Center for the History of Global Development

Huang Yun

Yun Huang received his PhD from the Centre for Social History of Health and Healthcare of the University of Strathclyde in the UK, using a joint scholarship from the China Scholarship Council and the Wellcome Trust. After submitting his PhD thesis in September 2020, he continued working at Strathclyde for three more months with support from the Wellcome Trust funded ‘Asian Cocaine Crisis’ project (PI: Prof James Mills at Strathclyde) and an online fellowship from the Centre for the History of Global Development of Shanghai University.

Yun Huang began his postdoc fellowship at Shanghai University in March of 2021 and successfully applied for funding under the prestigious Shanghai Pu-jiang Program in October of the same year. He is also a member of the China National Social Science Fund project ‘History of International Drug Control’ (PI: Prof Yong-an Zhang at Shanghai University). In addition to publishing one journal article on cocaine history ( ) and another on morphine history ( ) in late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries China, he has also been working on a monograph about the history of refined drugs in China during the Late Qing and the Republican periods.


Yun’s areas of expertise:

-History of international drug control
-Drug history in modern China
-Sino-British relationship on drugs issue