Current Research Projects
Dr. Peter Cunich is currently director of the
University of Hong Kong Centenary History Project. This project has been funded by
grants of $1.25 million (2007) and $500,000 (2016) from the Vice-Chancellor's Office
and aims at producing the first comprehensive
and critical history of HKU, ranging from the University's inception in the early
twentieth century until its centenary in 2011. The project has involved the
collation of widely scattered documentary sources from Hong Kong, Britain and the
USA, interviews of former staff and students, and a close involvement in
the establishment and development of the University Archives since 2006. The
first volume of the centenary history, covering the period 1911-1945, was published
by HKU Press in 2012.
Dr. Cunich's research interests include early-modern English
history, particularly in state finance and church history; British missionary history;
and the history of HKU.
Teaching and Courses Taught
HIST1010 An Introduction to European History and
- HIST1014 The Early
- HIST2078 Renaissance
- HIST2079 Early Modern
- HIST2120 International
Trade and Finance in the Early Modern World
- HIST3022 History by
Numbers: Quantitative Methods in History
- HIST3026 History
- HIST3065 Workshop in
- HIST4015 The Theory
and Practice of History
- HIST4030 Europe
- HIST4031 East Asia
Research Postgraduate Supervisions
Dr. Cunich has supervised Research
Postgraduates in the following areas:
- Anges Lin Insia (MPhil, 2002),
"The Mentality of the Russian Intelligentsia as Seen Through the Novels of
Dostoyevsky and Turgenev"
- Shirley Wong Sau-wai (MPhil, 2002),
"A Study of the Historiography of Vladimir I. Lenin"
- Nelson Fong (MPhil, 2005), "A
Comparison of the Colonial Medical Systems in British Hong Kong (1841-1914) and
German Qingdao (1897-1914)"
- Otto Lam (PhD, 2007), "A
Study of the Origins, Emergence and Development of Western Banking in China,
- Peter Jordan (PhD, 2008),
"The Pantelone Code: Patrician Fatherhood Unmasked in Sixteenth-Century Venice"
- Christopher Cowell (MPhil, 2009),
"Form Follows Fever: Malaria and the Making of Hong Kong, 1841-48" – nominated for
the Li Ka Shing Prize
- Michael Chun Hon-chung
(PhD ANU, 2010), "Chinese Nationalism in Hong Kong"
- Franco David Macri (PhD,
2011), "Hong Kong in the Sino-Japanese War: The Logistics of Collective Security,
1935-1941" – winner of the Outstanding Postgraduate Student Award, 2011
- Laura Verner (MPhil, 2012),
"Catholicism in Elizabethan Warwickshire"
- Laura Verner (PhD, 2016),
"The Sacred Space Between: The Refashioning of Community, Belief and Culture
among Midland Catholics, 1558-1603"
- Raphael Ngai (MPhil, 2017),
"The University of Hong Kong and the Preservation of Chinese Culture in the
Second Sino-Japanese War (1937-45)"
- Ip Ka Kei (2017-), "The
Catholic Church in Macau"
- Tim Yung (2017-), "Anglican
Identity in Hong Kong"