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***POSTPONED*** Annual Reischauer Lecture Series Featuring Angela Ki Che Leung – Soy Sauce Technoscience and the Modern State

March 25, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

***Due to COVID-19 concerns, this event has been postponed until a later date.
We apologize for any inconvenience.***

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

Angela Ki Che Leung joined the Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences in January 2011 as its first full-time director. She received her B.A. in history at the University of Hong Kong and her doctoral degree (History) at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris. She was research fellow at the Academia Sinica of Taipei and has taught in the History Department of the National Taiwan University until 2008 when she became the Chair Professor of the History Department of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. In July 2010, she was elected Academician of the Academia Sinica.

Her present research focus is on medical culture in South China, in particular the Canton/ Hong Kong region, in the global and colonial context in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. Her broader interests are on the history and social science study on science, medicine and technology in pre-modern and modern East Asia.

She has published books and articles in English, Chinese and French on charitable organizations in the Ming-Qing period and on the history of medicine and diseases in China of the late imperial and modern periods. Her recent publications include Leprosy in China: A History (Columbia University Press, 2009), Health and Hygiene in East Asia: Policies and Publics in the Long Twentieth Century (co-editor: Charlotte Furth) (Duke University Press, 2010), and Gender, Health, and History in Modern East Asia (Co-edited with Izumi Nakayama) (Hong Kong University Press, 2017). She is currently co-editing a book volume on “Moral Foods: The Construction of Nutrition and Health in Modern Asia” with Melissa L. Caldwell contracted by the University of Hawai’i Press. Leung is also leading a collaborative project on everyday technologies in the making of modern East Asia.


March 25, 2020
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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CGIS South S020, Belfer Case Study Room
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