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HO Pui Yin

BA (CUHK); M.A., Dip. E.L.F., D.E.A., PhD (Paris);
Director, Research Institute for the Humanities, CUHK;
Director of Lee Woo Sing Hong Kong History Resource Centre, CUHK;
Director of Leung Po Chuen Research Centre for Hong Kong History and Humanities, CUHK;
Vice Chair; Head of Graduate Division; Professor, Department of History, CUHK


Introduction

Address: Room 112, Fung King Hey Building, CUHK, NT, Hong Kong
Phone: (852) 3943 7111
E-mail hopuiyinyip@cuhk.edu.hk

I graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong with a history major. I then obtained my maitrise and Doctoral degrees in Paris. My postgraduate research emphases were on prosopography study and social history. In the late 1980's, I worked as a research consultant in the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). My research specialization was on China's Special Economic Zones, the science and technology development policies and modernization in China. My current research focus is mainly on the Social and Economic History of Modern China and Hong Kong.

Research Specializations and Interests

  1. Environmental history in modern Hong Kong
  2. Hong Kong cultural heritage and historic buildings preservation
  3. Public history of Hong Kong working class
  4. Oral history
  5. Prosopography study
  6. Food cultures
  7. Social and economic history of modern Europe

Research Projects

Year Research Project

2016-2017

An e-learning resource package in teaching of the contemporary history of China since 1949
(In collaboration with the Education Bureau, HKSAR Government)

2012–2015

Struggle for Transformation: History of Three-Trade Unions and Social Evolution in Hong Kong (1840s–1930s)
香港三行工會的歷史與香港社會演變
Research Grants Council grant

2012–2014

Community Project on 60 Years of Public Housing Development in Hong Kong
香港公共房屋發展六十年
(In collaboration with the Housing Authority, HKSAR Government)

2012–2013

Year-long Programmes for Gifted Students in Humanities
中學資優生人文學科研習課程
(In collaboration with the Gifted Education Section, Education Bureau, HKSAR Government)

2012–2013

On-line Tutoring and Marking Final Research Report of Level Two of the Education Bureau Web-based Learning Course: China's Reform and Opening-up
中學資優生互聯網學習計劃(中國研習):中國改革開放 (第二階段)
(In collaboration with the Gifted Education Section, Education Bureau, HKSAR Government)

2011-2017

Study on History and Development of Town Planning in Hong Kong
香港城市規劃發展史
(In collaboration with the Planning Department, HKSAR Government)

2010-2011

The History of Hong Kong II
Principal Investigator (In collaboration with the Radio Television Hong Kong)

2009-2010

Hong Kong Construction History
Principal Investigator (In collaboration with the Hong Kong Construction Association)

2009-2011

Web-based Learning Programme (China Studies) for the Gifted Students
Principal Investigator (In collaboration with the Gifted Education Section, Education Bureau, HKSAR Government)

2008-2010

The Compilation of the Archives of the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals (Part II)
Principal Investigator (In collaboration with the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals

2008-2009

Hong Kong History and Society Website
Principal Investigator (Chinese Studies Programme, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

2007-2009

Relations between Hong Kong and France (1848-2008)
Principal Investigator (In collaboration with the Consulate General of France in Hong Kong)

2006-2008

The Compilation of the Archives of the Tung Wah Group of Hospital s (Part 1)
Principal Investigator (In collaboration with the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals)

2005-2007

Roads and Urban Development in Hong Kong (1946-2006)
Principal Investigator (In collaboration with the Highways Department, HKSAR Government)

2003-2004

In Service Teacher Training Courses on Learning and Teaching of Chinese History (S1-3), History (S1-3) and History & Culture (S1-3)
Co-Investigator (In collaboration with the Curriculum Development Council and the Education and Manpower Bureau, HKSAR Government)

2003-2004

Cultural Between Hong Kong and Shanghai: Daily Lives of the HongKong Entrepreneurs in the Twentiet Century
Principal Investigator (Centre d'Etudes Francais sur la Chine Contemporaine, Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales)

2002-2005

A Study on the Urban and Port Development in Hong Kong
Principal Investigator (Civil Engineering Department of the HKSAR Government)

2002-2004

Historical Development of Hong Kong Observatory and Its Relationship with the Development of Hong Kong Community Principal Investigator (The Hong Kong Observatory of the HKSAR Government)

2002-2004

The Administrative History of the Hong Kong Government Agencies 1841 - 2002 Principal Investigator (Public Reords Office, HKSAR Government)

