KUAN Hsin Chi 關信基

Research Projects


  • Formation of Political Culture and Democratization: The Case of Hong Kong
  • KUAN Hsin Chi, WONG Ka Ying Timothy (Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies), LAM Wai Man*
    1 August 2004
    Research Grants Council (Earmarked Grants)

    This project is designed to study the formation of political culture in the context of democratization. In Hong Kong where democratic reforms are yet to be completed, there are hardly and established democratic beliefs to be transmitted from one generation to the other through socialization. A democratic culture has to be learned afresh by means of other modes. Among various modes of political learning, we are particularly interested in whether the mass protest of July 1, 2003 constitutes a dramatic trigger event that has led to the transformation of the people’s attitudes towards democracy in general and election in particular. A panel design will be used to compare the findings of the current project with those of another survey conducted in 2000. The comparative findings are theoretically significant for the installation and consolidation of democracy in non-Western societies, as democratization involves both an institutional and a cultural dimension and for democracy to work, the institution must be congruent with the culture. (CU04132)


  • Learning, Electoral Behaviour, and Democratization in Hong Kong
  • KUAN Hsin Chi, LAU Siu Kai (Dept of Sociology)
    1 July 2000
    Research Grants Council (Earmarked Grants)

    Unlike the study of electoral behaviour in consolidated democracies, a similar study in Hong Kong must start from the recognition that election is a young phenomenon. Thus, everybody has to learn afresh. Also, one should not take the development of election as a respected institution for granted. Rather, it depends on the results of collective learning. Successful institutionalization of election is important for the stability and performance of any new democracy. The researchers therefore propose to study the election in 2000 with an emphasis on political learning and its implications for the political future of Hong Kong. (CU00359)



Research Publications


  • The 1985 District Board election in Hong Kong : the limits of political mobilization in a dependent polity. (co-authored with Lau Siu-kai) Hong Kong : Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, Chinese Unvierstiy of Hong Kong, 1996.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL JQ679.A55 .H64 1996; UL HK Studies JQ679.A55 .H64 1996 c.3; CC JQ679.A55 .H64 1996 c.4; NA General Education JQ679.A55 .H64 1996 c.2)



  • The 1995 Legislative Council elections in Hong Kong. Occasional papers / Centre for Hong Kong Studies ; no. 8. Hong Kong : Centre for Hong Kong Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1985.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL DS796.H7 O3 no.8 c.2; UL HK Studies DS796.H7 O3 no.8)



  • The 2004 Legislative Council elections in Hong Kong. (co-authored with Timothy Ka-ying Wong) Hong Kong : Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2006.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL JQ1539.5.A9561 2004 A13 2006 c.2; UL HK Studies JQ1539.5.A9561 2004 A13 2006)



  • "Between Liberal Autocracy and Democracy: Democratic Legitimacy in Hong Kong". (co-authored with LAU Siu Kai) Democratization vol.9 no.4, London, United Kingdom: Frank Cass, 2002. pp.58 - 76.



  • Chinese bureaucrats in a modern colony : the case of Hong Kong. (co-authored with Lau Siu-kai) Occasional papers / Centre for Hong Kong Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong ; no. 16. Hong Kong: Centre for Hong Kong Studies,Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1986.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL DS796.H7O3 no.16; UL HK Studies DS796.H7O3 no.16)



  • "Cognitive Mobilization and Electoral Support for the Democratic Party in Hong Kong". (co-authored with LAU Siu Kai) Electoral Studies vol.21. Elservier Science Ltd., 2002. pp.561 - 582.



  • Development and the resuscitation of rural leadership in Hong Kong : the case of neo-indirect-rule (co-authored with Lau Sui-kai) Occasional paper (Chinese University of Hong Kong. Social Research Centre); no. 81. Hong Kong: Social Research Centre, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1979.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL H62.5.H6 H6 no.81; UL HK Studies H62.5.H6 H6 no.81)



  • The district board elections in Hong Kong. (co-authored with Lau Siu-kai) Occasional papers/Centre for Hong Kong Studies ; no.3. Hong Kong: Centre for Hong Kong Studies,Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1983.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL DS796.H7O3 no.3; UL HK Studies DS796.H7O3 no.3)



  • "East Asia Barometer-Country Survey Report (Hong Kong)". (co-authored with LAM Wai Man and LAU Siu Kai) East Asia Barometer-Comparative Survey of Democratization and Value Changes Boston, USA, 2002.08.



