HSMC puts quality teaching and students’ all-round development as its highest priorities. Our some 185 international full-time faculty members are devoted to the unique “Liberal + Professional” education model, aiming at nurturing young talents with critical thinking, innovative minds, human caring and social responsibilities.
Professor GAO Xingjian
Eminent Professor of School of Translation
Professor Gao Xingjian is a Renaissance man. Best known as the Nobel Laureate in Literature in the year 2000, he is a poet, novelist, playwright, screenwriter and librettist in both Chinese and French. He is also a painter, theatre director and filmmaker. Born in China and presently residing in Paris, he deftly navigates Eastern and Western philosophical and artistic traditions through a broad array of media.
Gao Xingjian is primarily known for his acclaimed novels Soul Mountain and One Man’s Bible, which have been translated into more than 30 languages. His oeuvre of plays is the most frequently translated and staged outside China, among the playwrights of Chinese descent. Professor Gilbert Fong, Provost and Dean of School of Translation at HSMC, is the designated English translator of Gao’s plays and films.
Gao has held more than thirty exhibitions around the world. In 2015, a retrospective exhibition was held at the Musee D’Ixelles, Brussels and the Royal Museums of Fine Arts Brussels acquired a work for their permanent collection.
Professor JAO Tsung-i
Professor JAO Tsung-i was born on 9 August 1917 in Chao-on, Guangdong, also known by his courtesy names Gu’an, Bozi and Bolian.
JAO Tsung-i is a versatile scholar, renowned for his academic and artistic achievements. He and the late Ji Xianlin are dubbed as “Jao of the South and Ji of the North” in China, for their leading roles in oriental studies. Professor Jao has devoted his entire life to the pursuit of excellence in the world of academics and arts.
In the world of academics, JAO Tsung-i’s motto is to “seek the truth, seek the standard and seek justness”. He sparked off research on Dunhuang Manuscripts, now known as “Dunhuangology”, and Chaozhou studies. Undertaking a diverse but converging path in his scholarly pursuits, his contributions cover thirteen genres spanning the entire field of sinology, including ancient history, oracle bone inscriptions, silk scripts, paleography, ancient musicology, religion and Chuchi. A prolific writer, he is the author of more than seventy books and more than nine hundred scholarly articles, many of which have opened up new vistas of research possibilities.
Professor Jao has also roamed freely across the world of arts. His literature, calligraphy and paintings blend classical traditions and innovation. His poetry, whilst complying with traditional schematic rules, is contemporary in essence. His calligraphy is not confined by any particular style and even includes oracle bone paleographic calligraphy. His paintings are characterised by a unique vibrancy that matches his free spirit.
Professor John MINFORD
Sin Wai Kin Honarary Professor of Chinese Culture and Translation
Professor John Minford is a world-renowned sinologist and literary translator. He was educated at Winchester College and Balliol College, Oxford, where he graduated in 1968 with a First Class Honours degree in Chinese Studies. Over the subsequent 15 years he worked closely with David Hawkes on the Penguin Classics version of the 18th-century novel The Story of the Stone 紅樓夢, translating the last forty chapters. He went to Canberra in 1977 and studied for his PhD under the late Liu Ts’unyan 柳存仁. He went on to translate for Penguin a selection from Pu Songling’s Strange Tales 聊齋志異 and Sunzi’s The Art of War 孫子兵法. His most recent work, a translation of the famous Chinese divination text, the I Ching 易經, was published in October 2014 by Penguin Books.
Professor Simon Shun-Man Ho
Professor Simon Shun-Man Ho is the President of Hang Seng Management College (HSMC) in Hong Kong. He was a Commonwealth Scholar and is a certified public accountant in the UK, Australia and Canada. Currently, he is the Editor of the Asian Journal of Business Ethics (Springer), and Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Business Ethics (Springer), Advances in Business Ethics Research (Springer), and the “Corporate Governance Literature Series” of Nankai University.
In public services, he is Chairman of the Hong Kong Corporate Governance Forum and Board Member of the China Higher Education Association, the Monte Jade Science and Technology Association, and the Hong Kong-ASEAN Economic Cooperation Foundation (HKAECF). He is also a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Strategic Economic Studies, Victoria University, Australia, Member of Academic Committee of the Hong Kong Scholar Scheme organised by the Society of Hong Kong Scholars, and Advisor to a number of international bodies.
Prior to joining HSMC, Professor Ho was Vice Rector (Academic Affairs) of the University of Macau (UM) from 2009 to 2014. Before that he served as Dean of the School of Business and concurrently as Founding Director of the Centre for Corporate Governance and Financial Policy (CCGFP) at the Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) from 2004 to 2009. Previously, he taught at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) from 1982 to 2004 and he was the Director of the School of Accountancy from 1995 to 2002.
Under his leadership, CUHK became the first accounting school outside North America to receive The Association to Advance Collegiate School of Business (AACSB) accreditation in 1998. In 1996, he initiated and established the “Dragon League”, an academic alliance among the four accounting schools of CUHK, Peking University, Fudan University and National Taiwan University. In 1998, he also co-founded the Master in Professional Accountancy Programme jointly organised by CUHK and the Shanghai National Institute of Accounting. At HKBU, he led an undergraduate student team who won the world champion of the CFA Institute’s Global Investment Research Challenge in 2008.
