Institution:Hong Kong Baptist University
Edmund W. Cheng (PhD, London School of Economics) is Assistant Professor in Comparative Politics and Deputy Director of Centre for Comparative Governance and Policy Research at Hong Kong Baptist University. His research interests include authoritarian politics, contentious politics, political trust, public sphere and urban governance with a focus on China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Malaysia. He has published in China Quarterly, Development and Change, Political Studies, Social Movement Studies and Modern Asian Studies as well as co-edited An Epoch of Social Movements: The Trajectory of Contentious Politics in Hong Kong (Chinese University Press, 2018) and The Umbrella Movement: Civil Resistance and Contentious Space in Hong Kong (Amsterdam University Press, 2018). He is the Principal Investigator of World Values Survey in Hong Kong and has served on the boards of several learned societies devoted to heritage conservation and literary appreciation. He received the 2016 Gordon White Prize for the most original article published in The China Quarterly.