Robert Peckham

Robert Peckham is professor and chairperson of history and founding director of the Centre for the Humanities and Medicine at the University of Hong Kong. He has written widely on the history of medicine and health, with a particular focus on the interplay of social and biological ecologies in colonial and postcolonial Asia. Recent publications include the book Epidemics in Modern Asia, which explores epidemics as local and transnational phenomena across modern Asia, and the edited volumes Empires of Panic: Epidemics and Colonial Anxieties and Disease and Crime: A History of Social Pathologies and the New Politics of Health.