Xiao Zhongxian


      MPhil Student (Admitted in 2017 – 2018)
      Field area: History of Science and Medical History


      G10, May Hall, The University of Hong Kong
      Tel: (852) 3917-8131

      Sharing & Experiences

      Both HKU and this institute provide me a great platform to get access to various academic resources. Especially as a student researching medical history, I cannot find other place to deepen my studies in my fields in Asian. On the one hand, my friends, fellows in this institute who were trained by anthropology and sociology show me how rich the intellectual nutrition historian can get from interdisciplinary studies. On the other hand, my supervisors, Professor Angela Ki Che Leung as well as Dr. Izumi Nakayama, sets an example that how leading historian should work and research drawing on theoretical resource while keep some of the most valuable characteristics of a historian. Most importantly, there are many lectures presented by this institute are relevant to STS and history of science technology. These great chances are really helpful to all research postgraduate students here.

      Research Interests

      Medical history in the republican and communist China, especially on these transnational interactions and practices of scientific knowledges (Japan, China, Soviet Union, America), the roles of (medical) expertise in shaping modern state power, how were they competing with other actors. I am also  interested on the interactions between legal systems and science technology in global scope.

      Thesis Project

      Legal Management of Suspicious Death in Modern Shanghai, 1860s – 1920s

      Thesis Supervisors

      Primary supervisor: Professor Angela Ki Che Leung

      Co-supervisor: Dr. Izumi Nakayama