May Bo Ching

Dr. May Bo Ching

Professor of History and Acting Head at the Department of Chinese and History, The City University of Hong Kong.


Some recent publications

  • Ching, M. B. (2019).

“Itinerant Singers: Triangulating the Canton–Hong Kong–Macau Soundscape”, in E. Tagliacozzo, H. F. Siu & P. C. Perdue, eds. Asia Inside Out: Itinerant People. Harvard University Press, pp. 244-270.

  • Ching, M. B. & Xie, X. (2018).

“Pictures and Music from Stone: the Indigenization of Lithography in Modern China, 1876–1945”. Journal of Modern Chinese History, Vol. 12, No. 2, pp. 180-202.

  • Ching, M. B. (2018).

“Rethinking Media History in Modern China: the Cases of Lithography, Slide Shows, the Telegraph, and Motion Pictures”. Journal of Modern Chinese History, Vol. 12, No. 2, pp. 175-179.

Texts to download

  • Ching, M. B. (2017).

“Chinese History in China : The State of the Field (1980s-2010s)”, in M. Szonyi, ed. A Companion to Chinese History. John Wiley & Sons, pp. 28-43.

  • Ching, M. B. (2016).

“The Flow of Turtle Soup from the Caribbean via Europe to Canton, and Its Modern American Fate”. Gastronomica: the Journal of Critical Food Studies, Vol. 16, No. 1, pp. 79-89.

  • Ching, M. B. (2012).

“Chopsticks or Cutlery? How Canton Hong Merchants Entertained Foreign Guests in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries”, in K. Johnson, ed. Narratives of Free Trade: The Commercial Cultures of Early US-China Relations. Hong Kong University Press.