• 2 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
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Personal profile

Chinese Name: 姜鍾赫

Variants: Kang, D.

Born in Korea, raised in Taiwan, educated in the US and Hong Kong, Dr. Kang is a historian of Modern Hong Kong and China. Dr. Kang completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, master’s degree at Columbia University, and doctoral degree at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Dr. Kang’s research focuses mainly on the cultural interactions between the East and the West in historical contexts, including the areas of religion, medicine, and gender. Dr. Kang also studies the collision among cultures within East Asia, especially within colonial and post-colonial societies.

Dr Kang is also a dedicated educator who devotes himself to finding creative ways to motivate his students to learn history. Dr. Kang is the recipient of the Faculty of Humanities Teaching Award in 2017, President’s Awards for Outstanding Performance in Teaching in 2018, and University Grant Council (UGC) Teaching Award in 2018.


Research interests

History of Christianity

History of Medicine

History of Women

History of Hong Kong

History of Modern China

History of East Asia

Korean Popular Culture

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Hong Kong Arts & Humanities
Missionaries Arts & Humanities
History Arts & Humanities
Healing Arts & Humanities
Doctors Arts & Humanities
Nurses Arts & Humanities
Nursing Arts & Humanities
Institutionalization Arts & Humanities

Research Outputs 2008 2018

  • 2 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
  • 4 Article
  • 2 Paper
  • 1 Chapter

Trained to care: The institutionalization of nursing in Hong Kong (1887-1900)

KANG, J. H. D., Nov 2018, The church as safe haven: Christian governance in China. LAAMANN, L. P. & LEE, J. T-H. (eds.). Leiden; Boston: Brill, p. 152-175

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Hong Kong

Governing Chinese women: Women and western medicine in Hong Kong (1841-1910)

KANG, J. H. D., Apr 2015.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper


姜鍾赫, Dec 2015, In : 近代中國婦女史研究. 26, p. 67-132

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


姜鍾赫, Oct 2014.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper