Research interests and projects
Dr. Patricia Chiu's research interests include gender and women's history; missionary movement and empire; colonial education; Hong Kong history; oral history and memory.
Currently she is working on a book project commissioned by Heep Yunn School, which examines the history of the school in the context of social, political and economic change in Hong Kong, in particular development of the education system, the changing landscape of 'old Kowloon', status of women and girls, and the role of British missionaries and the Chinese Anglican Church in promoting girls' education.
Christian women in Chinese society — The Anglican Story (co-edited with Wong Wai Ching Angela) (Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, forthcoming)
'The making of accomplished women: English education for girls in colonial Hong Kong, 1890s-1940s' in Elizabeth Sinn and Christopher Munn (eds.), Meeting Place: Encounters across Cultures in Hong Kong, 1841-1984 (Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, forthcoming)
'Female education and the early development of St Stephen's Church, Hong Kong (1865-1900s)' in Philip Wickeri (ed.), Christian Encounters with Chinese Culture: Essays on Anglican and Episcopal History in China (Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2015)
'"A position of usefulness": gendering the history of girls' education in colonial Hong Kong, 1850s–1890s', in Jane Martin and Joyce Goodman (eds.), Women and Education (Major Themes in Education) Vol. IV (London: Routledge, 2010)
Teaching and Courses Taught