Dr. LEE Siu-yau


Associate Professor




Office    AAB1117


Research Interests :

Immigration, policy feedback, intergroup relations, social policy, Hong Kong, China

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Publications (Peer Reviewed)

Please visit Dr. Lee’s personal website for updates on his research: https://sites.google.com/site/siuyaulee/


Lee, Siu-yau, Samson Yuen, Nick H.K. Or, Edmund W. Cheng, and Ricci P.H. Yue (2022). “COVID-19 vulnerability, policy feedback, and support for immigration: Evidence from Asia.” British Journal of Social Psychology 61,4: 1124-1143.


Lee, Siu-yau, John Chi-Kin Lee, and Bess Yin Hung Lam (2022). “Does renaming improve public attitudes toward vocational education and training in higher education? Evidence from survey experiment.” Education & Training 64,3: 347-359.


Lee, Siu-yau and Kee-lee Chou (2020). “How nation building backfires: Beliefs about group malleability and anti-Chinese attitudes in Hong Kong.” Political Psychology 41, 5: 923-944.


Lee, Siu-yau (2020). “Explaining Chinese identification in Hong Kong: The role of implicit beliefs about group malleability.” Ethnic and Racial Studies 43, 2: 371-389.


Lee, Siu-yau and Kee-lee Chou (2019). “Assessing the relative contribution of social exclusion, income-poverty, and financial strain on depressive symptoms among older people in Hong Kong.” Aging and Mental Health 23, 11: 1487-1495.


Lee, Siu-yau, Kee-lee Chou, Wai-Sum Chan, and Hans van Kippersluis (2019). “Consumer preferences and demand for annuities: Evidence from Hong Kong.” Journal of Aging and Social Policy 31, 2: 170-188.


Lee, Siu-yau and Kee-lee Chou (2018), “Attitudes toward new immigrants from mainland China in Hong Kong.” Asian and Pacific Migration Journal 27, 3: 273-298.


Chou, Kee-lee and Siu-yau Lee (2018). “Superimpose material deprivation study on poverty old age people in Hong Kong study.” Social Indicators Research 139, 3: 1015-1036.


Lee, Siu-yau, Lina Vyas and Kee-Lee Chou (2017). “Welcoming immigrants with similar occupational interests: Experimental survey evidence from Hong Kong.” Political Studies 65, 2: 391-412.


Vyas, Lina, Siu-yau Lee and Kee-Lee Chou (2017). “Utilization of family friendly policies in Hong Kong.”  The International Journal of Human Resource Management 28, 20: 2893-2915.


Lee, Siu-yau (2016). “Surviving online censorship in China: Three satirical tactics and their impact.” The China Quarterly 228: 1061-1080. 


Lee, Siu-yau and Kee-Lee Chou (2016). “Trends in elderly poverty in Hong Kong: A decomposition analysis.” Social Indicators Research 129,2: 551–564.


Lee, Siu-yau (2016). “Profit seeking and intergroup conflict: a case study of the private health care sector in Hong Kong.” Asian Survey 56:2.


Lee, Siu-yau, Isabella F.S. Ng and Kee-Lee Chou (2016). “Exclusionary attitudes towards allocation of welfare benefits to new immigrants in Hong Kong”. Asian and Pacific Migration Journal 25, 1: 41-61.


Lee, Siu-yau (2016). “Massification without equalisation: the politics of higher education, graduate employment and social mobility in Hong Kong”. Journal of Education and Work 29, 1: 13-31.


Ng, Isabella F., Siu-yau Lee, Winky K.F. Wong, and Kee-lee Chou (2015). “Effects of perceived discrimination on the quality of life among new mainland Chinese immigrants to Hong Kong – a longitudinal study.” Social Indicators Research 120: 817-834.


Lee, Siu-yau (2014) “Defining correctness: the tale of the Contemporary Chinese Dictionary.” Modern China 40, 4: 426 - 450.


Lee, Siu-yau and Yim-fong Yu (2012). “Homeownership and political legitimacy: a case study of Hong Kong and Singapore.” Politics 32,1: 52-64.


Book Chapters:

Lee, Siu-yau (2017). “The Pandora ’s Box of neoliberalism: Housing reforms in China and South Korea,” in Toby Carroll and Darryl S.L. Jarvis (eds.), Asia after the Developmental State: Disembedding Autonomy (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press), pp. 261-277.


Lee, Siu-yau and Yang Dong (2016). “Language management/ policy,” in Ali Farazmand (ed.), Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance (Cham, Switzerland: Springer).


Lee, Siu-yau (2015). “The perception of higher education as a public good: The case of Hong Kong,” in Christopher Collins and Deane Neubauer (eds.), Redefining Asian Pacific Higher Education in Dynamic Global Contexts (New York: Palgrave Pivot), pp. 8-23.

Research Grants

  1. Jan 2022 – Jul 2023 PI: “Public support for social inclusion policies,” Public Policy Research Fund (PPR 2021.A5.096.21) (HK$ 523,250).
  2. Jan 2021 – Dec 2023 PI: “High-skilled migration policies of Chinese cities: Variation and explanations,” 2021-23, Research Grants Council General Research Fund (GRF 18610120) (HK$ 477,144).
  3. Jan 2020 – June 2022 PI: “Immigration policies and attitudes toward highly skilled immigrants in Hong Kong,” Research Grants Council General Research Fund (GRF 18605319) (HK$ 457,340).
  4. Jan 2019 – Dec 2021 Co-I: “The effects of Old-Age Public Transfer on Older People: The Case of Social Pensions in Hong Kong,” Research Grants Council General Research Fund (GRF 18612718) (HK$ 1,658,960).
  5. Jan 2016 – Mar 2018 PI: “Nation Building, Beliefs about Group Malleability and Inter-group Relations in Hong Kong,” Research Grants Council Early Career Scheme (ECS 28608715) (HK$ 417,500).
  6. Apr 2016 – Jul 2017 Co-PI: “Vocational Education and Training for Youth Development,” Bauhinia Foundation Research Centre (HKD 654,718).

Research projects

  1. “Attitudes toward highly skilled immigrants in Hong Kong”
  2. “Public support for social inclusion policies”
  3. “High-skilled migration policies of Chinese cities: Variation and explanations”