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Dr CHENG, Edmund Wai
鄭煒
BSocSc CUHK, MSc & PhD, LSE
 
Associate Professor
Edmund W. Cheng received his PhD in Government from the London School of Economics in 2015 and taught previously at Hong Kong Baptist University.  His research interests include contentious politics, political sociology, public opinion survey, Hong Kong politics and Global China. He has recently co-edited An Epoch of Social Movements (Chinese University Press, 2018) and The Umbrella Movement: Civil Resistance and Contentious Space in Hong Kong (Amsterdam University Press, 2019). His research has been supported by the Hong Kong Research Grants Council, Central Policy Unit, and French National Research Agency. He has served on the boards of a number of academic journals, professional associations, and non-profit organizations. He won the Gordon White Prize from The China Quarterly in 2016 and is the principal investigator of Hong Kong for the World Values Survey since 2017.

 
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Office: YEUNG-B7313
Phone: +852 3442 9401
Fax: +852 3442 0413
Email: ew.cheng@cityu.edu.hk
Web: CV/Personal Website
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Recent Grants
  • Comparing State-Diaspora Relations: The Evolving Role of Chinese Hometown Associations in East and Southeast Asia, General Research Fund, Hong Kong Research Grants Council, HK$ 875,920. 2019-2021, PI.
  • Silence Amidst Voice: An Ethnography of Everyday Politics in Hong Kong, Early Career Scheme, Hong Kong Research Grants Council, HK$ 737,000, 2018-2020, PI.
  • China’s Alternative Public Sphere in the 20th Century, Tremplin-ERC Fund, French National Research Agency, EU$ 99, 997, 2017-2019, Co-PI.
  • An Empirical Study of Social and Political Trust in Post-Occupy Hong Kong, General Research Fund, Hong Kong Research Grants Council, HK$ 974, 988. 2016-2018, P1.
  • World Values Survey Wave 7: Generating Data for Trust Maintenance, Repair, and Better Governance in Hong Kong, Public Policy Research Fund, Central Policy Unit, HK$ 1,025,243, 2016-2018, PI.
  • Principal Investigator, The Dynamics of Activism in Post-handover Hong Kong: An Interactive Approach, Faculty Development Scheme, Hong Kong Research Grants Council, HK$ 451, 545, 2014-2016, PI.

Selected Publications

Ma, Ngok and Edmund W. Cheng. eds. The Umbrella Movement: Civil Resistance and Contentious Space in Hong Kong. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, hardcover 2019, paperback 2020, 358pp.

鄭煒、袁瑋熙編:《社運年代:香港抗爭政治的軌跡》。香港:中文大學出版社。336 頁.

Cheng, Edmund W. and Samson Yuen. 2020. “Memory in Movement: Collective Identity and Memory Contestation in the Tiananmen Vigils.” Mobilization 25.1 (2020).

Cheng, Edmund W. 2020. “United Front Work and the Mechanisms of Counter-Mobilization in Hong Kong.” The China Journal. 83 (2019).

Yuen, Samson and Edmund W. Cheng. “Neither Repression nor Concession? A Regime’s Attrition against Mass Protests.” Political Studies. 65.3 (2017): 611-630.

Cheng, Edmund W. and Wai-yin Chan. “Explaining Spontaneous Occupation: Antecedents, Contingencies and Spaces in the Umbrella Movement.” Social Movement Studies 16.2 (2017): 222-239.

Cheng, Edmund W. “Street Politics in a Hybrid Regime: The Diffusion of Political Activism in Post-colonial Hong Kong.” The China Quarterly 226 (2016): 383-406.