (Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, forthcoming)

 

'Female education and the early development of St Stephen's Church, Hong Kong (1865-1900s)' in Philip Wickeri (ed.), Christian Encounters with Chinese Culture: Essays on Anglican and Episcopal History in China (Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2015)

 

'"A position of usefulness": gendering the history of girls' education in colonial Hong Kong, 1850s–1890s', in Jane Martin and Joyce Goodman (eds.), Women and Education (Major Themes in Education) Vol. IV (London: Routledge, 2010)

 

 

 

Teaching and Courses Taught

 

  • HIST2034 A History of Education in Hong Kong
  • HIST2081 Gender and History: Beauty, Fashion and Sex
  • HIST2083 Gender, Sexuality and Empire

  • HIST2158 Women in Hong Kong history: Private Lives and Public Voices

 

Latest Publication
Promoting All-Round Education for Girls - A History of Heep Yunn School, 
			Hong KongBook
Promoting All-Round Education for Girls - A History of Heep Yunn School, Hong Kong

Hong Kong University Press

Publication Date:
06.2020