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Prof. Ting Wai (丁偉 教授)
Tel: 3411-5647


POLS 1005 Foundations of Political Science
POLS 3017 Government & Politics of China
POLS 2015 Government & Politics of Hong Kong
POLS 2017 Foundations of International Relations
POLS 4236 Theories of International Relations
POLS 4206 China & the World
POLS 7010 Advanced China Studies

  • Docteur (Etudes Politiques) (1984)
  • DEA (International & European Politics) (1980)
  • DEA (Political Systems & Structures) (1979)
  • Maîtrise ês-Lettres (1978), University of Paris-X
  • BSSc (Hons) in Sociology and Economics, (1976), The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Other Teaching and Research Experience:

  • Visiting Professor, University of Montesquieu Bordeaux-IV, France (2008)
  • Visiting Professor, Institut d'Etudes Politiques, Lille, France (2006)
  • Visiting Scholar, Harris Manchester College, Oxford University, UK (1999)
  • Visiting Scholar, Fairbank Center for East Asian Research, Harvard University, USA (1996)
  • Visiting Professor, Ateneo de Manila University, Manila, Philippines (1989)
  • Research Fellow, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore (1985-1986)
Research Interests
  • Chinese Domestic Politics and Foreign Policies
  • International Relations

"The Evolution of Hong Kong’s Localism", in Joseph Cheng ed., Investigation into Localism in Hong Kong, Hong Kong : City University Press, 2017, 17-43.

"The Vicissitudes of Cheonan and an Analysis of China's Policy towards North Korea", Asian Studies, September 2013, 67, 145-160.

"The 'Grand Strategy' and Foreign Policies during the Rise of China", in George Wei & Chen Fenglin eds., A Comparison of Eastern and Western Culture and Diplomatic Strategies: Theoretical Studies, University of Macau, 2013, 231-242.

"The Politics of Revolution and the Revolution of Politics", in Joseph Cheng Yu Shek ed., Xinhai Revolution: Essays of the Conference on its 100th Anniversary, Hong Kong: City University, 2013, 37-47.

"How does Chinese Nationalism unify Ethnic Minority Groups?" (revised version), in Chen Yan & Joseph Y. S. Cheng eds., Identity and Globalization: the Paradox of Contemporary Chinese Nationalism, Hong Kong : City University Press, 2012, 229-237.

"The Chineseness and Internationalness of Hong Kong: how should Hong Kong see its International Status?" in Hung Ching Tin ed., Humanistic Hong Kong: the Latest Review of Hong Kong's Developmental Experiences, Hong Kong: Chung Hwa Bookstore, 2012, 78-83, 92-97.

"The Role of Shanghai Cooperation Organization in China's Strategic Thinking on Central Asia", Leaders, No. 34, June 2010, 72-78.

"Incremental Democracy of the Chinese Communist Party and the Call from the Chinese Political-Economic Transformation: Theories, Policies and Contradictions", in Joseph Cheng & Law Kam Yee eds., That Night at Tiananmen Square: 1989 China's Pro-Democracy Movement in Retrospect and Prospect, Hong Kong: City University Press, 2010, pp. 37-54.

"How does Chinese Nationalism unify Minority Ethnic Groups?" in Wu Xiaoping & Xu Jiexun eds., The Identity of Chinese Nation and Identify with Chinese Nation, Harbin: Heilongjiang People's Press, 2009, 114-119.

"A New Perspective on Chinese Nationalism", in Hu Chun-wei ed., Minority Ethnic Groups: A Political Element of China, Hong Kong: Center of Asian Studies, Chu Hai College, 2009, 71-92.

"Comparing American Democracy and European Democracy: Which one is More Democratic?" in Fok Tu Fui & Yuen Shang Wah eds., Future Democratic Paths, Hong Kong: Dharmasthiti Press, 2009, 163-189.

"Diplomacy: from Idealism, Realism to Constructing a New International Political Order", in Law Kam Yi & Joseph Cheng eds., 30 Years of Reform and Open Policy of China: Change and Constants, Hong Kong: City University Press, 2009, 151-166.

