Prof. ZANG Xiaowei (臧小偉)

BA Xiamen University, China
MA University of California, Berkeley
PhD University of California, Berkeley

Visiting address
Phone: +852 34428993

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Professor Xiaowei Zang was Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at City University of Hong Kong. He was Professor of Chinese Studies and Head of the School of East Asian Studies at the University of Sheffield in the UK before joining CityU in August 2013. He has studied ethnicity and elite behaviour in China and has produced more than 120 research outputs including five authored books, 14 edited volumes, and many research papers in referred journals. His current research interests include governance in China and crime trends and patterns of recidivism in Hong Kong.

Research Interests/Areas

  • Ethnicity in China
  • Elite Behaviour and Governance in China
  • Recidivism in Hong Kong
  • Age and predictions of crime in Hong Kong


  • Chinese Society
  • Chinese Politics
  • Research Methods
  • Sociological Theory


Professional Engagement

  • Adjunct Professor, Department of China Studies, Xian Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China
  • International Advisory Panel member, Asia Research Centre, Murdoch University, Australia
  • External Advisor, MSC program on Contemporary China Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK
  • Book Series Editor, Routledge Studies on Ethnicity in Asia