Dr. C. K. Martin Chung (鍾子祺 博士)
Assistant Professor, GIS, HKBU
Visiting Research Fellow, School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics, Queen's University Belfast
GDSS 1055 The World of Contemporary Europe
EURO 2015 Model European Union
GTSU 2026 Sustainable Peace: Conflict-Resolution and Reconciliation of Divided Communities
POLS 2206 European Politics and Society: German Political Systems and Society
POLS 3207 Government and Politics of the United Kingdom
POLS 3217 Political Philosophy: Chinese and European
POLS 4215 Contemporary Europe and Asia
Martin Chung is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Government and International Studies at Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) and a Visiting Research Fellow at Queen's University Belfast. He holds a PhD from the University of Hong Kong (2014) and a master's degree in European Studies from the University of Macau (2008). Previously, he was Research Assistant Professor of the European Union Academic Programme Hong Kong, and a lecturer at the University of St. Joseph (Macau).
His first monograph, Repentance for the Holocaust: Lessons from Jewish Thought for Confronting the German Past (Cornell University Press 2017) explores the role of religious ideas in German Vergangenheitsbewältigung (coming to terms with the past). In Reconciling with the Past: Resources and Obstacles in a Global Perspective (Routledge 2017, co-edited with Annika Frieberg), he analyses the ideas of apology and confession in Chinese and European contexts and the problem of their political application at present. His articles have appeared in Parliamentary Affairs, International Journal of Transitional Justice, Jahrbuch des Dubnow-Instituts and Jahrbuch für Politik und Geschichte.
Chung is the principal investigator of the funded project "The Politics of Antagonism Revisited: Assessing Northern Ireland's Good Friday Agreement (1998-2018)" under the Early Career Scheme of Hong Kong's Research Grants Council (研究資助局傑出青年學者計劃).
At HKBU, he is pioneering a new Conflict & Peace Studies course: "Sustainable Peace: Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation of Divided Communities" in 2020/21. Previously, he has also taught "Model European Union", "Government and Politics of the United Kingdom", "German Political Systems and Society", "Contemporary Europe and Asia", "The World of Contemporary Europe" and "Political Philosophy: Chinese and European". He has also had active roles in several Model EU simulation exercises in Macau and Tokyo.
Previous Teaching Experience:
Repentance for the Holocaust: Lessons from Jewish Thought for Confronting the German Past. Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 2017.
Series: Signale: Modern German Letters, Culture and Thought (Flyer PDF) (Free download during COVID-19)
Tomko, Helena (2018). German Quarterly, 91(3), 351-353. (Info)
Levin, Michael (2018). The European Legacy, DOI: 10.1080/10848770.2018.1559554
C. K. Martin Chung and Annika Frieberg (eds.), Reconciling with the Past: Resources and Obstacles in a Global Perspective. Abingdon, Oxon & New York: Routledge, 2017.
Series: Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics
Book Recommendation: Zaru, Elia (2018). Living in the End Times? The Latest Books on Globalization. Glocalism: Journal of Culture, Politics and Innovation, 3, DOI:10.12893/gjcpi.2018.3.7. (PDF)
"Twenty Years After: Statute of Limitations and the Asymmetric Burdens of Justice in Northern Ireland and Post-war Germany", Parliamentary Affairs, doi: https://doi.org/10.1093/pa/gsaa055.
"The Triumph of External Freedom: Conflicting Liberties and Modernities in Comparative Perspective." In Thomas Meyer, José Luis de Sales Marques and Mario Telò (ed.): Cultures, Nationalism and Populism: New Challenges to Multilateralism. Series: Globalisation, Europe, and Multilateralism. Abingdon, Oxon and New York: Routledge 2019, pp. 164-180.
"The Sieve of Memory: Chinese Coming to Terms with the Past and Parallels in European Cultures of Remembrance" in Andreas Leutzsch (ed.), Historical Parallels, Commemoration and Icons. Abingdon, Oxon & New York: Routledge 2019, pp. 165-189.