2000-2003

Hong Kong Lingnan Cultural Relationship for the Lingnan Cultures Encyclopedia
Co-Investigator (In collaboration with Guangdong, Guangxi and Hainan Academies of Social Sciences; Macau Foundation and The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

1999-2002

A Study of Historical Development of Water Supply in Hong Kong
Principal Investigator (Water Supplies Department of the HKSAR Government)

1995-2001

Reconstruction of Shatin History - An Oral History Project
Co-investigator (1995-1998), Principal Investigator (1999 – 2001) (Wilson Heritage Trust)

1999-2000

Regional and Kinship Networks of Guangdong Entrepreneurs in the 20th Century Principal Investigator (Sino-France Joint Research Grant, in collaboration with Centre National des Recherches Scientifiques (CNRS) and Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris, France).

1999-2000

Reconstruction of Fisherman Pier of Aberdeen,
Co-investigator

1999-2000

Development of Herbal Park in Wu Kau Tang Village in the New Territories Co-investigator

1996-1997

Hong Kong Old Enterprises and Entrepreneurs since 1840
Principal Investigator (HKUGC)

1994-1995

Social Origins of the Merchants Class in Guangdong Province during the Late19th and Early 20th Centuries Principal Investigator (HKUGC)

1992-1993

Prosopography of Social Elite in the Pearl River Delta during the Early Republican Period Principal Investigator (HKUGC)

Course Offered

(1) Visiting Professor

  1. la Chaire Dupront Visiting Professor of Université Paris- Sorbonne (Paris IV)
  2. Visiting Professor of National Taiwan University
  3. Visiting Scholar at Université de Paris I, Université de Paris IV, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales

(2) Graduate Level

  1. Environmental History in Modern Hong Kong (1840s–present)
  2. History of Food Cultures — Local and Global
  3. Hong Kong Administrative History (1841–2001)
  4. Modern Chinese History
  5. Social Mobility and Class Structures in Modern Hong Kong
  6. Urban Development in Hong Kong (1840s–present)

(3) Undergraduate Level

  1. China Today
  2. China and Western Europe: Capitalism and Economy
  3. Comparative Urbanisation: Guangzhou and Hong Kong
  4. Cultural and Social History in Modern China
  5. Historical Methodology
  6. History of Chinese Civilisation
  7. History of Hong Kong
  8. History of Food and Food Cultures
  9. Hong Kong Enterprises and Entrepreneurs
  10. Intellectual History of Modern China
  11. Social and Economic History of Modern China
  12. Social and Economic History of Western Europe
  13. Revolutionary France
  14. Revolutions: East and West

Selected Publications

[A] Books

  1. 《城傳立新:香港城市規劃發展史 1841-2015》 Chengchuan lixin (Hong Kong Town Planning Development History 1841-2015), Hong Kong, Chung Hwa Book Co. (HK) Ltd., 2016, 446 pages. 2016 Hong Kong Golden Book Award
  2. 《香港文化導論》(合編),香港,中華書局,2014年。
  3. 《破與立 — 東華三院制度的演變》,香港,三聯書店 (香港) 有限公司,2010年,521 頁。(Abolition and Establishment: Evolution of the Administrative System of Tung Wah Group of Hospitals), Hong Kong, Joint Publishing (HK) Co Ltd, 2010, 521 pages.)
  4. 《傳與承 — 慈善服務融入社區》,香港,三聯書店 (香港) 有限公司,2010年,474 頁。(Passing Down and Carrying On: Charitable Services to the Community), Hong Kong, Joint Publishing (HK) Co Ltd, 2010, 474 pages.)
  5. 《築景思城:香港建造業發展史1840-2010》,香港,商務印書館(香港)有限公司,2010年,272頁。
  6. 《Becoming Hong Kong: Development of Construction in Hong Kong 1840-2010, Hong Kong, Commercial Press, 2010, 308pages.
  7. Ways to Urbanisation : Post-War Road Development in Hong Kong 《建城之道— 戰後香港的道路發展》, Hong Kong, Hong Kong University Press, 2009, 350 pages (Chinese and English, bi-lingual version).
  8. 《源與流 – 東華醫院的創立與演進》,香港,三聯書店 (香港) 有限公司,2009年,401 頁。(Origins and Evolution: Establishment and Development of Tung Wah Hospital, Hong Kong, Joint Publishing (HK) Co Ltd, 401 pages.
  9. 《施與受 – 從濟急到定期服務》,香港,三聯書店 (香港) 有限公司,2009年,496 頁。(Giving and Receiving: From Emergency Help to Regular Services , Hong Kong, Joint Publishing (HK) Co Ltd, 496 pages.
  10. Challenges for an Evolving City: 160 Years of Port and Land Development in Hong Kong. Hong Kong, Commercial Press, 2004, 274 pages.
  11. 《地換山移 — 香港海港及土地發展一百六十年》,香港,商務印書館,2004年,274 頁。
  12. The Administrative History of Hong Kong Government Agencies 1841- 2002, Hong Kong, Hong Kong University Press, 2004, 337 pages.
  13. Weathering the Storm: Hong Kong Observatory and Social Development《風雲可測 — 香港天文台與社會的變遷》, Hong Kong, Hong Kong University Press, 2003, 364 pages. (Chinese and English, bi-lingual version)
  14. Water for a Barren Rock – 150 Years of Water Supply in Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Commercial Press, 2001, 250 pages.
  15. 《點滴話當年 — 香港供水一百五十年》,香港,商務印書館, 2001 年, 250 頁。
  16. 《香港供水歷史研究報告》(A Study of Historical Development of Water Supply in Hong Kong),香港,政府印務局,2001年,232 頁。
  17. 《中國海關史論文集》(合編), (Collection Papers on the History of Chinese Maritime Customs), Hong Kong, Chung Chi College, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1998, 595 pages (with Ng Lun Ngai-ha).

