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    Cheng Wai Edmund


      School of Arts and Social Sciences




    CHENG Wai, Edmund






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    A0726, The School of Arts and Social Sciences

    The Open University of Hong Kong

    30 Good Shepherd Street, Homantin, Kowloon, Hong Kong

    Tel: 27685741

    Fax: 23913184



    Education and Qualifications:

    PhD Candidate, London School of Economics and Political Science

    MSc, London School of Economics and Political Science

    BSSc, Chinese University of Hong Kong

    Course Coordination/ Instruction:

    POLS A211/C

    Government and Politics of Hong Kong

    POLS A221F

    Introductory Comparative Politics

    POLS A321F

    Contemporary Chinese Politics

    POLS A328F

    Comparative Democratization

    POLS A329F

    Political Analysis


    CAHT A803F
    Heritage and Tourism
    CAHT A813F
    Principles and Practices in Conservation: An Asian Perspective
    Research Interest:     

    Contentious politics, civil society theories, development studies, heritage and identity, local politics, urban ethnography

    Research Grant:     
    2014-16  Principal Investigator, “Dynamics of Activism in Postcolonial Hong Kong: An Interactive Approach.” Faculty Development Scheme, Hong Kong Research Grants Council, Ref. UGC/FDS16/H06/14, HKD 451,545.
    2014-16 Co-Investigator, “Trust as an Institutional Form for Mobilizing Voluntarism in Heritage Conservation" General Research Fund, Hong Kong Research Grants Council, Ref. 14407314, HKD 546,800. (PI: Prof. Shu-yun Ma)

    2012-15  PI, “Civil Society vis-à-vis Political Society in Changing Polity.” Research and Development Grant, Open University of Hong Kong, Ref: 2012/2.3, HKD 137,000.

    2009-11 PI, “Voluntary Sector in Heritage Conservation in Penang.” Research and Development Grant, Open University of Hong Kong, Ref: 2009/2.4, HKD 55,000.

    2008-10 Co-I, “Civil Society and Heritage Conservation in Hong Kong.” Direct Research Grant, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Ref: 2022922, HKD 65,000.

    2008-10 Co-I, “A Bilingual Glossary for New Secondary School Liberal Studies Module 4 Globalization.” Curriculum Development Grant, Hong Kong Education Bureau, Ref: EDB/CDI/NSS/LS/TR0905M4, HKD 148,500. (PI: Dr. Charles Kwong)

    2008-10 Co-I, “Bilingual Teaching Plans for New Secondary School Liberal Studies Module 4 Globalization.” Curriculum Development Grant, Hong Kong Education Bureau, Ref: EDB/CDI/NSS/LS/TR0509M4, HKD 181,400. (PI: Dr. Charles Kwong)


    Selected Publications

    Journal Articles

    Edmund W. Cheng. 2014. Managing Migrant Contention: Land Appropriation, Grassroots Agency and Regulated Space in Shenzhen. China Perspectives 98 (2014/2): 18-26.

    ———, Anthony H.F. Li and Shu-yun Ma. 2014.Resistance, Engagement and Heritage Conservation by Voluntary Sector: the Case of Penang in Malaysia. Modern Asian Studies 48(3): 617-644. 

    ———, and Shu-yun Ma. 2009. “Heritage Conservation through Private Donation.” International Journal of Heritage Studies 15(6): 511-528.

    Conference Papers

    Edmund W. Cheng. 2014. “The Robustness of Adaptive Governance: Exploring Grassroots Politics in Shenzhen and Shenyang.” Paper presented at the 2nd biannual conference of the New European Research on Contemporary China, Beijing, China, 2-4 July 2014.

    ———. 2014. “Ritualistic Protest and Perpetual Struggle in Postcolonial Hong Kong.” Paper presented at the 64th annual conference of the Political Studies Association, Manchester, United Kingdom, 14-16 April 2014.

    ———, and Raymond W. K. Lau. 2012. Making and Recognizing Monuments in Hong Kong: A Realist-Discourse-Theoretic Approach.” Paper presented at the inaugural conference of the Association of Critical Heritage Studies, Gothenburg, Sweden, 5-8 June 2012.

    Occasional and Review Essays
    Edmund W. Cheng. Forthcoming. “Why Penang Enjoys a Robust Civil Society?” Penang Monthly 10(14).
    ———. 2014. “Hong Kong Descends into Political Limbo.” Blog of the British Political Studies Association, 22 September 2014.
    ———. 2014. “Les vicissitudes de la politique contestataire dans le Hong Kong postcolonial.” Hong Kong prend le large, Critique 807-808: 711-725.

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