Professor Peter Cheung holds a bachelor’s degree in social science (1st class Honours) from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, a master of arts degree from Indiana University, Bloomington, and a PhD in political science from the University of Washington, Seattle.
Prior to joining EdUHK, Professor Cheung taught at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and The University of Hong Kong (HKU), where he served as the Head and Director of the Master of Public Administration Programme in the Department of Politics and Public Administration. He was a Fellow of the Centre for Civil Society and Governance and the Centre of Urban Studies and Urban Planning at HKU, and the founding convener of the China Area of Inquiry of the Common Core Curriculum.
Professor Cheung received a Universitas 21 Fellowship from HKU and served as a visiting scholar at the Center for Chinese Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA, in 1999. He was a Fellow and a Freeman Fellow at the Salzburg Global Seminar, Austria, in 2004 and 2005, respectively. He has also held visiting professorships and offered academic seminars at leading Chinese and overseas universities. Professor Cheung has extensive experience in providing consultancy service and training to senior management in the public sector. He was formerly a consultant, part-time member, and Research and Planning Director (on secondment) of the Central Policy Unit of the HKSAR Government.
Professor Cheung’s research interests focus on the changing relations between mainland China and Hong Kong, cross-boundary cooperation between Hong Kong and Guangdong province, and the politics of the policy process in Greater China. His teaching interests include public policy and public administration in Hong Kong, regional development in southern China, and politics and governance in China.