[B] Book Chapters/Articles

  1. 《中國地域文化通覽》香港卷,Zhongguo wenhua tonglan (A Historical Review of Regional Cultures in China – Hong Kong),上編:第五章第二節〈維多利亞城的規劃(Planning of Victoria City)〉;下編:第六章〈樂善好施的慈善文化 (Culture of Philanthropy)〉、第七章〈風格獨特的建造文化 (Culture of Construction)〉Beijing, Chung Hwa Book Co. (HK) Ltd., 2013, pp.148–153, 390–436.
  2. “De la survie à la durabilité: évolution de la planification urbaine modern à Hong Kong”, (From Survival to Sustainability: Evolution of Town Planning in Hong Kong ), Croisements- revue francophone de sciences humaines d’Asie de l’Est, Paris, 2013, numéro 3, pp. 304–316.
  3. “Les marchands du Delta de la rivière des perles et de Chaozhou”, Chevrier, Yves et Roux, Alain, ed., Citadins et citoyens dans la Chine du vingtième siècle, Paris, Edition de la Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, 2010, pp. 208–226.
  4. “Purification Rites for Peace Ceremony in the Shatin District of Hong Kong”, China Perspectives, no. 38, Nov-Dec 2001, pp.60-72.
  5. “Les rites purificatoires pour la paix dans le district de Shatin a Hong Kong” ( Purification Rites for Peace Ceremony (Taiping qingjiao) at Shatin District of Hong Kong), Paris, Perspectives chinoises, sept-oct 2001, pp.65-78.
  6. <地方經濟力量的興起與衰落 – 香港新界沙田商會的個案研究> (Emergence and Decline of Local Economic Powers: Study on Shatin Chamber of Commerce), in Chinese Business History, Hong Kong , University of Hong Kong, (forthcoming).
  7. <香港新界沙田太平清醮的特色及其社會功能> (Characteristics and Social Function of the Purification Rites for Peace Ceremony (Taiping qingjiao) at Shatin District of Hong Kong), 《宗教, 社會與區域文化》(Religions, Society and Regional Cultures), Chung Chi College, CUHK, and Sichuan Chongqing University, 2003.
  8. <抗日戰爭時期的香港烏蛟騰> (合著), (History of Wu Kau Tang Village at Tai Po district in the New Territories of Hong Kong, Guangzhou,《廣東黨史》(Party History of Guangdong), 2000, 期4。
  9. <秩序與演變進:清末民初廣東香山縣商人社會流動的兩個方向> (Two Dimensions of Social Mobility of Guangdong Xiangshan Merchants in Late Qing and Early Republican Period), Guangzhou,《廣東社會科學》 (Social Sciences of Guangdong), 1999, No.6.
  10. <香港潮州商會社會功能的演變> (Evolution of Social Function of Chaozhou Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong), Guangzhou,《開放時代》(Open Times), Sept. 1999.
  11. <群體生平學研究與地方志> (Prosopography and Local Chronicles), 《新方志理論探索》(New Theories on Local Chronicle Writings), Guangzhou, Guangzhou difangzhi bangongshi, 1997.
  12. <群體生平學與中國近代社會史研究> (Prosopography and Modern Chinese Social History), 《人文學刊》(Humanities), Hong Kong, the CUHK, May 1994.
  13. <清末民初廣東商人群體生平學研究> (Prosopography of Guangdong Merchants during Late Qing and Early Republican Period), 《史藪》(Historia), Hong Kong, Department of History, the CUHK, May 1994.
  14. “L’économie de la République populaire de Chine: Inventaire et présentation des périodiques en langues chinoises” (Economic of the People ‘s Republic of China: Inventory and Presentation of Chinese Periodicals), Paris, Cahiers d’Etudes chinoises, No.5, 1986.
  15. <民國時期上海傑出人物的群體生平學研究> (Prosopography on Shanghai Elites in the Republican Period), Beijing,《近代史研究》, 1986.
  16. “Essai de prosopographie des élites shanghaïennes a l’époque républicaine, 1911-1949” (Prosopography study on Shanghai elites in Republican Period), Paris, Annales: Economies, Sociétés, Civilisations, juillet-aôut 1985. (in collaboration with M.C. Bergére, N. Castelino, C. Henriot).