Before his academic career, Professor Ho was an audit staff member at a certified public accountant’s firm, a financial system analyst, and an assistant consultant at the Hong Kong Productivity Council. He was the Founding President of the Hong Kong Academic Accounting Association, Vice President of the International Association for Accounting Education and Research (IAAER), Chairperson of the Organizing Committee of the 2002 IAAER World Congress of Accounting Educators, Member of several committees of Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA), Founding Vice President of the Hong Kong Professionals and Senior Executives Association, and Board Member of the Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute.
Professor Ho also served as Member on a number of committees in the Hong Kong SAR Government. These include Investor Education Advisory Committee (IEAC) of the Securities and Futures Commission, Board of Review (Inland Revenue), Securities and Futures Appeals Tribunal, Deposit Protection Appeals Tribunal, Advisory Committee on Human Resources Development in the Financial Services Sector, Advisory Group on Directors and Officers Related Provisions (AG3), and the Public Education Committee of Independent Commission Against Corruption.
As an internationally known expert on corporate governance, Professor Ho developed and taught the first university master’s course on corporate governance in Hong Kong at CUHK in 1993. In 2004, he developed and launched the world’s first MSc Programme in Corporate Governance and Directorship in Hong Kong. In 2005, he co-founded the biennial “World Business Ethics Forum” organised jointly by HKBU and UM. Since 2005, under the sponsorship of the World Bank, he has served as Lecturer on “International Corporate Governance” at the Research Institute of the Ministry of Finance, China.
In 2006, he initiated and formed a strategic alliance with more than 15 other corporate governance research centres in the world. In 2007, he was the key person in developing the Hong Kong Corporate Governance Excellence Awards and the Hong Kong Corporate Governance Charter, organised jointly by the Hong Kong Chamber of Listed Companies and the CCGFP of HKBU.
Professor Ho received three competitive research grants from the Research Grant Council and has published a number of top-ranked academic journal articles. He is a columnist in the Hong Kong Economic Journal, the South China Morning Post (educationpost.com.hk), and the China Daily.
In recognition of his contributions to corporate governance and corporate social responsibility, he was the first Chinese awarded the Faculty Pioneer Award (described as Oscar of the business school world by the Financial Times) by the Aspen Institute, USA in 2008. Further, he was elected as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics 2008 by Ethisphere, one of the world’s most recognised bodies in business ethics and anti-corruption. In 2013, in recognition of his distinguished contribution to the CSR of Chinese family businesses, he was granted the Chinese Family Business Research Pioneer Award by the China Private Enterprise Economic Research Association, China.
Professor Gilbert Chee Fun FONG
Professor Fong is the Provost and Dean of School of Translation of Hang Seng Management College. He graduated from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and received his MAs and PhD from York University (Canada) and the University of Toronto. Afterward, he taught at the University of Toronto and York University in Canada, and was Professor-Reader and Chairman of the Department of Translation at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He has written many articles on modern and contemporary Chinese literature and translation.
Under Professor Fong’s leadership, the School of Translation was established in 2010. It offers the Bachelor of Translation with Business, which is the first of its kind in Hong Kong. In 2016, the School embarks on a new journey and offers the first postgraduate programme – Master of Arts in Translation (Business and Legal) at HSMC.
An acclaimed translator, Professor Fong translated into English many plays by Gao Xingjian, winner of the 2000 Nobel Prize in Literature. They were published in The Other Shore, Snow in August, Cold Literature: Selected Works by Gao Xingjian (with Mabel Lee), Escape and The Man Who Questions Death, and Of Mountains and Seas. He also translated Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, Jean Genet’s Haute Surveillance, Dale Wasserman’s Man of La Mancha, Antonio Skármeta’s Burning Patience, and Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman into Chinese, all for stage performances in Hong Kong. He was editor and author of several books, including Dubbing and Subtitling in a World Context, On Drama, History of Hong Kong Drama, Studies on Hong Kong Drama, Plays from Hong Kong and others. He is currently editor of Business Translation Journal.
Professor Fong’s research interests include translation studies, movie and television subtitling, Gao Xingjian studies, drama translation and Hong Kong drama.
Professor Y V HUI
Vice-President (Academic and Research)
Professor Y V Hui has extensive work experiences in overseas and local universities. He taught at National University of Singapore, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, University of New South Wales and City University of Hong Kong before joining HSMC.
Professor Hui received his PhD from Virginia Tech and his research interests include Business Analytics and Operations Management. He has received many government and non-government research grants. He publishes in Management Science, Operations Research, Transportation Science, Transportation Research, IEEE Transactions, Journal of the American Statistical Association and Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, etc. He is the Co-Investigator of the Research Grant Council Theme Based Research in Health Management.
Professor Hui has been active in professional services and consultancy work serving government and business sectors. His clients include the Government of HKSAR, Accenture, Dragonair, MTR and HKJC. He is a member of the Centa-City Index Project Team that received the CityU Applied Research Award.
