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钟宝贤教授

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钟宝贤教授的研究领域为社会经济史,她结合古今文献、图像档案、庙宇遗迹和口述历史,追溯多个商旅族群(如穆斯林与犹太商人;东南亚华侨、华南水上社群等)在亚洲不同时空地域的流徙故事,从历史角呈现人群、商品、宗教活动与思想的流转,并展示这些流徏脉络如何结连起中国沿海、东南亚、中东地区多个贸易枢纽、殖民地要塞和港口城市。在同侪和读者眼中,她是位说故事的高手,擅於从古物和文献中,发掘出鲜明有趣的角度,诉説不同商旅的历险故事,呈现不同场境的人物互动、经济荣枯和历史变迁。

 

钟教授毕业於中文大学历史系,并在牛津大学取得博士学位,曾於香港演艺学院任教。她现为香港浸会大学近代史研究中心主任,参与由教资会支持的学术研究计划外,也带领多项由商界、公营机构、博物馆支持的委约研究项目。

 

在2018年,钟教授及其历史系研究团队获香港特别行政区政府发展局保育历史建筑基金拨款港币$200万元,支持其「『水上香港』与『陆上香港』相遇之处:鸭脷洲-香港仔-南丫岛区历史建筑群保育方案研究」研究计划。该计划运用海上视角重新审视香港仔及邻近地区的历史,透过文物建筑群如庙宇教会等著手,呈现陆上人、水上人社群的文化特色,并追溯他们落地生根的故事。

 

在2020年,钟教授及其团队获康乐及文化事务署非物质文化遗产办事处拨出港币139万元经费,进行「中秋节—薄扶林舞火龙」研究计划。团队会以历史人类学角度,追溯薄扶林村族群历史,重塑逾百年历史的舞火龙传统和其文化内涵。

 

 

曾获奖项

  • 2005年获颁由香港贸发局举办、香港书展的「十大好书」
  • 2015获颁由香港出版总会举办、「香港金阅奖」图文书类的「最佳书籍奖」
  • 2016年获颁由香港出版学会主办、香港出版双年奖的「最佳出版奖」

 