[C] Conferences Paper

  1. “Ageing in Hong Kong”, Health, Humanities, and Historical Memory: ageing and end-of-life care in Hong Kong and Taiwan Workshop , organised by College of Public Health, National Taiwan University, 5 September 2016.
  2. “Making of the Super Efficient Life-style in Hong Kong and Chinese cities: Design of Urban Space”, City Cultures and Humanities, organised by Utrecht University, Toronto University and the Chinese University of Hong Kong on 11-13 April 2016
  3. “Homeward Bound: Tung Wah Hospital’s Overseas Chinese Repatriation Service (1870s–1930s)” , International Workshop on Philanthropy and the Chinese Diaspora on the Pacific Rim, 1850–1949, June 2015.
  4. “Significance of Humanity: Evolution of Medical Care Concepts and Management Systems in Hong Kong's Tung Wah Group of Hospitals”, International conference – Going Global by Going Local: Medical Humanities in East Asia, organised by Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan, 16 March 2014.
  5. “From Public to Private: Establishment of Tendering System in Hong Kong Construction Sector (1840s-1950s)”, International Conference on Urban Cultural Narratives and Historical GIS, organized by the Department of History, Research Centre for Contemporary Chinese Culture, Institute of Chinese Studies, Centre for East Asian Studies, Institute of Space and Earth, Information Science of the CUHK, and China Centre of the Oxford University from 18 to 20 September 2010.
  6. “Tradition and Modernity: The Birth of the First Chinese Hospital in Hong Kong and Its Evolution A Case Study on Tung Wah Hospital (1869 -1934)”, International Conference on Indigenous Charity across Cultures, organized by the Department of History of the CUHK, Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences, the University of Hong Kong in November 2008.
  7. “Consider Leisure as Charity –Case Study of Tung Wah Hospital (1900s-1930s)”, International Conference on Daily Lives of Urban Elite in the 20th Century – China and France, organized by the Department of History of the CUHK, the United College of the CUHK and French Centre for Research on Contemporary China in December 2006.
  8. <地方經濟力量的興起與衰落 — 香港新界沙田商會的個案研究> (Emergence and Decline of Local Economic Powers: Study on Shatin Chamber of Commerce), International Conference on Chinese Business History, organised by the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Centre of Asian Studies of The University of Hong Kong in July 2000.
  9. <香港供水系統的發展與都市的擴張> (Development of Water Supply System and the Urbanization of Hong Kong), International Conference on Maritime Cities: Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore, organized by Department of History, Research Institute for the Humanities, CUHK, March 2001.
  10. <新界的農業轉型 - 沙田地區的發展經驗> (Transformation of Agriculture in the New Territories of Hong Kong: Development Experience of Shatin), Conference on Hong Kong Social History : New Perspective, held at the Hong Kong Baptist University, July 15, 2000.
  11. “Review of Hong Kong Education Development in 1997”, organized by Foreign Affairs College of Beijing, held in June 1998.
  12. “Study on Social Network of Hong Kong Prominent Families”, organized by Zhongshan University of Guangzhou, held in Dec. 1997
  13. “New Trends of Modern Chinese Studies”, organized by Jiangmeng Municipal Government, held in Aug. 1995.
  14. “Commercants du Guangdong - Etude prosopographique” (Guangdong merchants - Prosopographic Study), organized by Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales, held in June 1995 in Paris.
  15. “Evolution of Chaozhou Chamber of Commerce’s social functions”, organised by CUHK in December 1993.