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CHU POK (朱博)

Assistant Professor
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
    e-Mail: [email protected]
Marcus Pok Chu obtained his PhD in political studies from the University of Auckland. His current teaching duties include (1) Greater China: Identity and Interdependence, (2) Small States in World Politics, (3) The Value of Sport, and (4) Current Issues in International Politics. His research interests focus on sport-politics nexus in the Greater China region.

Selected Publications | Top


Marcus P. Chu, Greater China’s Olympic Medal Haul: Beyond Sports Excellence (London: Routledge, 2023), pp.230.

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

Vic Li and Marcus P. Chu, “China’s Bids for International Sporting Events from 2013 to 2019: Beyond the Pursuit of Strong Sports Power,” in Hanna Kupś, Maciej Szatkowski, and Michal Dahl (eds.), China under Xi Jinping: An Interdisciplinary Assessment (Leiden: Brill, forthcoming).

Marcus P. Chu, “International Sporting Bids, China, and the Relations with Its Neighbours,” in Fan Hong and Liu Li (eds.), Routledge Handbook of Sport in China (London: Routledge, 2023), pp.111-117.

Marcus P. Chu, “Politics of the Asian Games and the East Asian Games in China,” in Koji Kobayashi, John Horne, Cho Younghan, and Lee Jung Woo (eds.), Sports Mega-Events in Asia (Singapore: Springer Nature, 2023), pp.169-195.

Marcus P. Chu, “Taiwan and China: Face-Off Sports Bids: Unanswered Questions – The Geopolitics of East Asian Sports,” in Alan Bairner, Chen Tzu-hsuan, and Chiang Ying (eds.), Sport in Taiwan: History, Culture, Policy (Lausanne: Peter Lang, 2023), pp.229-246. 

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 Sport 33:11 (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,” Sport 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:  2023-2024:
1st Term:
  CLE9017 The Value of Sport
      GOV4309 Current Issues in International Politics
2nd Term:
  CLE9004 Greater China: Identity and Interdependence