Digital Humanities: Bring History to Life, Bring History to Students’ Sight

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Recipient of 2023 UGC Teaching Award (Early Career Faculty Members)

Professor TSUI Lik Hang

Assistant Professor

Department of Chinese and History

City University of Hong Kong

Lik Hang TSUI is Assistant Professor in the Department of Chinese and History of the City University of Hong Kong (CityU). He received the New Researcher Award from his College, and a Teaching Award (Early Career Faculty Members) from Hong Kong’s University Grants Committee (UGC), in recognition of his research as well as teaching.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in History from Peking University and obtained a doctoral degree in Oriental Studies (Chinese studies) from the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. Prior to joining CityU, he worked as a Departmental Lecturer in Classical Chinese 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 is elected a Fellow at both the Royal Historical Society and the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland. He specializes in mid-imperial/middle period/medieval Chinese history and culture, as well as the digital humanities.


Chinese history learning should normally take place in the classroom where students are required to read, interpret, and discuss history texts under the teacher’s supervision. However, in today’s digital era, information is readily available at our students’ fingertips 24/7 and the practices for learning history should be enriched. Dr. Tsui’s ingenious application of free online databases and digital tools, particularly CTEXT and, has enabled students on one hand to gain full access to digital sources for historical texts online and on the other to participate in exchanges with him and among themselves. The talk will also discuss ideas about enhancing history education through integrating chatbots, thereby creating a more interactive learning space as well as promoting reflective information literacy and the revamping of text-based assignments in AI-powered environments.


Professor Kenneth Kam-Wing LO

Chair Professor, Department of Chemistry

Director, Talent and Education Development Office

City University of Hong Kong


This event is co-organized by HKTEA and Talent and Education Development Office, City University of Hong Kong