1996 …2023

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Professor Chung earned a Bachelor of Arts (1st class) in History from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and obtained her Doctorate degree from the University of Oxford. After teaching at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, she joined HKBU in 1994. Her teaching interests are social and economic history. She was a Board member of the HKSAR Antiquities Advisory Board (2011-2017) and is currently a Council member of the Lord Wilson Heritage Trust (2021-present), a member of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Advisory Committee (2021-present), a Panel member of the HKSAR Building Appeal Tribunal (2018-present), as well as a member of the HKSAR History Museum Panel (2005-present). She has also served as Director of the Modern History Research Centre and engaged in a number of funded research projects, commissioned works and consultation projects (including one for a London-based business conglomerate - John Swire and Sons Limited) – and she continues to explore material and cultural change associated with trade and imperial empires, diasporic communities, religious traditions and colonial encounters over the last two centuries.

Research Interests

  • Social & Economic History
  • Trading Diaspora & Heritage Studies
  • Photogrammetry & Heritage Information Modelling


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