"Against Loveless Judging: Fritz Bauer and Transitional Justice in Postwar Germany" International Journal of Transitional Justice, Vol. 12, No. 1 (Mar. 2018), pp. 9-25.
"Apology and Confession: Comparing Sino-Japanese and German-Jewish Intellectual Resources for Reconciliation" in Annika Frieberg and Martin Chung (eds.), Reconciling with the Past: Resources and Obstacles in a Global Perspective. Abingdon, Oxon & New York: Routledge, 2017, pp. 54-68.
C. K. Martin Chung and Annika Frieberg, "Introduction: Resources for Political Reconciliation" in Annika Frieberg and Martin Chung (eds.), Reconciling with the Past: Resources and Obstacles in a Global Perspective. Abingdon, Oxon & New York: Routledge, 2017, pp. 1-11.
"Repentance: The Jewish solution to the German problem", Jahrbuch des Simon-Dubnow-Instituts 2015, Vol. 14, pp. 129-155. (Read PDF)
"Rethinking, Reflection, Repentance: Comparing 'Coming to Terms with the Past' in Europe and China", Working Paper No. 3, European Union Academic Programme Hong Kong, 2013.
"From Nation to Region: Comparing joint history writing in Europe and East Asia" in Andreas Vasilache, Reimund Seidelmann and José Luis de Sales Marques (eds.), States, Regions and the Global System: Europe and Northern Asia-Pacific in Globalised Governance. Baden-Baden: Nomos 2011, pp. 229-42.
"Afterword: St. Augustine's Relevance to China Today" in Wayne Cristaudo and Dixon Wong (eds.), St. Augustine: His Relevance and Legacy. Adelaide: ATF Press 2010, pp. 329-36.
"A Study of Yue Minjun's and Edouard Manet's Executions", Chinese Cross Currents, Vol. 6, No. 1 (Jan. 2009), pp. 68-83.
„Chinesische Vergangenheitsbewältigung. Hindernisse und Ressourcen in vergleichender Perspektive" [Chinese coming to terms with the past: Obstacles and resources in comparative perspective], Jahrbuch für Politik und Geschichte 2015, Vol. 6, pp. 115-133.
"Book Review: Beatrice Leung and Sonny Lo (eds.), Casino Development and Its Impact on China's Macau SAR", Chinese Cross Currents, Vol. 8, No. 3 (Jul. 2011), pp. 155-158.
Moderator of "Poor, but sexy! How Berlin became Europe's most exciting metropolis in the early 2000s. Former Governing Mayor Klaus Wowereit in a conversation at the Goethe-Institut" (in German), Hong Kong, Nov. 14, 2019.
"Amnesty for the Troubles? Statute of limitations and the asymmetric burdens of justice in Northern Ireland and Postwar Germany" (paper presented in the Political Science Association of Ireland Annual Conference, Maynooth University, October 2019).
"Comparative Peace and Reconciliation Studies", International Relations and Political Science Research Seminar Series, Autumn 2019, Queen's University Belfast, Oct. 3, 2019.
"The Politics of Antagonism Revisited - Some Preliminary Remarks on Assessing the Good Friday Agreement (1998-2018) within the Framework of Political Reconciliation" (paper presented in the conference Agreement20: The Impact and Legacy of the 1998 Good Friday / Belfast Agreement organized by the University of Salford and King's College London, Apr. 2018).
"The Triumph of External Freedom? Reading the Xinhai Revolution with Thomas Mann" (paper presented in the Fifth European Congress on World and Global History. Corvinus University and Central European University, Budapest, Sept. 2017).
"Religious Contributions to Political Reconciliation: Towards an Analytical Framework" (paper presented in the ISA International Conference 2017. The University of Hong Kong, June 2017).
"Loveful Judging: Fritz Bauer and Transitional Justice in Postwar Germany" (paper presented in the workshop: Transitional Justice - The Role of Historical Narrative in Times of Transitions. Heidelberg University, May 2015. Edited volume in progress).