Professor TSO Hung, Scarlet
Associate Vice-President (Communications and Public Affairs)
Professor Scarlet Tso is Dean of the School of Communication at Hang Seng Management College where she is also Associate Vice-President (Communication and Public Affairs). She has taught in Tamjiang University, Taiwan (台灣淡江大學), Shih Hsin University, Taiwan (台灣世新大學), Baptist University and City University of Hong Kong. She joined HSMC in 2008 after serving more than seven years as Head of the Department of Journalism and Communication at Chu Hai College of Higher Education.
Professor Tso has extensive experience in the news and media industry in Hong Kong, the UK and Taiwan. She was a senior reporter and primetime news anchor of Hong Kong Asia Television Limited (ATV). While pursuing her graduate studies in the UK, she has worked as a Special Correspondent for Hong Kong ATV and as a Chinese News Presenter and Foreign News Editor for the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). She has also worked as a host and a commentator on a number of television and radio programs in Taiwan for over six years.
Professor Tso is an active member of many professional organisations. She is an Executive Member and Convenor of the Screening Committee of the Hong Kong Press Council, Vice Secretary-General of the Hong Kong Federation of Journalists, and an associate member of the Hong Kong News Executives’ Association. Professor Tso received a BA in Journalism and Communication from Chi Hai College of Higher Education and an MA degree in Social and Economic Development from the University of Essex, United Kingdom.
Professor Tso holds two doctorate degrees, a PhD in Crisis Management and Communication from Chu Hai University, Taiwan and a PhD in Education from the University of Hong Kong. Her research interests include journalism and communication education in the digital age, crisis communication and management, globalisation and higher education, and business journalism education.
Professor LUK Yun Tong, Thomas
Dean, School of Humanities and Social Science
Professor Luk graduated from The Chinese University of Hong Kong with a BA in English, and received his MA in English from York University, Canada and PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Michigan, USA. He has a wide range of interests in Comparative Literature, Romanticism, modern and contemporary drama, adaptations and translation of Western Drama as well as intercultural performance. Formerly professor in the Departments of English, Cultural and Religious Studies at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Department of Literature, Fo Guang University, Taiwan, Professor Luk also taught English Literature at National Sun Yat-sen University as visiting professor, and had been an exchange fellow at Robison College, University of Cambridge.
Professor Luk is Board Member to Hong Kong Repertory Company, 7A Theatre Company, and Prospect Theatre Company, having served as adjudicator / assessor for Hong Kong Arts Development Council.
1. RGC General Research Funds
- 2005-2007 “Possibilities and Politics of Intercultural Theatre on the Contemporary Hong Kong Stage”
- 2003-2005 “Adaptations and Translations of Western Drama: A Social-cultural Study of Hong Kong Repertory Theatre’s Productions from 1977 to the Present”
2. Journal Articles
- 陸潤棠 (2016)。〈《誰家老婆上錯床》(Whose Wife Is It Anyway?) 的鬧劇解構〉。《香港話劇團二零一六年演出導賞》，頁7-9。
- 陸潤棠 (2016)。〈鬧劇的舞台演繹 — 以雷‧庫尼的《誰家老婆上錯床》香港二度演岀為例〉。《劇評》，第十四期，頁6-9。
- “Hollywood’s Hong Kong: Cold War Imagery and Urban Transformation in Edward Dmytryk’s Soldier of Fortune,” Visual Anthropology, Vol. 27, Issues 1-2, 138-148, January, 2014.
- “From Brecht, Artaud, And the Absurd to Sha Yexin and Gao Xingjian: Two Cases of Rapport De Fait,” Comparative Literature Studies, The Penn State University, vol.48, No.1, 2011, 64-81.
- “King Hu’s Raining in the Mountain as Stylization and Allegory,” Journal of Modern Literature in Chinese: Special Issue on King Hu, vol. 8, no. 1, (Hong Kong: Centre for Humanities Research, Lingnan University, 2007). pp. 21-33.
- Luk Yun Tong ed., Foreword, Journal of Modern Literature in Chinese: Special Issue on King Hu, vol. 8, no. 1, (Hong Kong: Centre for Humanities Research, Lingnan University, 2007), pp.9-18.
- “Old Trees Grow New Branches: an Inter-Asian Adaptation of Shakespeare’s King Lear,” East-Asian Culture and Modern Literature in Chinese, (Hong Kong: Lingnan University, 2006), pp.131-137.
- Technology and Theatre in Post-1997 Hong Kong: Current Trends in the Portrayal of Science in Art, Journal of Urban Technology, vol. 12, no. 2 (Routledge: Taylor and Francis, August, 2005), pp.87-99.
- “Novels into Film: Liu Yichang’s Tête-Bêche and Wong Kar Wai’s In the Mood for Love,” Chinese-language Film: Historiography, Poetics, Politics, eds. Sheldon Lu and Emile Y.Y. Yueh (University of Hawaii Press, January 2005), pp.210-219.
