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Francis Mok is Assistant Professor at the Dept. of Social Sciences of The Education University of Hong Kong. Before joining EdU, he was instructor at the City University of Hong Kong for more than ten years, teaching courses on political philosophy, moral philosophy, applied ethics, and public administration. The courses he is currently teaching include Animal Rights, Environmental Justice, Values Pluralism and Cultural Diversity in Hong Kong, and Perspectives on Citizenship.

His current research interests include (i) the moral responsibility of civilian participants in political movements, (ii) the ethical issues underlying population policy in general and procreation policy in particular, and (iii) the moral foundation and policy implications of homeownership. His latest publication is a single authored book examining the moral responsibility of civilian participants in the Cultural Revolution of China. The book is published in Nov. 2019 by Routledge.

Apart from teaching and research in universities, he was regularly invited by the Education Bureau of the HKSAR to give seminars and workshops on human rights and social ethics to primary and secondary school teachers.

Research interests

  1. Moral responsibility of civilian participants in politics/political movements in totalitarian regimes.
  2. The intellectual foundations of the idea of pragmatic politics.
  3. The moral foundation of public support of homeownership.

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