"We Repent: Comparing Chinese and European Remembrance of National (Co-)Perpetratorship" (paper presented in the conference After the Leviathan? About the Creation of Global Lines of Politics and Polity in and after the Age of Extremes, The University of Hong Kong, Oct. 2014. Edited volume in progress).
"Apology and Confession: Comparing Sino-Japanese and German-Jewish intellectual resources for reconciliation" (paper presented in the Global Social Sciences Conference: Political Reconciliation in Comparative Perspective. Hong Kong Baptist University, Jun. 2014. Edited volume in progress).
"Guilt-Community: Comparing European and East Asian postwar attempts to create a 'sense of community'" (paper presented in the EUAP Annual Conference: Security Communities and Security Risk Management in Europe and East Asia. The University of Hong Kong, Nov. 2013).
"Overcoming Self-Victimizing Nationalism in the Senkaku/Diaoyu and Oder-Neiße-Border Disputes" (paper presented at Charles Darwin University, NT, Australia, Apr. 2013).
"The Spirit of Repentance: A German-Jewish Legacy in Postwar Europe" (paper presented in the conference The Power to Heal: Ways and Obstacles to Collective Reconciliation in Eastern and Western Traditions. The University of Hong Kong, Jan. 2011).
"From Autumn to Spring: A Historiography of Postwar Europe" (paper presented in the 2nd International Conference for Postgraduate Students. The University of Hong Kong, Jan. 2010).
"Historians and Prophets: Towards a Self-Reflective Historical Culture" (paper presented in the 5th Annual Conference of the Asian Studies Association of Hong Kong. The University of Hong Kong, Jan. 2010).
"Revolutionary Legacies: The People Power Movement and the Sandinista Revolution" (paper presented in The Eighth International Conference on Philippine Studies [ICOPHIL]. Philippine Social Science Center, Apr. 2008).
Comments on "national security laws".〈國安法：全球各國引發爭議的那些法律和判決〉, BBC Chinese, 29 June 2020.
Public lecture on police-citizen relations in Northern Ireland: 香港天主教正義和平委員會 第四十二屆周年大會暨研討會及祈禱會, Justice and Peace Commission of the Hong Kong Catholic Diocese, 15 December 2019.
Comments on "The Troubles in Northern Ireland and Political Violence in Hong Kong".〈抗爭地下化 武裝衝突三十年 學者︰獨立調查方能止暴制亂〉, Apple Daily, 11 December 2019.
Comments on the "anti-mask law".〈「禁蒙面法」：遏止香港示威浪潮的靈丹妙藥還是火上澆油〉, BBC (Chinese), 4 October 2019.
"No-deal Brexit is ever more likely" Capital Connection, screened 21 June 2019 (CNBC Asia, 2019), Television Broadcast.
"旺角衝突：德國向兩名被通緝香港人提供政治庇護，另有一宗新申請", BBC (Chinese), May 22, 2019.
"Brexit discussion: Martin Chung, HKBU & John Bruce", The Pulse, RTHK (TV 31), Jan. 19, 2019.
"Creative Tension in Holocaust Studies and Gender Studies", Opening Ceremony, Exhibition: Spots of Light - Women in the Holocaust, Hong Kong Baptist University, Oct. 2, 2018.
"爭議「技術外洩」 德國恐叫停中資併購案", BBC (Chinese), Jul. 31, 2018.
"德國：歷史原因造就的異見人士庇護所", BBC (Chinese), Jul. 13, 2018.
"Book Launch: Repentance for the Holocaust", The University of Hong Kong, Jan. 24, 2018.
"Reunification and Reconciliation: Helmut Kohl and the German Question", Hong Kong Association for European Studies Seminar Series, Hong Kong Baptist University, Nov. 29, 2017.
"Fritz Bauer and Transitional Justice in Postwar Germany", The University of Hong Kong, Nov. 17, 2017.
"Holocaust Historiography", The University of Hong Kong, Nov. 18, 2016.
"Thesis Writing Habits", The University of Hong Kong, Oct. 17, 2016.
"From Dissertation to Publication", Charles Darwin University, Sept. 30, 2016.
