Edmund W. Cheng is an Associate Professor of the Department of Public Policy, an Associate Director of Centre for Public Affairs and Law, and the Director of the Political Analysis Lab at the City University of Hong Kong.
His research interests include comparative politics, political sociology, political communication, research methods, Hong Kong politics, and Global China. His work has appeared in China Quarterly, China Journal, Information, Communication & Society, International Political Science Review, Political Studies, Mobilization, Sociological Methodology, among others. He co-edited with Samson Yuen An Epoch of Social Movements (Chinese University Press, 2018) and with Ma Ngok The Umbrella Movement: Civil Resistance and Contentious Space in Hong Kong (Amsterdam University Press, 2019). He also co-edited the special issues with Sebastian Veg “Revisiting the Public Sphere in 20th and 21st Century China” in China Quarterly and with Francis Lee “Organizing without Organizations: Networked Movements in Asia” in Social Movement Studies.
Winner of the Gordon White Prize, Cheng is also the Vice President of Hong Kong Political Science Association and Principal Investigator of the World Values Survey in Hong Kong. He has obtained 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.
Cheng’s findings or commentaries have been cited in international and local media, including Asahi Shimbun, National Public Radio, Guardian, LeMonde, MingPao, Strait Times, 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.