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Dr. Brian C.H. Fong is a comparative political scientist based in Hong Kong.

Dr. Fong is currently Associate Professor and FoundingAssociate Director of The Academy of Hong Kong Studies at The Education University of Hong Kong. Prior to joining the University (the then Hong Kong Institute of Education), he was previously Lecturer in the Division of Social Sciences of the City University of Hong Kong (2007 to 2013) and Executive Officer of the HKSAR Government (2001 to 2007).

Dr. Fong’s research interests include great-power competition, democratization, identity politics, territorial autonomies,and public governance. Dr. Fong has produced more than 65 publications including a number of articles in top SSCI journals such asDemocratization, Nations and Nationalism,Communist and Post-Communist Studies, International Public Management Journal,International Review of Administrative Sciences, China Quarterly, Modern China and Asian Survey. He has passionately promoted Hong Kong Studies, China Studies and Comparative Political Studies, serving as the founding editor of Hong Kong Studies Reader Series, associate editor of Social Transformation in Chinese Societies, and first-editor of several comparative politics books (including the forthcoming China’s Influence and the Centre-periphery Tug of War in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Indo-Pacific and Routledge Handbook of Comparative Territorial Autonomies).Over the years, Dr. Fong successfully got numerous competitive project grants totaling USD 660,000, including the award of 2019 “Humanities and Social Sciences Prestigious Fellowship” by the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong for his project titled “Comparative Territorial Autonomies: Exploring A New Comparative Politics Dataset”.

Dr. Fong is a public intellectual. He is an active commentator for various international media and a regular columnist in The Diplomat. He is also very active in community services, founding and leading several civil society organizations.

方志恒博士是植根於香港的比較政治學者。

方博士現職香港教育大學(教大)香港研究學院副總監及副教授。加入教大(前身香港教育學院)前,方博士曾任香港城市大學專上學院社會科學部講師(2007-2013)及香港政府任行政主任(2001-2007)。

方博士研究範疇包括大國競爭、民主化、身份政治、地域自治和公共管治。他出版的著作多達六十多部,包括於多份SSCI國際學術期刊發表論文,例如《民主化》、《民族和民族主義》、《共產及後共產主義研究》、《國際公共管理期刊》、《國際行政科學評論》、《中國季刊》、《近代中國》和《亞洲調查》等等。方博士一直致力於推動香港研究、中國研究及比較政治研究,他分別擔任《香港研究讀本系列》的創始編輯、《華人社會變遷》的副總編輯和多本比較政治編著的首席編輯(包括即將出版的《中國影響與中心邊陲之爭:香港、台灣及印太》《羅德里奇‘比較自治政體’手冊》)。方博士歷年來成功取得的研究項目經費多達550萬港元,包括在2019年獲香港研究資助局「人文學及社會科學傑出學者計劃」撥款,進行名為〈比較自治政體:探索新的比較政治數據集〉的研究項目。

方博士是公共知識份子。他經常於國際媒體發表卓見,也是《外交家雜誌》的專欄作者;同時熱心參與社會服務,創辦和領導多個民間團體。

Research interests

  • Great-Power Competition
  • Democratization
  • Identity Politics
  • Territorial Autonomies
  • Public Governance

Teaching Interests

  • Comparative Politics
  • International Relations
  • Global Studies
  • Asian Studies
  • China Studies

External Appointments

  • Part-time Member, Central Policy Unit of HKSAR Government (From January 2011 to December 2012).
  • Member, The Secretary for Transport and Housing’s Youth Focus Group (From October 2013 to June 2017).
  • Member, Subsidised Housing Committee of Housing Authority (From April 2014 to April 2018).

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