XIAO ZHONGXIAN 肖中顯
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
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.
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.
Legal Management of Suspicious Death in Modern Shanghai, 1860s – 1920s