Asia Expertise Guide

   
   
 

History

  • Dr Lonán Ó Briain

    The musical cultures of Southeast Asia, particularly Vietnam, ethnomusicology, cultural anthropology, media studies, ethnic minorities, cultural heritage.
    +44 (0)115 951 4641
    Arts and Culture Communications Education Environment History Music Politics musical cultures southeast asia Vietnam ethnomusicology cultural anthropology media studies Ethnic Minorities cultural heritage
  • Dr Paul McGarr

    British and American diplomacy; Transatlantic relations; the Cold War; UK-India relations; US-India relations; public diplomacy; British decolonization; colonial iconography; foreign policy in India and Pakistan; cultural diplomacy; the British Council; the Central Intelligence Agency; Britain's intelligence and security services; India's intelligence agencies; the right to privacy and state-sponsored mass surveillance; government secrecy and Freedom of Information; political asylum; British soft power; historical memory and memorialisation.
    +44 (0) 115 823 2265 , +44 (0) 7941 322 845
    American Politics Arts and Culture Cultures History International Relations Politics World British American transatlantic Relations Cold War India diplomacy Foreign Policy Pakistan Culture history
  • Professor Stephen Legg

    Interwar colonial India, Imperial Britain and Indian policy, the League of Nations and colonial questions, Indian Anti-colonial Nationalism and Internationalism
    0115 846 8402
    Geography History Interwar colonial India Imperial Britain Indian policy the League of Nations colonialism Indian Anti-colonial Nationalism Internationalism India
  • Dr Sumit Mandal

    Interested in the trans-regional architecture of Asian societies. Research has focused primarily on Muslim societies in the Malay world – in relation to the Indian Ocean – as well as contemporary Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore.
    +60 3872 53655
    Cultures History Trans-regional histories cultural politics Malay world Indian Ocean Muslim societies Indonesia Malaysia Singapore
  • Dr Yingfa Lu

    Accounting, accounting profession, accounting history, auditing, corporate governance, business law, and professional negligence.
    +86 (0) 574 8818 8480
  • Professor Peter Ling

    African American history. American history. Non-violence and social justice. Martin Luther King Jnr and political education in the civil rights movement. John F Kennedy. Kennedy assassination. Historic commemorations. Gun control in the US.
    +44 (0)115 951 4268
    American Politics Arts and Culture Crime History International Relations Politics World African American history social justice civil rights Martin Luther King Jnr political education John F Kennedy assassination commemorations gun control us
  • Dr Nagatomi Hirayama

    Political and intellectual history of modern China, Sino-Japanese Relations, history of socialism and socialist movement. Primary research focuses on the Chinese Youth Party during the Republican era, examining its transnational origin and local development as well as its visions for state construction.
    +86 574 8818 8326
  • Professor Julian Henderson

    Science and archaeology. Ancient technologies, particularly glass, ceramics, metals and stone. Islamic archaeology in Syria. Scientific techniques used in archaeology. Silk Road
    +44 (0) 115 951 4840
    Archaeology Arts and Culture Belt and Road Initiative Cultures Environment History Science archaeology Ancient technology Islamic syria silk road Asia China Japan Indonesia turkey Kazakhstan Tajikistan Hong Kong history
  • Dr Anton Harder

    Historian of modern China, India and the international relations of Asia. Particular expertise in Chinese and Indian diplomacy and the varied history of conflict and cooperation between these two Asian giants.
    +44 115 958 4635
    History International Relations history modern China India International Relations Asia diplomacy Conflict Cooperation
  • Dr Andrew Cobbing

    Cultural and international history of 19th-century Japan. Japan's cultural encounter with the West. Japanese source material from diaries to published works. Iwakura Embassy, which helped to shape state policy in Japan's drive for modernisation.
    +44 (0) 115 951 5946 , +44 (0) 7849 922 828
    History cultural international history Japan modernisation IAPS Asia
  • Professor Michèle Clarke

    The environment, climate and ecology of the Asia-Pacific region for the last 30 years, including the complexity of their interactions with society, heritage and cultures. Recent themes have included agriculture and rural development; cultural and built heritage; low carbon and clean energy; rapid urbanisation and sustainable cities; and the energy-water-food nexus.
    0115 951 5446
    Archaeology Architecture and Built Environment Cultures Education Engineering Environment Gender History Migration Science Veterinary climate society sustainable development energy ecosystems Cities Water agriculture heritage Asia
  • Dr Sarah Dauncey

    Chinese culture and history, from late imperial period onwards in particular; Chinese clothing and fashion; gender relations; disability, identity and rights in China; Chinese film, literature, documentary and life writing.
    +44 (0) 115 951 5954 , +44 (0) 7920 621 018
    Arts and Culture China Education Gender History Sociology World Chinese China Culture history imperial china clothing Fashion Gender disbility Identity rights in china film Literature IAPS identity politics disability and welfare Gender and Sexuality pre-modern and modern Chinese society and culture Chinese film literature and life writing; late-imperial women's culture and fashion teaching Chinese as a foreign language distance learning Hong Kong Taiwan
  • Professor Eugene Ch'ng

