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Publications by SSHD Scholars


Writing as Meaning-Making: A Systemic Functional Linguistic Approach to EFL Writing (2022)

《中國傳統婚姻與兩性的現代哲思》 (2022)

Authored by:  Dr Andrew Hung Tsz-wan

This book investigates the modern transformation of traditional Chinese marriage and gender culture with an interdisciplinary approach. It also makes a modern philosophical reflection on traditional culture in face of certain modern marriage and gender issues. 
Sustainable Development Goal 3 (2021)

Sustainable Development Goal 3 (2021)
Health and Well-being of Ageing in Hong Kong

Co-authored by: Dr Ben Fong, Dr Vincent Law, Dr Tiffany Leung, Dr Man-fung Lo, Mr Tommy Ng, Ms Hilary Yee

This book looks at several critical health issues related to ageing. The elderly, particularly those with low socio-economic status, rely more on acute-centric care rather than primary care. This book suggests that secondary care service may only be effective to a limited extent as a healthcare measure and an optimum healthcare system should be one that focuses on primary care. The authors put forth a compelling argument for disease prevention and screening schemes and explain how they are more cost-effective and beneficial to society and the system. This thoughtful book will provide beneficial insights into the relationship of ageing and Sustainable Development Goals in the context of health and wellness for policymakers and healthcare professionals.


《中國人的家庭智慧》  (2021)

Authored by: Dr Andrew Hung

This book investigates the transformation of Chinese family culture from traditional to modern based on a cross-disciplinary approach. It also explores certain modern family issues with a modern philosophical reflection on traditional family culture.
Primary Care Revisited : Interdisciplinary Perspectives for a New Era (2020)

Primary Care Revisited : Interdisciplinary Perspectives for a New Era (2020)

Co-edited by: Dr Ben Fong, Dr Vincent Law, Prof Albert Lee

Co-edited by Dr Ben Fong, Associate Division Head of SEHS, Dr Vincent Law, Senior Lecturer, and another scholar, this book provides practitioners and scholars with a comprehensive overview of the current knowledge and delivery models of healthcare in community settings.

從救濟到融合──香港政府的「中國難民政策」(1945-1980) (2020)

Authored by: Dr Benny Wong

This book, authored by Dr Benny Wong, Lecturer, is adapted from his master thesis. It studies the “refugees” escaping from mainland China to Hong Kong between the end of the Japanese Occupation and the early 1980s and the Hong Kong government’s policy on these“refugees” so as to demonstrate various factors affecting the historical development of Hong Kong and the shaping process of Hong Kong people’s ethnic identity recognition.
廿一世紀初的香港故事 (2020)

青年「奴」工:廿一世紀初的香港故事 (2020)

Edited by:  Dr Lee Chun-wing

This book, edited by Dr Lee Chun-wing, Lecturer of the Division of Social Sciences, Humanities and Design, interviews Hong Kong young people working in different sectors to investigate their challenges. In recent years, the public has become more aware of different aspects of society. However, little attention has been paid to the working conditions of young people. The editor hopes this book could raise public awareness of this issue.
Good Health and Wellbeing- Re-Calibrating the SDG Agenda (2019)

SDG3 - Good Health and Wellbeing: Re-Calibrating the SDG Agenda (2019)

Co-authored by: Dr Stephanie W. Lee, Dr Tamara Savelyeva, Dr Hartley Banack

Sustainable Development Goal 3 (SDG3) supplements the 2030 UN Agenda by inspiring implementation concerning global health and wellbeing. This book, co-edited by Dr Stephanie Lee, Senior Lecturer and Associate Division Head of the Division of Social Sciences, Humanities and Design, together with two scholars, serves as a representative resource for readers wishing to further explore the scope of research, developments, and interventions relating to SDG3.
Egyptian Men and Women—Politically Incorrect Observations on the Middle East

Egyptian Men and Women—Politically Incorrect Observations on the Middle East (2019)

Authored by: Dr Alicia Lie

This book, authored by Dr Alicia Lie, Lecturer, chronicles the adventures of the author in Egypt in the first section, discusses social and religious issues in the second and third parts, and ends with a critique of cultural relativism in the last section.
Governance Wisdom of Daxue. Annotations to Daxue and Zhongyong...

