Research Projects
RGC- General Research Fund
Early Career Scheme
UGC- Areas of Excellence
UGC- Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program
UGC- Research Infrastructure Grant
UGC - High Impact Area
Initiation Grant
Private Donor
UGC- School-based Initiatives
Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation for International Exchange, Taiwan
The Lord Wilson Heritage Trust
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust


RGC - General Research Fund
Principal Investigator
Project Title Amount
Christian A DANIELS Tai Polities in Yunnan and West Mainland Southeast Asia, circa. 1253 to 1450 AD HK$680,270

Daisy Y DU

Colonial Censorship and the Cultural Politics of Hong Kong Cinema in the Cold War

HK$497,500

Jianmei LIU Women and Daoism in Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature HK$370,000
Jianxiong MA Animal Agency and Social Networks from a Historical Anthropology Perspective: Mules and Animal Husbandry, Agriculture and Long Distance Caravan Trade between Yunnan, Burma and Margins of the Tibetan Plateau HK$759,000
Eric S NELSON The Political Theology of the Chinese in Early Modern European Philosophy HK$342,250

Billy K L SO

Rights Without Heaven? Ten/Tian and Social Darwinism in the Constitutional Law Theories of Kato Hiroyuki and John Wu

HK$378,200

Billy K L So Entrepreneurship, Law and Morality: The House of Macmillan, 1870-1936 and Its Textbook Business in Global and Comparative Perspective HK$343,000
Shengqing WU Photo Poetics: Visual Truths, Illusions and the Circulation of Emotion in Modern China HK$647,000
Carine Y M YIU Reconstructing the history of Chinese dialectal grammar: A study of word order HK$922,000

Min ZHANG

The Postverbal Constraint across Chinese Dialects

HK$704,000

Early Career Scheme
Principal Investigator
Project Title Amount

David C CHANG

Surviving War, Prisons, Persecution, and Displacement: Prisoners of the Korean War in Postwar Mainland China and Taiwan

HK$659,999

Daisy Y DU

The Roles of the Soviet Union and the United States in Animated Filmmaking in Socialist China, 19470s-1970s

HK$608,996

Lucia H M LIU Contemporary Death Ritual and the Political Economy of Dead Bodies in Rural China HK$857,400
UGC- Areas of Excellence
Principal Investigator
Project Title Amount

Tik Sang LIU

The Historical Anthropology of Chinese Society HK$1,669,030
UGC- Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program
Principal Investigator
Project Title Amount

Siu-woo CHEUNG

Community Heritage and Hakka Food Tradition in Yimtintsai Village, Saikung

HK$5,000

UGC - Research Infrastructure Grant
Principal Investigator
Project Title Amount
Charles W H CHAN Analyzing the Striking Features of Chu His’s Interpretation of the Chung-yung HK$15,000
David C CHANG They Chose Neutral Nations: Eighty-Eight Chinese and Korean Communist Prisoners’ Odyssey from Korea to India and Latin America HK$15,000

Li Fen CHEN

In Search of Literary Aura: Documentary Films about Writers in Taiwan

HK$25,000

Christian A DANIELS Tai Polities in Yunnan and West Mainland Southeast Asia, circa. 1253 to 1450 AD HK$25,000

Jianmei LIU

Modern Zhuangzi: A Case Study of Modern and Contemporary Chinese Writers and Literatures

HK$50,000

Jianmei LIU Women and Daoism in Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature HK$25,000

Tik Sang LIU

The historical anthropology of Chinese society

HK$1,451,330

Lucia H M LIU Contemporary Death Ritual and the Political Economy of Dead Bodies in Rural China HK$25,000
Jianxiong MA Animal Agency and Social Networks from a Historical Anthropology Perspective: Mules and Animal Husbandry, Agriculture and Long Distance Caravan Trade between Yunnan, Burma and Margins of the Tibetan Plateau HK$25,000
Eric S NELSON Confucian Ethics in Comparative Perspective: Confucianism, Intercultural Hermeneutics, and Ethics HK$15,000
Eric S NELSON The Political Theology of the Chinese in Early Modern European Philosophy HK$25,000

Billy K L SO

Entrepreneurship, Law and Morality: The House of Macmillan, 1870-1936 and Its Textbook Business in Global and Comparative Perspective

HK$25,000

Carine Y M YIU Reconstructing the history of Chinese dialectal grammar: A study of word order HK$50,000
Carine Y M YIU Reconstructing the history of Chinese dialectal grammar: A study of word order HK$25,000
UGC - High Impact Area
Principal Investigator
Project Title Amount

Tik Sang LIU

Emerging High Impact Area of South China Research Center

HK$2,165,000

Jingtao SUN

Emerging High Impact Area of Chinese Linguistics

HK$1,335,000

Initiation Grant
Principal Investigator
Project Title Amount

David C CHANG

Return Home to Taiwan or Return to China the “Motherland”: Tree Taiwanese POWs in the Chinese Civil War, the Korean War and the Postwar

HK$100,000

Lucia H M LIU Dying Socialist in Capitalist Shanghai: Ritual, Governance, and Subject Formation in Urban China’s Modern Funeral Industry HK$100,000
Eric S NELSON The early modern European reception of Confucianism HK$100,000
Private Donor
Principal Investigator
Project Title Amount
Tik Sang LIU The Ruttonjee and Shroff families of the Hong Kong Parsee Zoroastrian community HK$334,000
UGC- School-based Initiatives
Principal Investigator
Project Title Amount

Eric S NELSON

Confucian Ethics in Intercultural Perspective

HK$40,000

Siu-woo CHEUNG

Popular Scientism: Boundary Transgression and Geopark Tourism in Southwest China

HK$73,250

Jianmei LIU Woman and Daoism in modern and contemporary Chinese literature HK$50,000

Jianmei LIU

Women and the Utopian Imagination in Modern Chinese Literature

HK$60,000

Eric S NELSON Confucian Ethics in Intercultural Perspective HK$40,000
Carine Y M YIU Reconstructing the history of Chinese dialectal grammar from early colloquial texts HK$60,000
Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation for International Exchange, Taiwan
Principal Investigator
Project Title Amount
Tik Sang LIU Negotiating the Southern Frontier in the Qing Empire: A Comparative Study on the Frontier Boundaries and Local Society in Taiwan and Western Hunan HK$385,142
The Lord Wilson Heritage Trust
Principal Investigator
Project Title Amount
Tik Sang LIU Intangible Cultural Heritage Item – Fishermen Laments Conservation Project HK$297,350
Tik Sang LIU Intangible Cultural Heritage item – Traditional “Zing Jat” rituals: An education and conservation project on life-cycle and communal rituals HK$622,125
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust
Principal Investigator
Project Title Amount
Tik Sang LIU Tai O traditional dragon boat parade and heritage education program 2016-2017 HK$150,800

Last update: 28 Jun 2017