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Dr. CHAN Kwok Hong Raymond (陳國康博士)

PhD Sociology (Essex)
MA Social Service Planning (Essex)
M Online Ed (USQ)
Grad Cert Open & Distance Learning (USQ)
HonDipSW (HKBU)
Cert Psychotherapeutic (Derby)
RSW, Hong Kong Social Workers Registration Board

Associate Professor, Department of Applied Social Sciences

Director, Communication and Public Relations Office

Contact Information

Office:  CYC-4138 / AC1-Y7307
Phone: 34422909 / 34429737
Fax: 34420337
Email: r.chan@cityu.edu.hk

Research Interests

  • Social Risk and Social Policy
  • Life course social policy
  • Comparative Social Policy in East Asia
  • Labor Policy
  • Family Changes and Policy

Books (selected)



Research Grant

  • The Implication of Gendered Care, Intergenerational Contract and Care Risk to the Development of Caring Regime, Ministry of Science & Technology, ROC, Aug 2016 - Now, Wang, L-R, Chan, R.K.H. .
  • Inter-generational Conflict and Welfare Attitude: A Comparison of Hong Kong and Taiwan, College Research Grant, National Taiwan University College of Social Sciences, 2015 - Now, RKH Chan, LR Wang (NTU).
  • Life Course Transition Risks and Management: A Study of Individuals Born between 1960 to 1984 in Hong Kong, Strategic Research Grant, CityUHK, 2014 - 2015, RKH Chan (PI).
  • Double Burden of Care - comparative study of Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong, Japan Soc for the Promotion of Science & Yokohama N'tl U., 2013 - Now, Soma Naoko, Junko Yamashita, Kate Wang, Raymond Chan.


