1996 …2024

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Professor Chung holds a B.A. (1st class)  in History from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and a Ph.D. from the University of Oxford. After teaching at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, she joined HKBU, where her teaching interests include 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) and a member of the HKSAR History Museum Panel (2005-present). She has also served as Director of the Modern History Research Centre and has been involved in a number of funded research projects, commissions and consultancy projects (including those for the London-based John Swire and Sons Limited and the Singapore-based Shaw Foundation) - and continues to explore the material and cultural changes associated with trading and diasporic communities, religious traditions, tangible and intangible heritage over the last two centuries.

Research Interests

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

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities


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