Catherine S. CHAN

  • Member, Hong Kong History Project
  • Member, Global Urban History Project
  • Member, Society for Hong Kong Studies
  • Co-founder, Project Macau History (

Monograph & book chapters:

  • The Macanese Diaspora in British Hong Kong: A Century of Transimperial Drifting (Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2021).
  • ‘At the Edge of Two Worlds: Rethinking the Portuguese Diaspora in British Hong Kong,’ in Clara W.C. Ho, Ricardo K.S. Mak and Yue-him Tam (eds.), Voyages, Migration and the Maritime World: On China’s Global Historical Role (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2018), 233-244.

Journal articles:

  • ‘“Greyhound Racing is Like Roller-Skating”: Dogs, Gambling, and Animal Rights in 20th Century Macau,’ Animalia: An Anthrozoology Journal (forthcoming).
  • ‘Diverse Cosmopolitan Visions and Intellectual Passions: Macanese Publics in British Hong Kong,’ Modern Asian Studies 56, no. 1 (2022), 350-377.
  • with José Luís de Sales Marques, ‘Extradition, Extraterritoriality, and Murder: Managing Portuguese Criminals in Chinese Port Cities,’ e-Journal of Portuguese History 19, no. 1 (2021), 128-146.
  • A ‘Mongrel Race’ or Respectable ‘Europeans’? Portuguese Colonial Culture and Middle-class Luso-Asians in Early Nineteenth-Century Macau,’ Journal of Asian History 55, no. 2 (2021), 303-323..
  • with Brian Edgar, ‘Contested Allegiance: The Response of Hong Kong’s Macanese Community to the Challenges of the Japanese Occupation,’ Journal of the Hong Kong Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society 61 (2021), 102-121.
  • ‘Macau Martyr or Portuguese Traitor? The Macanese communities of Macau, Hong Kong and Shanghai and the Portuguese Nation,’ Historical Research 93, no. 262 (2020), 754-768.
  • ‘From Macanese Opium Traders to British Aristocrats: The Trans-imperial Migration of the Pereiras,’ Journal of Migration History 6, no. 2 (2020), 236-261.
  • ‘Belonging to the City: Representations of a Colonial Clock Tower in British Hong Kong,’ Journal of Urban History vol. 45, no. 2 (2019), 321-332.
  • ‘Folklore Without a Folk: Questions in the Preservation of the Marinduque Moriones Festival.’ International Journal of Heritage Studies 23, no. 1 (2017): 29-40.
  • ‘The Currency of History in Hong Kong: Deconstructing Nostalgia through Soybean Milk.’ Journal of Current Chinese Affairs 44, no. 4 (2015): 145-175.
  • ‘Narrating the Hong Kong Story: Deciphering Identity through Icons, Images and Trends.’ World History Connected 10, no. 1 (2013),
  • with Mak, Ricardo K.S., ‘Icons, Culture and Collective Identity of Postwar HongKong,’ Intercultural Communication Studies 12, no. 1 (2013), 158-173.

Book Reviews:

  • Review of Little Manila Is In The Heart: The Making of the Filipina/o American Community in Stockton, California in Itinerario- European Journal of Overseas History 41, special issue 2 (2017), 412-414.
  • Review of Saving Lake Tahoe by Michael Mackley in Material Culture 47, no. 2 (2015), 66.
  • Review of The Chinese Transformation of Corporate Culture by Colin. S.C. Hawes in Journal of International and Global Studies 6, no. 1 ( 2014), 138-140.

Other publications:

  • Dibiao, shenghuo yu jiyi– zhonglou de Xianggang gushi 地標、生活與記憶—鐘樓的香港故事’ (Landmark, Life and Memory- The Clock Tower’s Hong Kong Story),Shanghai Wenhui boa Wenhui xueren上海文匯報文匯學人 28,26 June 2015, 16.
  • ‘Old Objects in a Futuristic World: Re-Imagining Hong Kong through the Clock Tower in the Eyes of Western Settlers and Local Citizens’ in Cross-Currents E-Journal 15 (June 2015).