Below is a list of all current and forthcoming publications by members and alumni of the Hong Kong History Centre and its predecessor, the Hong Kong History Project, related broadly to the history of Hong Kong. In addition to a wide range of funding bodies, the Hatton Trust and the Doris Zimmern Charitable Foundation have generously supported a large part of this research.


Thomas M. Larkin, The China Firm: Elite Americans and the Making of British Colonial Society (New York: Columbia University Press, 2023) 

Vivian Kong, Multiracial Britishness: Global Networks in Hong Kong, 1910-45 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2023) 

Helena F. S. Lopes, Neutrality and Collaboration in South China: Macau during the Second World War (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2023)

Catherine S. Chan, The Macanese Diaspora in British Hong Kong: A Century of Transimperial Drifting (Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2021) 

Robert Bickers, China Bound: John Swire & Sons and its World, 1816-1980 (London: Bloomsbury Business, 2020) 

Ray Yep (with Tai-lok Lui and Stephen W.K. Chiu) (eds) Routledge Handbook on Contemporary Hong Kong, (New York: Routledge, 2018)

Ray Yep, Man In A Hurry: Murray MacLehose and Colonial Autonomy in Hong Kong (Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, forthcoming)

Articles & Chapters 

Robert Bickers, ‘Cut loose: The British in China and the Aftermath of Empire,’ in The Break-Up of Greater Britain, ed. by Christian Damm Pedersen and Stuart Ward (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2021), pp. 41-62 

Catherine Chan, 'Cosmopolitan Visions and Intellectual Passions: Macanese Publics in British Hong Kong,' Modern Asian Studies, 56.1 (2022), pp. 350-377 

Catherine Chan and Brian Edgar, 'Contested Allegiance: The Response of Hong Kong's Macanese Community to the Challenges of the Japanese Occupation,' Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society Hong Kong Branch, 61 (2021), pp. 100-121

Catherine Chan, 'Macau Martyr or Portuguese Traitor? The Macanese communities of Macau, Hong Kong and Shanghai and the Portuguese Nation,' Historical Research, 93.262 (2020), pp. 754-768

Catherine Chan, 'From Macanese Opium Traders to British Aristocrats: The Trans-imperial Migration of the Pereiras,' Journal of Migration History, 6.2 (2020), pp. 236-261

Catherine Chan, 'Belonging to the City: Representations of a Colonial Clock Tower in British Hong Kong,' Journal of Urban History, 45.2 (2019), pp. 321-332

Vivian Kong, ‘Exclusivity and cosmopolitanism: multiethnic civil society in interwar Hong Kong,’ Historical Journal, 63.6 (2020), pp. 1281-1302 

Vivian Kong, ‘Whiteness, Imperial Anxiety, and the “Global 1930s”: the White British League Debate in Hong Kong,’ Journal of British Studies, 59.2 (2020), pp. 343-371 

Vivian Kong, ‘“Hong Kong is my Home”: The 1940 Evacuation and Hong Kong-Britons,’ Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, 47.3 (2019), pp. 542-567 

Thomas M. Larkin, ‘“A Life of Suspicion and Distrust”: Sino-American Relations, Racialized Anxieties, and Anglo Panic in Nineteenth-Century Hong Kong’ Pacific Historical Review, 92.2 (2023), pp. 135-163 

Thomas M. Larkin, ‘The global American Civil War and Anglo-American relations in China’s Treaty Ports,’ Historical Journal, 66.2 (2023), pp. 325-347 

Katon Lee, 'Identity pride and exclusiveness: cross-border craftsmanship and Chinese tailors in post-war Hong Kong, 1945-1970', Asian Ethnicity (early online, 2022)

Helena F. S. Lopes, ‘The Impact of Refugees in Neutral Hong Kong and Macau, 1937-1945,’ Historical Journal, 66.1 (2023), pp. 210-236