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Email: chenwei@life.hkbu.edu.hk
Tel: 3411-5700
Origin: Mainland China
Commencement Date: September 2013
Principal Supervisor: Prof. Chen Feng
Co-Supervisor: Dr. Kang Yi
Thesis Topic: Relations between the State and Labour

Research Interests
  • Chinese Labor Politics
  • Contentious Politics
  • Civil Society
  • Work, Employment and Management
Background
  • M.Phil., Department of Sociology, Peking University, China
  • B.A., Department of Sociology, East China University of Science and Technology, China
Selected Publications

Wei CHEN, "Garment Worker's Choice from Factory to Family Workshop", In Y. Zheng, Y. Shen & S. Pan(Eds.), Sociological Master Degree Papers From Three Universities (PKU, THU, RUC), pp.1-57. Beijing: Chinese Social Science Press. 2013. (in Chinese)

Ngai PUN & Wei CHEN, "Student-Laborers Working for the New Age of World Factory", Chinese Public Policy Review, 2012(6): pp.125-140. (in Chinese)

Dec, 2015. "Provincialism and Modernism: An Empirical Study on Chinese Workers' Collective Resistance". Presented at the Global Perspectives on China Studies: The 3rd Young Scholars` Conference on China Studies, co-organized by Hong Kong Baptist University, Tsinghua University et al., Hong Kong.

July, 2015. "The State and Labor in China: The Political Dynamics of Labor Organizations". Presented at the 13th ISA International Laboratory for Ph.D. Students, jointly organized by International Sociological Association, the Department of Sociology and South Asian Studies (National University of Singapore), sponsored by the ISA and NUS, Singapore.

Apr, 2015. "Grassroots Trade Union in Strike: A Case Study on Workers' Resistance against Factory Transformation in Post-Mao China", Presented at the 33rd International Labour Process Conference, organized by the ILPC Committee, Athens.

Mar, 2014. "Job Shifting Among Garment Workers: From the Perspectives of Production Politics", Presented at the 2nd Global Social Sciences Conference: The Graduate Students' Perspective, organized by the Faculty of Social Science, Hong Kong Baptist University.

Dec, 2013. "Turning Back to Family Workshop: A Study on Women Workers' Choice of Workplace in Garment Industry". Presented at Transformation and Transmission: 1st Young Scholars` Conference on China Studies, organized by Hong Kong Baptist University and Tsinghua University, Hong Kong.

Email: 14484951@life.hkbu.edu.hk
Tel: 3411-2141
Origin: Mainland China
Commencement Date: September 2014
Principal Supervisor: Prof. Jean-Pierre Cabestan
Co-Supervisor: Prof. Ting Wai
Thesis Topic: Myanmar's China Policy since 1988: A Neo-classical Realism Explanation

Research Interests
  • Burma/Myanmar Issues
  • Sino-Myanmar Relations
  • China-South Asia Relations
Background
  • Master of International Relations, Institute of South Asian Studies, Sichuan University
  • Bachelor of Mechanical Manufacture and Automation, Inner Mongolia University of Science and Technology
Selected Publications

PENG Nian, "Mo Di Shi Dai De Yin Mian Guan Xi: Dong Li Yu Jin Zhan" (Indo-Myanmar Relations in Modi Era: Driving Forces and Development), Dong Nan Ya Yan Jiu (Southeast Asian Studies), Vol. 226, No. 1, 2017 (forthcoming).

PENG Nian, Xie Jing, "Yin Du Dui Mian Dian De Gong Gong Wai Jiao Ping Xi Ji Dui Zhong Guo De Qi Shi (The Analysis of India`s Public Diplomacy towards Myanmar and its Inspiration to China), Xue Shu Tan Suo (Academic Exploration), Vol. 200, No. 7, Jul 2016, pp. 44-49.

PENG Nian, Zhang Qixin, "Leng Zhan Hou Yin Mian Hai Shang Jun Shi An Quan He Zuo Ping Xi" (The Analysis of India-Myanmar Maritime Military Security Cooperation in Post-Cold War), Zhan Lue An Quan Yan Xi (Journal of Strategic and Security Analyses), Vol. 131, No. 6, Jun 2016, pp. 21-29.

