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Dr. Cheng Wai Edmund (鄭煒 博士)
Email: ewcheng@hkbu.edu.hk
Tel: 3411-2140
Assistant Professor
Deputy Director, Comparative Governance and Public Policy Research Centre, HKBU

Teaching

Undergraduate:

GDSS 1046 Comparative Politics of the Cinema
POLS 2006 Introduction to Political Economy
POLS 2016 Social and Political Movements
POLS 3005 Foundations of International Relations

Postgraduate:

POLS 7006 International Political Economy
POLS 7070 MPA Thesis

Background
  • Ph.D. in Government, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • M.Sc. in Comparative Politics, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • B.Soc.Sc. (Hons.) in Government, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Grants and Awards

Awards:

  • Outstanding Paper Award in Politics and Law, The Academy of Hong Kong Studies, 2017
  • Gordon White Prize, Best Article Award of The China Quarterly, 2016

External Grants:

  • Principal Investigator, Silence Amidst Voices: An Ethnography of Everyday Politics in Hong Kong, Early Career Scheme, Research Grants Council, HKD 735,000, 2018-2020.
  • Co-Investigator, China’s Alternative Public Sphere in the 20th Century. Tremplin-ERC Fund, French National Research Agency, EUR 99,997, 2017-2019.
  • Principal Investigator, An Empirical Study of Social and Political Trust in Post-Occupy Hong Kong, General Research Fund, Research Grants Council, HKD 974,988, 2016-18.
  • Principal Investigator, World Values Survey 2017: Generating Data for Trust Maintenance and Repair in Post-Occupy Hong Kong, Public Policy Research Fund, Central Policy Unit, HKD 1,025,243, 2016-18.
  • Principal Investigator, The Dynamics of Activism in Post-handover Hong Kong: An Interactive Approach, Faculty Development Scheme, Research Grants Council, HKD 451,545, 2016-18.
  • Co-Investigator, Trust as an Institutional Form for Mobilizing Voluntarism in Heritage Conservation, General Research Fund, Research Grants Council, HKD 546,800, 2015-17.
  • Co-Investigator, A Bilingual Glossary for NSS Liberal Studies Module 4 Globalization, Curriculum Development Fund, Hong Kong Education Bureau, HKD 148,500, 2009-2010.
  • Co-Investigator, Bilingual Teaching Plans for NSS Liberal Studies Module 4 Globalization, Curriculum Development Fund, Hong Kong Education Bureau, HKD 181,400, 2009-2010.

Internal Grants:

  • Principal Investigator, Mapping the Networks and Impacts of Civic Engagement, Public Policy Research Scheme, Hong Kong Baptist University, HKD 1,198, 500, 2018-2020.
  • Co-Investigator, A Trans-Disciplinary Big Data Hub: Investigating the Society Mobility, Poverty and Diversity Nexus, Strategic Development Fund, Hong Kong Baptist University, HKD 2,035,000, 2016-19.
  • Principal Investigator, Media Framing of Political Crisis, Start-up Grant, Hong Kong Baptist University, HKD 100,000, 2016-2017.
  • Principal Investigator, Explaining Social Contention, Research and Development Fund, Open University of Hong Kong, HKD 139,600, 2014-15.
  • Principal Investigator, Identity, Heritage and Civil Society in Penang, Research and Development Fund, Open University of Hong Kong, HKD 55,000, 2013-14.
Research Interests
  • Contentious Politics
  • Civil Society Theories
  • Political Sociology
  • Public Sphere
  • Public Opinion
  • Urban Governance
  • Chinese, Hong Kong and Malaysian Politics
Publications

Ma, Ngok and Edmund W. Cheng. eds. The Umbrella Movement: Civil Resistance and Contentious Space in Hong Kong. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2018.

Cheng, Edmund W. and Samson Yuen eds. An Epoch of Social Movements: The Trajectory of Contentious Politics in Hong Kong. Hong Kong: Chinese University Press, 2018. (In Chinese)

Samson Yuen and Edmund W. Cheng. "Rethinking Contentious Politics in Hong Kong: Change and Continuity." Hong Kong Studies 1.1 (2018): 7-25.

Yuen, Samson and Edmund W. Cheng. "Neither Repression nor Concession? A Regime's Attrition against Mass Protests." Political Studies. 65.3 (2017): 611-630.

Cheng, Edmund W. and Wai-yin Chan. "Explaining Spontaneous Occupation: Antecedents, Contingencies, and Space in the Umbrella Movement." Social Movement Studies 16.2 (2017):222-239.

Cheng, Edmund W. "Gérer la contestation des ouvriers migrants. Appropriation de la terre, agences intermédiaires et régulation de l’espace à Shenzhen." Cahiers des IFRE (2016/3) :88-93.

Cheng, Edmund W. "Street Politics in a Hybrid Regime: The Diffusion of Political Activism in Post-colonial Hong Kong." The China Quarterly 226(2016): 383-406.

Cheng, Edmund W. and Samson Yuen. "Hong Kong's Umbrella Movement: Contentious Politics on China's Periphery". Twenty-First Century. 147 (2015/2): 22-32. (In Chinese)

Cheng, Edmund W., Anthony Li and Shu-yun Ma. "Resistance, Engagement and Heritage Conservation by the Voluntary Sector: The Case of Penang in Malaysia." Modern Asian Studies 48.3(2014): 617-644.

