Ghassan Moazzin

      GHASSAN MOAZZIN 孟嘉升

      PhD, University of Cambridge
      Assistant Professor
      Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences

      Overview

      Ghassan Moazzin is Assistant Professor at the Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences. He was educated at the University of Cambridge, where he received both his B.A. (2012) and Ph.D. (2017). Before coming to Hong Kong, he was a JSPS International Research Fellow at the Graduate School of Economics of the University of Tokyo. He has also been a visiting scholar at East China Normal University in Shanghai and the Institute of Modern History at Academia Sinica in Taipei. His doctoral dissertation won both the Coleman Prize of the Association of Business Historians and the Herman E. Krooss Prize of the Business History Conference. It was also a finalist for the Dissertation Prize (Category: The Long 19th Century) of the World Economic History Congress 2018.

      Moazzin’s research deals with the economic and business history of modern China and the global history of capitalism. His current research project uses a wide range of primary sources in Chinese, Japanese, English and German to explore the history of foreign banks, international finance and economic globalisation in late 19th and early 20th century China. His research has been published in Cross-Currents and is forthcoming in Modern Asian Studies.

      Contact

      Address: Room 110, May Hall, The University of Hong Kong
      Tel: (852) 3917-8110
      Fax: (852) 2559-6143
      Email: gmoazzin@hku.hk

      Personal Webpage: www.ghassan-moazzin.com

      Selected Publications

      Journal Articles

      “Sino-Foreign Business Networks: Foreign and Chinese Banks in the Chinese Banking Sector, 1890 – 1911.” Modern Asian Studies, accepted and forthcoming.

      “From Globalization to Liquidation: The Deutsch-Asiatische Bank and the First World War in China.”  Cross-Currents: East Asian History and Culture Review 4, No. 2 (2015), pp. 601-629. (Open Access Version available here).

      Translations

      With Li Wenjie, “Dehua yinhang niandu baogao (1897 – 1902)” (Chinese Translation of the Annual Reports of the Deutsch-Asiatische Bank (1897 – 1902)), Jindaishi ziliao (Sources in Modern Chinese History) 137 (2018), pp. 87-117.

      Teaching
      HIST2096 The History of European Business in China