Publication Show All Publications Show Prominent Publications


Journal

  • Chan, R K H. (Oct 2016). From transitional to permanent uncertainty: middle-aged workers’ employability in Hong Kong. Asian Social Work and Policy Review. 10/3. 358 - 374. doi:10.1111/aswp.12104
  • Chan, RKH. , Duan, R. & Cheung, CK. (Dec 2015). Life-course, Individualization and Risk: The Social Policy Response 生命歷程、個體化及風險:社會政策的回應. Social Policy & Social Work 社會政策與社會工作學刊. 19/2. 1 - 30.
  • Wang, Y. & Chan, R K H. (Nov 2015). Autonomous and Control: the Dilemma of Minban Education Reform in China. International Journal of Educational Development. 45. 89 - 97. doi:10.1016/j.ijedudev.2015.09.010
  • Lin, Ka. & Chan, R K H. (Nov 2015). Repositioning three models of social policy with reference to East Asian welfare systems. International Social Work. 58/6. 831 - 839. doi:10.1177/0020872813503857
  • Chan, R K H. & Wang, L R. (Oct 2015). Life Aspirations: Their Impact on Family and Work Conflict and Life Satisfaction in Hong Kong and Taiwan. Asian Social Work and Policy Review. 9/3. 307 - 325. doi:10.1111/aswp.12070
  • Chan, R K H. (2015). Changing Life Courses and Risks in East Asian Societies. Korean Journal of Sociology. 49/3. 75-96 .
  • Oishi, A. , Chan, R K H. , Wang, L R. & Kim, J. (2015). Do Part-time Jobs Mitigate Workers' Work-Family Conflict and Enhance Wellbeing? New Evidence from Four East-Asian Societies. Social Indicators Research. 121/1. 5 - 25. doi:10.1007/s11205-014-0624-8
  • Chan, R K H. (2014). Crossing the ‘Border’: Migration under the One Country – Two Systems. Social Policy Review (CASS). 5. 37 - 57.
  • Cheung, C K. , Chan, R K H. & Ho, W C. (2014). Feeling Close to Fellow Citizens in Hong Kong, Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand. Social Indicators Research. 119/1. 25 - 48. doi:10.1007/s11205-013-0483-8
  • Chan, RKH. , Duan, R. & Cheung, CK. (2014). Individualization and Life-course Tasks Plan: implications on social policy arrangement. Twenty-first Century. 146. 81 - 96.
  • Cheung, C K. , Wang, L L R. & Chan, R K H. (2013). Differential Impacts of Stressors on Sense of Belonging. Social Indicators Research. 113/1. 277 - 297.
  • Chan, R K H. & Ho, W C. (2013). From passive assistance to capacity building: Assessing the Child Development Fund in Hong Kong. Asia-Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development. 23/2. 134 - 142.
  • Chan, R K H. & Behling, F. (2013). Senior Employment: Current Condition, Challenges and Prospects. Journal of State and Society. 14. 1 - 54.
  • Chan, R K H. & Chan, C K C. (2013). Shifting boundary between work and welfare – A review of Active Labour Market Policies in Hong Kong. Journal of Asian Public Policy. 6/1. 26 - 41.
  • Chan, R K H. & Wang, Y. (2013). The Quest for Legitimacy in a Transitional Economy: A Comparison of Private Hospitals in China and Vietnam. Journal of Comparative Asian Development. 12/1. 60 - 83.
  • Chan, R K H. (2013). The welfare-work nexus in East Asia – A comparison of contexts, paths and directions. Journal of Asian Public Policy. 6/1. 99 - 113.
  • Chan, R K H. (2012). Competence Trust, Reflexivity and Risk Management in Hong Kong. Asian Journal of Political Science. 20/3. 267 - 283.
  • Hu, K. & Chan, R K H. (2012). Social Capital and Civic Engagement in Urban China. International Journal of Social Quality. 2/2. 24 - 42.
  • Chan, R K H. , Soma, N. & Yamashita, J. (2011). Care Regimes and Responses: the East Asian Experiences Compared. Journal of Comparative Social Welfare. 27/2. 175 - 186.
  • Chan, R K H. (2011). Patterns and Paths of Care Regimes for Children and Elderly in Hong Kong. Journal of Comparative Social Welfare. 27/2. 155 - 164.
  • Chan, R K H. & Hu, K. (2011). Primary Health Services Utilization and Inequality: The Emerging Symbiotic Public/Private Model in Hong Kong. Journal of Public and Private Healthcare Management and Economics. 1/4. 1 - 13.
  • Chan, R K H. (2011). The Politics of Health Finance Reform in Hong Kong. International Journal of Public and Private Healthcare Management and Economics. 1/2. 17 - 25.
  • Chan, R K H. & Hayashi, K. (2010). Gender Roles and Help-Seeking Behaviour: Promoting Professional Help among Japanese Men. Journal of Social Work. 10/3. 243 - 262.
  • Cheung, C K. & Chan, R K H. (2010). Social Capital as Exchange: its Contribution to Morale. Social Indicators Research. 96/2. 205 - 227.
  • Chan, R K H. (2009). Risk Discourse and Politics: Restructuring Welfare in Hong Kong. Critical Social Policy. 29/1. 24 - 52.
  • Chan, R K H. (2009). New Social Risks and Changing Directions in Asian Family Policy. Journal of Asian Public Policy. 2/3. 310 - 314.
  • Chan, R K H. (2009). Risk, Individualization and Family: Managing the Family in Hong Kong. Journal of Asian Public Policy. 2/3. 355 - 368.
  • Chan, R K H. (2009). Self-Help Groups for Men in Hong Kong: Experiences and Prospects. International Social Work. 52/3. 343 - 356.
  • Cheung, C K. & Chan, R K H. (2008). Facilitating Achievement by Social Capital in Japan. Journal of Socio-economics,. 37/6. 2261 - 2277.
  • Chan, R K H. (2008). Risk, Reflexivity and Sub-politics Environmental Politics in Hong Kong. Asian Journal of Political Science. 16/3. 260 - 275.
  • Chan, R K H. (2007). Social Quality in Hong Kong: Whose agenda? Which priorities?. National Taiwan University Social Work Review. 15. 39 - 88.
  • Chan, R K H. (2006). Community Economic Development: Applications and Limitations in Hong Kong. International Social Work. 49/4. 483 - 493.
  • Chan, R K H. (2006). Risk and its Management in Post-Financial Crisis Hong Kong. Social Policy & Administration. 40/2. 215 - 229.
  • Chan, R K H. (2004). An Overview: Themed Section on Globalisation and Welfare Systems in Asia. Social Policy & Society. 3/3. 253 - 258.
  • Chan, R K H. (2004). Globalisation, Unemployment and the Welfare Regimes in Hong Kong. Social Policy & Society. 3/3. 273 - 282.
  • Chan, R K H. , Cheung, C K. & Peng, I. (2004). Social Capital and its Relevance to the Japanese-Model Welfare Society. International Journal of Social Welfare. 13/4. 315 - 324.
  • Chan, R K H. (2003). Balancing Social and Economic Development in Korea – Flexible Labor Market Reforms and Productive Welfare. Journal of Comparative Asian Development. 1/2. 1 - 31.
  • Chan, R K H. (2003). The Sustainability of Asian Welfare Systems after the Financial Crisis: Reflections on the Case of Hong Kong. Asian Journal of Social Sciences. 31/2. 172 - 198.
  • Lai, J C L. & Chan, R K H. (2002). The Effects of Job-Search Motives and Coping on Psychological Health and Reemployment: A Study with Unemployed Hong Kong Chinese. International Journal of Human Resource Management. 13/3. 465 - 483.
  • Moha Asri, A. & Chan, R K H. (2000). The Effects of Job-Search Motives and Coping on Psychological Health and Reemployment: A Study with Unemployed Hong Kong Chinese. Asian Profile. 28/6. 471 - 485.
  • Chan, R K H. (1999). Taiwan’s Policy Towards Foreign Workers. Journal of Contemporary Asia. 29/3. 383 - 400.

