Dr. Kelvin Cheung Chi-kin

Dr. Kelvin Cheung Chi-kin is an Assistant Professor and Programme Leader of Master of Social Science Education in Greater China Studies [MSocScEd(GCS)] 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 studied international politics at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom, and obtained his PhD in Politics from the University of Manchester, England. Before joining the Department, Dr. Cheung was a postdoctoral research fellow at the British Inter-University China Centre.

Dr. Cheung research interests include political culture and non-Western IR theory with reference to the rise of China, and the sociology of knowledge and its manifestations in the Asian century. His current research is a project addressing tradition and modernity in China and the implications for China’s post-socialist modernization process, focusing particularly on the revival of Confucianism in contemporary Chinese political culture. Dr. Cheung other research interests examine how Chinese traditional perspectives contribute to theoretical pluralism in the development of IR theory.


  • PhD (The University of Manchester‚ UK)
  • MScEcon (University of Wales‚ Aberystwyth‚ UK)
  • BBA (The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology)


  • Chinese Nationalism
  • Political Confucianism
  • Non-Western IR Theory
  • Child Poverty
  • Educational Inequality


  • SSC2103 International Politics and Law
  • SSC0199 Globalization: Concepts and Debates
  • SSC6153 Political Economy of Greater China
  • GCS3005 Regional Cooperation in Greater China: Challenges and Issues
  • CUM3002 Comparative Curriculum and Pedagogy Studies
  • GCS2001 Understanding Greater China: History‚ Politics and Change
  • SSC6179 The Rise of Greater China in the Global Context
  • SSC6158 Experiencing Greater China: Field Visits
  • POS2002 China's Rise and Globalized World
  • SSC6181 Thesis Writing and Research Thesis on Greater China Studies
  • GCS6020 Directed Studies


Scholarly Books, Monographs and Chapters:

Cheung, K.C.K. (2015). Bridging the Cultural Gap across the Taiwan Strait-Lung Ying-tai and the Case of the Magazine Freezing Point. In P.I. Crookes and J. Knoerich (Eds.), Cross-Taiwan Strait Relations in the Era of Technological Change: Security, Economic and Cultural Dimensions (pp. 164-177). New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Cheung, K.C.K. (2012). Appropriating Confucianism: Soft Power, Primordial Sentiment, and Authoritarianism. In L.V. Nedilsky, S.K. Cheung and J.T.H. Lee (Eds.), China's Rise to Power: Conceptions of State Governance (pp. 31-48). New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Cheung, K.C.K. (2008). Modernity, History, and the Negotiation of Chinese Identity: Revisiting the Liberals/New Left Debate. In S. Guo and B.G. Guo (Eds.), China in Search of a Harmonious Society (pp. 163-184). Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Journal Articles:

Cheung, K.C.K. and Chou, K.L. (2017). Child poverty among Hong Kong ethnic minorities. Social Indicators Research, DOI: 10.1007/s11205-017-1599-z.

Cheung, K.C.K. and Chou, K.L. (2016). Working poor in Hong Kong. Social Indicators Research, 129: 317. DOI: 10.1007/s11205-015-1104-5.

Cheung, K.C.K. (2015). Child poverty in Hong Kong single-parent families. Child Indicators Research, 8(3), 517-536. DOI: 10.1007/s12187-014-9256-4.

Cheung, K.C.K. (2014). China's rise and the international politics of East Asia: The development of Chinese IR theory. China: an International Journal, 12(2), 31-45.

Chou, K.L., Cheung, K.C.K., Lau, M.K.W. and Sin, T.C.H. (2014). Trend in child poverty in Hong Kong immigrant families. Social Indicators Research, 117(3), 811-825. DOI: 10.1007/s11205-013-0365-0.

Chou, K.L. and Cheung, K.C.K. (2013). Family friendly policies in the workplace and their effect on work-life conflicts in Hong Kong. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 24(20), 3872-3885.

Cheung, K.C.K. (2012). Away from socialism, towards Chinese characteristics: Confucianism and the futures of Chinese Nationalism. China Information, 26(2), 205-218.