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Research Projects

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 

• 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

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RGC General Research Fund (GRF) Exercise

Title
Staff Name
Start date
End date
amount
Middlebrow Literature and Feminist Imagination: Towards A New Genealogy of the Novel in Korea, 1930-1960
Kim, Su Yun
Hong Kong Takes Flight: Commercial Aviation and the Making of Hong Kong, 1930s-1998
Wong, John D.O.
2020
2023
The EU and the global ‘tech war’: how contestation over digital technologies is reconfiguring European diplomacy, security and regulatory activity’
Vogt, Roland
2021
2023
The Politics of Japanese Popular Culture in China (1980s - present)
October 1, 2019
September 30, 2022
738585
Japanese Popular Culture and the Cultural Formation of Hong Kong Society
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
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
January 1, 2017
April 30, 2020
145500
Showcases of New Tokyo: Modern Architecture, Space, and Social Management in the Reconstructed Capital, 1923-1930
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
June 28, 2021
June 28, 2024
305000
Cinematic Virtual Reality: Defining the Language of a New Medium
Gruenewald, Tim
September 1, 2019
August 31, 2021
262299
Making Religion, Making Local Society: The Social History of a Catholic Village in Northeast China
Li, Ji
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
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.
October 1, 2017
September 30, 2021
477870
Borderless Europe and its Discontents: National Sovereignty in Times of Crisis
Auer, Stefan
January 1, 2017
June 30, 2019
60000
Tea's Party. Tea in the American Revolution, 1773-1776
Fichter, James
September 1, 2018
August 31, 2021
288640
Medicalising Ethiopia
Tesfaye, Facil
September 1, 2019
February 28, 2023
346990
GRF : A Native History of Early Modern Amuria
Kim, Loretta
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
January 1, 2018
April 15, 2021
273000
United Through Separation: Foreign Missionaries, Korean Christians, and Government Officials, 1882-1942
Cha, Paul S.K.
September 1, 2016
February 29, 2020
404500

RGC Early Career Scheme (ECS) Exercise

Title
Staff Name
Start date
End date
amount
Early Career Scheme Award from Research Grants Council, Government of Hong Kong
Poch, Daniel Taro
2016
2017
450000
Traumatic Histories and the National Imagination: Narrative Construction in National Memory Museums in the United States
Gruenewald, Tim
July 1, 2016
April 30, 2019
340000
Negotiating Spirituality and Urban Space in Jiangbeicheng: Local History, Religion and the Making of Modern China
Li, Ji
January 1,2018
June 30, 2021
523056
Production of Popular Fiction: Romance and Family Themes in Modern and Contemporary Korea
Kim, Su Yun
December 1, 2014
May 30, 2018
Epidemic Disease and Medical Innovation in Early Modern Japan
January 1, 2017
June 30, 2020
378600
Inventing Lives: Fictional Artistic Practice in the Shadow of Cold War Hollywood
Steinberg, Monica
January 1, 2021
December 31, 2023
474000

Prestigious Fellowships

Title
Staff Name
Start date
End date
amount
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Postdoctoral Fellowship
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Postdoctoral Fellowship
Abe Fellow, ocial Science Research Council, American Council of Learned Societies, and The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership
Abe Fellow, ocial Science Research Council, American Council of Learned Societies, and The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership
1999
Asia Leadership Fellow, nternational House of Japan and The Japan Foundation Asia Center
Asia Leadership Fellow, nternational House of Japan and The Japan Foundation Asia Center
2003
Visiting Fellow, Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, Tokyo Univeristy
Visiting Fellow, Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, Tokyo Univeristy
2015 & 2019
German Academic Scholarship Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes) Study Fellowship
German Academic Scholarship Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes) Study Fellowship
1999
2005
German Academic Exchange Service Fellowship
German Academic Exchange Service Fellowship
2002
2003
62500
Canon Foundation in Europe Research Fellowship
Canon Foundation in Europe Research Fellowship
2010
2011
265000
Japan Foundation Japanese Studies Fellowship
Japan Foundation Japanese Studies Fellowship
2011
2012
367800
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Postdoctoral Fellowship
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Postdoctoral Fellowship
2016
2017
306000
Mellon Fellowship in the Humanities, Institute of Historical Research, School of Advanced Study, University of London
Mellon Fellowship in the Humanities, Institute of Historical Research, School of Advanced Study, University of London
2010
2010
Teaching Exchange Fellowship, University of Queensland
Teaching Exchange Fellowship, University of Queensland
2022
2022
Doris Zimmern HKU-Cambridge Hughes Hall Fellowship, University of Cambridge
Doris Zimmern HKU-Cambridge Hughes Hall Fellowship, University of Cambridge
2017
2017
King's/HKU Fellowship Awards 2019-20
King's/HKU Fellowship Awards 2019-20
August 31, 2018
Auguest 31, 2021
50000