Book

  • Chan, R. K H. , Zinn, J. O. & Wang, L R. (Jan 2016). (Eds.) New Life-Courses, Social Risks and Social Policy in East Asia. Abingdon:  Routledge. 978-1-315-77290-5.
  • Chan, R K H. , Wang, L R. & Zinn, J O. (2014). (Eds.) Social Issues and Policies in Asia: Family, Ageing and Work. Newcastle upon Tyne:  Cambridge Scholars Publisher. 978-1443859523.
  • Chan, R K H. , Takahashi, M. & Wang, L L R. (2010). (Eds.) Risk and Public Policy in East Asia. Farnham:  Ashgate. 978-0-7546-7895-3.
  • Chan, R K H. , Ngan, R M H. & Leung, K H. (2002). (Eds.) Development in Southeast Asia: Review & Prospects. Aldershot:  Ashgate. 978-0754618171.
  • Kwok, J K F. , Chan, R K H. & Chan, W T. (2002). Self-Help Organizations of People with Disabilities in Asia. Westport, CT:  Praeger. 978-0865693203.
  • Chan, R K H. & Moha Asri, A. (1999). Foreign Labor in Asia: Issues and Challenges. New York, NY:  Nova Sciences. 978-1560727149.
  • Chan, R K H. (1996). Welfare in Newly-Industrialised Society: the construction of the welfare state in Hong Kong. Alderhost:  Ashgate. 978-1859724644.

Book Chapter

  • Wang, Y. & Chan, R K H. (Feb 2016). Private tutoring cum boarding agencies and the controlled decentralization of China’s education system. Spotlight on China I: Changes in Education under China’s Market Economy. (pp. 153 - 170). Rotterdam. Sense Publishers.
  • Chan, R K H. & Duan, R. (Jan 2016). Female Individualization and Implications on Social Policy in Hong Kong. New Life-Course, Social Risks and Social Policy in East Asia. (pp. 184 - 200). Abingdon. Routledge. 978-1-138-77695-1.
  • Chan, R K H. , Zinn, J O. & Wang, L R. (Jan 2016). Life-course Sensitised Policy as Risk Management: Directions and Strategies in East Asia. New Life-Course, Social Risks and Social Policy in East Asia. (pp. 203 - 218). Abingdon. Routledge. 978-1-138-77695-1.
  • Zinn, J O. , Chan, R K H. & Wang, L R. (Jan 2016). New Life Courses and Social Risks: Implications for Social Policy in East Asia. New Life-Course, Social Risks and Social Policy in East Asia. (pp. 1 - 19). Abingdon. Routledge. 978-1-138-77695-1.
  • Tang, X. & Chan, R K H. (2015). New Citizens in Urban China: From Exclusion to Inclusion. Global China: Internal and External Reaches. (pp. 165 - 191). Singapore. World Scientific.
  • Chan, R K H. , Wang, L R. & Zinn, J O. (2014). Social Issues and Policies in Asia: An Overview. Social Issues and Policies in Asia: Family, Ageing and Work. (pp. 1 - 21). Newcastle upon Tyne. Cambridge Scholars Publisher.
  • Yamashita, J. , Soma, N. & Chan, R K H. (2013). Re-examining Family-centred Care Arrangement in East Asia. East Asia Social Policy Handbook. (pp. 474 - 492). Cheltenham. Edward Elgar.
  • Chan, R K H. (2010). Managing Family Risk in Hong Kong: How and Why. Risk and Public Policy in East Asia. (pp. 89 - 105). Farnham. Ashgate.
  • Chan, R K H. , Takahashi, M. & Wang, L L R. (2010). Introduction: Risk and Public Policy in East Asia. Risk and Public Policy in East Asia. (pp. 1 - 11). Farnham. Ashgate.


