Peter Law, an MPhil graduate from the Department of History, was granted The Swire Scholarship in Chinese History of over £73,000 to support his PhD study at the prestigious School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London in September 2015.
Peter is very excited about having the opportunity to further his study at SOAS. “The competitive scholarship is opened for application worldwide and only one scholarship for three years of studies was awarded in 2015-16,” he said. SOAS is the only higher education institution in Europe specialising in the study of Asia, Africa and the Near & Middle East. Peter will focus his thesis on “Negotiating colonialism: British enterprises and the making of working class culture in Shanghai, 1927-1949”.
“Lingnan’s rigorous programme design and generous support for overseas field studies equipped me with the unique training and qualities required of a young scholar,” Peter said. He also paid tribute to his MPhil project supervisor, Prof Mark Hampton, who now becomes his friend, for his guidance and encouragement during his study at Lingnan.
Prof Mark Hampton, Associate Professor of Lingnan’s History Department, described Peter as an outstanding budding scholar who is well-deserved for the award. “Peter is a passionate historian and a highly skilled researcher. I am confident that he will work out a distinctive PhD thesis,” said Prof Hampton.