BA Thesis: “Circumstantial Nationalism: Hong Kong Chinese Merchants in the Canton-Hong Kong Strike of 1925-1926” (2017)
鄭雋言：〈殖民時期香港身份：1925至1926年省港大罷工中的華商精英〉(Colonial Hong Kong Identities: Chinese Mercantile Elites amid the Canton-Hong Kong General Strike, 1925-1926)，鄭逸思譯。載：省港大罷工九十週年回顧論文集編輯委員會編：《粵港工人大融合：省港大罷工九十週年回顧論文集》，第159-174頁，香港：香港社會保障學會及香港工運史研究小組，2017。
2018W: History 103, Section 001
Justin Cheng is a MA student at UBC’s Department of History. His research focuses on Hong Kong and its link to world, particularly how Hong Kong exerts a huge cultural influence to the overseas Chinese communities in the 1980s. He hopes to delve into Hong Kong’s influence with a reflection from popular culture, such as Cantopop and films, as well as the identity of Hong Kong people by understanding how different generations developed their own consciousness under the historical context of Hong Kong. In addition to working as a teaching assistant, Justin is also a Student Associate at Hong Kong Studies Initiative (HKSI). At HKSI, he organizes events to raise the awareness of Hong Kong studies on campus and in the community.
Being a Hong Kong native and received his Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of California, Berkeley, Justin’s BA thesis discusses the identities of the Chinese merchants in Hong Kong during the Canton-Hong Kong Strike of 1925-1926. At Berkeley, Justin had an opportunity to work with various scholars in the Chinese studies field, from which he has developed an interdisciplinary interest in Hong Kong culture and identity. He remains interest in Chinese history, modern and premodern, and modern Japanese history.
Besides conducting historical research, he is also interested in museum and archival management. He cofounded Queen’s College History Museum, Hong Kong, a history museum of the oldest government high school in the city, in order to promote local history to the general public. He loves playing volleyball and music when he has time.