"The Rise of China and Theories of International Relations", in Li Si-ming, Chen Feng & Siu Yat-ming eds., Continuity and Change: Political, Economic, Social and Space Development, Hong Kong: Hong Kong Educational Publishing, 2008, 2-16.

"How does International Community see China: Embracing Chinese Opportunities, Counterbalancing Chinese Challenges?" 30 Years of Reform and Open Policy: Essays of National Education Seminar Series, Education Bureau, Hong Kong SAR Government, 2008, 226-231; (Reprinted in Politika Annual Journal 2008, Politics and Public Administration Association, Hong Kong University Students Union, 35-41).

"Chinese Non-state Actors and External Relations of China", in Joseph Y. S. Cheng & Simon Shen eds., Non-state Actors and Integration of Greater China Region, Hong Kong: Contemporary China Research Project, City University of Hong Kong, 2007, 261-278.

"The Significance of 'Soft Power' during the Rise of China: Implications towards China's Participation in International Institutions", in Chu Yun-han & Jia Qinguo eds., The Rise of China seen from the Perspective of Theories of International Relations, Taipei: Wu Nan Publishing, 2007, 169-203.

"Situation of the Korean Peninsula after September 11th and its Challenges to China's Security", in Development of Northeast Asia: Review and Prospects,, ed. Hu Chun-Hwei & Song Zhengyou, Taipei: Cheng Chung, 2003, 1-14.

"Situation of South Asia and the Chinese Security Environment", in The World and China in the 21st Century, ed. Herbert Yee et al., Beijing: Tsinghua University Press, 2003, 848-862.

"The External Relations and International Status of Hong Kong and Macau", in A Tale of Two Cities II: Political, Economic and Social Development of Hong Kong and Macau after the Chinese Resumption of Sovereignty, ed. Herbert Yee et al., Macau: Macau Social Science Society, 2003, 59-76.

"Proliferation of Nuclear and Missile Technology in Northeast Asia and South Asia: Challenges to China and the Chinese Response", in Chinese Foreign Policies in the 21st Century: Review and Prospects, ed. Joseph Cheng, Hong Kong: Cosmos Publishing, 2001, 305-339.

"From Weak-Great to Strong-Great: Review and Reflections of 50 years of Chinese Foreign Policies", in China: Fifty Years in Review, ed. Wong Yiu Chung, Hong Kong: Oxford University Press, 2000, 1-16.

"China, the United States, and the Issue of Non-Proliferation", Asian Studies 33, December 1999, 49-74.

"The Direction and Challenges of Hong Kong Mass Media in the Face of 1997's Impact", Mainland China Studies, 39:1, January 1996, 49-67.

"Chinese State Enterprises in Hong Kong and 'One Country, Two Systems'", Neibu Dontai, (Document for Internal Circulation), Center of Hong Kong and Macau Studies, Zhongshan University, February 1995.

"The External Relations and International Status of Hong Kong", Political and Economic Situation of Hong Kong in the eve of 1997 and Taiwan-Hong Kong Relations, Chu Yun-Han et al. Taipei: Ye Qian Publishing Co., 1995, 185-224.

"The Triangular Relationship among China and the two Koreas in the Post-Cold War Era", Proceedings of the Academic Conference on Modern China and Asia (Vol. II), Center of Asian Studies, Chu Hai College, Hong Kong, & Center for Modern Chinese Studies, Zhongshan University, Guangzhou, 1995, 397-415.

"Relationship between Power and Property Rights in the Present Political and Economic Transition in Mainland China", Mainland China Studies, 36, October 1993, 29-37

"An Evaluation of the theory of 'One-Country, Two-Systems'", Chinese Public Administration Review, 1:4, September 1992, 19-32.

"Sino-Soviet Relations and the Cambodian Stalemate", China and Asia, ed. Cheng J. Y. S. Hong Kong: Commercial Press, 1990, 100-124.

"Economic Freedom, Political Democracy and the Future of Reform in China", China After 40 Years, eds. Wong Y. C. et al. Hong Kong: Pai Shing, 1990, 85-104.

[with To Yiu-ming] "A Query to the Concept of 'One Country, Two Systems': a Study of the Role of Chinese Communist Politics on the Socio-economic Development of Hong Kong", Ming Pao Monthly, May 1988, 33-42.

