The School of Modern Languages and Cultures has an active research culture that draws Faculty and Graduate Students into collaborative projects.

 

Our key research interests are in the cultural, anthropological, political, philosophical, historical and literary aspects of diverse countries in Europe, Asia and the Americas.

We explore the ancient, modern and contemporary contexts of social and cultural change around the globe and publish our research in diverse languages of the world.

This breadth of regions, languages, cultures and disciplines is the foundation of the School’s research strength in interdisciplinary and comparative research projects.

 

The School of Modern Languages and Cultures has:

• a vibrant research seminar series (all welcome) that operates during university semesters on Wednesday afternoons 4.30-6.00 pm.

• an active research mentoring program for HKU academic colleagues and graduate students.

• regular international conferences and workshops.

• faculty with publications in top academic journals and with prestigious publishing houses

Title
Staff Name
Type
Start date
End date
amount
Epidemic Disease and Medical Innovation in Early Modern Japan
Trambaiolo, Daniel
ECS
January 1, 2017
June 30, 2020
378600
Negotiating Spirituality and Urban Space in Jiangbeicheng: Local History, Religion and the Making of Modern China
Li, Ji
ECS
January 1,2018
June 30, 2021
523056
Production of Popular Fiction: Romance and Family Themes in Modern and Contemporary Korea
Kim, Su Yun
ECS
December 1, 2014
May 30, 2018
160000
Inventing Lives: Fictional Artistic Practice in the Shadow of Cold War Hollywood
Steinberg, Monica
ECS
January 1, 2021
December 31, 2023
474000
Early Career Scheme Award from Research Grants Council, Government of Hong Kong
Poch, Daniel Taro
ECS
2016
2017
450000
Traumatic Histories and the National Imagination: Narrative Construction in National Memory Museums in the United States
Gruenewald, Tim
ECS
July 1, 2016
April 30, 2019
340000
Early Career Scheme Award from Research Grants Council, Government of Hong Kong
Kim, Su Yun
ECS
330000
Louis Cha Fund of Faculty of Arts and Strategic Research Theme, China-West Studies Fund, Co-PI
Kim, Su Yun
Faculty of Arts
80000
Abe Fellow, ocial Science Research Council, American Council of Learned Societies, and The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership
Nakano, Yoshiko
Fellowship
1999
Harvard-Yenching Institute Visiting Scholar
Kim, Su Yun
Fellowship
499000
Asia Leadership Fellow, nternational House of Japan and The Japan Foundation Asia Center
Nakano, Yoshiko
Fellowship
2003
Canon Foundation in Europe Research Fellowship
Poch, Daniel Taro
Fellowship
2010
2011
265000
Visiting Fellow, Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, Tokyo Univeristy
Nakano, Yoshiko
Fellowship
2015 & 2019
German Academic Scholarship Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes) Study Fellowship
Poch, Daniel Taro
Fellowship
1999
2005
German Academic Exchange Service Fellowship
Poch, Daniel Taro
Fellowship
2002
2003
62500
Canon Foundation in Europe Research Fellowship
Poch, Daniel Taro
Fellowship
2010
2011
265000
Japan Foundation Japanese Studies Fellowship
Poch, Daniel Taro
Fellowship
2011
2012
367800
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Postdoctoral Fellowship
Poch, Daniel Taro
Fellowship
2016
2017
306000
Mellon Fellowship in the Humanities, Institute of Historical Research, School of Advanced Study, University of London
Wong, John D.O.
Fellowship
2010
2010
Teaching Exchange Fellowship, University of Queensland
Vogt, Roland
Fellowship
2022
2022
Doris Zimmern HKU-Cambridge Hughes Hall Fellowship, University of Cambridge
Vogt, Roland
Fellowship
2017
2017
King's/HKU Fellowship Awards 2019-20
Wong, John D.O.
Fellowship
August 31, 2018
Auguest 31, 2021
50000
Hong Kong Takes Flight: Commercial Aviation and the Making of Hong Kong, 1930s-1998
Wong, John D.O.
GRF
2020
2023
The EU and the global ‘tech war’: how contestation over digital technologies is reconfiguring European diplomacy, security and regulatory activity’
Vogt, Roland
GRF
2021
2023
The Politics of Japanese Popular Culture in China (1980s - present)