PENG Nian, Xie Jing, "21 Shi Ji Chu Yin Ri Zhan Lue Huo Ban Guan Xi De Fa Zhan Ji Qi Dui Zhong Guo De Ying Xiang" (The Development of Strategic Partnership between India and Japan and its Impact on China since the Early 21st Century), Yin Du Yang Jing Ji Ti Yan Jiu (Indian Ocean Economic and Political Review), Vol. No.3, 2014, pp. 143-156.

PENG Nian, "Myanmar-China-India Relations in the Context of New Politic Scene in Myanmar", Presentation, Taiwan, the Center for Asia Policy, National Tsing Hua University, Dec 28, 2015.

PENG Nian, "Myanmar Election and Politic Trend", Presentation, Taiwan, Graduate Institute of International Politics, National Chung Hsing University, Dec 26, 2015.

PENG Nian, "Myanmar's China Policy Since Early 2000: A Hedging Strategy", Presentation in the International Conference: Burma/Myanmar: Taking the Transition to the Next Stage, Hong Kong, Department of Sociology and Social Policy, Lingnan University, Dec 3, 2015.

PENG Nian, "Yin Mian Hu Lian Hu Tong Ji Dui Zhong Guo De Ying Xiang" (Indo-Myanmar Physical Connectivity and its Impacts on China's 'One Belt One Road Initiative'), Conference Paper, The Fourth China Frontier Forum, Chengdu, Collaborative Innovation Center for Security and Development of Western Frontier China, Si Chuan University, Oct 21, 2016.

PENG Nian, "A Comparison Study of Military's Role in Democratization in Myanmar and Indonesia", in E.S. Liu ed., The First International Symposium on Business Cooperation and Development in South-East and South Asia under B&R Initiative, (Paris: Atlantis Press, 2016), pp. 223-228.

Email: pourzitakis@life.hkbu.edu.hk
Tel: 3411-5696
Origin: Greece
Commencement Date: September 2014
Principal Supervisor: Prof. Jean-Pierre Cabestan
Co-Supervisor: Dr. Krzysztof Feliks Sliwinski
Thesis Topic: EU-China Energy Security Relations

Research Interests
  • Energy & Environmental Policy in China and the EU
  • Government and Politics of China and Japan
  • Green Finance & FinTech
  • Security in East Asia
  • EU Economy
  • City Diplomacy
Background
  • Master of International Public Policy, Osaka University, School of International Public Policy, Osaka-Japan (2011)
  • EU Institute in Japan, Kansai, Graduate Certificate in EU Studies, Kobe-Japan (2011)
  • Bachelor in Accounting and Finance, University of Macedonia, School of Accounting and Finance, Thesssaloniki-Greece (2003)
Selected Publications

Pourzitakis, Stratos. "The EU Energy Security Strategy in the Caspian Sea Region: Addressing the Bear in the Room." in Research Handbook on EU Energy Law and Policy, edited by Rafael Leal-Arcas and Professor Jan Wouters. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2017. (Forthcoming)

Pourzitakis, Stratos. "Securing energy insecurity? China's and EU's Quest for Energy in the Caspian Sea Region", in Climate and Energy Protection in the EU and China, edited by Peter Hefele et al., Berlin: Springer, 2017. (Forthcoming)

Pourzitakis, Stratos. "Hong Kong's Umbrella Revolution: A Human Security Discourse," Society and Politics 4,45 (2015), pp. 37-62.

Pourzitakis, Stratos. "Defusing the Bomb or Just Chit-Chat? Cooperation between the European Union and Japan on the NPT", Stockholm: Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, EU Consortium Non-Proliferation Papers No.17, 2012.

Pourzitakis, Stratos. "Halting the Horses: EU Policy on the VAT Carousel Fraud in the Emissions Trading Scheme", EC Tax Review 2,1 (2012), pp. 39-51.

