Research Projects

The Department of Asian and Policy Studies (APS) research and development work emphasizes academic rigor, professional relevance and social relevance. The Department fosters multi-disciplinary research to expand the scope of disciplines, enrich research capacity and deliver a more comprehensive approach to promote advance knowledge transfer for professional improvement and policy formulation. The projects we engage in, contributes to educational development to the community and the profession.

The Department’s faculties have been recognized for their scholarship with the award of various competitive peer reviewed grants, including grants from the Research Grants Council; General Research Fund; Public Policy Research Grant and Strategic Public Policy Research Grant (Hong Kong); Australian Research Council (Discovery & Linkage Grant Scheme); National Natural Science Foundation of China; Ministry of Education Academic Research Grants Scheme (Singapore); Central Policy Unit Research Grants (Hong Kong); and the Rockefeller Foundation (New York), among others.

PROJECT INVESTIGATOR /
COORDINATOR
PROJECT TITLEFUNDING SOURCE
  • Dr. CHAN, Lih-shing
    A Panel Study on Media Effects on Hong Kong Youth's Political Participation (Jun 2015-Mar 2017)
    Central Policy Unit: Public Policy Research Scheme
    (HKD 667,176)
  • Dr. CHEUNG, Chi-kin Kelvin
    Poverty of Ethnic Minority Children in Hong Kong (2014-2015)
    Central Policy Unit: Public Policy Research Scheme
    (HKD 322,414)
  • Dr. CHEUNG, Chi-kin Kelvin
    Educational Investment, Family Process, Parental Expectation and the Connection Between Poverty and Educational Inequality (2015-2017)
    RGC: Early Career Scheme
    (HKD 659,408)
  • Dr. CHEUNG, Chi-kin Kelvin
    Enhancing Executive Functioning in Children Living in Low-income Families: Cantonese Opera and Social-emotional Learning Intervention
    RGC: General Research Fund
  • Prof. CHOU Kee-lee
    Promotion of Volunteerism among Hong Kong Retirees: An Intervention Study (Jan 2017-Jun 2018)
    Central Policy Unit: Public Policy Research Scheme (HKD 712,307)
  • Prof. CHOU, Kee-lee
    Combating In-work Poverty (2015-2017)
    RGC: General Research Fund
    (HKD 968,000)
  • Prof. CHOU, Kee-lee
    How to Increase the Demand for Annuity in Hong Kong: A Study of Middle-aged Adults (2015-2016)
    Central Policy Unit: Public Policy Research Scheme
    (HKD 767,917)
  • Prof. CHOU, Kee-lee
    Poverty in Old Age: New Measurement (2015)
    RGC: Humanities and Social Sciences Prestigious Fellowship Scheme
    (HKD 920,000)
  • Prof. CHOU, Kee-lee
    Universalism or Means-tested Benefits for Children and Single Mothers (2014-2016)
    RGC: General Research Fund
    (HKD 1,592,500)
  • Prof. CHOU, Kee-lee
    Creating an Adequate and Equalizing but Affordable Retirement Protection System in Hong Kong (2012-2017)
    RGC: Strategic Public Policy Research Fund
    (HKD 3,250,000)
  • Prof. CHOU, Kee-lee
    Investment Pattern and Performance of Mandatory Provident Fund Scheme Members: A Historical Administrative Record Analysis (Jan 2017-Dec 2017)
    Central Policy Unit: Public Policy Research Scheme (HKD 336,390)
  • Prof. CHOU, Kee-lee
    The Effects of Old-Age Public Transfer on Older People: The Case of Social Pensions in Hong Kong
    RGC: General Research Fund
  • Dr. FONG, Chi-hang Brian
    Application of Open Budget Survey Methodology: A Comparative Study of Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan (Jan 2016-Jun 2018)
    RGC: Early Career Scheme
    (HKD 442,700)
  • Dr. HE, Jingwei Alex
    The Chinese Healthcare Reform in Provincial Perspective: A Comparative Study of Fujian and Shanxi (2013-2014)
    RGC: Early Career Scheme
    (HKD 399,000)
  • Dr. HE, Jingwei Alex
    Public Attitudes towards Social Policy in Urban China: Sub-national Variation, Local Welfare Regimes and Implications for Policy Reforms (Jan 2017-Dec 2018)
    RGC: General Research Fund
    (HKD 620,000)