1. Dr. Martin CHUNG
    "Reconciliation and Its Resentments : The Suppression of Justice and Truth Recovery in Germany, Northern Ireland, and Western Balkans"
  2. Dr. Kevin IP
    "Social Justice for the Information Age : Towards a Political Theory of Datafication"
  3. Dr. Emilie TRAN
    "HOW CHINA SPEAKS TO THE WORLD IN THE COVID-19 ERA China’s Political Communication and Mobilisation in Europe"

Dr. C. K. Martin Chung

 鍾子祺 博士

Assistant Professor

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Associate Coordinator of GIS Programme
Visiting Research Fellow, School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics, Queen's University Belfast

Research

Dr. Martin Chung is a political scientist and historian of conflict and peace in contemporary Europe and East Asia. His research interests revolve around the successes and failures of political reconciliation in different historical and relational contexts including World War II and Franco-German relations; the Holocaust and German-Jewish relations; the Rape of Nanking and Sino-Japanese relations; as well as the Troubles in Northern Ireland and Catholic-Protestant relations. His works are interdisciplinary and often comparative, researching at the intersections of politics and religion, collective memory and identity, public apologies and transitional justice. In his first monograph, Repentance for the Holocaust: Lessons from Jewish Thought for Confronting the German Past (Cornell University Press 2017), he 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, British Politics, Jahrbuch des Dubnow-Instituts and Jahrbuch für Politik und Geschichte.

 

Dr. 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).

 

Research Interests

  • Peace and Reconciliation Processes : Europe and East Asia
  • Transitional Justice
  • Religion and Politics
  • European Integration

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Publications (Peer Reviewed)

Single Author Book

C. K. Martin Chung (2017) Repentance for the Holocaust: Lessons from Jewish Thought for Confronting the German Past, Signale Series, Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press. (Review 1) (Review 2) (Review 3)

 

Co-edited Book

Annika Frieberg and C. K. Martin Chung (2017) (eds.) Reconciling with the Past: Resources and Obstacles in a Global Perspective, Abingdon, Oxon & New York: Routledge. (Recommendation 1)

 

Single Author Book Chapters

  1. C. K. Martin Chung (2022) “Secularism and Sectarianism in Christianity: The Case of Northern Ireland during the Troubles.” In Simone Raudino and Patricia Sohn (eds.): Beyond the Death of God: Religion in 21st Century International Politics. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, pp. 120-145.

  2. C. K. Martin Chung (2020) "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, pp. 164-180.

  3. C. K. Martin Chung (2019) "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, pp. 165-189.

  4. C. K. Martin Chung (2017) "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, pp. 54-68.

  5. C. K. Martin Chung (2011) "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, pp. 229-42.

  6. C. K. Martin Chung (2010) "Afterword: St. Augustine's Relevance to China Today." In Wayne Cristaudo and Dixon Wong (eds.), St. Augustine: His Relevance and Legacy. Adelaide: ATF Press, pp. 329-36.

 

Co-authored Book Chapter

C. K. Martin Chung and Annika Frieberg (2017) "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.

 

Refereed Journal Articles

  1. C. K. Martin Chung (2022) "Power-sharing and Memory-sharing in Northern Ireland: A Case Study of Healing Through Remembering during Consociational Volatility.British Politics. DOI: 10.1057/s41293-022-00209-8.

  2. C. K. Martin Chung (2021) "Facilitated Dialogue: The Political Theology of Fr Alec Reid." Glencree Journal  (Inaugural Issue: Dealing with the Legacy of Conflict in Northern Ireland through Engagement and Dialogue), 62-76. (Read PDF)

  3. C. K. Martin Chung (2021) "Twenty Years After: Statute of Limitations and the Asymmetric Burdens of Justice in Northern Ireland and Post-war Germany." Parliamentary Affairs, 74:4, 979-1004. DOI: 10.1093/pa/gsaa055.

  4. C. K. Martin Chung (2018) "Against Loveless Judging: Fritz Bauer and Transitional Justice in Postwar Germany." International Journal of Transitional Justice, Special Issue: Transitional Justice from the Margins: Intersections of Identities, Power and Human Rights, 12:1, 9-25.

  5. C. K. Martin Chung (2016) „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, 6, 115-133.

  6. C. K. Martin Chung (2015) "Repentance: The Jewish solution to the German problem", Jahrbuch des Simon-Dubnow-Instituts 2015, Vol. 14, pp. 129-155. (PDF)

  7. C. K. Martin Chung (2009) "A Study of Yue Minjun's and Edouard Manet's Executions." Chinese Cross Currents, 6:1, 68-83.

 

Book Reviews

  1. C. K. Martin Chung (2021) "Book Review: Negotiating a Settlement in Northern Ireland, 1969-2019, written by John Coakley and Jennifer Todd, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020." Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, 27:2, 246-248. DOI: 10.1080/13537113.2021.1913909.

  2. C. K. Martin Chung (2021) "Book Review: Multiple Modernities and Good Governance, edited by Thomas Meyer and José Luís de Sales Marques, London and NY: Routledge, 2018." The European Legacy, 0, 1-2. DOI: 10.1080/10848770.2021.1974694.

  3. C. K. Martin Chung (2011) "Book Review: Beatrice Leung and Sonny Lo (eds.), Casino Development and Its Impact on China's Macau SAR." Chinese Cross Currents, 8:3, 155-158.

 

Conferences and Presentations

  1. "Patriotisms, Protests and Violence: Reflecting on Northern Ireland 1968 and Hong Kong 2019" (presented at the Centre for the Study of Ethnic Conflict workshop "Patriotism, Protest Politics and Political Violence", Queen's University Belfast, 5 May 2022).

