BA, MPhil (CUHK); PhD (University of Pennsylvania)
Associate Professor, Department of History, CUHK;
Associate Director, Centre for Chinese History, CUHK
I am interested in the military and social history of China in the period between the third century BC and the sixth century AD. My research mainly follows five tracks. The first asks the question of what violence meant and how notions of violence competed with one another. The second focuses on how warfare shaped, and was being shaped by, various social, cultural, and political factors. The third explores how real and imagined frontiers formed and the factors determined their shifting. The four examines the emergence of regional cultures and identities under the façade of a unified empire. The fifth concerns how the above four aspects associated with the development of political culture in early and early medieval China.
For teaching, I was fortunate enough to have many good mentors, from whom I have learned how to be a committed teacher. I believe teaching is the one profession that creates all other professions; therefore, I am proud to be a teacher and devote myself wholeheartedly to teaching my students. And I would love to keep on my passion of teaching and sharing my intellectual pursuit with students.
Articles and book chapters
|2018-2020||War as a Necessary Evil—Violence and Warfare in Early Medieval China
General Research Fund (GRF) by the HKSAR Research Grants Council
|2016-2018||Forging a New Political Order on the Edge of the Empire—Legitimacy, Ethnicity, and the Northwestern Borderlands in Early Medieval China
Early Career Scheme (ECS) by the HKSAR Research Grants Council