HAMILTON, Peter (韓墨松)
Assistant Professor

Tel.: (852) 2616- 8343
Fax.: (852) 2467-7478
Email: peterevanhamilton@ln.edu.hk

Academic & Professional Qualifications

Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, History, 2015
M.A., University of Texas at Austin, History, 2011
B.A., Yale University, History, 2007

Areas of Interest

Sino-US trade and relations
Chinese migration
History of capitalism
History of management
Global history
Hong Kong history


  • Books
  • Articles
  • Book Review
  • Conference Presentation

Made in Hong Kong: Transpacific Networks and A New History of Globalization (Columbia University Press, Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, 2021).

“The Revival of Business and Management Education in 1980s China,” in Priscilla Roberts, ed., Texas to Tiananmen: Chinese Economic Statecraft in Reform’s First Decade, 1978-1989 (forthcoming, Palgrave Macmillan).  

“The Imperial and Transpacific Origins of Chinese Capitalism,” Journal of Historical Sociology 33.1 (March 2020): 134-148.

“Rethinking the Origins of China’s Reform Era: Hong Kong and the 1970s Revival of Sino-US Trade,” Twentieth-Century China 43.1 (Jan. 2018): 67-88.

“Pop Gingle’s Cold War,” in Lon Kurashige, ed., Pacific America: Histories of Transoceanic Crossings (Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2017), 62-79.

“‘A Haven for Tortured Souls’: Hong Kong in the Vietnam War,” The International History Review 37.3 (June 2015): 565-581.



Review of Taomo Zhou, Migration in the Time of Revolution: China, Indonesia, and the Cold War (Cornell University Press, 2019) in Cold War History 21.2 (April 2021): 235-242.          

Review of Steven B. Miles, Upriver Journeys: Diaspora and Empire in Southern China, 1570-1850 (Harvard University Press, 2017)in Journal of East Asian Studies 19.2 (July 2019): 265-267.

Review of Meredith Oyen, The Diplomacy of Migration: Transnational Lives and the Making of US-Chinese Relations in the Cold War (Cornell University Press, 2015) in The China Quarterly 230 (June 2017): 545-547.

Review of Priscilla Roberts and John M. Carroll, eds., Hong Kong in the Cold War in H-Diplo Roundtable Review, Vol. XVIII, No. 29 (2017): http://www.tiny.cc/Roundtable-XVIII-29.



(Upcoming) “‘Scientific’ Management in Republican Shanghai: American-Returned Students and the Concept of Efficiency,” Chinese Business History Webinar, University of Hong Kong. November 12, 2021.

Book talk, “Discovering History in Chinese Cities – A Book Slam Celebrating Four 2020/2021 Urban Studies Publications,” Center for Asian Studies, UC Irvine. April 7, 2021.

“From College Station to Shanghai: Mu Xiangyue and the Introduction of Taylorism in China,” The Business History Conference (online). March 12-14, 2021.

Book talk, “Borderland Asia in Historical Perspective: Hong Kong,” Columbia University, Weatherhead East Asian Institute (online). March 8, 2021.

Book talk, “Faculty in Focus with Peter Hamilton” (Irish Book Launch), The Trinity Long Room Hub Arts & Humanities Research Institute, Trinity College Dublin (online). Feb. 8, 2021.

Book Launch: Made in Hong Kong: Transpacific Networks and a New History of Globalization,” HKU Society of Fellows in the Humanities and HKU Department of History. Jan. 28, 2021. Available: https://sofhku.com/2021/02/23/january-28-peter-e-hamilton-book-launch-made-in-hong-kong-transpacific-networks-and-a-new-history-of-globalization/

“The Revival of Business and Management Education in 1980s China,” Virtual AHA panel sponsored by the Yale Council on East Asian Studies. Jan. 13, 2021.

“American-Returned Students: New Forms of Business and Eliteness in Republican China,” ERC ENP-China Project conference: “Elites, Knowledge, and Power in Modern China,” Aix-Marseille University, France. October 7-8, 2019.

“Rethinking the Origins of China’s Reform Era: Hong Kong and the 1970s Revival of Sino-US Trade,” The Association for Asian Studies, Denver, CO. March 21-24, 2019.

Invited Speaker, “China-US Relations and East Asian Security” conference, Nanjing Normal University (南京师范大学), Nanjing, China. Oct. 26-28, 2018.