- 陸潤棠 (2012)。《中西比較戲劇和現代劇塲研究》。臺灣：學生書局。
- Before and After Suzie: Hong Kong in Western Film and Literature, eds. Thomas Y. T. Luk and James P Rice (New Asia Academic Bulletin, no. 18, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, May 2002), pp.ix-2.
Professor LEUNG Chi Kin, Lawrence
Dean, School of Decision Sciences
Professor Lawrence Leung is a professor in the Department of Supply Chain and Information Management. He received a PhD and a MSIE from Virginia Tech and a BSIE from Northeastern University (USA). He was born and raised in Hong Kong and received his secondary education in La Salle College. Professor Leung’s teaching and research interests are in supply chain management and air cargo logistics management.
Prior to joining HSMC, Dr Leung was a Professor at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (28 years) and an Associate Professor at University of South Florida (6 years). While at CUHK, he had served as Head of Department (Decision Sciences and Managerial Economics), convener of Research Panel of School of Business, Associate Director of MBA program, member of planning committee for School of Management of CUHK (Shenzhen), member of Working Group on Research and Ethics Policy (University), and member of University Research Committee.
For five years, Professor Leung was a member of the RGC H Panel (’01-’06)(Humanity, Social Science, & Business Administration) of the Research Grants Council.
Over the years, he had received 8 RGC grants (5 as PI and 3 as Co-I) and two grants from Innovation and Technology Fund (as Co-I). He had also performed consulting work for many companies and had received grants from such companies as Sun Hung Kai Corporation, DHL, Accenture, and Florida Power and Light.
Professor Leung places a great deal of emphasis on his teaching, believing that teaching remains his highest priority and that his research should be grounded in practice and thus enhances teaching. He spends a lot of effort on developing teaching materials and does not use text books in his courses. Professor Leung incorporates quite a bit of regional and contemporary material in his lectures, and books that cover such materials – especially in an indigenous manner – have yet to be available.
He has co-authored two books and a number of book chapters.
He was a founding member of Center for Cyber Logistics at CUHK, a research center that has been instrumental in organising logistics-related forums, providing a meeting point for industry stakeholders such as shippers, logistics service providers, port and airport authorities, and government policy makers.
His research is in third-party logistics and economics of operations systems, and has contributed articles to such respected journals as EJOR, IIE Trans, IEEE Trans, Interfaces, IJPE, IJPR, MSOM, Operations Research and Transportation Sciences, etc.
He is a senior editor of Operations Management Education Review, an associate editor of Asia-Pacific Journal of Operational Research, and a member of editorial board of International Journal of Shipping and Transport Logistics.
Professor Leung was the recipient of the 1983 Alfred V Bodine / SME Award – for best graduate research in machine tool economics, sponsored by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers.
Professor TANG Man Lai
Associate Dean, School of Decision Sciences
Professor Tang is a professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics and Associate Dean of the School of Decision Sciences. He received his Bachelor Degree in Mathematics and MPhil Degree in Statistics from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He holds a PhD degree in Biostatistics from the University of California at Los Angeles. After his PhD graduation, he received his postdoctoral fellowship training from Brown University and joined the Department of Statistics at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He then decided to work at Harvard University as biostatistician. Prior to joining Hang Seng Management College, Professor Tang was an associate professor in the Department of Mathematics at the Hong Kong Baptist University.
Professor Tang has worked in diverse areas within the fields of biostatistics and sensitive survey techniques. He has published over 130 refereed articles on topics such as exact inference for categorical data analyses, testing of non-inferiority, quantile regression modeling, longitudinal data modeling, profile likelihood theory and survey methodologies for sensitive questions and has respectively co-authored three books on introductory statistics, Dirichlet and related distributions, and non-randomised response techniques for sensitive questions in surveys. These papers have appeared in top-tier journals such as Biometrics, Statistics in Medicine, and Statistical Methods in Medical Research. Professor Tang has extensive experience leading and managing research and developing projects. Several of the projects were funded by the RGC on exact inference for categorical data analyses and surveys with sensitive questions. These projects represent basic research in the fields of biostatistics, testing non-inferiority of drugs / treatments, and sensitive survey techniques.
Professor Tang serves on the editorial and advisory board of several statistical journals. He is an elected member of the International Statistical Institute and is a recipient of several research awards (e.g. 第十届全國统計科研優秀成果獎一等獎（課題論文獎）and The University of Hong Kong Research Output Prize (2011 – 2012)). He organised several workshops and conferences.
Professor LAM Chee Keung, Kevin
Head, Department of Accountancy
Professor Lam Chee Keung, Kevin joined Hang Seng Management College in January 2017. He is currently Professor, Department of Accountancy, Hang Seng Management College. Before joining the College, he worked in the School of Accountancy at The Chinese University of Hong Kong for over 20 years, in the positions of Director of Master of Accountancy Programme (part time mode), Director of Postgraduate Diploma of Professional Accountancy, Associate Director of the School of Accountancy, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor, and Part-time Lecturer. Prior to positions in the academe, Professor Lam worked as regional financial controller of a Fortune 500 engineering company in charge of China, Taiwan and Hong Kong operations. Professor Lam earned his BBA in accounting from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, MSc in information systems from Texas Tech University and PhD from the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. He is also a Fellow of Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA) and held several other professional qualifications in accounting, information systems and computer auditing from US and Canada.
