Academic Advisory BoardProf. Dr. Angela Leung


Angela Leung is director and chair professor at the Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Hong Kong, since January 2011. Previously, she was chair professor at the history department of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, research fellow at the Academia Sinica of Taipei, and has taught in the history department of the National Taiwan University. In July 2010, she was elected Academician of the Academia Sinica. She studied history at the University of Hong Kong and at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (Paris, France). Her research foci include medicine and society in China (c. 1200-1911) and ideas and practices of hygiene in Ming-Qing Society. Her present research focus is on medical culture in South China, in particular the Canton/Hong Kong region, between the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Leung is also leading a collaborative project on everyday technologies in the making of modern East Asia.

Major publications include:

Moral Foods: The Construction of Nutrition and Health in Modern Asia (co-edited with M. L. Caldwell, 2019); Gender, Health, and History in Modern East Asia (co-edited with I. Nakayama, 2017); Leprosy in China: A History (2009); Charity and Moral Transformation: Philanthropic Organizations of the Ming and Qing Periods (in Chinese, 1997); History of Human Diseases - Late Imperial China, in: Cambridge World History of Human Diseases (1993).