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Dr. Loretta Kim
Programme Director
Assistant Professor


Loretta Kim

A native of the United States, Dr. Kim is a graduate of Harvard University (BA, MA, PhD) and was formerly an assistant professor at the State University of New York (Albany) and Hong Kong Baptist University. She is a historian of late imperial and modern China, and has also taught courses on modern Asia, colonialism and imperialism in Southeast Asia, and Sino-Russian relations. Her primary research areas include the history of Inner Asia from 1600 to the present, comparative history of borderlands and frontiers, and Chinese ethnic minority languages and literatures (including Manchu and Mongolian).

Dr. Kim is currently completing a book about the Orochen people in northern Heilongjiang during the Qing dynasty (1644-1911), and a GRF-funded project about social and cultural exchanges in the Amur River region from 1600 to 1900.

• Selected Recent Publications
Kim, Loretta. “Saints for Shamans?: Culture, Religion and Borderland Politics in Amuria from the Seventeenth to Nineteenth Centuries.” Central Asiatic Journal 56 (2012/13, published in 2014): 169-202.

Kim, Loretta, and Eugenia Kim. “Challenges of Multi-Source and Bilingual Data Curation for the Research of Tribute during the Qing Dynasty.” Journal of Library and Information Science 39.2 (2013): 83-94.

Kim, Loretta. “Uncovering a Minor Arcanum: a Sequential Translation of a Manchu-Language Document.” Translation Quarterly 68 (2013): 1-34.


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