Pourzitakis, Stratos. "Hedging against energy insecurity: A comparison between China and EU", Paper presented at 2016 European Union Centres in Asia-Pacific Graduate Students Research Workshop, The Interdisciplinary Department of the European Studies and Centre for European Studies, Chulalongkorn University, 20-22 January 2016.

Pourzitakis, Stratos. "The EU's and China's Energy Security Strategies in Central Asia: Challenges and Opportunities", Paper presented at the European Union Academic Programme Hong Kong Annual Conference 2015, The University of Hong Kong, 27-28 November 2015.

Pourzitakis, Stratos. "Energy Security Strategy in Times of Crisis: The EU Response to the 2014 Russia-Ukraine Gas Dispute", Paper presented at the 2015 EU Centre's Asia Pacific Researcher Workshop, Hankuk University of Foreign Affairs (HUFS) and the EU Centre of the HUFS, 9-10 February 2015.

Pourzitakis, Stratos. "The Utopia of an Independent Hong Kong" (In Greek) Foreign Affairs Hellenic Edition, August 30, 2016.

Pourzitakis, Stratos. "The Energy Security Dilemma of Turkish Stream", Carnegie Europe, 2015.

Pourzitakis, Stratos. "Greece, Germany Head for a Euro-Zone Game of Chicken", South China Morning Post, 29 January 2015.

Pourzitakis, Stratos and Kirgidis, Elias. "In Greece, It's not the Economy, Stupid", Carnegie Europe, 2015.

Pourzitakis, Stratos. "What Hong Kong Occupy Could Achieve", The Diplomat, 2014.

Pourzitakis, Stratos. "Shinzo Abe's Election Gamble", The Diplomat, 2014.

Pourzitakis, Stratos. "Japan and Russia: Arctic Friends", The Diplomat, 2014.

Pourzitakis, Stratos. "EU-Japan FTA Negotiations: Ready for Prime Time", The Diplomat, 2013.

Research Grants / Scholarships / Awards

Research Grants:

  • Principal Investigator, Economic Instruments for Environmental Policy and Local Governance: A Public Policy Approach, 12-month research grant provided by Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Hong Kong, 2017-2017, HK$ 357,600.
    Co-Principal Investigator: Dr. Aude Pommeret

Scholarships:

  • Scholarship of the EU Academic Programme in Hong Kong for PhD research at Hong Kong Baptist University Department of Government and International Studies, 2014-2016, HK$ 550,000.
  • Scholarship of the Japanese Ministry of Education and Sports for post-graduate studies at Osaka University, Osaka School of International Public Policy, 2008-2011, � 5,800,000.

Email: kanwal-hassan@life.hkbu.edu.hk
Tel: 3411-5665
Origin: Pakistan
Commencement Date: September 2015
Principal Supervisor: Prof. Jean-Pierre Cabestan
Co-Supervisor: Prof. Ting Wai
Thesis Topic: A Neoclassical Realist analysis of Pakistan�s relations with the Peoples Republic of China 1999-2016: A Limited Alignment?

Research Interests
  • Politics of Pakistan
  • Asian Politics
  • Foreign Policy Analysis
  • Strategic Studies
  • Theories of International Relations
Background
  • MPhil in from Kinnaird College for Women, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Bachelor of Arts (honors) in International Relations, Kinnaird College for Women, Lahore, Pakistan

Email: 15485269@life.hkbu.edu.hk
Tel: 3411-5667
Origin: Hong Kong
Commencement Date: September 2015
Principal Supervisor: Dr. Chan Ka Lok Kenneth
Co-Supervisor: Dr. Wong Wai Kwok Benson
Thesis Topic: Soft Power of Hong Kong before and after the Umbrella Movement

Research Interests
  • Soft Power
  • Hong Kong Politics
  • Contentious Politics and Civil Society
  • Policy Studies
  • Identity Politics
  • Research Methods
Background
  • Master of Social Science (Faculty of Social Science), The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Master of Social Science (School of Journalism and Communication), The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Bachelor of Arts (honors) in Government and International Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University
Selected Publications

Chan, W. Y. (2016). "The Consciousness Evolution: Identification and Re-identification after the Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong". Proceedings from The European Conference on the Social Sciences 2016. Kobe, Japan.

