Work Experience

University of Hull
Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Faculty of Business, Law and Politics,
Hull University Business School
October 2019–present.
Working for the project, ‘Global Cultures of Risk: Insurance in Non-Western Contexts (1870–1980)’ and being responsible for a subproject: South/East Asia.

University of Basel
Guest Lecturer/BGSH (Basel Graduate School of History) Fellow
Department of History
September to December 2021
Teaching a course, ‘At the Edges of Empires: Intermediaries and Global Networks of the European Empires, 19th and 20th centuries.’

University of Bristol
Research Associate Making Asia Project (Part-time)
October 2017–March 2019
Collecting primary sources for producing monograph on the history of John Swire & Sons in China.

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
The Centre for Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) Postdoctoral Fellow
August 2014­–August 2016.
Conducted research on the history of infectious diseases in South China and Southeast Asia(19th-20th century) and teaching courses on the history of science, technology and medicine.


2014, PhD in History, University of Bristol
Dissertation: The City for Intermediaries: Compradors in Hong Kong, 1830s to 1880s
General Examination Fields: Modern China, the British Empire in Asia   

2010, MA History, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London
Dissertation: Chinese and British Propaganda Battles in the Sanyuanli Incident in 1841 During the First Opium War

2008, BA in Social Science, International Christian University, Tokyo
Year abroad at the University of Hong Kong, 2006-2007
Dissertation: Chinese Elites in Early Hong Kong: from the Late 19th to the Early 20th Century


Putonghua: Chinese Proficiency Test, HSK (漢語水平考試) Level 6, 2012

English: IELTS, Overall Band Score 7.5, 2009

Cantonese: reading knowledge.

Japanese: native speaker.