RUB Research School


Name Fabian , Nele
Research field /
Career stage doctoral researcher
Home university/institution Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB)
Department/Research unit at home university/institution East Asian Studies
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International activity

Country United Kingdom
Location London
University /
Fund Research School International Realization Budget
Type of activity field research
Period No dates specified
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Report Prior to this research stay, I had conducted major archival research in Hong Kong. My stay at The National Archives (TNA) was mandatory to back up the information I had gathered in Hong Kong and make sure I had not overlooked any missing links between documents concerning local colonial administration in Hong Kong and certain files of the former British Colonial Office kept at TNA. Indeed I was able to retrieve missing information that is no longer accessible in Hong Kong archives today. My trip to TNA has helped me to fill critical knowledge gaps and broaden my perspective on the global context of Hong Kong colonial administration—as an element within the British Empire—significantly.