About This Site

This website is a cooperative effort between the Department of History and the University Library of Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), being first established in September 2014. Faculty members of History Department serve as the principal researchers and provide valuable, unique, and original datasets. The Digital and Multimedia Services Section of the HKBU Library is held responsible for the development of this platform and the provision of any technical inputs and support. Both departments found this collaboration a highly rewarding experience.

This site also provides or links to selected, outstanding datasets that are developed by current or previous history students of the University.


The five goals of this collaborative project are:

  • To support research, teaching, and learning at the University
  • To encourage and support student research, and cultivate student research culture at the University
  • To provide a mature and representative history database with unique and original datasets, which can be shared with the general public, in particular scholars, researchers, and students who are interested in Chinese history or global history
  • To contribute in the global movement of data curation and digital humanities
  • To foster a deeper collaboration between the two departments of the University