• 8 Castle Peak Road, Tuen Mun

    Hong Kong

  • 42 Scopus Citations
  • 3 Scopus h-Index
1979 …2017
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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.

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Research Output 1979 2017

1 Scopus Citations

Civil disobedience movements in Hong Kong : a civil society perspective

WONG, Y. C. & CHAN, K. H. . J., 1 Jan 2017, In : Asian Education and Development Studies. 6, 4, p. 312-332 21 p.

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

civil disobedience
civil society
Hong Kong
government supervision

Localism in Hong Kong: Its origins, development and prospect

WONG, Y. C., 1 Jul 2017, In : Contemporary Chinese Political Economy and Strategic Relations. 3, 2, p. 617-655 39 p.

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

Hong Kong
independence movement
Basic Law
party state

The Legacy of Mao

WONG, Y. C. & LAM, W. W-L., 18 Aug 2017, Routledge handbook of the Chinese Communism Party. LAM, W. W-L. (ed.). Routledge, p. 31-46

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

Cultural Revolution
Tiananmen Square