Chaudhuri, T., & Chan, W. Y. (2016). "Networked learning communities: A perspective arising from a multidisciplinary community of practice on student eportfolios". Learning Communities Journal, 8(2), 27-49.

Ma, H. K., Chu, K. Y., & Chan, W. Y. (2011). "Construction of a teaching package on promoting prosocial Internet use and preventing antisocial Internet use". The Scientific World Journal, 11, 2136-2146.

Email: stivasd@life.hkbu.edu.hk
Tel: 3411-5730
Origin: Greece
Commencement Date: September 2016
Principal Supervisor: Dr. Krzysztof Feliks Sliwinski
Co-Supervisor: Prof. Ting Wai
Thesis Topic: Securitization of Migration in the EU after 2016 the Paris Terrorist Attacks

Research Interests
  • European Union
  • International Relations
  • Migration
  • Security
  • European Law
  • International Law
  • European Integration
  • Constitutional Law
  • European Union Enlargement
  • Western Balkans
Background
  • Master of Arts in EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies, College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium
  • Master of Laws in European Law School, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
  • Bachelor of Law, International and European Law, The Hague University, The Hague, The Netherlands

Email: dkapyata@life.hkbu.edu.hk
Tel: 3411-5700
Origin: Uganda
Commencement Date: January 2017
Principal Supervisor: Prof. Jean-Pierre Cabestan
Co-Supervisor: Prof. Ting Wai
Thesis Topic: China-African Union Relations

Research Interests
  • International Relations
  • Sino-African Relations
  • Regional Integration
  • Migration Management
  • International Peace and Security
  • Intellectual Property Management Law
Background
  • Masters in Intellectual Property Law, Africa University, Mutare-Zimbabwe
  • Masters of Arts in Peace and Conflict Studies, Makerere University, Kampala-Uganda
  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB) Honors, Makerere University, Kampala-Uganda
Articles Published In Local Newspapers / Magazines On Contemporary Issues

"Sexual network campaign bad for HIV patients", Guest writer, The New vision of 22-April-2010

"Sexual network campaign stigmatizes HIV patients", Guest writer in Daily Monitor of 20-April-2010

"Job Seekers have a right to privacy", Guest writer in The New Vision,22, October,2010

"Do Job Seekers have any right to privacy", Guest writer in the Daily Monitor of 7, October,2010

"Akankwasa should have sought mediation", Guest writer; The Observer of 16, November,2009

"Impotence law infringes on men's privacy Rights", Guest writer; The Observer of 19, october,2009

"Divorcing impotent husbands totally unrealistic", commentary published on Tuesday, October 13, 2009 in Daily Monitor.

"Are Pentecostal Churches personal?" (letter of the day) following the closure of Holy Fire Ministries in Namulanda by Prophet W. Muwanguzi without consulting church members

"Cross Generation sex isn't entirely bad". Guest writer; The New Vision of Monday 11th February 2008.

"Students need career guidance", Published in the Sunday Vision.

"1s FUFA cursed?" A letter I wrote to the Daily Monitor and it was published on 21- Jan.-2008, following the resignation of FUFA Officials- when our Ugandan Team had failed to qualify for the world Cup.

"Barcelona a victim of wrong football tactics", published in the Saturday Monitor.

Gods Solution for all your life problems, a pocket book Published 2014

Email: marcoyau_gis@life.hkbu.edu.hk
Tel: 3411-5703
Origin: Hong Kong
Commencement Date: September 2015
Principal Supervisor: Dr. Kang Yi
Co-Supervisor: Prof. Chen Feng
Thesis Topic: The Role of Opposition Parties in Disaster Managementin Hong Kong after the Handover

Research Interests
  • Hong Kong Politics
  • Electoral Studies
  • Party Politics
  • Policy Studies
  • Disaster Management
Background
  • BSocSc (Hons) in Government and International Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University
  • ASocSc Public Administration and Management with Distinction, City University of Hong Kong