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徐力恆博士 (徐力恆博士)

B.A. (Peking University), D.Phil. (University of Oxford)


Contact Information

Office: LI-4716
Phone: 3442-2101
Email: lhtsui@cityu.edu.hk

Research Interests

  • Middle Period China
  • Digital Humanities
  • Literati Culture
  • Epistolary Culture
  • Urban History

Lik Hang Tsui holds a bachelor’s degree in History from Peking University and a doctoral degree in Oriental Studies from the University of Oxford. Before joining City University of Hong Kong, he worked as a Departmental Lecturer 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 specializes in middle period Chinese history and culture, as well as the digital humanities. He is currently writing a book on Song dynasty epistolary culture and planning another one on digital humanities in China.

Publications (selected)

  • (co-authored with Hongsu Wang) “Semi-Automating the Transformation of Chinese Historical Records into Structured Biographical Data,” in Digital Humanities and Scholarly Research Trends in the Asia-Pacific, edited by Rebekah Wong, Haipeng Li, and Min Chou (Hershey, PA: IGI Global, 2019), 228-46.
  • (與王濤合著)〈數位人文:跨界與爭鳴〉,載蔣竹山編:《當代歷史學新趨勢:理論、方法與實踐》,台北:聯經出版事業股份有限公司,2019年,頁539-65。
  • “Complaining About Lived Spaces: Responses to the Urban Living Environment of Northern Song Kaifeng,” Journal of Chinese History, Vol. 2, No. 2 (2018): 335-53.
  • “Calligraphic Letters as Precious Objects in Chinese History,” in Was ist ein Brief? Aufsätze zu epistolarer Theorie und Kultur / What is a Letter? Essays on Epistolary Theory and Culture, edited by Marie Isabel Matthews-Schlinzig and Caroline Socha (Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann, 2018), 197-209.
  • 〈中國歷史人物大數據〉,《中國計算機學會通訊》,2018年第4期,頁19-24。
  • 〈唐代人物資料的數據化:中國歷代人物傳記資料庫(CBDB)近年工作管窺〉,《唐宋歷史評論》,第3輯(2017年),頁20-32。(修訂版為〈唐代人物大數據:中國歷代人物傳記資料庫(CBDB)和數位史學〉,載譚國根、梁慕靈、黃自鴻編:《數碼時代的中國人文學科研究》,台北:秀威資訊,2018年,頁121-39。)
  • 〈數字人文時代的關係型數據庫:中國歷代人物傳記資料庫(CBDB)的應用〉,載舒健編:《大數據時代的歷史研究》,上海:上海譯文出版社,2017年,頁183-98。
  • 〈米芾書札管窺:以書信文化和書法為主的考察〉,《北大史學》,第20期(2016年),頁311-27。
  • (與Bernard Gowers合著)〈十二世紀的中國和西歐的書信文化:一個比較〉,《北大史學》,第20期(2016年),頁328-43。
  • “Bureaucratic Influence on Letters in Middle Period China: Observations from Manuscript Letters and Literati Discourse,” in A History of Chinese Letters and Epistolary Culture, edited by Antje Richter (Leiden: Brill, 2015), 363-97.


  • “Most Accessible and Captivating Work for the Non-Specialist Reader” Accolade for Dissertations in the Humanities, International Convention of Asia Scholars, 2017
  • Digital Humanities Project Grant, University Town Library of Shenzhen, 2017
  • Doctoral Fellowship, Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange, 2013
  • Fellowship for Doctoral Candidates in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica, 2012
  • Rhodes Scholarship, 2009

Professional Service

  • Reviews editor, Cultural History (2019- )
  • Elected Fellow, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland (2016- )
  • Co-founder and editor, 01Lab (2016- )
  • Associate Fellow, Higher Education Academy (2015- )
  • Co-editor, OCCT Review (2014-2015)





Last updated: 01 August 2019