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Jason Cong LIN is an Assistant Professor in the Department of International Education at the Education University of Hong Kong. He holds a PhD from the University of Hong Kong, and was a Fulbright Scholar at Harvard University. He is the author of National Education in Hong Kong in the New Era (Palgrave Macmillan, 2025), and Multiculturalism, Chinese Identity, and Education: Who Are We? (Routledge, 2022). His research has been published in well-regarded journals, such as Journal of Contemporary ChinaDaedalusGlobalisation, Societies and EducationEducational Philosophy and Theory, and Asia Pacific Education Review.

Jason’s research has received grants and awards from governments and institutions around the world. These include the Spencer Foundation, Fulbright Scholarship program, Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia, Comparative & International Education Society, Korean Association for Multicultural Education, the Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research, the Hong Kong Research Grants Council, and the Ministry of Education. His works focus on incorporating intercultural knowledge, skills, and values in education; providing minority and Global South perspectives on educational issues; and working with schools and policy-makers to improve education for all students.

Jason is the secretary/treasurer of the AERA Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism and Education SIG, an Assistant Editor of the Brill Research Perspectives in Philosophy of Education Series, and an Associate Editor of the Cogent Social Sciences and Journal of Modern Educational Research. He is also on the editorial board for British Educational Research Journal, Compare, Humanities & Social Sciences Communications, Multicultural Education Review,and The Curriculum Journal.

Research interests

Comparative and international education
Philosophy of education
Civic/moral/multicultural education
Politics of education

Professional information

Scopus ID: 57841527400

ORCID: 0000-0001-6971-0375

ResearcherID: A-6411-2022

Teaching Interests

  • The Sustainable Development Goals and Education
  • Life Education and Whole-person Development
  • Ideals and Reality: Urban Environments
  • Truth and Falsity: Critical Thinking
  • Life Coaching Through Sports
  • Faith and Reason
  • Morality and the Good Life: A Comparative Perspective

External Appointments

Secretary/treasurer: AERA Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism and Education SIG

Assistant Editor: Brill Research Perspectives in Philosophy of Education Series

Associate Editor: Cogent Social Sciences

Associate Editor: Journal of Modern Educational Research

Editorial Board Member: British Educational Research Journal

Editorial Board Member: Humanities & Social Sciences Communications

Editorial Board Member: Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education

Editorial Board Member: The Curriculum Journal

New Scholar Board Member: Multicultural Education Review

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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