Research Projects
RGC- General Research Fund
Early Career Scheme
UGC- Areas of Excellence
RGC- Direct Allocation Grant
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


RGC - General Research Fund
Principal Investigator
Project Title Amount

Li Fen CHEN

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

HK$321,760

Flora L T FU

Buddhist Landscapes and the Literati: Paintings of Buddhist Sacred Sites during the Late Yuan and Early Ming

HK$274,318

Joshua DERMAN

The Third Reich and International Thought

HK$563,500

James LEE

Social Origins of University Students in Republican China

HK$738,000

Daisy Y DU

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

HK$497,500

Jingtao SUN

Entering-tone (ir)regularities in Beijing Mandarin and surrounding dialects: Comprehensive fieldwork data for systematic hypothesis-testing

HK$519,000

Min ZHANG

The Postverbal Constraint across Chinese Dialects

HK$704,000

Guanglin LIU

How did the local government work in pre-industrial times: collection and analysis of the financial data for Chinese local administrations, 1150-1550

HK$290,500

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

Xiaonong ZHU

Tonal systems in the Miao language in China: Is it really possible for a tonal system to have six level tones?

HK$466,344

Carine Y M YIU Reconstructing the history of Chinese dialectal grammar: A study of word order HK$922,000
Jianmei LIU Women and Daoism in Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature HK$370,000
Shengqing WU Photo Poetics: Visual Truths, Illusions and the Circulation of Emotion in Modern China HK$647,000
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

UGC- Areas of Excellence
Principal Investigator
Project Title Amount

Tik Sang LIU

The Historical Anthropology of Chinese Society HK$1,444,780
RGC- Direct Allocation Grant
Principal Investigator
Project Title Amount

Billy K L SO

Legal transplant for modern corporation: Meiji Japan and modern China

HK$100,000

Jianxiong MA

Identity Formation and Social Interdependency Based on the Bazi System: A Historical Anthropology Perspective on Social Construction between Mountains and Basins in the Zhaozhou area, Western Yunnan Frontier, Southwest China

HK$20,000

UGC - Research Infrastructure Grant
Principal Investigator
Project Title Amount
Charles W H CHAN In Search of the Thread that Penetrates the Confucian Way: Chu Hsi’s Elucidation of the Chung-yung HK$50,000
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
Eric S NELSON Confucian Ethics in Comparative Perspective: Confucianism, Intercultural Hermeneutics, and Ethics HK$15,000
Simon M H WONG A Historical Inquiry of the Belief in Retribution for Good and Evil Deeds in Early and Early Medieval China in a Comparative Perspective HK$25,000

Li Fen CHEN

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

HK$25,000

Joshua DERMAN

The Third Reich and International Thought

HK$25,000

Daisy Y DU

The Roles of the Soviet Union and the United States in Animated Filmmaking in Socialist China, 1940s-1790s

HK$25,000

Guanglin LIU

How did the local government work in pre-industrial times: collection and analysis of the financial data for Chinese local administrations, 1150-1550

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$463,258

Tik Sang LIU

Surviving at the Margin: The Social Organization of the Fishing Population in Hong Kong

HK$50,000

Billy K L SO

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

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
Shengqing WU Photo Poetics: Visual Truths, Illusions and the Circulation of Emotion in Modern China HK$25,000

Xiaonong ZHU

Tonal systems in the Miao language in China: Is it really possible for a tonal system to have six level tones?

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

Daisy Y DU

On the Move: The Trans/National Animated Film in 1940s-1970s China

HK$100,000

Eric S NELSON The early modern European reception of Confucianism 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
Private Donor
Principal Investigator
Project Title Amount

Xiaonong ZHU

A study of phonation in language

HK$65,000

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
Carine Y M YIU Reconstructing the history of Chinese dialectal grammar from early colloquial texts HK$60,000
Christian DANIELS Transport routes between Yunnan and Mainland Southeast Asia, 1253 to 1450 HK$75,000
Jianmei LIU Woman and Daoism in modern and contemporary Chinese literature HK$50,000

Jianxiong MA

The Dowry Land system and the Decentralized Shan-Dai Chieftaincy Polity between Chinese Empires and Burmese Kingdoms after 13th century: an institutional buffer zone on the borderland between China and Southeast Asia

HK$71,500

Charles W H CHAN

The Thread That Runs Through the Confucian Way: Chu His’s Search for the Mean

HK$103,000

Carine Y M YIU

Reconstructing the history of Chinese dialectal grammar from early colloquial texts

HK$60,000

Xiaonong ZHU

Tonal typology of northwest Mandarin

HK$86,000

Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation for International Exchange, Taiwan
Principal Investigator
Project Title Amount
Xiaohui XIE Negotiating the Southern Frontier in the Qing Empire: A Comparative Study on the Frontier Boundaries and Local Society in Taiwan and Western Hunan HK$384,854
The Lord Wilson Heritage Trust
Principal Investigator
Project Title Amount
Tik Sang LIU Intangible Cultural Heritage Item – Fishermen Laments Conservation Project HK$297,350

Last update: 8 Apr 2016