Rohan Price

Rohan Price authors books on the role of violence and nationalism on the policies of the British Far East. He specialises in the influence of property law on civic identity in the old British colonies and the construction of ideology in colonial contexts. Rohan also wrote an acclaimed biography of a prominent Hong Kong Land Officer and Judge, Philip Jacks. His most recent work, Violence and Emancipation in Colonial Ideology has been called “a major contribution to the literature” holding “an unparalleled command of both scholarly literature and primary sources”.


Teaching and research keywords 

#employmentlaw #trusts #equity #propertylaw #nationalism #colonialterrorism #ideology #compensation #decolonisation

Areas of research interest and/or expertise

Ethics of anti-colonial violence, colonial compensation systems, formation of ideology in colonies of the British Empire, land law and civic identity.

Selected Publications

Rohan Price (co-edited with Bee Chen Goh) Regulatory Issues in Organic Food Safety in the Asia Pacific (Springer Singapore, 2020)

Rohan Price, Violence and Emancipation in Colonial Ideology ISBN 9789629374495 (City University Press Hong Kong, 2019)

Rohan Price, Resistance in Colonial and Communist China 1950-1963: Anatomy of a Riot ISBN 9781138388857 (Routledge History, 2019). See:

Rohan Price and Jenifer Nielsen, Principles of Employment Law (5th ed) ISBN 9780455238043 (Thomson Reuters, 2018)

Rohan Price, Going Native: The Passions of Philip Jacks ISBN: 9781925333664 (Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2016)

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