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Dr Moazzin, Ghassan

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Dr Moazzin, Ghassan

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Assistant Professor

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Ghassan Moazzin is Assistant Professor at the Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences and the Department of History. He was educated at the University of Cambridge, where he received both his B.A. (2012) and Ph.D. (2017). Before coming to Hong Kong, he was a JSPS International Research Fellow at the Graduate School of Economics of the University of Tokyo. He has also been a visiting scholar at East China Normal University in Shanghai and the Institute of Modern History at Academia Sinica in Taipei. His doctoral dissertation won both the Coleman Prize of the Association of Business Historians and the Herman E. Krooss Prize of the Business History Conference. It was also a finalist for the Dissertation Prize (Category: The Long 19th Century) of the World Economic History Congress 2018.

Moazzin’s research deals with the economic and business history of modern China and the global history of capitalism. He has previously worked on the history of foreign banks, international finance and economic globalisation in late 19th and early 20th century China. His research has been published in Cross-CurrentsModern Asian Studies and Business History Review. His first monograph, Foreign Banks and Global Finance in Modern China: Banking on the Chinese Frontier, 1870 – 1919, was recently published by Cambridge University Press. His new research project deals with the history of the electrical and electronics industries in modern China.

Professional Qualifications
YearAwarding InstitutionQualification
2012The University of CambridgeB.A.
2017The University of CambridgePh.D.
Honours, Awards & Prizes
AwardeesAward DateHonours / Awards / PrizesCategory
2019-03-01Hermann E. Krooss Prize For The Best Dissertation In Business History: Business History Conference, United States
Research Achievement
2018-06-01Coleman Prize For The Best Dissertation In Business History: Association Of Business Historians, United Kingdom
Research Achievement
Professional Societies
Term PeriodPositionProfessional Societies
2019 - presentMemberBusiness History Conference
2018 - presentMemberAssociation of Business Historians
2014 - presentMemberAssociation for Asian Studies
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Area of Expertise:
Area of Expertise (EN)Area of Expertise (ZH)
Modern Chinese History中國近現代史
History of Global Capitalism全球資本主義史
Chinese Financial History中國金融史
Business and Economic History企業史及經濟史
Spoken Languages:
Spoken Language(s) (EN)Spoken Language(s) (ZH)
English, German, Putonghua英語、德語、普通話
Written Languages:
Written Language(s) (EN)Written Language(s) (ZH)
English, German, Chinese英文、德文、中文
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