Governance Wisdom of Daxue, Annotations to Daxue and Zhongyong, Management Wisdom of Zhongyong, and Annotations to Lunyu (2015-2019)

Authored by: Dr Vincent Law

Dr Vincent Law started to write the “Innovation from Ancient Thoughts Series” in 2015 which aims at applying ancient Chinese wisdom to the contemporary world. The Chinese book series include “Governance Wisdom of Daxue”, “Annotations to Daxue and Zhongyong”, “Management Wisdom of Zhongyong” and “Annotations to Lunyu”. For details, please click here.
Labor and Class Identities in Hong Kong (2016)

Labor and Class Identities in Hong Kong (2016)

Authored by: Dr Lee Chun-wing

This book aims to give an updated understanding of class inequality in Hong Kong, and explore the two sociological theories of Individualisation and Reflexive Modernisation.  The author conducted more than 50 in-depth interviews and demonstrated how the impact of classes can be found in the interviewees’ education and work experience, as well as political attitudes.
足球王國 – 戰後初期的香港足球 (2015)

足球王國 – 戰後初期的香港足球 (2015)

Authored by: Dr Lee Chun-wing

This book analyses the development of Hong Kong football from the 1950s to 1970s by taking into account the political factors in the Cold War period.  It also explores the interplay between national identity and local identity manifested through football in Hong Kong.

Journal Papers 

Selected Papers in International Journals 

Year of Publication

Academic Staff

Journal Paper

2023 Prof. Roger Chan

Zhou, C., Chan, R.C.K., & Zhang, X. (2023). District government as a policy entrepreneur: Understanding policy experimentation in China’s Wujin District. Journal of Urban Affairs

Bhatta, K. D., & Chan, R.C.K. (2023). Ecotourism, Environmental Impacts and Sustainability in the Himalayan Settlements: Study of Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest) National Park, Nepal. Himalayan Journal of Applied Science and Engineering4(1), 15.
Prof. Roger Chan Zhou, Changchang & Chan, Roger. (2022). State-scalar politics of rural land reform in China: The case of Wujin district. Land Use Policy. 114. 105940.
Dr Vincent Law,
Dr Ben Fong
Fong, B. Y., Yee, H. H., NG, T. K., & Law, V. T. (2022). The use of technology for online learning among older adults in Hong Kong. International Review of Education.
Law, V. T., Yee, H. H., Ng, T. K., & Fong, B. Y. (2022). Transition from traditional to online learning in Hong Kong tertiary educational institutions during COVID-19 pandemic. Technology, Knowledge and Learning.
2021 Prof. Roger Chan Luo, Y. & Chan, R.C.K. (2021). Gendered digital entrepreneurship in gendered coworking spaces: Evidence from Shenzhen, China. Cities.
Mai, X., Zhuan, C. & Chan, R.C.K. (2021). The nexus between (re)production of space and economic resilience: An analysis of Chinese cities. Habitat International, 109, 102326.
Dr Robbie Ho Ho, R., Au, W.T. (2021.) Differentiating busking from begging: A psychological approach. PLoS ONE. 16(2).
2020 Prof. Roger Chan Luo, Y.L. & Chan, R.C.K. (2020). Production of Coworking Spaces: Evidence from Shenzhen, China. Geoforum, 110, 97-105.
Mai, X. & Chan, R.C.K. (2020). Detecting the intellectual pathway of resilience thinking in urban and regional studies: A critical reflection on resilience literature. Growth and Change, 51, 876-889.
Dr Robbie Ho
Ho, R., & Au, W.T. (2020). Scale Development for Environmental Perception of Public Space. Frontiers in Psychology, 11, 3172.
Dr Ben Fong,
Dr Vincent Law
Fong, B.Y.F., Wong, M.C.S., Law, V.T.S., Lo, M.F., Ng, T.K.C., Yee, H.H.L., Leung, T.C.H., Ho, P.W.T. (2020), “Relationships between Physical and Social Behavioural Changes and the Mental Status of Homebound Residents in Hong Kong during the COVID-19 Pandemic”, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17, 6653.
2019 Prof. Roger Chan Mai, X., Zhan, C. & Chan, R.C.K. (2019). Which Sectors Really Matter for a Resilient Chinese Economy? A Structural Decomposition Analysis. Sustainability, 11(22), 6333.
2018 Prof. Roger Chan Chan, R.C.K. & Huang, D. (2018). On Land Finance in Urban China: Theory and Practice. Habitat International, 75, 96-104.
Dr Lee Chun-wing Lee, C. W. (2018). PRC v. Hong Kong: politics and identity from the Cold War years to the twenty-first century. Soccer and Society, 19(5), 858-874.
2017 Prof. Roger Chan Sun, Y., Lin, J. & Chan, R.C.K. (2017). Pseudo use value and output legitimacy of local growth coalitions in China: A case study of the Liede redevelopment project in Guangzhou. Cities, 61, 9-16.
2016 Prof. Roger Chan Chan, R.C.K. & Li, L. (2016). Entrepreneurial city and the restructuring of urban space in Shanghai Expo. Urban Geography, 38(5), 666-686.
Sun, Y. & Chan, R.C.K. (2016). Planning discourses, local state commitment, and the making of a new state space (NSS) for China: Evidence from regional strategic development plans in the Pearl River Delta. Urban Studies, 54(14), 3281-3298.
2015 Mr Patrick Chan Chan, K. C. P. (2015). A Collaborative Design Curriculum for Reviving Sheet Metal Handicraft. International Journal of Art and Design Education, 34(3), 369-377.