研究成果

  • Chung, Po-yin. “Floating in Mud to Reach the Skies: Victor Sassoon and the Real Estate Boom in Shanghai, 1920s–1930s.” International Journal of Asian Studies 16.1 (2019): 1-31.
  • Chung, Po-yin. “Creating ‘Family’ Networks across Time and Space: The Alsagoffs in Singapore, 1824-2009.” Modern Asian Studies 52 Part 2 (2018): 458-91.
  • Chung, Po-yin. The Way of Taikoo – A History of the Swire Enterprise in China, 1866-2016. [in Chinese]  (A commissioned research for John Swire and Sons Ltd., London.) Hong Kong and Shanghai: Joint Publishing Co. Ltd., 2016.
  • Chung, Po-yin. “Finance and Politics in Guangdong, 1912-16.” Critical Readings on the Modern History of Hong Kong. Eds. Carroll, John & Chi-kwan Mark. Leiden: Brill, 2015. Vol. 4. 1061-1078
  • Chung, Po-yin. “From Ancestral Tong to Joint-stock Company – the Transformation of the Yip Kwong Tai Tong in South China, 1830s-1960s.” International Journal of Asian Studies 12.1 (2015): 79-105
  • Chung, Po-yin. “Transcending Borders: The Story of the Arab Community in Singapore, 1820-1980s.” Merchant Communities in Asia, 1600-1980. Eds. Lin, Yuju & Madeline Zelin. London: Pickering & Chatto Publishers, 2015. 109-122.
  • Chung, Po-yin. “Law and its Impact on Diaporic Philanthropic Institutions: The Practices of Sinchew and the Waqf in the Straits Settlements.” Chinese and Indian Immigrants: Comparative s Perspectives. Eds. Bhattachaya, Jayati & Coonoor Kripalani Thadani. London: Anthem, 2015. 167-185.
  • Chung, Po-yin. “Understanding Chinese Customs: the Irish Judges and the Sinchew Disputes in the Straits Settlements, 1830s–1870s.” Legal Histories of the British Empire: Laws, Engagements and Legacies. Eds. McLaren, John & Shaunnagh Dorset. London: Routledge, 2014. 141-156.
  • Chung, Po-yin. “Chinese Enterprises Across Cultures: The Hong Kong Business Experience in Early Twentieth Century.” Treaty-port Economy in Modern China: Institutional Change and Economic Performance in Eight Empirical Studies. Eds. Myers, Ramon H. & Billy So. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2010. 202-218.
  • Chung, Po-yin. “Chinese Tong as British Trust: Institutional Collisions and Legal Disputes in Urban Hong Kong, 1860s–1980s.” Modern Asian Studies. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010. Vol. 44. Part 4. 1409-1432.
  • Chung, Po-yin. “Migration & Enterprise: The Eu Yan Sang Firm and the Eu Kong Pui Family in Foshan, Penang and Hong Kong.” Penang and its Region: The Story of an Asian Entrepot. Eds. Yeoh, S. G. & K. Nasution. Singapore: National University of Singapore Press, 2009. 180-190.
  • Chung, Po-yin. “The Chinese Movie Mogul and the Transformation of his Movie Empire – Loke Wan Tho Family and the Cathay Organisation in Southern China and Southeast Asia (1915-2000).” Asia Europe Journal 7.3 (2009): 463-478.
  • Chung, Po-yin. “Moguls of the Chinese Cinema–the Story of the Shaw Brothers in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Singapore, 1924-2002.” Modern Asian Studies 41.4 (2007): 665-680.
  • Chung, Po-yin. “Migration and Enterprises-three generations of the Eu Tong Sen Family in Southern China and Southeast Asia, 1822-1941.” Modern Asian Studies 39.3 (2005): 497-532.
  • Chung, Po-yin. “Surviving Economic Crises in Southeast Asia and Southern China: The History of Eu Yan Sang Business Conglomerates in Penang, Singapore and Hong Kong.” Modern Asian Studies 36.3 (2002): 579-618.
  • Chung, Po-yin. “Mobilization Politics: The Siyi Businessmen in South China.” Qiaoxiang Ties: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Cultural Capitalism in South China. Eds. Douw, Leo, Cen Huang & Michael Godley. London: Routledge, 1999. 45-66.
  • Chung, Po-yin. “Chinese nouveau riche in Southeast Asia as Movie Moguls in Hong Kong-the Stories of Run Run Shaw & Loke Wen Tho.” Corporate Globalization, Business Cultures in Europe and in Asia. Ed. Albrecht Rothacher. London: Marshall Cavendish Academic, 2005. 26-35.
  • Chung, Po-yin. “Western Law vs. Asian Customs Legal Disputes on Business Practices in India, British Malaya and Hong Kong, 1850s-1930s.” Asia Europe Journal 1 (2003): 1-13.
  • Chung, Po-yin. “Hong Kong Merchants in New China, 1900-11.” Hong Kong, A Reader in Social History. Ed. David Faure. Hong Kong: Oxford University Press, 2003. 335-364.
  • Chung, Po-yin. “Surviving Economic Crises in Southeast Asia and Southern China: The History of Eu Yan Sang Business Conglomerates in Penang, Singapore and Hong Kong.” Modern Asian Studies 36.3 (2002): 579-617.
  • Chung, Po-yin. Chinese Business Groups in Hong Kong and Political Changes in South China. London: Palgrave, 2003. Electronic edition. Hard copy printed in 1998 by Macmillan (London) and St. Martin (New York).
  • Chung, Po-yin. “Doing Business in Southeast Asia and Southern China-Booms and Busts of the Eu Yan Sang Business Conglomerates, 1876-1941.” Chinese Transnational Enterprises: Cultural Affinity and Business Strategies. Ed. Leo Douw. London: Curzon Press, 2002. 158-183.