Professor Lam’s research interests focus on accounting, corporate governance, finance and their interactions with organisation diversity and firm performance. He has published over 30 refereed articles in leading academic journals, such as Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, Journal of Contemporary Accounting and Economics, Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, Journal of Financial Management and Accounting, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management Studies, Human Resource Management and Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, among others. He served as associate editor and as member of editorial board for several journals. He has presented a number of papers in academic conferences and has received several best paper awards including an “Outstanding Economic Technological Development” paper designated by the Chinese State Council. Professor Lam’s latest studies focus on how organisation diversity affects governance and firm performance. He and his coauthors find that ethnic minorities contribute substantially to the technological progress in the United States, improve firm performance there and accelerate market value growth of high-tech firms. He also studies how gender and age diversities affect corporate governance and firm performance in China. Professor Lam was awarded grants from the Hong Kong Research Grant Council, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the Richard Irwin Foundation and the PriceWaterhouse Charitable Foundation.
In addition to scholarly work, Professor Lam has extensive experience as an examiner for the accounting and banking professions. He served in the Hong Kong Institute of Bankers, in HKICPA committees and subcommittees and the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications. Most recently, he served as a reviewer in the HKICPA Corporate Governance Disclosure Awards.
Professor CHEUNG Kwong Yue, Alex
Head, Department of Chinese
Professor Cheung Kwong Yue, Alex is a renowned scholar who specialises in etymology, palaeography, ancient texts, and classical literature of Chinese. He is also an authority in the identification and authentication of ancient Chinese inscribed bronzes and bamboo manuscripts.
He holds concurrent positions at different institutions. He has been appointed as Head and Chair Professor of the Department of Chinese at Hang Seng Management College, Professor of the School of History at Beijing Normal University, Honorary Professor of the School of Chinese at the University of Hong Kong, Honorary Professor of the Institute of Han Language at An Hui University, Academic Consultant of the Institute of Chinese Palaeography at Zhong Shan University, and Adjunct Professor of the Institute of Chinese Medicine at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Previously, Professor Cheung had served as Professor of the Department of Chinese Language and Literature at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Adjunct Professor of the Department of Chinese at the Hong Kong Institute of Education. He also served as Consultant of the Municipal Committee for the Authentication of Cultural Relics at the Shanghai Museum, and was a member of the Consultation Committee of Academic Affairs at the Institute of History and Philology of Academia Sinica in Taiwan. He also visited the University of Pennsylvania, USA, as Distinguished International Scholar in 2007, during which he gave lecture talks organised by the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilization.
His publications are numerous. The more notable ones are Essence on the Authentication of Pre-Qin Bronze Inscriptions 偽作先秦彝器銘文疏要, “Terms for Wine Utensils in Drinking Ceremonies Referred to in the Book of Etiquette and Ceremonial, Based on Newly Discovered Materials”, “A New Reading of the Character 哂 in ‘Xian jin’ of Analects, Using Bamboo Manuscripts as Evidence” 從簡牘材料談《論語．先進》篇「哂」字的釋讀, “The Use of Beaker in Drinking Ceremonies Mentioned in the Book of Etiquette and Ceremonial” 《儀禮》飲酒禮用觶小議, “A Few Notes on Two Newly Seen Pu of Duke of Song” 讀新見宋公鋪二器札迻, “A Study of Disease Names as Recorded in Bamboo and Silk Manuscripts from the Qin and Han Dynasties” 秦漢簡帛所見病名輯證, and “A Few Insights on King Wu’s Inscribed Sword with Inlaid Gold” 錯金吳王劍銘獻疑.
Professor Cheung has received various research grants, including the Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation Research Grant in Taiwan and other external private funds. Projects include “Research on the Inscribed Bronzes of the Shang-Zhou Period (1300–221BC),” “Digital Archive of Ancient Chinese Bronzes,” “United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia – Research Project on Inscribed Bronzes,” and “A Comparative Research on the Names of Chinese Medicine Found in Qin Han Bamboo / Silk Manuscripts and Hong Kong Chinese Herbs.”
Professor CHOW Hau Siu, Irene
Head, Department of Management
Professor Chow Hau-siu, Irene joined Hang Seng Management College in 2013. She is currently the Head of the Department of Management and Programme Director of BBA-MGT Programme. Before joining the College, she worked in the Department of Management at The Chinese University of Hong Kong for over 30 years, where she served as the Chairman of the Department of Management from 1991-1995. Professor Chow earned her BBA from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, MBA and PhD from Georgia State University. Her visiting teaching appointments included Singapore, Taiwan, and the USA. She has taught a wide range of courses at various levels including undergraduate, MBA, PhD, and which enable her to develop pedagogical skills as well as broad range of subject expertise.