RTHK programme on European integration and youth in Europe, Jul. 24, 2015.
"Fritz Bauer and Transitional Justice in Postwar Germany" (talk given at the International Symposium on Reconciliation and Cooperation in Europe after WWII, Waseda University, Jun. 2015).
"Integrity is Indivisible", Vote of Thanks, Postgraduate Session, Faculty of Arts, 192nd Congregation (The University of Hong Kong, Dec. 2014)
"Die Umkehr. Die jüdische Lösung der deutschen Frage" (paper read during the Jahrestreffen 2014 der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Altstipendiat/innen in der Volksrepublik China, Macau, Sept. 2014)
"Different Patterns of Conflict Resolution: China & the EU" (panel discussion at Fudan University, Shanghai, organized by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and Freie Universität Berlin in Aug. 2014).
"The Holocaust and Its Meaning for Us Today" (lecture given at the Maryknoll Convent School, Hong Kong in Apr. 2014).
"Journey to Justice" (post-screening discussion at the Goethe-Institut Hongkong on the occasion of film screenings on the topic of the Holocaust in Apr. 2014).
"Working Through the June 17 Past: A Chinese Response" (talk given at the round-table discussion "We want to be free! - Crossroads of German and European History in Global Perspective: 1953 - 1968 - 1989" sponsored by the German Consulate General Hong Kong in Dec. 2013).
"Holocaust, Repentance and Tolerance" (lecture given at the Pentecostal Holiness Church Wing Kwong College, Hong Kong in Jan. 2013)
"Sino-Japanese Reconciliation?" TDM Talk Show. Broadcasted on Apr. 23, 2011 by Teledifusão de Macau.
"Illusion and Reality: The Effect of Media on Society" (talk given at St. Joseph Diocesan College, Macau in Feb. 2011)
"Being Christian in China: Identity and Role of a Macau Youth" (in Chinese; talk given at Ricci School, Macau in May 2010)
"Secondhand Gambling: Victims of Macau's Liberalized Gambling" (presentation given at the Macau Inter-University Institute in Apr. 2007)
"A Restorative Approach to Policing Reform: Lessons from Northern Ireland". Sunday Examiner, Hong Kong. Dec. 29, 2019 (print); Jan. 2, 2020 (online).
"The Politics of Amnesty : Lessons from Northern Ireland". Sunday Examiner, Hong Kong. Sept. 7, 2019.
"The Church in Dark Times". Sunday Examiner, Hong Kong. Aug. 3, 2014.
"Challenge is to bring freedom to inherited land, not expand repression". Sunday Examiner, Hong Kong. Apr. 20, 2013.
"8 or 9 (an essay on the Manila Hostage Tragedy)". The Macau Observer. Sept. 2010.
"如何借鑑北愛經驗紓緩政、警、民矛盾", Justice & Peace, Hong Kong. Mar. 2020.
"Christian political theological debates concerning Occupy Central" (Chinese). The Macau Observer. Sept. 29, 2013.
"Why I am against national education: an open letter" (Chinese). Son Pou, Macau. Aug. 31, 2012.
"National Education and Love for God and Neighbor" (Chinese). The Macau Observer. Jul. 15, 2012.
"On Massacre Denial Legislation" (Chinese). The Macau Observer. Jun. 3, 2012.
"Repentance and Identity" (Chinese). Kung Kao Po. Hong Kong. Feb. 19, 2012.
"The 'Anti-War' is not yet over" (Chinese). The Macau Observer. Jul. 3, 2011.
"A Memorial and a Name: Viewing International Vengeance from Yad Vashem" (Chinese). The Macau Observer. Dec. 5, 12, 19, 2010 & Jan. 2, 2011.
"The Ministry of Reconciliation: Commemorating the 65th Anniversary of the End of WWII and Exploring the Christian Vocation in Sino-Japanese Reconciliation" (Chinese). The Macau Observer. Sept. 15, 2010.
"Press Freedom and Press Responsibility, Religious Faith and Social Justice" (Chinese). The Macau Observer. Sept. 19, 2010.