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Title:
Assistant Professor


Qualifications:
PhD (ANU)
MPhil (HKUST)
BSc (HKUST)

 

Email:
kaxton.siu@polyu.edu.hk


Phone:
3400 3692


Office:
GH411


Specialism:

Comparative labor studies

Migration studies

Urban sociology

Youth studies

Chinese society

Vietnamese society

Japanese society

 

Teaching:

Comparative social policy and social development

Contemporary issues in social policy

Labor policy

Men and masculinity in Hong Kong

Social planning and policymaking process

Housing policy

Quantitative Methods for Policy Research and Evaluation

 

Administrative Position:

Programme leader, Master of Arts in Social Policy and Social Development

Coordinator (PolyU), Dual Degree Programme, Master of Social Policy (Washington University in St. Louis) and Master of Arts in Social Policy and Social Development (PolyU)

Coordinator, Winter Institute, UChicago-PolyU-PekingU Tripartite collaboration 

 

Selected Publications:

Academic Books:

Kaxton Siu. (2019) Chinese Migrant Workers and Employer Domination: Comparative Perspectives with Hong Kong and Vietnam, Series in Asian Labor and Welfare Policies, Palgrave Macmillan (book contract signed).

 

Stephen WK Chiu, Kaxton Siu, and Kent Lee. (2019) Hong Kong Society: High Definition Stories beyond the Spectacle of East-Meets-West, Hong Kong Studies Reader Series, Palgrave Macmillan (book contract signed).

 

Journal Papers/Book Chapters:

Jonathan Unger and Kaxton Siu, “The Changing Conditions and Strategies of Chinese Migrant Factory Workers across Three Decades: Urbanization, Employment and Family Strategies”, Labor History (accepted) [Impact Factor: Q2 and Ranked 12th out of 31 in the History of Social Sciences Category in Journal Citation Reports 2017].

 

Kaxton Siu. (2017) “Labor and Domination: Worker Control in a Chinese Factory”, Politics and Society, 45(4), 533-557 [Impact Factor: Q1 and Ranked 32nd out of 147 in Sociology Category in Journal Citation Reports 2017].

 

Ivan Franceschini, Kaxton Siu and Anita Chan. (2016) “The ‘Rights Awakening’ of Chinese Migrant Workers: Beyond the Generational Perspective.” Critical Asian Studies, 48(3), 422-442 [Impact Factor: Q2 and Ranked 21st out of 68 in the Area Studies Category in Journal Citation Reports 2017].

 

Julian Groves, Wai-Ip Ho and Kaxton Siu. (2016) “Exploring the Sacred-secular Dialect in Everyday Social Work Practice:  An Analysis of Religious Responses to Managerialism among Outreach Social Workers in Hong Kong.” British Journal of Social Work, 46(5), 1411. [Impact Factor: Q1 and Ranked 10th out of 42 in Social Work Category in Journal Citation Reports 2017].

 

陈佩华、萧裕均。2016。〈中国制造:沃尔玛中国供应厂的工作与工资〉。陈佩华编《沃尔玛在中国》。中国:復旦大学出版社。页70-96。

 

李越民、蕭裕均、趙永佳。2016。〈脫出主流升學軌跡的青年:他們何時懂得計劃人生〉。趙永佳、葉仲茵、李鏗編《躁動青春:香港新世代處境觀察》。香港:中華書局。

 

Anita Chan and Kaxton Siu. (2015) “Strikes and Living Standards in Vietnam: The Impact of Global Supply Chain and Macroeconomic Policy.” In Labour Market and Industrial Relations in Vietnam, edited by Ingrid Artus, Uwe Blien, Judith Holland & Phan thi Hong Van. Munich: Nomos Bloomsbury.

 

Kaxton Siu. (2016) “Continuity and Change in the Everyday Lives of Chinese Migrant Factory Workers.” The China Journal, Vol. 74, pp. 43-65. [Impact Factor: Q1 and Ranked 4th out of 68 in the Area Studies Category in Journal Citation Reports 2017]

 

Selected in the latest volume of Key Papers on Chinese Economic History Since 1949 published under Brill Press in 2016. Kaxton Siu. (2016). “Continuity and Change of the Everyday Lives of Migrant Factory Workers”, in Key Papers on Chinese Economic History Since 1949 (Vol. 4), Dillon, M. ed. Leiden/Boston: Brill: 1030-1053.

 

Kaxton Siu and Anita Chan. (2015) “Strike Waves in Vietnam, 2006-2011.” Journal of Contemporary Asia, Vol. 45, No. 1, pp. 71-91. [Impact Factor: Q1 and Ranked 7th out of 68 in the Area Studies Category in Journal Citation Reports 2017]

 

Kaxton Siu. (2015) “China and Vietnam: The Working and Living Conditions of Garment Workers in Comparison.” In Chinese Workers in Comparative Perspective, edited by Anita Chan. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, pp. 105-31.

 

Julian Groves, Kaxton Siu and Wai-Ip Ho. (2014) ‘The “Post-80s Generation,” “Young Night Drifters,” and the Construction of “Generic” Youth Subject in Hong Kong.’ Journal of Youth Studies, Vol. 17, No. 6, pp. 829-46. [Impact Factor: Q2 and Ranked 26th out of 98 in the Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary Category in Journal Citation Reports 2017].