Professor Chow’s research interests focus on leadership, high performance work systems, and interpersonal network in Chinese societies. She is known as a leading researcher on Chinese human resource management studies. She ranked number 5 globally among top scholars who made the most significant contribution to HRM research in China based on the Review of International Authoritative Journals (Xiao & Chen, 2013). She has published over 100 refereed articles in mainstream leading academic journals, such as Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Applied Psychology, Human Resource Management, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Organizational Studies, Journal of Business Ethics, International Human Resource Management, Leadership Quarterly, Thunderbird International Business Review, Asia Pacific Journal of Management and many others. Her research publications are well-cited in journals and book chapters as shown in Google Scholar. She also actively participates and presented 185 papers in major international and regional conferences. She co-authored the textbook on Business Strategy: An Asia-Pacific Focus. 2nd edition Prentice-Hall, 2004. She serves as member of editorial board on several journals.
Professor Chow has received several local RGC grants as well as overseas funding to conduct HR and related research. Major funded projects include The Social Sciences of Humanities Research Council of Canada Competitive Grant Scheme together with related streams of projects funded by China’s National Natural Science Foundation and Guangdong Province Science Foundation. The study on knowledge sharing through networking and its impact on performance was funded by the Taiwan National Science Foundation.
In addition to academic and scholarly work, Professor Chow has extensive experience in executive development for Management Studies for Civil Service, Social Service Executive Management, Training Management, Management and Business for Bank Officers. She has also conducted management development for both public and private organisations.
Professor KAO Lang
Head, Department of Social Science
Professor Kao is now Department Head of Social Science and Programme Director of Asian Studies at HSMC. Previously, he taught in the Department of Political Science at National Taiwan University (NTU) and served as department chair from 2003 to 2005.
From 2008 to 2012, Professor Kao served in President Ma Ying-jeou’s administration as Deputy Secretary-General to the President. In that position, he helped coordinate the domestic policymaking process.
Professor Kao graduated from NTU with BA and MA degrees in 1979 and 1983, respectively. Between 1982 and 1984, he worked for the Editorial Section of the Central News Agency. In 1984, Professor Kao went abroad for study, and obtained a PhD in government and politics at the University of Maryland (College Park) in 1989. He joined the NTU faculty in 1989.
Professor Kao specialises in international relations, regional economic integration, and comparative government. During his career at NTU, he wrote and edited many books and articles on constitutional reform, political and economic development, and public policy.
In recent years, he has turned his attention to the study of Asia-Pacific regional economic integration and public policy in the digital age. From 2013 to 2015, he was a member of the Chinese Taipei Delegation to the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week. Since 2014, he has been a regularly featured columnist for the United Daily News (Taiwan). Currently, he is also convener of the macroeconomics committee of the Cross-Strait CEO Summit.
Professor Kao has received a Fulbright Scholar grant, a MacKay Canadian Studies Award, and many research awards from the National Science Council.
Professor CHIN Yuk Lun, Francis
Chair Professor, Department of Computing
Professor Francis Chin received his BASc from the University of Toronto and his MSc, MA and PhD from Princeton University. Prior to joining Hang Seng Management College, he was the Taikoo Professor of Engineering and the Chair Professor of Computer Science at The University of Hong Kong, where he served from 1985 to 2015 and now holds an Emeritus Professorship.
His distinguished career includes academic positions at Tsinghua University (2007-10), University of Texas at Dallas (1989-90), The Chinese University of Hong Kong (1983-85), University of Alberta (1976-83), University of California at San Diego (1980-81), and University of Maryland, Baltimore County (1975-76).
He is a Fellow with the IEEE and HKIE and an Honorary Fellow with the HKACE. His awards include HKU Outstanding Research Award (2010-11), Best Paper Award at the International Conference on Networking and Mobile Computing (2005), the Departmental Teaching Award (2000), HKU Student Union’s Best Teaching Award (1991) and Ten Outstanding Young Persons Award (1987).
Professor Chin’s applied research and consulting experience also includes acting as interim CEO of Hong Kong Domain Name Registration Company Limited (Jan-Jun 2001), Project Leader for the Investigation of Software Problems at the Commencement of the New Airport at Chek Lap Kok commissioned by the Legislative Council (1998-99) and consultant for Hong Kong Telecom (1997).
Professor Chin’s research interests include design and analysis of algorithms, combinatorial optimisation and bioinformatics. He is the recipient of the HKU Outstanding Researcher Award 2010-2011. Professor Chin has served as conference chairman and a member of the programme committee of numerous international workshops and conferences. He has served as a member of the editorial boards of some international journals, and is currently the Managing Editor of the International Journal of Foundations of Computer Science. He has obtained over HK$7 million in basic research funding, HK$12 million in applied research funding, HK$10 million in Quality Education Funding, HK$3.5 million in external funding, and HK$1 million in donations.
Professor Chin has published over 130 journal papers and 160 conference papers and has given over 150 invited talks or keynote speeches.
