Research Projects

China’s Southeast Asia: Territory, People, and Civilization in the Late Colonial Era

(Funded under General Research Fund Scheme 2014 – 15 Exercise, Research Grants Council, Hong Kong)

Principal Investigator

Liu Oiyan, Research Assistant Professor, Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences
(Remarks: Dr. Liu Oiyan left the University’s service from September 1, 2016.)

Total Fund Awarded

HKD 217,550

Project Duration

24 months

Project Description

This study will examine how the Chinese central state, governments and elites of Southern China, and Southeast Asian Chinese (particularly those from British and Dutch possessions) viewed Southeast Asia during its last decades of Western colonial rule. Focusing on the early 20th century, this study attempts to look at how European colonialism helped (re)shape Chinese notions of territory and people in Southeast Asia.