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

“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.

“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.

“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

“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.

“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.

“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.