Research Projects

International Conference on “Food and Health”

Principal Investigator

Angela Ki Che Leung, Director and Chair Professor of History, Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Joseph Needham-Philip Mao Professor in Chinese History, Science and Civilization

Total Fund Awarded

USD 25,000

Project Duration

December 2014 – June 2015

Project Description

The conference focuses on the essential linkage between food and medicine and how we ought to examine themes related to this issue from a wide variety of angles. The conference scope is unique in bring together scholars focusing on medicine or food with a comparative perspective and focusing generally on East Asia. A conference volume based on the best and most engaging papers of the conference will be produced. Both the conference and the published collections will have long-lasting impact on enhancing future research on the featured topics.