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Chinese Name: 莊璟珉

Variants: Chong, E., Chong, K. M., Chong, E. K. M.

Dr. Eric Chong is an Assistant Professor of the Department of Social Sciences, Head of Resource Centre for Interdisciplinary and Liberal Studies, and Center Research Fellow of the Centre for Governance and Citizenship at the EdUHK. He is also the Associate Porgramme Leader of a taught Master programme of Global & Hong Kong Studies, Programme Leader of Professional Development Programme on Enhancing Curriculum Planning and Teaching of Life and Society in Junior Secondary Curriculum, social sciences subject representative of PGDE(P) General Studies, Field Experience Coordinator of PGDE(P) General Studies, as well as Internship Coordinator of B.Soc.Sc. (Global & Environmental Studies).

He obtained his B.Soc.Sc. (1996) and MPhil (1998) in Government and Public Administration from the CUHK. Then, he studied for an MBA (Public Service) at the University of Birmingham, U.K. in 2001. He obtained his PGDE in Liberal Studies at the HKU in 2007. He completed a part-time PhD in Education (2013) at the University of York, U.K., under the supervision of Prof. Ian Davies, with a focus on citizenship education. His thesis is about Hong Kong secondary school teachers’ perceptions of national identity and National Education. Previously he worked as Senior Research Assistant, Curriculum Developer, Teaching Fellow II, Senior Teaching Fellow, and Lecturer at the HKIEd. Once he worked at the Curriculum Development Institute, Education Bureau, Hong Kong SAR Government.

His career focuses on citizenship education, Liberal Studies, and General Studies at Hong Kong schools. He is now expanding his expertise into citizenship education in China and Macau, as well as Macao politics. His teaching and research interests are citizenship education, national identity, and politics of Hong Kong and Macao. He is also interested in school-based partnership projects on topics of Liberal Studies, General Studies, and Civic Education. He is now working on two papers on Chinese student civic values and attitudes. He is also involved in both pre-service and in-service teachers’ training. He serves the community as a scout leader during his free time.

Research interests

Citizenship Education, national identity, politics in Hong Kong SAR and Macao SAR.

Professional information

Scopus ID: 37261019000

Education/Academic qualification

Government & Public Administration, M.Phil, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Government & Public Administration, B.Soc.Sci., Chinese University of Hong Kong

Liberal Studies, PGDE, The University of Hong Kong

Citizenship education, PhD, University of York

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Hong Kong Social Sciences
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national identity Social Sciences
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Research Outputs 2006 2019

Hong Kong
international recognition
balance of power
education curriculum
Hong Kong

Doing educational research in Chinese societies: Hong Kong SAR & China

ZHANG, Y-H., PENG, H., CHEUNG, H. W. C., CHONG, K. M. E. & CHOW, C. F. P., May 2019, In : Asian Education and Development Studies.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

educational research
Hong Kong
action research

A review of contemporary Chinese nationalism: Theories, features and facets

CHONG, K. M. E., 2018, Reimagining nation and nationalism in multicultural East Asia. KIM, S. & LEE, H-W. (eds.). Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, p. 105-122

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter