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Dr. WANG, Meng Stella

  • Post-doctoral Fellow

  • Department of Literature and Cultural Studies



Stella Meng Wang is a recent PhD graduate of the Sydney School of Education and Social Work at the University of Sydney, Australia, and a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Literature and Cultural Studies at the Education University of Hong Kong. Stella’s research interests include the history of hygiene, history of education, women’s history, urban history, and history of architecture and health.

Research and teaching Interests

  • History of hygiene

  • History of education

  • Women’s history

  • Urban history

  • History of architecture and health



  1. Stella Meng Wang, Space and Everyday Lives of Children in Hong Kong: The Interwar Period (New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2023).

  2. Stella Meng Wang, Everyday Technologies of Hygiene: Architecture and the Underground in Interwar Hong Kong. In preparation

Book Chapters

  1. Stella Meng Wang, “Architecture of Health: Hygiene and Schooling in Hong Kong, 1901-1941,” in Curriculum of The Body and The School as Clinic: Histories of Public Health and Schooling, 1900-2000, eds. Helen Proctor and Kellie Burns (New York: Routledge, 2023).

  2. Stella Meng Wang, “Shifting Spaces of Femininity: Everyday Life of Girl Guides in Hong Kong, 1921-1941,” in ‘Femininity’ and the History of Women’s Education: Shifting the Frame, eds. Tim Allender and Stephanie Spencer (New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2021).

  3. Meng Wang, “Femininity and Everyday Spaces at St. Stephen’s Girls’ College in Hong Kong, 1921-1941,” in Missionary Education: Historical Approaches and Global Perspectives, eds. Kim Christiaens, Idesbald Goddeeris, and Pieter Verstraete (Leuven: Leuven University Press, 2021).

Peer Reviewed Articles

  1. Stella Meng Wang, “The New Woman in the Periodical Press: Portraying Usefulness at St. Stephen’s Girls’ College in Hong Kong, 1921-1941.” History of Education Quarterly (Cambridge University Press), accepted for publication in Feb 2024 issue.

  2. Stella Meng Wang, “Lifting Girls: Chinese Women, Vocational Education, and YWCA in Hong Kong, 1921-1941.” History of Education, in revision for round 2 peer review.

  3. Stella Meng Wang, “Garden City: Urban Form, Colonial Domesticity, and Spaces of Play in Hong Kong, 1921-1941.” Urban History (Cambridge University Press), in revision. 

  4. Stella Meng Wang, “New Women and Modern Hygiene in Periodical Press: A Case Study of LingLong Magazine in Republican China.” In preparation.

  5. Stella Meng Wang, “Hygiene, Modernity, and Everyday Life in Garden City Homes in Interwar Hong Kong.” In preparation.

  6. Stella Meng Wang, “Everyday Technologies of Hygiene: YWCA’s Public Health Campaigns in Interwar Hong Kong.” In preparation.

Book Review

  1. Stella Meng Wang, “Book Reviews.” Review of Promoting All-Round Education for Girls: A History of Heep Yunn School, Hong Kong, by Patricia Chiu (Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2020). History of Education Review 51, no. 1 (2022): 101-102.

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