"EU-China Relations after Brexit", in David W. F. Huang & Michael Reilly eds., The Implications of Brexit for East Asia, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018, 91-112.

"Increasing Economic Interdependence between China and ASEAN and its Implications", Journal of ASEAN Studies, 4:2, 2016, 127-141.

"China's Identity and Perceptions: Implications to Sino-European Relations", Asia-Pacific Journal of EU Studies, 13:1, August, 2015, 75-88.

"China's Strategy towards the EU: a Strategic Partner of No Strategic Significance ?" in Hungdah Su ed., Asian Countries' Strategies towards the European Union in an Inter-regionalist Context, Taipei: National Taiwan University Press, 2015, 3-32.

"China's International Strategy and its Relationship with India", in Victor F. S. Sit ed., China-India Cooperation Prospects, Singapore: Enrich Professional Publishing, 2013, 231-240.

"The Idea of East Asian Community: What can we learn from Europe?" Asia-Pacific Journal of EU Studies, 11:1, August 2013, 55-67.

"China's Naval Development and the Evolving Security Dilemma in East Asia", Comprehensive Security in Northeast Asia I: Maritime Security, KAS Journal on Contemporary Korean Affairs, 1/2013, pp. 23-41.

"Hong Kong and the World", in Lam Wai-man, Percy Luen-tim Lui & Wilson Wong eds., Contemporary Hong Kong Government and Politics, Hong Kong University Press, 2012, 349-370, Expanded Second Edition (with Ellen Lai).

"Human Rights and EU-China Relations", in Roland Vogt ed., Europe and China: Strategic Partners or Rivals?, Hong Kong University Press, 2012, 115-137.

"EU-China Relations in the Age of Globalization and Regionalization", EurAmerica, 41:1, March 2011, 181-220.

"EU-Hong Kong Relations after 1997: Continuities and Challenges", in Paulo Canelas de Castro ed., The European Union at 50: Assessing the Past, Looking Ahead, Macau: University of Macau, 2010, 397-410.

"From Diplomatic Truce to Military Confidence-Building Measures: Strategic Imperatives in Taiwan's Political Considerations during the Reconciliation Process with Beijing", in Zhang Baohui ed., Assessing Taiwan's Second Transition of Power; a Turning Point in Taiwan's Political Development, Hong Kong: Center for Asian Pacific Studies, Lingnan University, 2009, pp.167-177.

"Hong Kong and Macau in between China and the West", in Yufan Hao, C. X. George Wei & Lowell Dittmer eds., Challenges to Chinese Foreign Policy: Diplomacy, Globalization and the Next World Power, Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2009, pp. 217-235

"Chinese Nationalism and Visions for Regional Cooperation: Implications for Chinese Foreign Policies", Asian Studies, No. 57, September 2008, 59-97.

"China's Strategic Thinking: The Role of the European Union", in Richard Balme & Brian Bridges eds., Europe-Asia Relations: Building Multilateralisms, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008, 145-171.

"China's Strategic Thinking on Central Asia and the Role of Shanghai Cooperation Organization", in New Silk Road Towards Harmonious World: Security, Cooperation and Development in Central Asia, Proceedings of the First Asia-Euro International Academic Forum (Nov 2007), Hong Kong Policy Research Institute and Xian Jiaotong University, 2008, pp. 232-238; (Chinese Edition of the same book, pp. 169-174).

"Hong Kong in between China and the Great Powers: the External Relations and International Status of Hong Kong after the Chinese Resumption of Sovereignty", in Joseph Y. S. Cheng ed., The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in Its First Decade, Hong Kong: City University of Hong Kong Press, 2007, 261-304.

"The Dilemmas of China's Policies facing the North Korean Crisis", in Simon Shen ed., China and Anti-terrorism, New York: Nova Science, 2007, 133-146.

"Hong Kong and the World", in Contemporary Hong Kong Politics: Governance in the Post-1997 Era, ed. Lam Wai-man, Percy Luen-tim Lui, Wilson Wong, & Ian Holliday, Hong Kong University Press, 2007, 265-282 (with Ellen Lai).

