WONG Yiu Chung, Prof.

  • 8 Castle Peak Road, Tuen Mun

    Hong Kong

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1979 …2019

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Name in Chinese

王耀宗

Biography

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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