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Mr Tommy Kwan Chung-yin

Mr Tommy Kwan Chung-yin

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Tommy Chung-yin Kwan is a Lecturer with the Department of Asian and Policy Studies (APS) of the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (FLASS) at The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK). He is also a PhD candidate in the Department of Politics and International Studies at SOAS, University of London, currently focusing on the relationship between political parties and social movements in Taiwan. He used to be a Resident Fellow at University of Tübingen in Germany, and a visiting associate at the Academia Sinica in Taiwan. He received his MSc in Politics of China from SOAS, University of London.

Mr. Kwan is also a writer in Hong Kong and a regular contributor of Ming Pao. He comments on Hong Kong and Taiwan’s political and cultural scenes. His recent books Learnings from Solitude and Old World in a New Day (both published by the China Times Publishing) are anthology of essays.

  • MSc in Politics of China (SOAS, University of London)
  • BSSc (Hons) in Governance and Public Administration (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
  • Taiwan and Hong Kong Politics
  • Contentious Politics
  • Party Politics
  • Candidate Selection
  • Comparative Politics
  • Politics in Greater China

Scholarly Books, Monographs and Chapters:

Fell, D. & Kwan, C.Y. (2020), Chapter 7: The Relationship between Mainstream and Movement Parties in Taiwan, in Civil Society and the State in Democratic East Asia: Between Entanglement and Contention in Post-High Growth, Amsterdam University Press.

Kwan, C.Y. (Forthcoming), Chapter 10: Taiwan in Hong Kong: A Case Study in Public Diplomacy, in Forty years without Recognition: Taiwan’s international politics, 1979-2019, Routledge.

Book Review:

Kwan, C.Y. (2020). Book Review: Challenging Beijing’s Mandate of Heaven: Taiwan’s Sunflower Movement and Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement. Ming-sho, Ho. Temple University Press. China Information.

Kwan, C. (2019). Book review: Parties, Movements and Democracy in the Developing World. Party Politics. 26(1), 87–87.

Kwan, C.Y. (2019). Book Review: An Epoch of Social Movements, ed. Edmund W. Cheng, Samson Yuen, Chinese University Press. China Information. 33(1), 110–111.

Kwan, C. Y. (2017). Book Review: Hong Kong’s Indigenous Democracy: Origins, Evolution and Contentions Sonny Shiu-Hing Lo Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015 xi+ 186 pp.£ 63.00 ISBN 978-1-137-39713-3. The China Quarterly, 231, 828-830.

Non-Academic Publications:

《醒來的世界》Old World in a New Day (2020), 時報出版社China Times Publishing, ISBN: 9789571380681

《孤獨課》Learnings from Solitude (2019), 時報出版社China Times Publishing, ISBN: 9789571380681 ; 理想國出版社 The Imaginist, ISBN: 9787559821935