The University offers 25 MPhil and PhD Programmes in Arts, Business, Social Sciences and Science disciplines. In addition to admission to our PhD in History programme, the University also has popular research-based 2-year MPhil in History programme.
To offer more diversified learning opportunities, especially for interdisciplinary research studies, the University has been actively seeking collaborative opportunities with overseas universities. In the 2021-22 academic year, the University has launched the "Double PhD Degree Programme in Economics" with Wuhan University (WHU), China and the "PhD Programmes with Joint Supervision" with Shenzhen University (SZU), China in the research areas related to International Relations and Development Studies. More collaborative programmes are currently in the pipeline. Details can be referred to www.LN.edu.hk/sgs/docs/pgrad/coll_prog.php.
Department of History
The Department of History at Lingnan currently has nine full-time research-track faculty members, and their research areas cover the whole span of Chinese history, history of Hong Kong, modern British and European history, and American history. The Department is particularly interested in recruiting students who are interested in global and transnational history.
Professor William Guanglin Liu’s research focuses on Chinese economic history, political economy of late Imperial China, Chinese military history, Neo-Confucianism and the market economy in a historical perspective.
Professor Lau Chi-pang is a specialist of Hong Kong History, Ming and Qing China, Modern China, Chinese Intellectual History.
Associate Professor Chunmei Du is a specialist of modern Chinese intellectual and cultural history. Her recent work studies Chinese conservatism, Chinese diaspora, and American military in China in the 1940s in global and comparative contexts.
Associate Professor Mark Hampton is a specialist of 19th and 20th century Britain, media history in particular. His recent work has shifted to imperial culture: Hong Kong’s place in 20th century British culture, when Hong Kong was a colony of Britain. He is part of a cluster of History faculty who work with Hong Kong and South China.
Associate Professor Carmen Chung Man TSUI is a historian of architecture and urbanism. Specifically, she is interested in the history of housing and real estate development, cultural heritage and conservation, and adaptive reuse of historic buildings in Hong Kong and South China at large.
Associate Professor Vincent S. Leung is a specialist of early Chinese history (ca. 1000 BCE to 200 CE). He is specifically interested in the political and intellectual history of this period. His research interests include imperial formations, history of historiography, and the development of economic thought in ancient China and Eurasia at large.
Assistant Professor Peter E. Hamilton is a global historian of capitalism, with a specific focus on the history of Hong Kong and the Pacific World in the twentieth century.
Assistant Professor Diana Lemberg specialises in Twentieth-century U.S. history, twentieth-century European history, colonial and imperial formations, human-rights history, cultural history, history of technology, and global English.
Assistant Professor Zhang Lei is a specialist of modern China, trained both as a historian and geographer, his research focuses on urban history, environmental history and historical geography of China.