Dr. CHAN Hok Yin (陳學然)

Visiting address
LI-4722
Phone: +852 34424289

Author IDs

Qualifications/Experiences

BA, MPhil, PhD CITYU
PGDE CUHK

Biography

Hok Yin Chan(陳學然), Ph.D. in Modern intellectual History of Chinese, is currently Associate Professor of City University of Hong Kong.  His research activities focus on intellectual history of Republic China, with emphasis on Zhang Tai Yan, Gu Jie Gang, Neo-Confucianism and May Fourth Movement as well as Cold War Hong Kong in recent years. He is the Co-editor of Chinese Culture: Connectivity, Globality, and Modernity, (Book Series) published by Springer. His newly academic book is To Build a New China: Zhang Taiyan and the May Fourth Generation (Shanghai People’s Publishing House 2019) In 2015, he won the Hong Kong Book Prize with his book May Fourth in Hong Kong: Colonialism, Nationalism and Localism (Hong Kong: Chung Hwa Book Company, 2014). He co-edited the Special Issue of The Cold War and Decolonization in East Asia with Chih-yu Shih and Tze Ki Hon and the issue waspublished by Asian Perspective (Johns Hopkins University) in 2020 Spring.

Teaching

Currently, Dr. Chan teaches and monitors the following subjects as a course leader:

  • Topics in Chinese Literature , for undergraduate students
  • Great Works of Chinese Literature, History & Philosophy, for postgraduate students
  • Essential Concepts in Chinese Culture , for postgraduate students

Research Interests/Areas

Dr. Chan’s research activities focus on intellectual history of late imperial China, with particular emphasis on Zhang Tai Yan, Gu Jie Gang and Neo-Confucianism as well as May Fourth Movement in recent years.

Prizes/Honours

  • The May Fourth Movement through the Lens of Hong Kong (2019) /《家國之間:五四在香港百年回望
    • The Best 2019 Commercial Press Book List.
    • Enter Final Lists:
      • Hong Kong Book Prize 2020  (https://app4.rthk.hk/culture/13thbookprize/polling.php)
      •  HK Digital Advertising Start-ups×Publishing (Writers) Promotion Support Scheme (https://www.digiad.hk/pf/we-make-noise-company-limited/)
    • Hong Kong Publishing Biennial Awards 2021 (第三屆香港出版雙年獎:社會科學出版獎/ https://www.hkpba.org/award_2021/3) 
  • To Build a New China: Zhang Taiyan and the May Fourth Generation (2019) / 《再造中華:章太炎與五四的一代》
    •  “Top Ten Excellent Books Published by The Shanghai People’s Publishing House” in 2019’s Shanghai Book Fair
    • “Humanities and Social Sciences of Chinese Innovative Book List” held by Wenhui Scholars, Paper Republic and The Paper in June 2019
    • Shanghai Book Fair: Good Books Recommended by Ten Shanghai Celebrities held by “ChungHua DuShu Bao” on 14th August 2019
  • May Fourth in Hong Kong—The Context, Nationalism and Local Consciousness (2014) /《五四在香港:殖民情境,民族主義與本土意識》
    • Hong Kong Book Prize (2015) 「第八屆香港書獎」    (https://app4.rthk.hk/culture/8thbookprize/final_list.php)
  • Organize international workshops , conferences and lectures to promote learning of East Asian history; Supported by One Asia Foundation Research Grant 2013-2014(JPY5,600,000); 2015-2016(JPY4,000,000; USD4,800); 2018-2019 (USD30,000)(http://cah.cityu.edu.hk/~oneasia/http://cah.cityu.edu.hk/event/HopesandFears/ )  
  • The matching grant (allocated amount: $197,775 HKD ) is funded by University Grants Committee.(HKSAR) [FO. Ref:64406Matching Grants / UGC Sixth Matching Grant Scheme]

Services outside CityU

 

  • External Examiner,The Education University of Hong Kong (2020-2025) [香港教育大學校外評審(2020-2025)
  • Adviser, Centre of National History Education (Hong Kong), 2020-[國史教育中心顧問 (2020-)]
  • Committee Member, The Curriculum Development Council (CDC) and The Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority (HKEAA) Committee on Chinese History. (2019-2021) [課程發展議會及香港考試及評核局中國歷史科委員 (2019-2021)]
  • Assessment Panel for the Competitive Research Funding Schemes for the Local Self-financing Degree Sector, The Research Grants Council, University Grants Committee. (2015-2018) [獲香港研究資助局(The Research Grants Council)委任為自資學位界別競逐研究資助計劃評審委員會委員(2015-2018)]
  • Assessment Panel, Monitoring & Assessment Sub-group , Competitive Research Funding Schemes for the Local Self-financing Degree Sector, Research Grant Council. (2015-) [研究資助局自資學位界別競逐研究資助計劃評審委員會轄下監察與評估小組評審員 (2015-)]
  • The Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority (HKEAA), HKDSE Chinese Literature Subject Committee Member, Vice Chairman. (2018-2021) [香港考試及評核局香港中學文憑中國文學科科目委員會委員,副主席 (2018-2021)]
  • External Examiner, Hong Kong College of Technology (2015-) [香港專業進修學校校外評審 (2015-2020)
  • Journal external reviewer, Chinese Studies (Taiwan), Cultural Studies (Taiwan), Thought And Words (Hong Kong), Journal of Chinese Literary Studies (Hong Kong), Twenty First Century (Hong Kong), New Asia Journal, (Hong Kong), Journal of the History of Ideas in East Asia (Taiwan) , Nations and Nationalism (The London School of Economics and Political Science) [期刊評審,《漢學研究》(台灣)、《文化評論》(台灣)、《思與言》(台灣)、《文學論衡》(香港)、《二十一世紀》(香港)、《新亞學報》(香港)、《東亞觀念史研究》(台灣), Nations and Nationalism (The London School of Economics and Political Science)]

 

Editor or Editorial Membership

  • Co-editor, Chinese Culture: Connectivity, Globality, and Modernity, (Book Series) published by Springer (one of the four largest publishers in the world). 2019- Present