Chris LAU was born and raised in Hong Kong. She earns her B.A. in History and M.Phil. in History from Lingnan University and The Chinese University of Hong Kong respectively. Her previous research works were mainly focus on death culture and colonial rule in Hong Kong; while keeps an eye on these issues, she plans to expand her interests and focuses to urban and medical history of modern China, particularly in the Republican period. She looks forward to the new challenges and opportunities in Princeton.