Hektor Yan got his BA degree from the University of Hong Kong in 1996. Then he went to Wales, UK, to study as a postgraduate at the University of Wales, Lampeter (in Welsh: Prifysgol Cymru, Llanbedr Pont Steffan) and he received his PhD in 2000. After returning to Hong Kong in 2001, he taught at the General Education Centre of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He also worked as a Research Fellow for the TDG project 'Enhancing Moral Reasoning and Moral Imagination in Ethics Education'
- Ancient and comparative philosophy
- Moral and political philosophy
- Philosophy of art
- Applied ethics
- Gateway education
- Political philosophy