Dr. TSUI Lik Hang (徐力恆)

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


Visiting address
Phone: +852 34422101

Author IDs

Willing to take PhD students: yes
Willing to talk to media: yes


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's Department of Chinese and History, 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. His research has been funded by various fellowships and grants, and he is the recipient of the New Researcher Award in 2020 in his College in CityU.




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

Previous experience:

Research Interests/Areas

  • Middle Period China
  • Digital Humanities
  • Literati Culture of China
  • 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

Editor or Editorial Membership


  • 香港城市大學人文社會科學院新晉研究學者獎(2020)
  • 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
  • 蔣經國國際學術交流基金會博士論文獎助
  • 中央研究院歷史語言研究所博士候選人培育
  • 羅德獎學金


  • Ancient Chinese History 2/Imperial China
  • Chinese Civilisation - History and Philosophy (中國文化-歷史與哲學) [Gateway Education Course]
  • Readings in Chinese History (史學名著)/Great Works in Chinese History
  • Searching for Cultural Identity
  • Cultural Exchange in Global Context

Advisor of undergraduate final year projects

Previously taught/co-taught courses:

  • Premodern East Asia
  • Chinese History and Civilization
  • Digital Humanities Skills and Methods
  • City and Environment in Chinese History
  • Dunhuang and the Silk Road
  • Classical Chinese Texts

Emergency remote teaching in COVID-19 pandemic:

Services in CityU

  • Convenor of Research Cluster “Digital Society”, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
  • 香港城市大學人文社會科學院「數碼社會」研究群召集人

Services outside CityU

I review books and articles for publishers, journals, and conferences. Please send all peer review invitations to my email address.




  • DS Asia - Chinese history, Chinese social history, Chinese literati culture, Urban history, Chinese epistolary culture, Middle period, Song dynasty/Sung dynasty
  • AZ History of Scholarship The Humanities - Digital humanities, Digital history, Diigtal humanities in China, Biographical databases, Historical social networks