GRF
October 1, 2019
September 30, 2022
738585
Japanese Popular Culture and the Cultural Formation of Hong Kong Society
GRF
October 1, 2017
September 30, 2019
596000
The Cultural Policies in Taiwan in the 20th Century and their Relationships to the Formation of Modern Taiwanese Consciousness
GRF
December 1, 2013
May 31, 2016
310500
Between norm entrepreneurship and norm coercion: the influence of European policies on tax evasion on Asian financial centres
Vogt, Roland
GRF
January 1, 2017
April 30, 2020
145500
Showcases of New Tokyo: Modern Architecture, Space, and Social Management in the Reconstructed Capital, 1923-1930
Borland, Janet
GRF
January 1, 2014
December 31, 2016
190000
Endangered Icon: A Postwar History of Japan's Efforts to Save the "Sacred Crane" from the Brink of Extinction
Borland, Janet
GRF
June 28, 2021
June 28, 2024
305000
Cinematic Virtual Reality: Defining the Language of a New Medium
Gruenewald, Tim
GRF
September 1, 2019
August 31, 2021
262299
Making Religion, Making Local Society: The Social History of a Catholic Village in Northeast China
Li, Ji
GRF
January 1, 2016
November 30, 2017
627340
Christianity on the Move: Routes and Religious Mobility in Late Imperial and Modern China from 1750s to 1950s
Li, Ji
GRF
January 1, 2021
December 31, 2023
604938
Bottling Goodness: Culture and Commerce in Layered Identities of Dairy and Soy Beverages along the Periphery of China under Western Influences
Wong, John D.O.
GRF
October 1, 2017
September 30, 2021
477870
Borderless Europe and its Discontents: National Sovereignty in Times of Crisis
Auer, Stefan
GRF
January 1, 2017
June 30, 2019
60000
Tea's Party. Tea in the American Revolution, 1773-1776
Fichter, James
GRF
September 1, 2018
August 31, 2021
288640
Medicalising Ethiopia
Tesfaye, Facil
GRF
September 1, 2019
February 28, 2023
346990
GRF : A Native History of Early Modern Amuria
Kim, Loretta
GRF
January 1, 2013
June 30, 2016
293700
Weaving Onomastic Tapestries: Corpus-Building and Analysis of Non-Chinese Names in Northeastern China, 1368-1948
Kim, Loretta
GRF
January 1, 2018
April 15, 2021
273000
United Through Separation: Foreign Missionaries, Korean Christians, and Government Officials, 1882-1942
Cha, Paul S.K.
GRF
September 1, 2016
February 29, 2020
404500
Cross-national Interdisciplinary Research Grant, Harvard-Yenching Institute, PI
Kim, Su Yun
Group Research Project
233800
Five-year tenure-track position Grant, Korea Foundation
Lee, Kangsoon
Others
2014
2014
Visiting lecturer Grant, Korea Foundation, Korea
Lee, Kangsoon
Others
2016
2020
Prize Research Grant in History and Economics, Cambridge University
Wong, John D.O.
Others
2009
2010
Fulbright Institute of International Education
Wong, John D.O.
Others
2010
2012
Henry Luce Foundation Grant, National Humanities Center Fellow
Wong, John D.O.
Others
2021
2022
A Telecollaborative Project on Integrated Language Learning and Social Awareness (ILLSA)
Martinez, Valerie
Others
2016
2019
1106153
Infrastructures of Faith: Religious Mobilities on the Belt and Road (BRINFAITH)
Li, Ji
Others
2019
2023
6252078
The EU as a global actor and EU-China relations (Jean Monnet Module, EU Commission )
Vogt, Roland
Others
2016
2019
Old World Map

GLOBAL CONNECTIONS

SMLC Book Series with Hong Kong University Press

Series Editor: Dixon H. W. Wong

 

The Global Connections series explores the movement of ideas, people, technologies, capital and goods across national and regional borders. Books in the series reveal how these interconnections have the power to produce new global forms of cultures, politics, identities and economies. Seeking to explore the dynamics of change, the series includes both historical and contemporary topics. It focuses on interactions between the world's diverse cultures through the production of new interdisciplinary knowledge.

 

Global Connections welcomes submissions to the series from authors working on sole authored or edited volumes. The series has published in Chinese and English at this point but welcomes authors working in other languages as well.

 

Contact the Editor, Dixon Wong in the first instance to discuss your proposal.

 

FACULTY AND STUDENTS PUBLICATIONS