  2. "Varieties of Secularism and Sectarianism in Northern Ireland" (paper presented in the Political Studies Association Annual International Conference 2022, University of York, 11 April).
  3. “Defeating Sectarianism: Continuity and Change in Northern Ireland” (paper presented in the 2021 American Political Science Association Annual Conference, Seattle, Sept. 28, 2021).

  4. "Power-Sharing and Memory-Sharing: Executive Instability and Culture of Remembrance in Northern Ireland 1998-2011" (paper presented in the Political Studies Association Annual International Conference, Queen’s University Belfast, Mar. 31, 2021).

  5. "Transitional Justice and Truth Recovery in Northern Ireland under the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement", Research@GIS Seminar Series, 24 Sept. 2020.

  6. "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).

  7. "Comparative Peace and Reconciliation Studies", International Relations and Political Science Research Seminar Series, Autumn 2019, Queen's University Belfast, Oct. 3, 2019.

  8. "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).

  9. "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).

  10. "Religious Contributions to Political Reconciliation: Towards an Analytical Framework" (paper presented in the ISA International Conference 2017. The University of Hong Kong, June 2017).

  11. "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).

  12. "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).

  13. "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).

  14. "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).

  15. "Overcoming Self-Victimizing Nationalism in the Senkaku/Diaoyu and Oder-Neiße-Border Disputes" (paper presented at Charles Darwin University, NT, Australia, Apr. 2013).

  16. "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).

  17. "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).

  18. "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).

  19. "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).

Publications (Non-peer Reviewed)

Press and Professional Articles

  1. “Advocate and Mediator: Trailblazers in Conflict Resolution and Post-conflict Reconciliation in Europe”, Peacebuilding: A Way Out for Societies in Conflictpp. 49-53. Hong Kong. Nov. 2021.

  2. “Peacebuilding as a Way Out for Societies in Conflict: Reading John Paul Lederach for Hong Kong and China”, Peacebuilding: A Way Out for Societies in Conflictpp. 54-59. Hong Kong. Nov. 2021.

  3. "A Restorative Approach to Policing Reform: Lessons from Northern Ireland". Sunday Examiner, Hong Kong. Dec. 29, 2019 (print); Jan. 2, 2020 (online).

  4. "The Politics of Amnesty : Lessons from Northern Ireland". Sunday Examiner, Hong Kong. Sept. 7, 2019. (PDF)

  5. "The Church in Dark Times." Sunday Examiner, Hong Kong. Aug. 3, 2014.

  6. "Challenge is to bring freedom to inherited land, not expand repression." Sunday Examiner, Hong Kong. Apr. 20, 2013.

  7. "8 or 9 (an essay on the Manila Hostage Tragedy)." The Macau Observer. Sept. 2010.

  8. "如何借鑑北愛經驗紓緩政、警、民矛盾", Justice & Peace, Hong Kong. Mar. 2020.

  9. "Christian political theological debates concerning Occupy Central" (Chinese). The Macau Observer. Sept. 29, 2013.

  10. "Why I am against national education: an open letter" (Chinese). Son Pou, Macau. Aug. 31, 2012.

  11. "National Education and Love for God and Neighbor" (Chinese). The Macau Observer. Jul. 15, 2012.

  12. "On Massacre Denial Legislation" (Chinese). The Macau Observer. Jun. 3, 2012.

  13. "Repentance and Identity" (Chinese). Kung Kao Po. Hong Kong. Feb. 19, 2012.

  14. "The 'Anti-War' is not yet over" (Chinese). The Macau Observer. Jul. 3, 2011.

  15. "A Memorial and a Name: Viewing International Vengeance from Yad Vashem" (Chinese). The Macau Observer. Dec. 5, 12, 19, 2010 & Jan. 2, 2011.

  16. "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.

  17. "Press Freedom and Press Responsibility, Religious Faith and Social Justice" (Chinese). The Macau Observer. Sept. 19, 2010.

Research Grants (External)

  1. 2019-2022 PI: “The Politics of Antagonism Revisited: Assessing Northern Ireland’s Good Friday Agreement (1998-2018).” Early Career Scheme, Research Grants Council of Hong Kong, HK$455,000 (ECS 22612318).

  2. 2016 PI: „Chinesische Vergangenheitsbewältigung: Hindernisse und Ressourcen in vergleichender Perspektive.“ Publication Award, Institute of European Studies of Macau (IEEM), MOP15,000.

  3. 2014-2015 PI: "Sino-European Cultures of Remembrance." Asia-Europe Comparative Studies Research Project Grant, IEEM, MOP40,000.

Research Grants (Internal)

  1. 2018-2019 PI: “Peace Processes and Transitional Justice in Europe.” RAE Professional Development Grant, Faculty of Social Sciences, HKBU, HK$25,000.

  2. 2017 PI: “The Triumph of External Freedom? Reading the Xinhai Revolution with Thomas Mann.” Staff Development Grant, Faculty of Social Sciences, HKBU, HK$12,400.

  3. 2017 PI: “Repentance for the Holocaust: Lessons from Jewish Thought for Confronting the German Past.” Research Incentive Scheme, Faculty of Social Sciences, HKBU, HK$10,000.

  4. 2011 PI: “The Power to Heal: Ways and Obstacles to Collective Reconciliation in Eastern and Western Traditions.” Conference Grant, School of Modern Languages and Cultures, The University of Hong Kong, HK$100,000.