Meet The Team

Joyce Lau

Joyce Lau is a PhD candidate in the Department of History at the University of Hong Kong. She earned her bachelor’s degree in History and master’s degree in Global & Comparative History from the University of Warwick. Her research interests include global history, industrial history, and the history of material culture. Her current research project focuses on the production and consumption of toys in colonial Hong Kong.

D.K. Lee
Project Manager / Editor

Dongkue Lee is a PhD candidate in the Department of History at the university of Hong Kong. He earned his bachelor’s degree in History and Education and a master’s degree in History from Korea University, Seoul. He also earned his master's degree in Oral History from Columbia University. His current research is about global history of human rights, focusing on hunger, malnutrition, and development in the 1960s and 1970s. When not at work, you can find him practicing aikido, a Japanese martial art, in a local dojo.

Nicolo Ludovice
Managing Editor

Nicolo is completing his PhD in the Department of History at The University of Hong Kong. His research interests broadly cover the history of science, technology and medicine in the Philippines and Southeast Asia, including biomedicine, public health, and zoonoses, and history of animals. His works have appeared in Society & Animals and East Asia Science and Technology Studies Journal. His current research project investigates the history of animals in medicine and health in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Philippines. Visit his site at


Jackie Wang

Jackie is currently a PhD candidate in the history department at the University of Hong Kong studying Chinese women’s economic and business history from a transnational perspective, specifically researching female entrepreneurs in Modern China. Her research spans gender, business, and international history in China and the United States. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor’s in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics (PPE) and earned her dual Master’s degrees in International and World History from Columbia University and The London School of Economics (LSE). 

Shuang Wu

Shuang Wu is currently pursuing a Joint PhD in History at King’s College London and The University of Hong Kong. Her research interests centre around migration, gender, and oral history. Her current research focuses on Chinese motherhood in colonial Hong Kong and the United Kingdom during the postwar period.

Tim Yung

Born and raised in Hong Kong and having spent my formative years in the UK while observing many other cultures, I have always enjoyed learning something new about another person or place. Without exception, their historical background comes into play. Consequently, my historical journeying has taken me from the English Reformation to contemporary Chinese Christianity, from medieval concepts of imperium to the twentieth century global order, from Marxist socioeconomic relationships to the postmodernist blur. This being said, my current research isn't as broad, focusing on Chinese Anglican identity in the Chung Hua Sheng Kung Hui (Chinese Anglican Church) from 1849 to 1951.