Teaching at the University of Hong Kong

I am currently teaching at the Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (HKIHSS) and the Department of History at the University of Hong Kong.

At the HKIHSS, I co-teach the postgraduate seminar IHSS 6001: Research Seminar on East Asian Culture for research students.

At the Department of History, I am currently teaching the undergraduate course HIST2177: The Economic History of Modern China, 1800 to the Present.


In the past, I have also taught the following courses at the Department of History:

HIST2176: Doing Business in Modern China, 1800-1949


HIST 2096: The History of European Business in China


Teaching at the University of Cambridge

I previously taught at the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies and the Faculty of History at the University of Cambridge.

At the Faculty of History, I taught small-group tutorials for the undergraduate module Paper 23: World History since 1914 of the BA in History. The tutorials mainly covered the history of 20th century China, spanning from the 1920s to the Cultural Revolution.

At the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, I taught small-group tutorials and seminars and delivered lectures in modern Chinese and global history for several modules of the BA in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies and the MPhil in Chinese Studies.

I also very much enjoy teaching essay-writing, which was an important part of the tutorials I taught in Cambridge, and supervising students for independent research projects. During my time in Cambridge, I supervised thirteen mini-dissertations (8,000 words) of 2nd-year undergraduate students and co-supervised two final-year undergraduate dissertations (12,000 words).

Development as a Teacher

During the academic year 2016/2017, I participated in the Teaching Associate Program at the University of Cambridge. As part of this year-long course in the theory and practice of higher education, I attended education theory seminars, courses on course design and effective teaching and supervision and lecturing practicals. My teaching was also observed by peers and tutors. After successful completion of the Teaching Associate Program, I became an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy of the United Kingdom in 2017. After coming to Hong Kong, I completed the Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education at the University of Hong Kong’s Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning.