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Ms Catherine S Chan

Doctor of Philosophy Student, Member Student

Catherine Chan

Ms Catherine S Chan

Doctor of Philosophy Student, Member Student

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Research interests

Prior to my PhD studies in Bristol, I acquired my MPhil at the Department of History, Hong Kong Baptist University. My PhD thesis focuses on the Portuguese/Macanese community in colonial Hong Kong, specifically on questions of identity. By studying closely the arrival of the Portuguese from Macao to Hong Kong, I look at how British "race" policies shaped the Portuguese community's public image and influenced their collective identity and individual perceptions of "self" as hybrids. 

My interest in Hong Kong history extends to the area of urban and heritage studies. I previously studied the former Kowloon-Canton Railway clock tower and its contemporary interpretations as a political and diplomatic space in making sense of how colonial heritage plays a role in Hong Kong's struggle for a local identity. In addition, my time in Southeast Asia has also sparked my research interests in transcultural studies and cultural heritage in Asia, particularly the Philippines.

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