Hong Kong is often praised for its rule-of-law colonial legacy, but Dr Michael Ng’s archival study argues that the rule of law that the people of Hong Kong are eager to preserve today is more a ‘legacy’ of the decolonisation process of the British Empire that began in the 1980s.
Contemporary China Studies
This presentation examines how rural-to-urban migration changes family and gender dynamics, with a particular focus on men and masculinity. It shows how migration has forced migrant men to renegotiate their roles as lovers, husbands, fathers, and sons.
Since 1997, Hong Kong's economic growth rate has dropped sharply, inequality has increased, and corruption has found its way to the highest levels of government.
Refrigerated transport made fresh beef a global commodity. China was the last great frontier of this transformation, but bringing Chinese beef to market presented unique commercial, logistic, and political challenges.
Since the inauguration of the Belt and Road at a speech in Astana, Kazakhstan in 2013, Central Asia has largely fallen away from public attention around the initiative.
An overarching narrative of hygiene, deodorization, and civilization has governed modern sensibilities for a few centuries.
Pollution is one of the most pressing issues facing contemporary China and among the most prominent causes for unrest.
‘China’ is a problematical concept for the premodern period because the name unavoidably invokes the fixity of a modern nation-state that maps poorly onto the various and ever changing political formations of earlier centuries.
Are the US and China destined to fall into a “Thucydides trap” of power transitions leading to great power conflict? This study explores the psychological processes that underlie US-China relations today.
FORHEAD (the Forum on Health, Environment and Development) and the UCI Long US-China Institute have joined in a collective effort to introduce a more nuanced account of current research on the contemporary state of air pollution in China and highlight gaps an