Editorial Board

The Hong Kong University Press Editorial Board comprises leading scholars from the University of Hong Kong whose expertise broadly reflects the core publishing areas of the Press. The Board oversees the peer review process and serves to uphold the Press’s mission to disseminate high quality scholarship to a global academic audience, as well as works that advance learning among Hong Kong’s professionals and students.

John Carroll

John Carroll is Professor of History and Associate Dean (Global) in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Hong Kong, where he teaches courses on Hong Kong history, British imperial history, museums and history, and tourism and history. He is the author of landmark works on local Hong Kong history and colonial history. He has published articles on Hong Kong history and society in major journals in Asian studies and Chinese history. His research interests include the history of Hong Kong and encounters between China and the West, including the Canton trade period. He is currently conducting research for a book on promoting tourism in colonial Hong Kong. His books with Hong Kong University Press include A Concise History with Hong Kong, Edge of Empires: Chinese Elites and British Colonials in Hong Kong, and Hong Kong in the Cold War (co-edited with Priscilla Roberts).


Nicole Huang

Nicole Huang is Professor of Comparative Literature and Chair of the Board of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Hong Kong. Her early work focused on literary and visual manifestations of human agencies through extraordinary times, often foregrounded in urban settings and domestic life. Her recent work engages the visual and auditory culture of contemporary China, the social use of photographic portraiture in Mao-era China, and the transnational elements of Chinese language narratives across a century of violence, upheavals, and massive exodus.


Chris Hutton

Chris Hutton is Chair Professor of the School of English at the University of Hong Kong. His research focuses on political issues in language and linguistics in a wide variety of geographical and sociopolitical contexts, including historical studies of linguistics based in Europe and East Asia. At present he is investigating the links between linguistic theory and race theory, and the history of race theory. In addition to this interest in the history and politics of Western linguistics, he is pursuing various projects at the intersection of linguistics, law and intellectual history.


Yeewan Koon

Yeewan Koon is Associate Professor and Chair of the Fine Arts Department at the University of Hong Kong. She also works in the contemporary art field and is an internationally renowned critic and curator. Her book with Hong Kong University Press include A Defiant Brush: Su Renshan and the Politics of Painting in Early 19th-Century Guangdong.


David Palmer

David A. Palmer is a Professor jointly appointed by the Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences and the Department of Sociology at the University of Hong Kong. His interdisciplinary research and teaching is situated at the intersection of sociology and anthropology, and is informed by scholarly traditions in history, religious studies, and Sinology. His award-winning books include The Religious Question in Modern China (Joseph Levenson Award of the Association for Asian Studies and PROSE award of the American Publishers’ Association, co-authored with V. Goossaert) and Qigong Fever: Body, Science and Utopia in China (Francis L. K. Hsu Award of the Society for East Asian Anthropology). He also leads the “Asian Religious Connections” research cluster at the Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences.


Cuncun Wu

Cuncun Wu is Professor of Traditional Chinese Literature and Head of the School of Chinese at the University of Hong Kong. She is also a Fellow of the Hong Kong Academy of Humanities. Professor Wu specializes in late imperial Chinese literature as well as gender and sexuality in Chinese history and has published widely in both Chinese and English. Her books include《明清社會性愛風氣》(Sex and Sensibility in Ming-Qing Society, People’s Literature Press, 2000), Homoerotic Sensibilities in Late Imperial China (RoutledgeCurzon, 2004), and《戲外之戲:清中晚期京城的戲園文化與梨園私寓制》(Drama Beyond the Drama: The Private Apartment System and Beijing Theatre Culture, 1790–1911), a Hong Kong University Press title.


Rui Yang

Rui Yang is Professor and Associate Dean of Research at the Faculty of Education, the University of Hong Kong. His research interests are in international education, higher education, and educational policy. His publications span a wide range of subjects on higher education in China, including comparative studies of Western and Eastern education, cross-cultural analysis of educational issues, the globalization of education, and education reforms. Professor Rui is currently researching on the higher education in East Asia and the modern reformation of Chinese educational traditions.


Simon Young

Simon Young is Professor and Associate Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Law at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) and a practicing Hong Kong barrister with Parkside Chambers. He is also the co-editor-in-chief of the Asia-Pacific Journal on Human Rights and the Law and general editor of Archbold Hong Kong. His books with Hong Kong University Press include Reforming Law Reform: Perspectives from Hong Kong and Beyond (with Michael Tilbury and Ludwig Ng), Electing Hong Kong’s Chief Executive (with Richard Cullen) (選舉香港特區行政長官), and National Security and Fundamental Freedoms: Hong Kong’s Article 23 Under Scrutiny (with Fu Hualing and Carole J. Petersen). He was Chair of the University Press Committee of HKU from 2015 to 2018.