MOK Ka Ho Joshua, Prof.

  • 8 Castle Peak Road, Tuen Mun

    Hong Kong

  • 2008 Scopus Citations
  • 25 Scopus h-Index
1994 …2022
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Professor Joshua Mok Ka-ho is the Vice-President and concurrently Lam Man Tsan Chair Professor of Comparative Policy of Lingnan University. Before joining Lingnan, he was the Vice President (Research and Development) and Chair Professor of Comparative Policy of The Hong Kong Institute of Education, and the Associate Dean and Professor of Social Policy, Faculty of Social Sciences of The University of Hong Kong. Prior to this, Professor Mok was appointed as the Founding Chair Professor in East Asian Studies and established the Centre for East Asian Studies at the University of Bristol, United Kingdom. Professor Mok is no narrow disciplinary specialist but has worked creatively across the academic worlds of sociology, political science, and public and social policy while building up his wide knowledge of China and the region. Professor Mok completed his undergraduate studies in Public and Social Administration at the City University of Hong Kong in 1989, and received an MPhil and PhD in Sociology from The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1991 and The London School of Economics and Political Science in 1994 respectively. In addition, Professor Mok has published extensively in the fields of comparative education policy, comparative development and policy studies, and social development in contemporary China and East Asia. In particular, he has contributed to the field of social change and education policy in a variety of ways, not the least of which has been his leadership and entrepreneurial approach to the organisation of the field. His recent published works have focused on comparative social development and social policy responses in the Greater China region and East Asia. He is also the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Asian Public Policy (London: Routledge) and Asian Education and Development Studies (Emerald) as well as a Book Series Editor for Routledge and Springer.

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Projects 2012 2022

Research Output 1994 2019

Achieving the age-friendly city agenda: an interventional study in Hong Kong’s Islands district

AMOAH, P. A., MOK, K. H., WEN, Z. & LI, L. W., 16 Sep 2019, In : Journal of Asian Public Policy. 20 p.

Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)Researchpeer-review

social participation

Achieving the Age-friendly City Agenda: An Interventional Study in Islands District in Hong Kong

AMOAH, P. A., MOK, K. H. J. & WEN, Z. V., 2 Jul 2019.

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

Hong Kong
demographic aging
interest group

A new welfare regime in the making? Paternalistic welfare pragmatism in China

MOK, K. H. & QIAN, J., 1 Feb 2019, In : Journal of European Social Policy. 29, 1, p. 100-114 15 p.

Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)Researchpeer-review

social expenditures

Activities 2008 2019

  • 9 Seminar / Talk / Other Presentation
  • 2 Editorial (Book Series)
  • 2 Editorial (Journal)
  • 1 Editorial Membership


Ka Ho Joshua MOK (Invited speaker)
20 Jan 2019

Activity: Seminar / Talk / Other Presentation


Ka Ho Joshua MOK (Keynote speaker)
27 Jan 2019

Activity: Seminar / Talk / Other Presentation

International Journal of Chinese Education (Journal)

Ka Ho Joshua MOK (Member of editorial board)
Jun 2019 → …

Activity: Editorial / Peer-review Work Editorial Membership

Press / Media

教育新政重點扶弱加強託管提高資助 2500元學津恆常化惠90萬人

Ka Ho Joshua MOK


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Research / Knowledge Transfer


Ka Ho Joshua MOK


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Research / Knowledge Transfer