Hua Ye

      HUA YE 華燁

      PhD Student (Admitted in 2022 – 2023)
      Field Area: Chinese History


      Hua Ye is a Ph.D. student (starting in Sep. 2022) at the Institute. Before entering into the Ph.D. Program, Ye received her bachelor’s and master’s degree in Chinese History at Fudan University. Her MA thesis seeks to examine the geomantic space and its evolving role in the building of local landscapes and communities from the late Ming to the Qing dynasty. Previously trained in the methodologies of historical geography and historical anthropology, Ye is currently looking for more interdisciplinary ways to approach the study of late imperial China. In her doctoral research, Ye hopes to offer new insights into the history of science and the formation of Chinese sacred geography by examining how fengshui techniques survived and spread through mobilities across time and space.


      G09, May Hall, The University of Hong Kong
      Tel: (852) 3917-5909

      Research Interests

      Chinese social and cultural history, History of religion, History of science and technology, Environmental history, Material culture.

      Thesis Project

      [Tentative] A study on the history of geographic physiognomy 相地術 in late imperial China [1368 – 1911]

      Thesis Supervisors