CHU Ming-kin

Research Associate

Ming-kin is a research associate with “China and the Historical Sociology of Empire”, conducting original research on the dynamics of elite networks in middle period China through an examination of epistolary writings. Focusing on the letters written by students at the Imperial University (Taixue) during the Northern-Southern Song transition, his major research project investigates how students’ network influenced their political attitude and behaviour. In addition, through examining the letters written by Chinese literati elites in 13th century North China during the Jin-Yuan transition, his second project evaluates the impact of the Chinese elite network on the governance and maintenance of the Mongol empire.

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