Dr. CHENG Edmund (鄭煒)

Visiting address
Phone: +852 34429401

Author IDs

Willing to take PhD students: yes


Edmund W. Cheng is Associate Professor of the Department of Public Policy, Associate Director of the Centre for Public Affairs and Law, and Director of the Political Analysis Lab at the City University of Hong Kong.

His research interests include comparative politics, contentious politics, political sociology, political communication, public opinion, and research methods, focusing on the comparative study of Asia. His work has appeared in Political Communication, Political Studies, British Journal of Social Psychology, Sociological Methodology, Information, Communication & Society, Information Processing and Management, Mobilization, China Quarterly, and China Journal. He also co-edited the special issues “Revisiting the Public Sphere in 20th and 21st Century China” with Sebastian Veg in China Quarterly and “Networked Movements in Asia” with Francis Lee in Social Movement Studies.

Cheng is the Vice President of the Hong Kong Political Science Association, the Principal Investigator of the World Values Survey for Hong Kong and a Co-Editor of Social Movement Studies. He is a member of several research sections and editorial boards including ​The China Quarterly. He has obtained numerous competitive research grants from the American Political Science Association, French National Research Agency, Hong Kong Research Grants Council, Hong Kong University Grants Commission, Policy Innovation and Coordination Office, and Hong Kong Institute for Data Science.

His findings or commentaries have been cited in international and local media, including Asahi Shimbun, China Daily, Guardian, Hong Kong Economic Journal, LeMonde, MingPao, National Public Radio, Strait Times, Economist, Financial Times, South China Morning Post, Time Magazine, New York Times, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal.

He received his PhD in Government from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2015 and the Gordon White Prize in 2016.

Research Interests/Areas

  • Comparative politics
  • Contentious politics
  • Political sociology
  • Political communication
  • Public opinion
  • Research methods