HKU Bulletin May 2022 (Vol. 23 No. 2)

CONTENTS Bursting Bubbles Crypto Meets the Real World Social Relations and Money Money and the State Money, Markets and the Rise of Modern China Material Values 02 04 06 08 10 12 Bursting Bubbles The Myths, Realities and Future of Money HKU scholars look into our psychological and social relationships with money and money’s role in the Russian Revolution and the emergence of modern China, while giving consideration to the contradictory promises of digital currency. 42 Fighting Back against COVID-19 14 32 02 food for thought all systems go Cover Story Research Teaching and Learning Knowledge Exchange Books 18 Rapid response something to chew on 22 Fighting Back against COVID-19 Rapid Response Sweet Deal for Songbirds Something to Chew on Diamonds Are a Tooth’s Best Friend The Public Knows Best China’s Jumpy Take on Tech Men Win out in Divorce in China All Systems Go Evaporation Revelation The Common Core Turns 10! Leaders of Tomorrow Early Detection to Beat Liver Disease Food for Thought Your Right to Technology Identity Dramas 14 18 20 22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 46