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Negotiating Service Activism in China: The Impact of NGOs’ Institutional Embeddedness in the Local State



1 Feb 2018 (Thu)


2:00 pm - 4:00pm


AM310, 3/F Amenities Building, Lingnan University


Professor Samson Yuen

Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Lingnan University




Topics to be covered

Prof. YUEN’s talk will focus on these areas:

  1. The rise of service-oriented NGOs in China
  2. Why the concept of institutional embeddedness allows us to understand NGOs' success
  3. Case studies of three Guangdong-based NGOs


Biography of Speaker

Prof. Samson YUEN studies comparative politics, focusing on authoritarian and hybrid regimes with specialisation in the Greater China region (Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan). His research interests include local governance, civil society, NGOs, contentious politics and identity politics. His works are published or forthcoming in Political Studies, Journal of Contemporary China, China Information, China Perspectives and Twenty-First Century. He also wrote for The Diplomat, Initium Media, Mingpao, The Stand News, Hong Kong Economic Journal, and Hong Kong Economic Journal Monthly. Before joining academia, he worked as a management consultant.  He holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Chicago and an M.Phil. in Politics from Oxford University, where he continued to obtain his D.Phil. in Politics.