Professor HUI Cheuk Kuen, Desmond
Professor, Department of Social Science
Professor Desmond Hui is a professor (Cultural and Creative Industries) in the Department of Social Science at Hang Seng Management College. He obtained his Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University; then Master and Doctor of Philosophy in History of Art and Architecture from the University of Cambridge. A registered architect in both Hong Kong and Canada, he holds Visiting, Honorary and Adjunct Professorship in Mainland China and Hong Kong.
Formerly he was Associate Dean of Arts and Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He taught architecture previously at the University of Hong Kong and was Director of the Centre for Cultural Policy Research at HKU. He has served on various international advisory committees including Expert Advisor to UNESCO and British Council on cultural and creative industries and is member of the International Committee of Architectural Critics (CICA). He was Guest Scholar at the Canadian Center for Architecture (CCA) in 1998 and Research Fellow of St Edmund’s College, University of Cambridge 1989-90.
He is Chief Author and Editor of several government / public studies related to arts and cultural policy in Hong Kong including the Baseline Study on HK’s Creative Industries (2003), A Study on Creativity Index (2005), Study on the Relationship between the Pearl River Delta and Hong Kong’s Creative Industries (2006) and Mapping Study of Creative Clusters in Hong Kong (2010 & 2015). He was selected as Lead Curator for the 11th International Architecture Exhibition of Venice Biennale Hong Kong Pavilion in 2008 and Co-Curator in 2012. Since 2016, he has been commissioned by the Hong Kong Association of Cultural Industries to conduct research on cultural and creative industries in Hong Kong and the Greater China region.
Professor Hui is now appointed member of the Advisory Committee on Built Heritage Conservation and Museum Expert Advisor to the Government in Hong Kong, and has served as Non-Executive Director of the Urban Renewal Authority, member of the Antiquities Advisory Board and Commission on Strategic Development. Since 2015, he has been selected as one of 43 international experts by UNESCO for the expert facility of the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions and is now engaged as UNESCO International Expert in Mongolia. He also serves on the editorial board of The International Journal of Cultural and Creative Industries.
Professor SIU Yuk Tai, Trevor
Professor, School of Communication
With a solid academic and industrial background, Professor Siu had accumulated extensive experience in the information and communication technology (ICT) industry and the tertiary education sector prior to joining HSMC in 2015. His specialisation has been crossing the lines among various academic disciplines and industrial sectors, encompassing the areas of information technology, engineering, Chinese medicine, finance, media and communications. Having a strong appreciation of system hardware and software design, he is able to effectively apply his knowledge and skills in taking advantages of interdisciplinary approach to different fields of study, such as combining ICT with interactive speech applications, Chinese medicine, financial systems, journalism and media communications. Moreover, he has also developed his expertise in academic development and accreditation of self-financing degree programmes.
In 1987, Professor Siu obtained his PhD in Electronic Systems Engineering on multimedia systems after pursuing a rapid BSc, MSc and PhD education at University of Essex, UK. While undertaking the research, he was also involved in the work on developments associated with Photo-videotex. This work was to lead to a very successful and commercial implementation of systems and services, later to be sold widely in the USA for the Cable Television Industry.
Professor Siu first started a professional career to work as a Software Engineer in the Cambridge Science Park, and later joined British Telecom Research Laboratories at Martlesham in 1989. As a Senior Professional Engineer he had undertaken various key R&D projects, particularly the development of ODA technologies of the ISO 8613 international standard for interchanging documents between office systems and the development of a demanding high volume real time voice messaging system successfully rolled out as nationwide network service.
In 1995, Professor Siu joined The Chinese University of Hong Kong, in which he effectively applied computing tools and techniques to the information retrieval and analysis of traditional Chinese medicine literature in association with the development of Chinese medical subject headings. In 1999, Professor Siu further expanded his area of expertise via working at ChinFon Securities Investment Trust Co Ltd in Taiwan, in the capacity of Director of Computer Information Office. This special opportunity had allowed him to gain valuable business knowledge and experience in the financial sector that he could make effective use of interactive voice response system, electronic trading system and web-based applications to support mutual fund investment and management operations.
Having developed strong theoretical and practical abilities coupled with a Chartered Engineer professional status, Professor Siu began his full-time academic career when the HKSAR government was strategically promoting the development of self-financing degree programmes so as to provide our young people with more post-secondary education opportunities. In 2001, he joined Chu Hai College of Higher Education in the position as Associate Professor and was later promoted to Professor and Dean of Faculty of Science and Engineering housing three academic departments – Computer Science, Civil Engineering and Architecture. During this over decade-long employment, he had contributed to the rapid development of these departments with interdisciplinary teaching, learning and research. Furthermore, he made significant contributions to the long-term development of the college through the rigorous LPA, Re-LPA and PAA processes of meeting the accreditation standards stipulated by the HKCAAVQ.