 

Julian Groves, Wai-Ip Ho and Kaxton Siu. (2012) “Youth Studies and Timescape: Insights from an Ethnographic Study of ‘Young Night Drifters’ in Hong Kong's Public Housing Estates.” Youth and Society, Vol. 44, No. 4, December 2012, pp. 548-66. [Impact Factor: Q1 and Ranked 28th out of 147 in the Sociology Category in Journal Citation Reports 2017].

 

Anita Chan and Kaxton Siu. (2012) “Chinese Migrant Workers: Factors Constraining the Emergence of Class Consciousness.” In China’s Peasants and Workers: Changing Class Identities, edited by Beatriz Carrillo and David S.G. Goodman. London: Edward Elgar Publishing.

 

Anita Chan and Kaxton Siu. (2012) “Die Entwicklung des Klassenbewusstseins chinesischer Wanderarbeiterinnen und Wanderarbeiter 1980-2010” (The Formation of Class Consciousness among Female and Male Chinese Migrant Workers between 1980 and 2010), in Wolfram Adolphi (ed.), Schönes Neues China (China’s Great Contradictions) (Karlesruhe, Germany: Das Argument Buch-Verlag, 2012), pp. 191-205. The paper also appeared in the journal Das Argument: Zeitschrift für Philosophie und Sozialwissenschaften, No. 296.

 

Anita Chan and Kaxton Siu. (2011) “Made in China: Work and Wages in Walmart Supplier Factories.” In Walmart in China, edited by Anita Chan. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, pp. 71-94.

 

Kaxton Siu. (2011) “A Brief History of the Struggle for Standard Work Hours in Hong Kong.” Hong Kong Journal of Social Sciences, No. 41, Autumn/Winter, pp. 17-40 (in Chinese).

 

Kaxton Siu and Chris Chan. (2011) “Guest Editors’ Introduction.” Hong Kong Journal of Social Sciences, No. 41, Autumn/Winter, pp. 1-2 (in Chinese).

 

Anita Chan and Kaxton Siu. (2010) “Analyzing Exploitation: The Mechanisms Underpinning Low Wages and Excessive Overtime in Chinese Export Factories.” Critical Asian Studies, Vol. 42, Number 2, June 2010, pp. 167-90 [Impact Factor: Q2 and Ranked 21st out of 68 in the Area Studies Category in Journal Citation Reports 2017].

 

Anita Chan and Kaxton Siu. (2009) “Sweating of Labor in Wal-Mart Supplier Factories.” Open Times, Issue 6, (in Chinese).

 

Kaxton Siu. (2006) “The New Labour Protest Movement in Hong Kong: the Experience of the Student-Worker Mutual Aid Campaign.” In Globalization and After, edited by Samir Dasgupta and Ray Kiely. London: Sage, pp. 392-409.

 

Current Research Projects : 

Principal Investigator, “Industrial Trainees from China and Vietnam in Japan: An Entry Point into the Key Issues of International Labour Migration and Skill Transfer”, Research Grant Council/ General Research Fund (2017-18), Hong Kong SAR Government, HK$660,203 (US$84,575).

 

Principal Investigator, “Opportunity or Trap? A Pilot Study Comparing Migration Experiences and Outcomes of Chinese and Vietnamese Interns/Trainees in Japan”, Department of Applied Social Sciences, Departmental General Research Fund (2017-18), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, HK$88,680 (US$11,330).

 

Principal Investigator, “Exit, Voice, and the Family/Work Dynamics of Married Migrant Factory Workers in China and Vietnam”, Research Grant Council/ Early Career Scheme (2015-16), Hong Kong SAR Government, HK$488,700 (US$62,654).

 

Principal Investigator, “Risk Perception, Preparedness, Behaviour and Experience of Natural Disaster of Vulnerable Housing Groups in Hong Kong: A Case Study of Rooftop Dwellers”, Department of Applied Social Sciences, Departmental General Research Fund (2015-16), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, HK$99,200 (US$12,718).

 

Principal Investigator and supervisor, “Risk Perception, Preparedness, Behaviour and Experience of Natural Disaster of Vulnerable Housing Groups in Hong Kong: A Case Study of Rooftop Dwellers”, Faculty of Health and Social Sciences Summer Research Studentship (2015-16), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, HK$20,400 (US$2616).

 

Principal Investigator, “A Pilot Study to Explore Response Strategies and the Family/Work Dynamics of Married Migrant Factory Workers in China and Vietnam”, Start-Up Grant (2015-16), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, HK$199,956 (US$25,635).

 

Co-Investigator, “Comparing Perceptions of Vocationalism and School-to-Work Experiences between Non-engaged Youth and Vocational Training Recipients in Hong Kong.” Direct Grant (2014-2015), Social Science Faculty, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, HK$31,000 (US$3975).

 

Referee for Academic Journals

The China Journal

Journal of Contemporary Asia

China Review

China Perspective

Modern China

China Journal of Social Work

Gender, Work and Society

Gender, Work and Organization

International Journal of Communication

Journal of Youth Studies

Youth and Society

Policy Studies

Applied Research in Quality of Life

Public Administration and Development

British Journal of Industrial Relations

Critical Sociology

Trans-Regional and-National Studies of Southeast Asia (TRaNS)

Studies in Comparative International Development

 

Professional & Community Service

Associate Editor, Social Transformation in Chinese Societies, Official Journal of Hong Kong Sociological Association

Editor, Monograph Series in Hong Kong Society and Culture, Roundtable Publishing

Editorial Board, Global Studies Journal

Founding Member, Roundtable Institute

Member, Board of Directors, Po Chiu Catholic Secondary School