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HKU

Shellie Audsley

MPhil Student

English

Romanticism, the Long 19th Century, Narratology; Byron, the Shelleys, Keats, Poe.

HKU

John Carroll

Professor

History

Modern Chinese History; Hong Kong History; Colonialism and Imperialism in Asia

HKU

Daniel Chua

Chair Professor, Mr & Mrs Hung Hing-ying Professor in the Arts, Chairperson

Music

Music, from Monteverdi to Stravinsky, especially (i) Beethoven, (ii) the intersection between music, philosophy and theology, and (iii) the history of ‘absolute music’; currently working on a post-human manifesto modestly entitled an Intergalactic Music Theory of Everything (IMTE).

HKU/Surrey

Adeline Johns-Putra

Visiting Professor

Comp Lit; English

Ecocriticism (with a focus on climate change), Romanticism, and epic poetry; contemporary novel, history of the epic, literature and sustainability.

HKU

Loretta Kim

Assistant Professor, Programme Director

China Studies, School of Modern Languages and Cultures

Late imperial and modern China; modern Asia, colonialism and imperialism in Southeast Asia, and Sino-Russian relations; history of Inner Asia from 1600 to the present, comparative history of borderlands and frontiers, and Chinese ethnic minority languages and literatures (including Manchu and Mongolian).

HKU

Julia Kuehn

Professor

English

Victorian literature and culture, travel writing (related to China) and critical theory. Women's writing, realist prose.

HKU

Nicolo Ludovice

PhD Candidate

History

Zoonoses, biomedicine, and public health; medicine, science, and technology; human-animal relations; and socio-legal histories.

HKU

Ghassan Moazzin

Assistant Professor

History; Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences

Economic and business history of modern China.

HKU

Rashna Nicholson

Assistant Professor

English

19th-21st-century cultural history, historiography and practice; postcolonial and world literature and cultural development; theatre studies, performance studies.

HKU

Daniel Poch

Assistant Professor

Japanese Studies, School of Modern Languages and Cultures

Early Modern and Modern Japanese Literature, Emotion, Desire, Sexuality, and Gender, The Novel, Aesthetics and Aesthetic Theory.

HKU

Greg Thomas

Professor

Fine Arts

European and American art and architecture from the 18th to 20th centuries, especially 19th-century French art; art and Ecology, landscapes, childhood, family, and modern Identity; artistic interactions between Europe and China in the 18th and 19th centuries, Chinese palace of Yuanming Yuan.

HKU

Yuming Yu

PhD Candidate

Chinese

Chinese Ci (lyric) poetry, woman writers/poets, Qing-dynasty literature.

HKU

Tim Yung

PhD Candidate

History

Anglican identity in the South China diocese, 1849–1951; Chinese Christianity, nineteenth-century worldwide missions, late Qing history, and the history of colonial Hong Kong.

HKU

Julia Bowes

Assistant Professor

History

Gender, politics and the modern United States; women's studies.

HKU

Genki Chiu (Chiu Pui Sang)

MPhil Student

English

National Identity, Cosmopolitanism, English Novels, Victorian Period to Early Twentieth Century

HKU

James R. Fichter

Programme Director, Associate Professor

European Studies

European studies, European expansion overseas, English and other East India Companies, British and French colonial history and European imperialism generally, World War I, early modern Atlantic, relationship between Atlantic world and Indian and Pacific Oceans, environmental history, colonial American history as both British imperial and American history, American studies, US-China relations, Americans abroad, naval and maritime history, voyages of exploration, relationship between economic and environmental history, whaling, economic and business history, Suez Canal, coal, pepper, tea and other commodities, St. Helena and the Bahamas in British colonial world.

HKU

Kendall A. Johnson

Professor

English

Early American, British, and European literatures and history; material print culture in a transnational and global historical frame.

HKU

Florian Knothe

Honorary Associate Professor; Director, University Museum & Art Gallery, University of Hong Kong

Fine Arts

History of decorative arts in the 17th and 18th centuries, the social and historic importance of royal French manufacture; the early modern fascination with Chinoiserie, royal workshops and smaller private enterprises that helped to create and cater to this long-lasting fashion; the scientific developments of glassmaking in Qing China, with results from both historical and chemical analysis.

HKU

Elizabeth LaCouture

Assistant Professor

History; Gender Studies

History of women, gender and sexuality in China and East Asia; local histories of Chinese places, transregional migrations of Chinese and global commodities; individual everyday life beyond the totalizing narratives of the nation-state; "the archive", non-written texts, such as visual and material culture and architecture.

HKU

Alastair McClure

Assistant Professor

History

Modern South Asia and the British Empire; the relationship between violence, law and sovereignty in the context of nineteenth and twentieth century India and the Indian Ocean world; royal amnesty and corporal punishment.

HKU

Anneliese Ng

Teaching Assistant

English

Victorian novels, culture and society, Gaskell; capitalist discourse.

HKU

Jason Petrulis

Lecturer

History

Capitalism and race in US and global perspective.

HKU

Sean Smith

PhD Candidate

English

Colonial legacies, contemporary tourism; travel writing, visual cultures, the colonial picturesque.

HKU

Jessica Valdez

Assistant Professor

English

Interdisciplinary research, novelistic form, media, identity, literature and culture; Victorian, realism, narratives.

HKU

Isaac Yue

Associate Professor

Chinese

Interdisciplinary studies of literature, history and culture (cultural identity) in both Chinese and western contexts; the Song-Yuan-Ming period, translation.

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