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Dr. Chan Wai Yin 陳慧燕博士

PhD (Cultural Studies), Lingnan; MCS (Cultural Studies) (Distinction), Lingnan; MPhil (Government and Public Administration), CUHK; BSSc (Government and Public Administration), CUHK
Assistant Professor
School of Arts and Social Sciences


Dr. CHAN Wai Yin joined the School of Arts and Social Sciences, HKMU in 2022. She received her PhD in Cultural Studies and Master of Cultural Studies (Distinction) from Lingnan University, MPhil and BSSc in Government and Public Administration from The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Teaching Areas & Research Interests

  • Social inequality
  • Sociology, culture and politics of health
  • Community life and development

Academic & Professional Experience

  • 2022-Present: Co-I, "Health status and behaviour of residents of sub-divided flats in Hong Kong", commissioned by Caritas Community Development Service
  • 2019-2021: PI, "Liveability in rural Sai Kung", commissioned by Sai Kung District Community Centre

Selected Publications

Book Chapters

  • Chan, Wai Yin, and Cheng, Wai Edmund (2020). State-society relations in Hong Kong and Macau: A historical institutionalist approach. In Meng U Ieong (ed.), Macau 20 Years after the handover: Changes and challenges under “one country, two systems” (pp.121-134). Abingdon, Oxon; New York: Routledge.
  • 陳慧燕(2017)。「雨傘運動的聚散:突發、自主和碎片」。載於鄭煒編,《社運年代:香港抗爭政治的軌跡》。香港:香港中文大學出版社。
  • Ng, Kai-Hon, Wong, Wai-Ho., Lee, Ka-Kiu, Wong, Hung, Ng, Sai-Leung. Lee, Wai-Ying, Leng, Woo, and Chan, Wai Yin (2011). The Pattern of Urban Life in Hong Kong: A District Level Community Study of Sham Shui Po. A consultant report submitted to the Central Policy Unit, HKSAR Government.
  • 陳慧燕(2010)。「禁煙.販酒」。載於許寶強編,《重寫我城的歷史故事》(第113-125頁)。香港:香港牛津出版社。

Journal Articles

  • Cheng, Wai Edmund, and Chan, Wai Yin (2017). Explaining spontaneous occupation: Antecedents, contingencies and spaces in the Umbrella Movement. Social Movement Studies, 16(2), 222–239. doi:
  • Chan, Wai Yin, and Ma, Shu Yun (2009). The making of a Chinese head of the WHO: A study of the media discourse on Margaret Chan’s contest for the WHO Director-Generalship and its implications for the collective memory of SARS. International Journal of Health Services, 39(3), 587–614. doi:
  • Chan, Wai Yin, and Ma, Shu Yun (2004). Heritage perservation and sustainability of China’s Development, Sustainable Development, 12, 15–31. doi:
  • Ma, Shu Yun, and Chan, Wai Yin (2003). The provision of public goods by a local entrepreneurial state: The case of perservation of the Nanyue relics in China. Journal of Development Studies, 40(1), 119–141. doi:

Selected Professional & Community Services

  • Member, Public and Social Policy Research Centre, School of Arts and Social Sciences,HKMU
  • Journal Reviewer: Government and Opposition; Social Movement Studies; Journal of Contemporary Asia; Sustainable Development; Hong Kong Journal of Social Work
  • Board of Directors, Grassroots Cultural Hub

Modified Date: 03 Oct, 2022
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