Dr Kolly Kwok Wai Ng

Dr Kolly Kwok Wai Ng


Having taught in Hong Kong as a lecturer in music and Japanese for fifteen years, I moved to Leeds with my family in 2021 and joined the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies of the University of Leeds as a teaching fellow in Japanese language.

Research interests

My research focuses on the repertory of Tang music (tōgaku) performed in Japan, investigating how the entertainment music was assimilated in Japan after its importation from China during the Sui (581–618) and Tang (618–907) dynasties. Over the past decade, I have been examining the historical treatises and musical notations compiled in Japan from the Heian period (794–1185) to the Edo period (1603–1868), aiming at tracing the development of this musical repertory from both musical and cultural perspectives.

For further information of my resaerch, see my ORCID website.

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  • PhD, The University of Sydney, Australia
  • MA, International Christian University, Japan
  • BA (Hons), The University of Hong Kong
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Education, The Education University of Hong Kong

Student education

I teach Japanese modules in the Languages for All Programme for students from different schools, faculties and departments. I am also a member in the teaching team of the intensive Japanese module for first-year students whose major subject is Japanese.