Benson Wong

Curriculum Vitae

Wai-kwok Benson Wong



B.Soc.Sci. (Hons) HKBU; M.Phil. HKUST; P.C.Ed., Ph.D. HKU


Academic Positions


Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Policy and Administration, The Hong Kong Institute of Education


Assistant Professor, Department of Journalism and Communication, Chu Hai College of Higher Education



Research Experience

Nov 2008-Mar 2009

Co-investigator, Public Engagement Program, The Professional Commons.

Mar-Aug 2007

Postdoctoral Fellow, Taiwan Foundation for Democracy, Taipei, Taiwan

Sep 2006-Feb 2007

Receipt of the Contemporary China Fellowship, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan

Sept 2004-May 2006

Researcher, History Genre Project, jointly organized by Centre for Advancement of Chinese Language Education and Research (CACLER), Support Centre for Teachers using Chinese as the Medium of Instruction (CMI Centre), Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong


Co-investigator, Hong Kong Transition Project, headquartered at the Hong Kong Baptist University and collaborated with the University of Macau, and the University of Waterloo, Canada.



Refereed Articles

(2005, Fall). “Teacher Participation and Democratization: A Comparative Study of Hong Kong and Taiwan”, Journal of Comparative Asian Development, 4(2).

(2005, January-February). “The 2004 Legislative Council Elections in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region”, Chinese Law and Government, 38(1) (with Lo Shiu Hing, Yu Wing Yat and Kwong Kam Kwan. My authorship was 25%).

(2004, September-October). “Localization in the 2004 Presidential Election Campaign in Taiwan: An Iconographic Approach”, China Perspectives, 55.

(2004, Juillet-Août). «L’identité insulaire dans la campagne présidentielle taiwanaise de 2004», Perspectives Chinoises, 84.

(2003, July). “People’s Power in Power? Hong Kong’s Political Development and the July Rally”, Online Journal of the Australian Association of East Asian Studies, 2(1) (

(1997, May). “Can Co-optation win over the Hong Kong People?’ China’s United Front Work in Hong Kong since 1984”, Issues & Studies, 33(5).

Refereed Book Chapters

(2009). “Media and Politics”, in Joseph Cheng and Law Kam-yee ed., New Theories of Political Science, Vol. 2. Hong Kong: City University of Hong Kong Press (in Chinese), .

(2006). “Mainlandization versus Democratization: An Iconographic Analysis of the Election Campaigns”, in Kuan Hsin-chi and Wong Ka-ying ed., The 2004 Legislative Council Election in Hong Kong. Hong Kong: The Chinese University Press, 241-273.

(2005). “Teacher Professionalism in Macau: Dilemmas and Prospects”, in Development of Human Resources and the Policy Protection.  Macau: Center of Macau Studies, The University of Macau, 233-246 (in Chinese).


Research Grant


“Reconstructing the China Identity: A Study of China Study Trips for Students in Hong Kong”, funded by HKIEd Internal Research Grant; HK$198,500; Principal Investigator.

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