My research interests cover the international history of East Asia during the Cold War period. In particular, I am interested in three main areas: Anglo-Chinese relations since 1949; Sino-American relations and the cultural Cold War in the 1950s; and the international history of Hong Kong. I have published widely on the role of Hong Kong in Anglo-American-Chinese interactions, covering such themes as defence and decolonisation, Chinese refugees and American tourists, and, above all, the interplay between international politics and local dynamics. I am currently working on three projects. The first is a study of Anglo-Chinese relations from 1950 to 1972, combining international, national and local perspectives. The other is about the cultural Cold War between China and America in the Overseas Chinese communities in Southeast Asia, with special reference to Hong Kong's role in it. The last concerns the defence, development and decolonization of Hong Kong from the 1960s to the 1980s.
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