Wong Yiu-chung is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Political Science. He was born in Shanghai; grew up in Hong Kong; educated in mainland China, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, France, United States, Australia, with degrees in philosophy, sociology and politics; academic interests changing from (early years) Popperian evolutionary epistemology to Dependency theory and Marxism to democratization and democracy in the 21st century (recent years); intellectually influenced by Karl Popper, Bertrand Russell, Raymond Aron, Marxism, Leung Shu-ming, and Hu Shi; married with three children, one daughter and two sons; published about ten books mainly on Chinese and Hong Kong politics, current affairs, essays and philosophy; hobbies including reading, swimming, playing tennis, hiking and travelling; the most regrettable thing in life: no knowledge of musical instruments; the most unforgettable quotation: "Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and the unbearable suffering of mankind. These passions, like great winds, have blown me hither and thither, in a wayward course, over a deep ocean of anguish, reaching to the very verge of despair" (Bertrand Russell, Autobiography).
His research interests are political reform in China, China (mainland)-Taiwan-Hong Kong triangular relationships, democratic transition in China mainland and Hong Kong and Chinas modernization.
His teaching responsibilities include Introduction to Political Science, Hong Kong Politics, Hong Kong-Central relationships, Taiwan: Society and Politics, Political Ideologies, etc.
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):