YUEN Wai Hei Samson, Prof.

  • 8 Castle Peak Road, Tuen Mun

    Hong Kong

  • 101 Scopus Citations
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Samson Yuen is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science. He studies comparative politics, focusing on authoritarian and hybrid regimes with specialization in the Greater China region (Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan). His research interests include local governance, civil society, NGOs, contentious politics and identity politics. His works are published or forthcoming in Political Studies, Journal of Contemporary China, China Information, China Perspectives and Twenty-First Century. He also wrote for The Diplomat, Initium Media, Mingpao, The Stand News, Hong Kong Economic Journal, and Hong Kong Economic Journal Monthly. Prior to joining academia, he worked as a management consultant. He holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Chicago and an M.Phil. in Politics from Oxford University, where he continued to obtain his D.Phil. in Politics.

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Projects 2019 2021

Research Output 2013 2020

Open Access

1989-2019: Perspectives on June 4th from Hong Kong

FLORENCE, É. (ed.), PERNIN, J., RICHBURG, K., FU, K., LIM, L., CHENG, E., YUEN, W. H. S. & YAU, W., Apr 2019, China Perspectives, 2019/2, p. 81-86.

Research output: Other PublicationsOther Article

Open Access
Hong Kong
student movement

Explaining Localism in Post-handover Hong Kong: An Eventful Approach

YUEN, S. & CHUNG, S., Sep 2019, In : China Perspectives. 2018, 3, p. 19-29 11 p.

Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)

Hong Kong


LU RGC Competitive Grants Award 2019

Wai Hei Samson YUEN (Recipient), Apr 2019

Prize: Prize / Award

Press / Media

Luo Huining: Beijing's enforcer in Hong Kong

Wai Hei Samson YUEN


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Research / Knowledge Transfer

路透社:港人多半支持抗議 反對港獨

Wai Hei Samson YUEN


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Research / Knowledge Transfer