  • Economic and public affairs for Hong Kong. (economic affairs, Cheng Tong Yung & Lin Tzong Biau ; public affairs, Kuan Hsin chi) Hong Kong : Far East Publication, 1979.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL H62.5.H6C43)



  • The ethos of the Hong Kong Chinese. (co-authored with Lau Siu-kai) Hong Kong: Chinese University Press, 1988.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL DS796.H75L37; UL HK Studies DS796.H75L37; CC Reserve 4 hours DS796.H75L37; CC Reserve 1 day DS796.H75L37)



  • "Friends and Critics of the State: The Case of Hong Kong". (co-authored with LUI Tai Lok and CHAN C. W. Sunny) Civil Society, Globalization And Political Change In Asia: Organizing Between Family And State Robert P. Weller ed.. New York, United States of America: Routledge-Curzon, 2005.



  • Hong Kong after the Basic law. Hong Kong : Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1991.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL Oversize H62.5.H6 H63 no.8 c.2; UL HK Studies H62.5.H6 H63 no.8)



  • Hong Kong after the Sino-British agreement : limits to institutional change in a dependent polity. (co-authored with Lau Siu-kai) Hong Kong : Centre for Hong Kong Studies,Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1985.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL DS796.H7O3 no.9; UL HK Studies DS796.H7O3 no.9)



  • "Intermediation Environments and Election in Hong Kong". (co-authored with LAU Siu Kai) Democratization vol.7 no.2, London, UK: Frank Cass, 2000. p. 65-89.



  • Leaders, officials, and citizens, in urban service delivery : a comparative studies of four localities in Hong Kong. (co-authored with Lau Siu-kai and Ho Kam-fai) Occasional papersCentre for Hong Kong Studies ; no. 1. Hong Kong : Centre for Hong Kong Studies,Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1985.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL DS796.H7O3 no.1; UL HK Studies DS796.H7O3 no.1)



  • Mass media and politics in Hong Kong (co-authored with Lau Siu-kai) Occasional papers (Chinese University of Hong Kong. Centre for Hong Kong Studies) ; no. 28. Hong Kong: Centre for Hong Kong Studies, Institute of Social Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong, c1988.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL DS796.H7O3 no.28; UL HK Studies DS796.H7O3 no.28 c.3)



  • "Noises and Interruptions: The Road to Democracy in Hong Kong". (co-authored with LAM Wai-man) Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies Occasional Paper Series no.157, Hong Kong SAR: Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2005.05. pp.1-46.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL H62.5.H6 H62 no.157 c.2; UL HK Studies H62.5.H6 H62 no.157)



  • Organizing participatory urban services : the Mutual Aid Committees in Hong Kong (co-authored with Lau Siu-kai and Ho Kam-fai) Occasional papers (Chinese University of Hong Kong. Centre for Hong Kong Studies) ; no. 2. Hong Kong : Centre for Hong Kong Studies,Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1983.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL DS796.H7 O3 no.2; UL HK Studies DS796.H7 O3 no.2)



  • Out of the shadow of 1997? : the 2000 Legislative Council election in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. (co-authored with Lau Siu-kai and Timothy Ka-ying Wong) Hong Kong : Chinese University Press, 2002.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL JQ1539.5.A9561 2000 O8 2002; UL HK Studies JQ1539.5.A9561 2000 O8 2002 c.2; ARL Reserve 4 hours JQ1539.5.A9561 2000 O8 2002 c.3)



  • Planned development and political adaptability in rural Hong Kong (co-authored with Lau Siu-kai) Occasional paper (Chinese University of Hong Kong. Social Research Centre) ; no. 88. Hong Kong: Social Research Centre, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1980.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL H62.5.H6H6 no.88; UL HK Studies H62.5.H6H6 no.88 c.5)



  • Political attitudes in a changing context : te case of Hong Kong. (co-authored with Lau Siu-kai) Occasional paper ; no. 64. Hong Kong : Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1997.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL H62.5.H6 H62 no.64; UL HK Studies H62.5.H6 H62 no.64 c.2)



  • Power transfer and electoral politics : the first legislative election in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Hong Kong : Chinese University Press, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1999.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL JQ1539.5.A9561 1998 P68 1998; UL HK Studies JQ1539.5.A9561 1998 P68 1998 c.3)



  • Public attitude toward laissez faire in Hong Kong. Hong Kong : Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1991.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL Oversize H62.5.H6 H63 no.2 c.2; UL HK Studies H62.5.H6 H63 no.2)



  • 〈香港的民間組織:多元與合作〉(與呂大樂及陳健民合著),《當代華人城市的民間社會組織:台北,香港,廣州,廈門的比較分析》,魏樂伯編,香港特別行政區:香港中文大學,香港亞太研究所,2002,頁31-41。
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL Oversize H62.5.E37 P66 no.10)



  • 〈傳媒與選舉:1998年香港立法會選舉經驗〉,《香港社會科學學報》,第23卷,香港特別行政區:香港城市大學出版社,2002。
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL Periodical H8.C5 H75 no.22-24, 2002; CC Periodical H8.C5 H75 no.23-24, 2002)



  • 《過渡期香港政治》,香港:廣角鏡出版社有限公司,1993。
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL DS796.H757L52 1993)


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