"The Potential Flashpoint: Taiwan", in China's Nuclear Future, ed. Paul Bolt & Albert Willner, Boulder: Lynne Rienner, 2006, 143-166.

"The Changing Balance of Power in South Asia and the Chinese Security Environment: Implications for Sino-US Relations", in Return of the Dragon: US-China Relations in the 21st Century, ed. Danny Paau & Herbert Yee, Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 2005, 231-256.

"China: Visions for Regional Cooperation in East Asia", in Cooperation Experiences in Europe and Asia, ed. Hoon Jaung & Yuichi Morii, Tokyo: Shinzansha, 2004, 179-212.

"An East-West Conundrum: Hong Kong in between China and the United States after the Chinese Resumption of Sovereignty", in One Country, Two Systems in Crisis: Hong Kong's Transformation since the Handover, ed. Wong Yiu Chung, Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books, 2004, 187-208.

"Situational Dynamics of Korean Peninsula and the Chinese Security Environment", The Korean Journal of International Studies, 30:1, Spring/Summer, 2003, 99-120.

"Widening and Deepening of the EU: How does Asia view European Integration?" in Europe and Asia: Mutual Perceptions and Expectations on the Way to a New Partnership in the twenty-first Century, ed. Xuewu Gu, Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, 2002, 175-186.

"Talking in Triangles: France, Germany and Hong Kong", East-West Dialogue, Vol. VI, No. 2 & Vol. VII, No. 1, June 2002, 320-340 (with Brian Bridges).

"Complex Interdependence and Political Imperatives: the Difficult Relations among Beijing, Taipei, Hong Kong and Washington", in Hong Kong after Reunification: Problems and Perspectives, ed. Achim Güssgen, Reimund Seidelmann & Ting Wai, Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, 2000, 307-326.

"Europe, China and the Future of Hong Kong", in Europe, China and the Two SARs: Towards a New Era, ed. Miguel Santos Neves & Brian Bridges, London: Macmillan, 2000, 226-244.

"HKSAR's Relations with its Chinese Sovereign", in Hong Kong the Super Paradox: Life after Return to China, ed. James Hsiung, New York: St Martin's Press, 2000, 265-287.

Hong Kong after Reunification: Problems and Perspectives eds. Achim Güssgen, Reimund Seidelmann & Ting Wai, Book/Monograph Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, 2000, 378 pages.

"Relationship between Hong Kong and Mainland China after 1997: Theory and Practice of 'One Country, Two Systems'". 50 Jahre Volksrepublik China: eine Kritische Betrachtung, ed. Karl Hafen & Peter Muller. Frankfurt: International Gesellschaft für Menschenrechte, 1999, 61-64.

"Reform of the Nomenklatura in 1998: A Preliminary Appraisal", in China Review 1999, ed. C. C. Lau & G. Xiao, Hong Kong: Chinese University Press, 1999, 47-80.

"Sino-American Relations in the Post-Cold War Era", in China in Transition: Issues and Policies, ed. David B. Teather & Herbert S. Yee, London: Macmillan, 1999, 93-115.

The External Relations and International Status of Hong Kong, Occasional Papers/Reprints Series in Contemporary Asian Studies, no. 2, 1997 (139). Baltimore: University of Maryland School of Law, 1997, 72 pages.

"China, the United States, and the Future of Hong Kong", in Hong Kong SAR: In Pursuit of Domestic and International Order, ed. Beatrice Leung & Joseph Cheng, Hong Kong: Chinese University Press, 1997, 241-257.

"Transforming Hong Kong's Global Identity", in Hong Kong's Reunion with China: The Global Dimensions, ed. Gerald Postiglione & James Tang (with G. Postiglione & J. Tang), New York: M.E. Sharpe, 1997, 3-19.

"The Position of Small States in the European Union: the Cases of Sweden and Greece". East-West Dialogue, 2:2 (Autumn 1997), 87-106.

"Mainland China's Political Restructuring and Social Development", Issues & Studies, 32:4, April 1996, 24-45.

"Ideology and the Ethos of Reform", China Review 1994, eds. Maurice Brosseau & Lo Chi-Kin, Hong Kong: Chinese University Press, 1994, 3.1-3.21.