In addition to the academic affairs and degree programmes development experience, Professor Siu has engaged in various research and scholarly activities. He made successful applications for a number of research grants including: NT$1,860,000 from CCK Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange to examine a standard set of subject headings for indexing and searching information in databases of traditional Chinese medicine literature; NT$1,150,000 from Taipei’s National Research Institute of Chinese Medicines to develop a multimedia database for the identification of poisonous herbs; and HK$13,767,934 from the UGC Competitive Research Funding Schemes for the Local Self-financing Degree Sector to conduct interdisciplinary study for the enhancement of research capacity in sustainable systems and technologies. His areas of research are in diverse disciplines varying from the study of information technology to traditional Chinese medicine, with further interest in new media and communications. He has contributed to various publications, such as the edition of Report on Standard Medical Subject Headings for TCM published by CMMRC of The Chinese University of Hong Kong and the article of research on Knowledge Acquisition in Prescription of Chinese Medicine published by Chinese Journal of Information on TCM.
Currently, Professor Siu continues his commitment to serving the self-financing degree sector at the School of Communication in HSMC. He is leading the development of an interdisciplinary bachelor’s degree programme in the field of convergent media that merges knowledge and skills in information and communication technology with journalism and communication, while supporting HSMC’s future academic development toward the attainment of a university title through various stages of the accreditation exercise.
Professor LEE Siu Nam, Paul
Professor, School of Communication
Before joining Hang Seng Management College, Professor Paul S N Lee had taught at the School of Journalism and Communication, The Chinese University of Hong Kong for almost three decades. He had served as the School Director (1988-2005) and Dean of Social Science (2005-2014) in the period. Professor Lee received his doctoral degree in Communication from the University of Michigan. His research interests include International & Intercultural Communication, Telecommunications Policy, New Media, and Media Analysis.
Professor Lee has published more than 80 papers and book chapters, in addition to 14 authored and edited books. His works are published at major international venues including Journal of Communication, Telematics and Informatics, Telecommunication Policy, Media, Culture & Society, Gazette, and Australian Journalism Review.
Professor Lee pioneered the study of China and Hong Kong telecommunications. In 1997, he edited and published the first English book on China telecommunications. He was the first academic appointed as a member of the Broadcasting Authority in Hong Kong in 1990-92 by the Hong Kong Government. He provided consultancy to the Authority specifically on the licensing of subscription television in 1991.
From 1993 to 1996, Professor Lee collaborated with scholars from Japan, Malaysia, India and Philippines to study the flow of foreign media culture and people’s responses to it. The collaboration resulted in a book entitled TV without borders: Asia speaks out. In 1999 he was nominated Associate Fellow by the international communication network of the UNESCO, Orbicom. In 2001, he obtained a research grant of HK$600,000 from the Hong Kong Research Grant Council to continue the study on the impact of foreign television on people’s values. The major findings showed that Hong Kong culture was resilient and people preferred local to foreign programmes. The findings still serve important reference for policy-makers to date.
From 2002-04, he collaborated with scholars from China and Taiwan in a comparative study of Internet growth in Beijing, Wuhan, Taipei and Hong Kong. It resulted in the publication of the first comparative study of Internet communication in Chinese societies. The book entitled The rise of Internet in Chinese societies was published in Chinese in 2009. Professor Lee was also the founding editor of the Chinese Journal of Communication published by Routledge and indexed by the Social Science Citation Index.
Professor WONG Po Choi
Director of Information Technology
Professor P C Wong is a renowned education leader in IT in Hong Kong. He was a professor at The Chinese University of Hong Kong for twenty years before he joined Hang Seng Management College in 2010. His vision is that HSMC will become a leader in the use of IT in teaching, learning, and services.
Professor Wong has accomplished many innovative projects, received many grants and awards, received two US patents, and published over 50 papers in his career. He was the first to introduce Internet to schools in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong School Net project won the IT Application Award in Education in 1998. He was the first to lead a joint project to connect universities and schools to become Hong Kong Cyber Campus, leading schools into the Internet Era. He then helped Education Department to build the Hong Kong Education City in 2000, a flagship education portal now serving all schools in Hong Kong. He launched NetPlan in 2003 to help schools to set up their firewall and protect their network. NetPlan won two grand awards from Hong Kong Productivity Council. He launched VChina in 2004, a video conferencing network now connects over 30 mainland cities to support distance classrooms. VChina won the 10th anniversary QEF Outstanding Project Award in 2008. In 2001, he was awarded the Medal of Honour by Hong Kong SAR for his contributions to IT in education.
Professor Wong serves actively in the education sector. He was the former Chairman of the Committee on Home-School Cooperation, leading 18 districts of parent-teacher associations to promote home-school cooperation and family education. He was a member of the Education Commission, Family Council, the ICT Committee of Trade Development Council, Advisory Council on Food and Environmental Hygiene, and Committee on Services for Youth at Risk. He is currently an honorary consultant to many schools and organisations, and is frequently invited to give talks to teachers, parents, and students.
When recalling the campus life at HSSC, I would say the programmes were extremely practical, enabling students to build a solid foundation before entering the business field.
- Mr Tai Lun, Paul
- Far East Regional Managing Director, Mainetti Group
HSMC has developed rapidly and provides students with better learning facilities. I hope that HSMC’s enthusiasm for education will be appreciated by the community and all the students who benefit from it.
- Mrs Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor
- Chief Executive
- Hong Kong Special Administrative Region