Professor Clara Ho named awardee of RGC Humanities and Social Sciences Prestigious Fellowship Scheme

Professor Clara Ho, Head and Professor of the Department of History was selected as awardee of the Humanities and Social Sciences Prestigious Fellowship Scheme 2021/22 under the Research Grants Council (RGC).


Professor Ho’s research project, namely “Getting Older, Doing Worse: Aging-provoked Unhappiness as Seen in Self-narratives of Qing China”, is built on another ongoing piece of research conducted by her and supported by the General Research Fund of the RGC. She will investigate first-person, gender-inclusive human voices and their experiences of ageing in Qing China (1644-1912). The study offers an opportunity to explore the wisdom of ancestors and rethink the issues associated with ageing populations from a historical perspective.


The Scheme grants supporting funds to outstanding investigators in humanities and social sciences disciplines, and it also provides relief from teaching and administrative duties, enabling awardees to focus on research and writing. No more than ten awards are granted each year.