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Chen Hon-fai received his Ph.D. in Sociology from Chinese University of Hong Kong, and joined Lingnan University in 2012. His research interests include social theory, historical sociology, sociology of knowledge, and sociology of religion. He teaches Introduction to Sociology, Classical Sociological Theory, Contemporary Sociological Theory, and Reading Great Social Thinkers.

Research interests

Social theory, Historical sociology, Sociology of knowledge, Sociology of religion

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sociology Social Sciences
institutionalization Social Sciences
China Social Sciences
sociologist Social Sciences
civilization Social Sciences
self-reference Social Sciences
sociology of religion Social Sciences
sociology of knowledge Social Sciences

Projects 2014 2020

Research Output 2004 2018

Chinese sociology : state-building and the institutionalization of globally circulated knowledge

CHEN, H. F., 2018, Palgrave Macmillan UK. 149 p. (Sociology Transformed book series (SOTR))

Research output: Scholarly Books | Reports | Literary WorksBook (Author)Researchpeer-review

history of sociology
cultural revolution

Rescuing Society from the Nation: Civilization, Colonialism and Intellectual Activism in Late Qing China

CHEN, H. F., 23 Jun 2018.

Research output: Other Conference ContributionsConference Paper (other)Researchpeer-review

The Interpretations of "Culture": American Conceptual Influences in the Formation of Chinese Sociology, 1929-1949

CHEN, H. F., 19 Jul 2018.

Research output: Other Conference ContributionsPresentationPresentation

university system
community research


LU RGC Competitive Grants Award 2018

Hon Fai CHEN (Recipient), Mar 2018

Prize: Prize / Award

Activities 2007 2014

  • 2 Editorial Membership

Journal of Religious and Political Practice (Journal)

Hon Fai CHEN (Member of editorial board)
2014 → …

Activity: Editorial / Peer-review Work Editorial Membership

Journal of Classical Sociology (Journal)

Hon Fai CHEN (Member of editorial board)
2007 → …

Activity: Editorial / Peer-review Work Editorial Membership