Yun Huang is currently a part-time postdoctoral research assistant at the Centre for the Social History of Health and Healthcare of the University of Strathclyde. He is working in the project “The Asian Cocaine Crisis: Pharmaceuticals, consumers and control in South and East Asia, c. 1900-1945”. Yun holds an M.A. in history of Shanghai University and a PhD in history of the University of Strathclyde. His PhD thesis explores the history of refined drugs in China from the late nineteenth century to the mid-twentieth century.
Yun’s research interests include the history of psychoactive substances in nineteenth and twentieth China and the evolving international regulation system on those substances. During the online visiting fellowship of the Centre for the History of Global Development, Yun will carry out research on the history of pharmacy during the period of the late Qing and Republican China.