Dr. TSUI Lik Hang (徐力恆)

B.A. (Peking University), D.Phil. (University of Oxford)

Visiting address
Phone: +852 34422101

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Lik Hang Tsui holds a bachelor’s degree in History from Peking University and a doctoral degree in Oriental Studies from the University of Oxford. Before joining City University of Hong Kong, he worked as a Departmental Lecturer at the University of Oxford and a Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University with the China Biographical Database (CBDB). He has also held visiting appointments and fellowships at Academia Sinica, Peking University, and the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science. He specializes in middle period Chinese history and culture, as well as the digital humanities. He is currently writing a book on Song dynasty epistolary culture and planning another one on digital humanities in China.


Editor or Editorial Membership

  • Cultural History》書評編輯(2019- )
  • 《零壹Lab》共同創辦人、主編(2016- )
  • OCCT Review》編輯(2014-2015)

Research Interests/Areas

  • Middle Period China
  • Digital Humanities
  • Literati Culture
  • Epistolary Culture
  • Urban History
  • 唐宋史
  • 數碼人文(數位人文、數字人文)
  • 士人文化
  • 書信文化
  • 中國城市史




  • Elected Fellow, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland
  • Associate Fellow, Higher Education Academy

Previous experience:

  • Postdoctoral fellow, China Biographical Database, Harvard University
  • Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science
  • Visiting scholar, Peking University
  • Departmental Lecturer, Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford
  • Doctoral Fellow, Insitute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica


  • “Most Accessible and Captivating Work for the Non-Specialist Reader” Accolade for Dissertations in the Humanities, International Convention of Asia Scholars, 2017
  • Digital Humanities Project Grant, University Town Library of Shenzhen, 2017
  • Doctoral Fellowship, Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange, 2013
  • Fellowship for Doctoral Candidates in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica, 2012
  • Rhodes Scholarship, 2009
  • 國際亞洲研究學者大會(ICAS)博士論文榮譽(2017)
  • 深圳大學城圖書館數字人文學術研究計劃(2017)
  • 蔣經國國際學術交流基金會博士論文獎助(2013)
  • 中央研究院歷史語言研究所博士候選人培育計畫(2012)
  • 羅德獎學金(2009)