    Developing Virtual Reality technology for the production, storage and sharing of cultural heritage spanning large spatial-temporal scales. Develop technology for retrieving, processing, and tools for visual analytics for large social media datasets for understanding phenomena within connected societies.
    +86 574 8818 3049
    Archaeology Architecture and Built Environment Art Belt and Road Initiative Business and economy Cultures Environment History Science virtual reality augmented reality social media big data Digital heritage virtual heritage computational archaeology
  • Dr Sascha Auerbach

    Imperialism Migration and Race Crime; Policing Law and Labour American Universities; Riots and Demonstrations; Origins of "popular journalism"; Nationalism and national identity. Immigration Race and racism; Sensational court cases; Popular nationalism; Xenophobia Crime and police responses to it Anti-Chinese sentiment.History of race, law, colonialism and labour in the 19th and early 20th c. British Empire. Focus in Asia is on Malaysia, and on the migration of Indian and Chinese labourers between different colonies. Currently examining the comparative history of Indian and Chinese indentured labour in SE Asia, Mauritius, and the Caribbean.
    +44 (0)77 177 082 93
    American Politics Crime Cultures History International Relations Migration Politics Rights Lab World race crime migration America China Malaysia Riots demonstrations crime Racism Labour
  • Ibtisam Ahmed

    The history of colonisation in South Asia through the lens of utopia, with a specific goal of highlighting marginalised and silenced anti-colonial voices. I do this specifically by exploring the impact on religion, culture, gender and sexuality, and language.
    Gender History Politics Utopianism Decolonisation Queer theory BME history Gender history politics Commonwealth colonialism Colonial
  • Dr Christian Mueller

    Interested in the entangled global histories of Europe and Asia (South, Southeast and East Asia) from the late early modern period to the contemporary era (1700 to the present) with a focus on transnational relations, imperialism, and transfer of knowledge, labour regimes, and concepts of normative orders and governance.
    +49 173 5131306
    Archaeology Cultures Education History International Relations Law Politics history Europe Asia transnational relations imperialism knowledge transfer labour regimes Governance
  • Professor Stephen Morgan

    Business and economic history of China since the 18th century. Current research includes a book on China's economy and its future, social networks and enterprises, innovation and economic growth, and China healthcare (nutrition, obesity and health inequalities).
    +86 (0)574 8818 8988
  • Dr Andrew Mumford

    Counter-insurgency warfare, especially British experience throughout colonial wars of the 20th-century, via Northern Ireland and culminating in contemporary involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan. British and US political and military communities' perceptions and reactions to insurgent and terrorist groups.
    +44 (0) 115 846 8160
    History Politics Rights Lab War and security warfare Terrorism politics International Relations War Iraq Northern Ireland Afghanistan conflicts modern slavery trafficking
  • Dr Zhongli Yu

    Gender, feminism, women and translation; intercultural communication in the museum context, interpreting in war settings, translation education, and comparative literature.
    +86 574 8818 8569
    Art Belt and Road Initiative Communications Cultures Education Gender History Sociology Gender feminism women translation intercultural communication museum interpreting War translation education Comparative literature China
  • Dr Jeremy Taylor

    Cultural history of the modern Chinese-speaking world. Currently heads a 1.8 million euro project called 'Cultures of Occupation in 20th Century Asia', funded by the European Research Council. Published on architectural heritage, film history, personality cults, the treaty ports, propaganda, visual cultures, popular music, and many other topics.
    0115 951 5845
    Cultures History China Hong Kong Taiwan Malaysia Philippines Singapore cultural history heritage film history personality cults the treaty ports propaganda visual cultures popular music
  • Dr Carole Spary

    Democratic politics and development in South Asia, especially India. Themes include gender inequality, political representation, political institutions such as Parliament and political parties, gender and development policy, legislation and practice, women's rights and empowerment, feminism, gender and multi-level governance and federalism, women's movements, elections, women in politics, state policy initiatives for gender equality and gender mainstreaming.
    0115 848 6812
    Business and economy Gender History International Relations Politics Sociology India gender inequality political representation political institutions development policy legislation and practice women's rights and empowerment feminism federalism women's movements elections women in politics gender mainstreaming
  • Dr Russel Skelchy

    Research interests include popular music of maritime Southeast Asia, multiracial studies, popular music (sub)cultures, sound studies, imperialism, decolonisation, and gender studies. Also performes the Indonesian keroncong, Javanese gamelan and Filipino rondalla music.
    0115 951 5845
    Cultures Gender History Migration Music Politics popular music Maritime southeast asia multiracial studies (sub)cultures sound studies imperialism Decolonisation gender studies
  • Dr Uditi Sen

    Expertise on historical and current patterns of migration between India, Bangladesh and Pakistan, policies of refugee rehabilitation in South Asia and projects of post-colonial development. Also an experienced oral history researcher and have conducted interviews with marginalised communities in India and UK. Fluent in English, Hindi and Bengali (spoken and written) and Urdu (spoken).
    0115 95 15151
    Gender History Migration refugee women BME women and Asylum in UK Partition of India tribal policy Decolonisation Andaman Islands West Bengal borders India Bangladesh Pakistan
  • Dr David Baillargeon

    The history of British colonialism in Southeast Asia during the twentieth century, particularly in Burma and Malaya. He is especially interested in the history of modern Britain and the British Empire, business history, mining history, and the history of space and place.
    +44 7963351821
    History South Asia colonialism Malaysia Myanmar Burma British Empire

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