Status: PhD Candidate

Adviser: Iqbal Singh Sevea

Graduate Email: zardas@unc.edu


Education

B.A. University of Hong Kong, 2010
M.Phil. University of Hong Kong, 2014
M.A. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2017
M.A. Thesis: “Ambivalent Orientalism: Victor Purcell’s Representations of Chinese Subjects in Interwar British Malaya, Hong Kong, and China”

Research Interests

My dissertation is tentatively entitled: “Beyond Ethnicity and Class: Transnational Anticolonialism in Malaya and Wider Asia, 1904-1957.” My research interests include twentieth-century Southeast and South Asian history, intellectual history, cultural history, and history of imperialism.

Some Notable Publications

“From Cold War Warrior to Moral Guardian: Film Censorship in Hong Kong.” In From a British to a Chinese Colony? Hong Kong before and after the 1997 Handover, edited by Gary C.H. Luk, 143–65. (Institute of East Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley, 2017)

Courses Offered

  • HIST140: The World since 1945 (Graduate Student Instructor)
  • HIST276: The Modern Middle East (Graduate Student Instructor)