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Professor Lui Tai-lok, JP

Professor Lui Tai-lok, JP

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Professor Lui Tai-lok is the Chair Professor of Hong Kong Studies with the Department of Asian and Policy Studies (APS) of the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (FLASS), Director of the Academy of Hong Kong Studies, Director of the Centre for Greater China Studies, at The Education University of Hong Kong.

Prior to joining the University (the then Hong Kong Institute of Education), he was Professor at The University of Hong Kong (HKU) where he also took up the position of Associate Dean at the Faculty of Social Sciences (2010-2011) and the headship of the Department of Sociology (2011-2014). He has taught at Hong Kong City Polytechnic (1986-88) and The Chinese University of Hong Kong (1988-2009). Professor Lui obtained his B.A. and M.Phil. in Sociology at the HKU and then a Master of Philosophy and a Doctor of Philosophy from Oxford University.

Professor Lui has widely researched and published in topics including class analysis, economic sociology, urban sociology, and Hong Kong society. He also actively contributes to the Hong Kong community by serving on various committees in governmental and professional bodies as well as those related to social services over the years.

  • DPhil (University of Oxford‚ UK)
  • MPhil (University of Oxford‚ UK)
  • MPhil (The University of Hong Kong)
  • BA (1st Class) (The University of Hong Kong)
  • Class Analysis
  • Economic Sociology
  • Urban Sociology
  • Hong Kong Society

Scholarly Books, Monographs and Chapters

Tai-lok Lui, Shuo Liu (2019). The urban middle class. Ray Yep, June Wang, Thomas Johnson, Handbook on Urban Development in China (219-232). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.

Chung Yan Ip, Tai-lok Lui (2019). Hong Kong’s middle class after 1997. Tai-lok Lui, Stephen W.K. Chiu, Ray Yep, Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Hong Kong (305-323). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Tai-lok Lui, Stephen W.K. Chiu, Ray Yep (2019). Introduction: The long transition. Tai-lok Lui, Stephen W.K. Chiu, Ray Yep, Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Hong Kong (1-29). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Tai-lok Lui, Stephen W.K. Chiu, Ray Yep (2019). Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Hong Kong. Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Brian C. H. Fong and Tai-Lok Lui (Eds.) (2018). Hong Kong 20 Years after the Handover: Emerging Social and Institutional Fractures After 1997. London: Palgrave.

Lui, T.-L. (2018). Fading opportunities: Hong Kong in the context of regional integration. Brian C.H. Fong and Tai-lok Lui, Hong Kong 20 years after the handover: Emerging social and institutional fractures after 1997 (315-337). Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan.

呂大樂(2017):港式政治態度的新危機:並存而不共融的倫理秩序,羅金義,《回歸20年:香港精神的變易》,(195-209),Hong Kong,香港城市大學出版社。

Tai-lok Lui (2017). ‘Flying MPs’ and political change in a colonial setting: political reform under MacLehose’s governorship of Hong Kong. Michael Ng and John Wong, Civil Unrest and Governance in Hong Kong (76-96). London: Routledge.




Lui, Tai Lok (2014). A triply neglected city. Greg Girard & Ian Lambot (eds), City of Darkness Revisited (218-223). Lopen, UK: Watermark Publications (UK) Ltd.

Journal Publications

Tai-lok Lui (2019). Flexible and plastic national identification in Hong Kong: Its historical configuration and changes since 1997. Journal of Asian Sociology, 48(1), 71-89.

Hsu, M.H.K., Ling, M.H., Lui, T.L. (2019). Relationship between gerontological nursing education and attitudes toward older people. Nurse Education Today, 74, 85-90.

Tai-lok Lui (2017). Beneath the appearance of gentrification: Probing local complexities. International Journal of Urban and Regional research, 41, 478-486.

呂大樂(2017):尷尬的香港,仍在準備中,《21st Century 《二十一世紀》》,161,4-16。


Tai-lok Lui (2015). A missing page in the grand plan of “one country, two systems”: regional integration and its challenges to post-1997 Hong Kong. Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, 16, 396-409.


Tai-lok Lui (2015). GBCS: An Answer in Search of a Question. The Sociological Review, 63(2), 480-492.


Lui, Tai-lok (2014). Opportunities and tensions in the process of educational globalisation: the case of Hong Kong. Asia Pacific Viewpoint, 55(2), 132-143.

Conference Papers

Tai-lok Lui and Shuo Liu (2016, June). Class and the Chinese City. From Chicago to Shenzhen: ‘The City” at One Hundred, Hong Kong.

Tai-lok Lui (2016, May). “Flying MPs” and Political Changes in a Colonial Setting: Political Reform under MacLehose’s Governorship. Civil Unrest, Law and Order in Hong Kong, Hong Kong.


Lui Tai-lok (2015, June). Decolonization? What Decolonization?. Paper presented at International Conference on “Siting Postcoloniality”, Hong Kong.

Lui Tai-lok (2015, May). The Chinese Touch in the Emergence of Hong Kong as a Global City. Paper presented at International Workshop on “The Global City, Past and Present”, St. Andrews, UK.

Lui Tai-lok (2015, April). What about the Locals: Changing Class Stratification in Global Cities. City and Society International Forum, Shanghai, China.


Lui Tai-lok (2014, September). Drunken MPs, Local Protesters, and Political Changes in a Colonial Setting. International Conference on “Islands and Empires: Taiwan, Hong Kong and Ireland in Comparative Perspective, Taipei, Taiwan.

All Other Outputs

呂大樂(2017):《隨便讀》,Hong Kong,中華書局。

Lui Tai-lok, Chan Kin-man, Lee Kim-ming, Susanne Choi (2015). Social Transformations in Chinese Societies . Hong Kong Sociological Association. Hong Kong.