"China and the New International Political Order: Perceptions and Policy Orientations", Politics of Economic Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific Region, ed. K. S. Liao. Hong Kong: Chinese University, 1993, 45-65.

"China's Post-June Fourth World View in the Context of Changing East-West Relations: Implications for Hong Kong", One Culture, Many Systems: Politics in the Reunification of China, eds. D.H. McMillen & M.E. DeGolyer, Hong Kong: Chinese University Press, 1993, 249-270.

"Hong Kong's Changing Political Order and Its Relations with Taiwan", Issues and Studies, 28, August 1992, 46-72.

"The Regional and International Implications of the South China Economic Zone", Issues and Studies, 28, December 1992, 46-72.

"What Will the Basic Law Guarantee? - A Study of the Draft Basic Law from a Political and Comparative Approach", The Draft Basic Law of Hong Kong: Analyses and Documents, ed. Hungdah Chiu. Occasional papers/reprints series in Contemporary Asian Studies, no. 5, 1988 (88), Baltimore: School of Law, University of Maryland, 49-80.

"Soviet-Vietnamese Relations: China's Perspectives", Indo-China Report, 10, March 1987, Singapore (monograph).

" هوية الصين ومداركها : تضمينات العلاقات الصينية – الأوروبية ", الثقافة العالمية (Global Culture), No. 181, Jan-Feb 2016, pp. 74-85. Arabic version of "China's Identity and Perceptions : Implications to Sino-European Relations".

" فكرة جماعة شرق آسيا : ما الذي يمكن أن نتعلمه من أوروبا؟ ", الثقافة العالمية (Global Culture), No. 181, Jan-Feb 2016, pp. 140-151. Arabic version of "The Idea of East Asian Community : What Can We Learn from Europe?".

"L'Afrique et l' « ascension de la Chine » : les défis pour l'ordre politique international", Croisements : Revue Francophone de sciences humaines d’Asie de l'Est, 4, Septembre 2014, 316-328.

"L'identité nationale et la conception de 'nation building' en Chine: comment la Chine peut-elle réunir ces nombreuses minorités ethniques?", Croisements : Revue Francophone de sciences humaines d'Asie de l'Est, 2, Avril 2012, 314-324.

"Der Aufstieg Chinas und seine Auswirkunger auf Pekings Beziehungen zu den asiatischen Nachbarn" in China --- Partner oder Angstgegner?, ed. Erich G. Fritz, Oberhausen: Athena Verlag, 2006, 67-84.

"Sự trỗi dậy của Trung Quốc và trách nhiệm với thế giới: Nhìn lại và đánh giá", Nghien Cuu Trung Quoc, no. 4 (56), Thang 8, 2004, 33-40 (“China’s Rise and her Responsibility to the World: Review and Evaluation”, Chinese Studies Review, no. 4 (56), August 2004, 33-40, second part, in Vietnamese).

"Sự trỗi dậy của Trung Quốc và trách nhiệm với thế giới: Nhìn lại và đánh giá", Nghien Cuu Trung Quoc, no. 3 (55), Thang 6, 2004, 27-38 (“China’s Rise and her Responsibility to the World: Review and Evaluation”, Chinese Studies Review, no. 3 (55), June 2004, 27-38, first part, in Vietnamese).

"Komplexe Interdependenz und politische Imperative: Die schwierigen Beziehungen zwischen Beijing, Taibei, Hongkong und Washington" in Achim Güssgen, Miguel Schramm, Reimund Seidelmann & Wai Ting, Hongkong nach 1997: Take-over, Re-unification oder Neubeginn? Köln: Verlag Wissenschaft und Politik, 2002, 265-279.

"La Politique de Sécurité et la Politique Étrangère de la Chine: Problèmes et Perspectives", in Souveraineté Nationale et Mondialisation, Séminaire Francophone de l'Asie du Sud-Est, Singapour: l'Ambassade de France, 2001, 81-88.

"Les entreprises chinoises Hong Kong", Perspectives Chinoises, no. 31, Septembre-Octobre 1995, 22-27.