Ms Catherine See CHAN

Ms Catherine See CHAN

Assistant Professor


  • Ph.D., History, University of Bristol, 2019 (tentative)
  • M.Phil., History, Hong Kong Baptist University, 2011
  • B.A., History, Hong Kong Baptist University, 2009
Research Interests
  • Modern Macau history (social and cultural)
  • Transnational history
  • Luso-Asian communities
  • Histories of migration
  • Asian urban and heritage studies
Courses Regularly Taught

Teaching fields:

  • Macau history
  • Hong Kong history
  • Chinese history
Professional Affiliations
  • Member, Hong Kong History Project
  • Member, Global Urban History Project
  • Member, Society for Hong Kong Studies
Selected Publications

Peer reviewed articles and book chapters:

  • ‘Capturing “Hong Kong”: A Review of Studies on Hong Kong Culture and Identity,’ in Hong Kong History: A Global Perspective (Palgrave: forthcoming).
  • ‘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.
  • ‘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.
  • ‘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 Hong
  • Kong,’ 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).