Andrew Yu

Background

Andrew is an ethnomusicologist and currently researching Scottish bagpiping history and culture in former British colonies in the Far East (Hong Kong and British Malaya). In response to recent political developments and the enforcement of the National Security Law in Hong Kong, his research has also studied how this colonial legacy can survive in post-colonial Hong Kong, as the Hong Kong Government has been accelerating the decolonisation process in recent years. Apart from his ethnomusicological research, his research interests also include social policy, politics, colonialism, and nationalism. Some of his works relating to Hong Kong have been published in Asian Affairs, Human Affairs, and the Journal of British Studies.

Qualifications

BA (Hons), MScR, PhD, PGCert

Responsibilities & affiliations

  • Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society - London, the United Kingdom
  • Member of the Royal Society for Asian Affairs-London, the United Kingdom
  • Member of the Royal Music Association-London, the United Kingdom
  • Member of the British Forum for Ethnomusicology- London, the United Kingdom
  • Member of Hong Kong Studies Association-London, the United Kingdom
  • Member of Society for Hong Kong Studies-Hong Kong

Undergraduate teaching

PLIT08009 - Introduction to Political Data Analysis (School of Social and Political Science)

Postgraduate teaching

PGSP11247 - Political Issues in Public Policy  (School of Social and Political Science)

SCAN11027 - People First: The Anthropology of International Development (School of Social and Political Science)

Current research interests

Hong Kong Affairs, Social Policy, British Colonial History, Scottish Music , Freemasonry, Colonialism

Research activities

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Current project grants

The Overseas Research Scholarship (GBP 46,000), September 2018 - August 2021

Past project grants

Hong Kong Government Scholarship Fund (HKD 50,000), June 2014 - June 2017
The Hong Kong St. Andrew's Society Scholarship (HKD 30,000), September 2018 - January 2020

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