YUEN Wai Hei Samson, Prof.

  • 8 Castle Peak Road, Tuen Mun

    Hong Kong

  • 88 Scopus Citations
  • 6 Scopus h-Index
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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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China Social Sciences
Hong Kong Social Sciences
protest Social Sciences
repression Social Sciences
civil society Earth & Environmental Sciences
regime Social Sciences
collective identity Social Sciences
non-governmental organization Social Sciences

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Projects 2019 2021

Research Output 2013 2019

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 ArticleCommunication

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)Researchpeer-review

Hong Kong

From Repression to Attrition State Responses towards the Umbrella Movement

YUEN, S., 24 May 2019, The Umbrella Movement : Civil Resistance and Contentious Space in Hong Kong. MA, N. & CHENG, E. W. (eds.). Amsterdam University Press, p. 185-208 (Global Asia).

Research output: Book Chapters | Papers in Conference ProceedingsBook ChapterResearchpeer-review

group cohesion


LU RGC Competitive Grants Award 2019

Wai Hei Samson YUEN (Recipient), Apr 2019

Prize: Prize / Award