Skip to Main Content
Liberal Arts Education Transformation For Life
Start main Content
A banner image of website
CHU POK (朱博)

Assistant Professor
BSocSc Associate Programme Director
MAIA Associate Programme Director
BSocSc (Lingnan); MA (Nottingham); PhD (Auckland)

  Office: Rm. 311, Dorothy Y L Wong Building
Lingnan University
Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
  TEL: (852) 2616 7214
  FAX: (852) 2465 1429
Marcus Pok Chu obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Auckland. His current teaching duties include (1) Greater China: Identity and Interdependence, (2) Small States in World Politics, and (3) The Value of Sport. His areas of research interest center on politics of sport in the Greater China regions.

Selected Publications | Top


Marcus P. Chu, China, Taiwan, and International Sporting Events: Face-off in Cross-Strait Relations (London: Routledge, 2022). pp.182.

Marcus P. Chu, Sporting Events in China as Economic Development, National Image, and Political Ambition (Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2021). pp.168.

Marcus P. Chu, China's Quest for Sporting Mega-Events: The Politics of International Bids (London: Routledge, 2020). pp.178 

Marcus P. Chu, Politics of Mega-Events in China’s Hong Kong and Macao (Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019). pp.161. 

Edited books

Brian Bridges and Marcus P. Chu (eds.), The Sports Development of Hong Kong and Macau: New Challenges after the Handovers (London: Routledge, 2018). pp.168. 

J. A. Mangan; Marcus P. Chu, and Jinxia Dong (eds.), The Asian Games: Modern Metaphor for ‘The Middle Kingdom’ Reborn – Political Statement, Cultural Assertion, Social Symbol (London: Routledge, 2014). pp.198.   

Book chapters

Marcus P. Chu, “Leveraging Mega-Events to Embrace Chinese National Identity: The Politics of Hong Kong's Participation in the Beijing 2008 Olympics and the Shanghai 2010 World Expo,” in Lu Zhouxiang (ed.), Chinese National Identity in the Age of Globalisation (Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020), pp. 309-332. 

Marcus P. Chu, “Politics and Policy of Forging Post-Handover Hong Kong as Sporting Mega-event Centre,” in Fan Hong and Lu Zhouxiang (eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Sport in Asia (London: Routledge, 2020), pp.271-278.  

Refereed Journal Articles

Marcus P. Chu, “The Premier and China’s Pursuit of the Olympics,” International Journal of the History of Sport 38:18 (2022), pp.1880-1899.   

Marcus P. Chu, "China’s Decisiveness in the Olympic Bids: Leveraging Sporting Mega-Events to Improve Beijing’s Odds of Success,” International Journal of the History of Sport 35:12-13 (2018), pp. 1306-1324.  

Marcus P. Chu, “China in Taiwanese Cities’ Sporting Mega-Event Bids: Fatal Obstructer, Neutral Bystander and Enthusiastic Supporter,” Sport in Society, 20:11 (2017), pp.1667-1683.  

Marcus P. Chu, “Extravagance and Its Decline: China’s Triple East Asian Games since the 2000s,” Asia Pacific Journal of Sport and Social Science 6:1 (2017), pp.19-33. 

Marcus P. Chu, “Post-Handover Hong Kong’s International Sporting Bids: A Loss-More-Win-Less Journey,” International Journal of the History of Sport33:11 (2016), pp.1193-1208.  

Marcus P. Chu, “From Integration with China to Engagement with the World: Mega-Sports Events at Post-Handover Macau,” International Journal of the History of Sport 33:11 (2016), pp.1254-1267.  

Marcus P. Chu, “International Mega-sports Events at Nanjing: China's Frugal Games,” Asia Pacific Journal of Sport and Social Science, 5:3 (2016), pp. 202-214. 

Marcus P. Chu, “Provincial Governments and China’s International Mega-Sports Events: A Case Study of Guangdong,” Sport in Society 19:10 (2016), pp.1622-1634.  

Marcus P. Chu, “Chinese Cities Bid for the Winter Olympics: From Harbin’s Failure to Beijing and Zhangjiakou’s Success,” Asia Pacific Journal of Sport and Social Science 5:2 (2016), pp.120-131. 

Marcus P. Chu, “Beyond Status and Prestige: Chinese Cities Bids for the Summer World University Games,” Sports in Society 18:6 (2015), pp.704-716.  

Marcus P. Chu, “Xi Jinping at Sochi: Leveraging the 2014 Winter Olympics for the China Dream,” Asia Pacific Journal of Sport and Social Science 5:2 (2015), pp: 124-133.   

Marcus P. Chu, “Shenzhen’s Bid for the 2011 Summer Universiade and Its Implications for Taiwan in the International Sports Community,” Asia Pacific Journal of Sport and Social Science 3:1 (2014), pp.20-31. 

Marcus P. Chu, “London 2012: ‘A Chinese Charm Offensive – A Reputation Rebuilt and An Impression Changed?” International Journal of the History of Sport 30:15 (2013), pp.1748-1757.  

Marcus P. Chu, “Reluctant Appealer: China’s Responses to Controversial Judgements at London 2012,” International Journal of the History of Sport 30:15 (2013), pp.1735-1747.  

Marcus P. Chu, “Strict Compliance!: Chinese Conformity - the Guangzhou Bid for the Asian Games,” International Journal of the History of Sport 30:10 (2013), pp.1059-1070.  

Marcus P. Chu, “The Pursuit of Regional Geopolitical Aspirations: China’s Bids for the Asian Games and the Asian Winter Games since the 1980s,” International Journal of the History of Sport 30:10 (2013), pp.1048-1058.


Teaching Subjects | Top

  Academic Year:  2022-2023:
1st Term:
  CLE9017 The Value of Sport
2nd Term:
  CLE9004 Greater China: Identity and Interdependence
      GOV3106 Small States in World Politics