Dr. Brian C.H. Fong is a comparative political scientist based in Hong Kong.
Dr. Fong is currently Associate Director and Associate Professor 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), he 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 influence, territorial autonomies, democratization, governance and budgetary politics. He has published extensively in international peer-reviewed journals such as Democratization, Nations and Nationalism, International Review of Administrative Sciences, China Quarterly, Modern China and Asian Survey. 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”; and he was awarded in 2019 “Humanities and Social Sciences Prestigious Fellowship” by the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong with funding of HKD982,928 for his project entitled “Comparative Territorial Autonomies: Exploring A New Comparative Politics Dataset”.
Dr. Fong is a public intellectual. He is an active commentator for various international media and a regular columnist in The Diplomat. He is also very active in community services, founding and leading 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《民主化》、《民族和民族主義》、《國際行政科學評論》、《中國季刊》、《近代中國》和《亞洲調查》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; 2019年，方博士的研究項目〈比較自治政體：探索新的比較政治數據集〉，獲香港研究資助局「人文學及社會科學傑出學者計劃」撥款982,928港元。