Lory Wong

BA in English Literature and Language, King’s College London (UK)
MA in 1850s – Present Literature and Culture, King’s College London (UK)
PhD student in Comparative Literature, University of Hong Kong (Transferred from the University of Exeter, UK)

My research looks at historical and cultural representations of the 1894 plague in Hong Kong and its role in the development of western medicine. My research also looks at the potential counternarratives to the traditional historiography relating to this area.

My research interests include medical humanities, Hong Kong studies, history, and culture. I have general interests in psychology, education, and current affairs. I also greatly value creative and interdisciplinary thinking.

Conferences/Publications (last updated September 2023)

• Society for Hong Kong Studies 2023 Annual Conference (16 June, 2023) – Part of the panel ‘The Intersection of Architecture and Informality: A Study of Hong Kong’s Housing Landscape, and I presented my paper: ‘An ‘Informal’ Presence: The Case Against Foreign Domestic Helpers as Insanitary Eyesores’ (Accepted as individual applicant).

• Society for Hong Kong Studies 2022 Annual Conference (June 24, 2022) – Part of the panel ‘Historical Narratives and Knowledge Production’, and I presented my paper: ‘Bringing historiographic metafiction into the classroom: Examining the ways Shih Shuqing’s City of the Queen questions the centrality of colonialist narratives of the 1894 plague.’ (Accepted as individual applicant).

• Postgraduate Journal of Medical Humanities (2022)- Journal article, ‘ Questioning historical representations of western science and rationality and re-interpreting the development of western medicine in Shih Shuqing’s City of The Queen: A Novel on Postcolonial Hong Kong.’