His fields of teaching are mainly in international relations, comparative politics, and Asian studies, especially non-China studies. He was first Associate Director and then Director of the Centre for Asian Pacific Studies, 2002-2008; he particularly developed links with the two Koreas and organised an annual conference on contemporary Korea regularly from 2003.
He is keen on sports (especially cricket) and watching detective dramas and political thrillers.
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The Two Koreas and the Politics of Global Sport. Leiden: Brill/Global Oriental, 2012, 188 pp.
Public Governance in Asia and The Limits of Electoral Democracy (co-edited with Ho Lok Sang). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2010, 320 pp.
Europe-Asia Relations: Building Multilateralisms (co-edited with Richard Balme), Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan 2008.
Articles and Book Chapters
"The Ghosts at the Table: Reconciliation Between Japan and Korea", Asian Profile, Vol. 41, No. 3, June 2013, pp. 227-238.
"A Bid Too Far: Hong Kong and the 2023 Asian Games", International Journal of History of Sport, Vol. 29, No. 4, March 2012, pp. 652-65.
"The Making of a Modest Mega-Event: Hong Kong and the East Asian Games", Internationl Journal of History of Sport, Vol. 28, No. 16, November 2011, pp. 2384-97.
"Beyond the Olympics: Power, Change and Legacy", International Journal of China Studies, August-September 2011, pp. 243-257.
"Football, Nationalism and Fan Violence in China", China Aktuell, No. 2, 2009, pp. 60-82.
(co-author with Chan Che-po) "Looking North: Taiwan's Relations with Japan under Chen Shui-bian", Pacific Affairs, Vol. 81, No. 4, Winter 2008-09, pp. 577-96.
"Reluctant Mediator: Hong Kong, the Two Koreas and the Tokyo Olympics", International Journal of the History of Sport, Vol. 24, No. 3, March 2007, pp. 375-391.
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