Dr Pik-wan Helena WONG
Lecturer


A508
Tel2766-4586
Fax 2765 6774
Email
gehelena@polyu.edu.hk


Helena Wong graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong with a B.A. in Religion and M.Phil. in Government and Public Administration. Awarded by the S.L. Pao fellowship and the World Council of Churches' fellowship, Helena obtained her M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of California at Los Angeles. Helena has been teaching in the General Education Centre of the PolyU since 1999. She has rich experiences in teaching social science subjects, at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, in four different universities in Hong Kong, including the PolyU, the City University of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. From 1997 onward, Helena has taught over a dozen subjects covering various aspects of Hong Kong, China, and Gender Studies.

Other than tertiary teaching experiences, Helena also has numerous social and administrative experiences. She was the ex-chairperson of the Hong Kong Women Christian Council (1999-2002) and the Hong Kong Christian Institute (2004-2005), the ex-coordinator of GEC2801 China Studies (2004-2006). She is now an appointed member of the China Studies Subject Development Team, a sub-group of University’s Committee on General Education; an elected member of the Faculty Board of the Faculty of Communication; and an appointed member of the sub-committee for Cultivating Awareness of the University’s Policy on Sexual Harassment.

As a political scientist, Helena has very broad research interests in the field of Hong Kong/China Studies, including politics, society, and history of Hong Kong, and especially women’s history, women’s movement, and women’s political participation

Selected Publications:

 
Books/Book Chapters  

  1. Popular Protest and Electioneering in a Partial Democracy: The Case of Hong Kong.” In Elections as Popular Culture in Asia, edited by Chua Beng Huat. Chapter 3. London: Routledge. (Forthcoming in 2007). (2nd author, with SHAE Wan-chaw).
 

  1. Women and Democratization: Reflections on the historical processes of the women’s movement in Hong Kong.” In Women’s voices and stories after the 1st July demonstration: Women and democratic participation. Edited by Lam Wai-ha et.al., pp.34-38. Hong Kong: Hong Kong Federation of Women’s Centres, Hong Kong Women Christian Council, Association for the Advancement of Feminism, and Kwan-fook Women’s Concern Group, 2003. (In Chinese).

  2. "The Pro-Chinese Democracy Movement in Hong Kong." In Hong Kong Government and Politics, edited by Sing Ming, pp.533-578.  Hong Kong: Oxford University Press, 2003.

  3. The Relationship between Women’s Movements and Politics in Hong Kong.” In Difference and Equality—Challenges for the Women’s Movement in Hong Kong. Edited by Chan Kam-wah et. al., pp.51-64.  Hong Kong: The Association for the Advancement of Feminism and Centre for Social Policy Studies, Department of Applied Social Sciences, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 2001. (In Chinese).

  4. "The Hong Kong Women’s Movement in Transition."  In Political Participation in Hong Kong, edited by Joseph Y.S. Cheng, pp.207-248. Hong Kong: City University Press, 1999.

  5. A Critical Review on the Joint Actions of Social Concern of the Hong Kong Protestant Churches in the 1980s.” In Politics and the Christian—The Hong Kong Context (Revised edition), edited by Joseph Kaung Tai-wai & Ina Yee-wah Lau, pp.150-158. Hong Kong: The Pastoral Programme, Chung Chi College, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1991. (In Chinese).

  6. The Political Participation of the Protestant Churches in Hong Kong: Review and Forecast.” In From East Europe to Hong Kong: The Communist Regime and the Church, edited by Lai Chi-tim & Rose Wu, pp.97-108. Hong Kong: Hong Kong Christian Patriotic Democratic Movement Ltd., 1990. (In Chinese).

  7. WONG, Pik-wan (ed.) National Crisis, Democracy Movement and Christian Reflections.  Hong Kong: Hong Kong Christian Institute, 1990. (In Chinese).
Journal Articles / Occasional Paper  
  1. Gender and Political Participation in Hong Kong: Formal Participation and Community Participation.  (Occasional Paper, No. 177.) Hong Kong: Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, November 2006. (1st author, with Eliza WY LEE).

  2. WONG, Pik-wan, Wing-ning PANG and James TONG (eds.) "The Three-Self Churches and 'Freedom' of Religion in China, 1980-1997." Chinese Law & Government (November-December 2000). Vol.33, No.6, total: 95 pages.  New York: M.E. Sharpe.

  3. "Editor's Introduction: The Three-Self Churches and 'Freedom' of Religion in China, 1980-1997." Chinese Law & Government (November-December 2000). Vol.33, No.6, pp.5-13  (New York: M.E. Sharpe, 2000).
 

Conference Papers

 
  1. “Familial Ideology and Family Policy in Hong Kong.” Conference paper presented at the “Doing Families in Hong Kong”, workshop organized by the Department of Sociology, University of Hong Kong, 11 November 2006. (2nd author, with SHAE Wan-chaw).

  2. Negotiating Gender in Post-colonial Hong Kong.” Conference paper presented at the XVI Biennial Conference of the European Association for Chinese Studies, in Ljubjana (Slovenia), 30August-3 September 2006. (1st author, with SHAE Wan-chaw)

  3. Representation of Women in Governing Institutions: The Case of Hong Kong.” Conference paper presented at the Women World Conference 2005, Seoul, Korea, 19-24 June 2005.  

  4. Popular Protests and Electioneering in a Partial Democracy: The Case of Hong Kong.” Conference paper presented at the Workshop on “Election as Popular Culture,” at the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore, Singapore. 17-18 Feb 2005. (1st author, with SHAE Wan-chaw).     
 

Other Publications 

 
  1. "The Development of Modern China." Core Module III, curriculum designed for the secondary school's new general education course (Integrated Humanities S4-5). Hong Kong: Curriculum Development Council, HKSAR, 2003.

  2. "Advertisements, the Beauty Myth and the Beauty Industry in Hong Kong." Exemplar of teaching of the Integrated Humanities (S4-5). Optional Module III: Relationship between Mass Media and Modern Culture. Hong Kong: Curriculum Development Council, HKSAR, 2003. 

  3. "Political Participation." Exemplar of teaching of the Integrated Humanities (S4-5). Core Module II: The Characteristics of Hong Kong Society. Hong Kong: Curriculum Development Council, HKSAR, 2003.

 
   辛亥革命與今日中國研討會 2011  

 

LegCo visit 2009

   


Faculty teaching award 2008

 
   


GEC Central Trip 2008
 
   
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