External Services


Professional Activity

  • 2013 - Now, External Examiner - Higher Diploma in Social Work, Chinese University of Hong Kong – School of Continuing Education .

Community Service

  • 2009 - Now, Assessor, Social Work Qualification Assessment Panel, Social Workers Registration Board.Hong Kong.


Service in CityU


Administrative Assignment

  • Jul 2016 - Now, Communications and Public Relations Office, Director.
  • Nov 2015 - Jun 2016, Communication and Public Relations Office, Acting Director.
  • 2013 - 2016, City University of Hong Kong , Dean of Students .
  • 2013 - Now, Member, Management Board, City University of Hong Kong.
  • 2013 - Now, Member, Committee Against Sexual Harassment, City University of HK.
  • Jul 2011 - Jan 2012, Acting Head, Department of Applied Social Studies.
  • 2011 - 2013, Programme Leader, BSocSc Applied Sociology.
  • 2006 - 2012, Associate Head, Department of Applied Social Studies.
  • 2006 - 2008, Founding Programme Leader, MSocSc Applied Sociology.
  • 2005 - 2006, Founding Programme Leader, MSocSc Social Work.
  • 2002 - 2007, Founding Residence Master, City University of Hong Kong HSBC .

Research / Thesis Supervision

  • Sep 2016 - Now, PhD - Miss Chan LIU, Fund Raising in China.
  • Sep 2016 - Now, PhD - Miss Tianli QIAN, Elderly Care in China.
  • Sep 2013 - Now, PhD - Miss Ran DUAN, Individualisation in Workplace in China.
  • Sep 2012 - May 2016, PhD - Miss Xiaoqing TANG - Social Inclusion in Urban China.
  • Sep 2008 - May 2012, PhD - Dr. Kang HU, Civic Engagement in Urban China.
  • Sep 2007 - Aug 2010, PhD - Dr. Ying WANG, Managing Institutions - Minban Secondary School in China.

Teaching Service

  • 2012 - 2015, Social Welfare Servies and Issues.
  • 2008 - Now, Soical Risk Analysis.
  • 2006 - 2014, Integrative Project - MSocSc Applied Sociology.
  • 2005 - 2013, Contemporary Social Welfare: Issues and Debates.


External Academic / Research Positions

  • Research Fellow, Center for Economic and Social Studies in Asia, Yokohama National University, Yokohama, Japan, 2012 -
  • Research Fellow, Risk Society and Policy Research Center, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, 2010 -
  • Visiting Professor, Department of Social Work, Changsha Social Work College, Changsha, Hunan, China, 2006 –
  • Research Associate, Southeast Asia Research Centre, City University of Hong Kong, 2003 –
  • Visiting Professor, Department of Sociology, Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University, June - August 2010


Editorial Board Memberships

  • Journal of Comparative and International Social Policy
  • International Journal of Public & Private Healthcare Management and Economics
  • Open Journal of Political Science

  • International Journal of Social Science Studies
  • Open Journal of Social Sciences


Last update date : 31 Oct 2016