The Quest for Knowledge and Civilisation: Museums in British East and Southeast Asia, 1820-1940
My DPhil research looks at the origin and development of museums across different British colonial possessions in East and Southeast Asia during the nineteenth century and the first half of the twentieth century. They include the Straits Settlements, the Federated Malay States, and Hong Kong. My study also touches on the museums established in the British sphere of influence in the region, such as those in Sarawak and Shanghai.
I studied for my BA and MPhil (History) at the University of Hong Kong. My MPhil research examined the development of museums in late colonial Hong Kong.
Research Interests: British Colonialism in East and Southeast Asia, Museum History, Hong Kong History, Modern Chinese History