Denise Y. Ho is an Assistant Professor of twentieth-century Chinese history at Yale University. Her first book, Curating Revolution: Politics on Display in Mao’s China (2017), studies the role of exhibitions and material culture in political movements. With Jennifer Altehenger, she is editing a volume entitled Material Contradictions in Mao’s China. Her current research examines the history of the Hong Kong–China border.

Hong Kong, China: The Border as Palimpsest

In the late morning of 11 March 1899, Hong Kong’s Colonial Secretary James Stewart Lockhart and Huang Zongxin, a representative of the Governor General at Canton in China’s Guangdong Province, met in Lockhart’s council chamber. Both men produced maps of China’s Xin’an (新安) County as guides to their discussion of the boundaries of the New […]

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