Dr. Fong Chi-hang, Brian is Associate Director of The Academy of Hong Kong Studies at The Education University of Hong Kong.
Prior to joining the University (the then Hong Kong Institute of Education), Dr. Fong was previously Lecturer in the Division of Social Sciences of the City University of Hong Kong. Before joining the academia, Dr. Fong was an Executive Officer of the HKSAR Government from 2001 to 2007.
Dr. Fong’s research interests include China’s influences, territorial autonomies, democratization, governance and budgetary politics. He has published extensively in international peer-reviewed journals such as China Quarterly, Modern China, Asian Survey, Democratization, and International Review of Administrative Sciences. Dr. Fong was awarded the 2014 Gordon White Prize by China Quarterly for his article entitled “The Partnership between the Chinese Government and Hong Kong's Capitalist Class: Implications for HKSAR Governance, 1997–2012”.
Dr. Fong is a public intellectual, he is an active commentator for various media and regularly publishes commentaries. He is also very active in community services leading the work of several civil society organizations.
方博士研究範疇包括中國影響、地域自治、民主化、管治和預算政治。他曾於多份國際學術期刊發表論文，例如《中國季刊》、《近代中國》、《亞洲調查》、《民主化》和《國際行政科學評論》等等。2014年，方博士的論文〈The Partnership between the Chinese Government and Hong Kong's Capitalist Class: Implications for HKSAR Governance, 1997–2012〉，獲《中國季刊》頒發Gordon White Prize 獎項，以表揚該論文的原創性及學術價值。