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Dr Gordon Cheung, M.Sc. (Bristol), Ph.D. (Chinese University of Hong Kong), FHEA

Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 45682

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Gordon C. K. Cheung is currently Director of the Centre for Contemporary Chinese Studies at Durham University and Editor-in-Chief of a leading academic journal, East Asia: An International Quarterly. He has been editing the journal since 2004.

He previously taught at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, served as Secretary of the Overseas Chinese Studies Foundation, Hong Kong and was Editorial Review Board member of a top business journal, Journal of International Business Studies. He held various visiting positions at the National University of Singapore, Renmin University in China, University of Oxford and Academic Sinica, Taiwan. He serves as Advisory Board member of European Research Centre on Contemporary Taiwan (ERCCT) at the University of Tubingen.

Research Groups

School of Government and International Affairs

  • Asian Politics and Political Economy
  • Contemporary Chinese Studies
  • Nations, Nationalisms and Diasporas

Research Interests

  • Chinese international political economy
  • Chinese business and development
  • East Asian international relations
  • Chinese diaspora

Indicators of Esteem

  • : External examiner (for UG programme in UK campus and MA programme in Ningbo campus), School of Contemporary Chinese Studies, Nottingham University (2014-now)
  • Academic Advisory Board member: Center for Chinese Entrepreneur Studies, Tsinghua University, China. (2014-now)
  • Advisory Board Member: European Research Centre on Contemporary Taiwan (ERCCT) at the University of Tubingen (2008-now)
  • Editor-in-Chief :

    East Asia: An International Quarterly, Springer Publishers (2004-now)

  • Editorial Board Member: Asia Matters: Business, Culture and Theory (2012-now)
  • Editorial Board Member: Global Studies Journal (Hong Kong) (2012-now)
  • Reviewer:

    Public Policy Research (PPR) Funding Scheme, the Central Policy Unit (CPU) of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government. (2014-now).

  • Visiting Research Fellow : East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore (2011)

Selected Publications

Books: authored

Books: reviews

Departmental working papers

Edited works: contributions

Edited works: journals

Journal papers: academic

Reports: official

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Media Contacts

Available for media contact about:

  • Regional politics: He is an expert in Greater China political economy(China, Hong Kong and Taiwan). He is also specialised on Chinese diaspora and business relations.

Selected Grants

  • 2014: Matariki Network travel grants
  • 2011: Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange
  • 2007: British Academy
  • 2006: Lee Foundation (Singapore)
  • 2004: Universitiesí China Committee in London (UCCL)
  • 2003: Lee Foundation (Singapore)