Cheng, Edmund W. "Les vicissitudes de la politique contestataire dans le Hong Kong postcolonial." Critique 807-808 (2014):711-725. (In French)

Cheng, Edmund W. "Managing Migrant Contestation: Land Appropriation, Intermediate Agency and Regulated Space in Shenzhen." China Perspectives 98 (2014/2): 18-26.

Cheng, Edmund W. and Shu-yun Ma. "Heritage Conservation through Private Donation." International Journal of Heritage Studies 15.6(2009): 511-528.

Ma, Ngok and Edmund W. Cheng. "Introduction: Space and Resistance." In Ngok Ma and Edmund W. Cheng. eds. The Umbrella Movement: Civil Resistance and Contentious Space in Hong Kong. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2018.

Cheng, Edmund. W. "Spontaneous Civil Resistance: A Counter Frame of the Umbrella Movement." In Ngok Ma and Edmund W. Cheng. eds. The Umbrella Movement: Civil Resistance and Contentious Space in Hong Kong. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2018.

Cheng, Edmund W. "Informal Migrant Settlements and Urban Grassroots Stability." In Ray Yep, Jun Wang and Thomas Johnson eds. Edward Elgar Handbook on China's Urban Development. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2018.

Cheng, Edmund W. "Transformative Events and their Frames and Repertoires of Contention." In Tai-Lok Lui, Stephen Chiu and Ray Yep eds. Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Hong Kong. New York: Routledge, 2018, 210-226.

Cheng, Edmund W. and Samson Yuen. "Introduction: Reimagining Hong Kong's Social Movements." In Edmund W. Cheng and Samson Yuen eds. An Epoch of Social Movement: Trajectory of Political Activism in Hong Kong. Hong Kong: Chinese University Press, 2018, xxi-xxx. (In Chinese)

Cheng, Edmund W. "The Structure of New Social Movement in Hong Kong." In Edmund W. Cheng and Samson Yuen eds. An Epoch of Social Movement: Trajectory of Contentious Politics in Hong Kong. Hong Kong: Chinese University Press, 2018, 37-54. (In Chinese)

"Institutional Trust, Social Trust and Perceived Injustices in Hong Kong." Paper presented at the 25th World Congress of Political Science, 21-25 July 2018.

"The Politics of Alternative Public Sphere: Intellectual Salons and Community Initiatives in Hong Kong." Paper presented at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the AAS-in-Asia, New Delhi, India, 5-8 July 2018.

"Rethinking Movement Outcomes: Counter-mobilization and Identity Predicaments in Hong Kong." Paper presented at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Association of Asian Studies, Washington, USA, 22-25 March 2018.

"Neither Repression nor Concession? A Typology of Regime Protests Reponses." Paper presented at the 2017 International Conference of the International Studies Association, Hong Kong, China, 15-18 June 2017.

"The Transformation of Public Sphere in Colonial Hong Kong." Paper presented at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Association of Asian Studies, Toronto, Canada, 16-19 March 2017.

"Instability without Democratization: A Regime's Attrition of Popular Contention." Paper presented at the 24th World Congress of Political Science, Poznan, Poland, 23-28 July 2016.

"Social Trust and Grassroots Stability: Survey Evidence from Three Metropolises in China." Paper presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association Meeting, San Francisco, USA, 3-6 September 2015.

"Unravelling China's Grassroots Stability: Survey Evidence from Three Metropolises." Paper presented at the 9th General Conference European Consortium for Political Research, Montréal, Canada, 26-29 August 2015.

"Hybrid Regime and Transgressive Contention: The Dynamics of the Umbrella Movement." Paper presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of Association of Asian Studies-in-Asia, Taipei, Taiwan, 22-24 June 2015.

"Transformative Events and Protest Cycle in Hong Kong." Paper presented at the 65th annual meeting of Political Studies Association, Sheffield, United Kingdom, 30 March-1 April 2015.

"The Robustness of Adaptive Governance: Grassroots Politics in Shenzhen and Shenyang." Paper presented at the 2nd conference of New European Research on Contemporary China, Beijing, China, 2-4 July 2014.

"Between Ritualistic Protest and Perpetual Struggle: Hong Kong's Activism Transformed." Paper presented at 64th annual meeting of Political Studies Association, Manchester, United Kingdom, 14-16 April 2014.

"Scale Shift and Vanguard Performance of Hong Kong's Protest." Paper presented at the 9th annual conference of Asian Studies Association of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China, 14-15 March 2014.

"Making and Recognizing Monuments: A Realist-Discourse-Theoretic Approach." Paper presented at the inaugural conference of the Association of Critical Heritage Studies, Gothenburg, Sweden, 5-8 June 2012.

Cheng, Edmund W. 2010. A Bilingual Glossary for Liberal Studies Globalization Module: Political and Sociological Globalization. Hong Kong: Education Bureau.

Charles Kwong, Percy Lui and Edmund W. Cheng. 2010. A Bilingual Teaching Plans for Liberal Studies Globalization Module. Hong Kong: Education Bureau.

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