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Prof. AU YEUNG Tat Chor  
Assistant Professor
BSSc (CUHK); MSW (HKBU); PhD (Sheffield); Registered Social Worker
  Office: WYL230, Dorothy Y L Wong Building
Department of Sociology and Social Policy
Lingnan University, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
  TEL: (852) 2616 7209
  FAX: (852) 2456 0737

Tat Chor Au-Yeung received his PhD in social policy from the University of Sheffield. Before doing the postgraduate study, he worked as a community organiser advocating policy changes for poverty reduction. He joined the department in August 2019. Prior to joining Lingnan University, he had taught social work at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. His research interests include social security, labour market policies, and precarious employment. He also extensively collaborates with NGOs and unions to promote social and labour rights in Hong Kong and beyond.

Research | Top

Activation and in-work benefits
Precarity and precarious employment
Social security and labour market policies
Community development and policy practice


Publications | Top

Journal Articles | Top

Au-Yeung, T. C. & Chan, K. K. (2019). Crafting the financial-subject: A qualitative study of young workers’ experiences in financialised pension investment in Hong Kong. Journal of Social Policy, FirstView, 1-19. DOI: 10.1017/S0047279419000345

Wong, V. & Au-Yeung, T. C. (2019). Autonomous precarity or precarious autonomy? Dilemmas of young workers in Hong Kong. Economic and Labour Relations Review, 30(2), 241-641. DOI: 10.1177/1035304619838976

Wong, V. & Au-Yeung, T. C. (2019). Expediting youth’s entry into employment whilst overlooking precariousness: Flexi-employability and disciplinary activation in Hong Kong. Social Policy & Administration, 53(5), 793-809. DOI: 10.1111/spol.12418

Wong, V. & Au-Yeung, T. C. (2018). How do ideas and discourses construct youth policies: The case of Hong Kong. International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 38(3/4), 280-294. DOI: 10.1108/IJSSP-08-2017-0104

Au-Yeung, T. C. (2014). Youth Poverty and New Social Risks in Hong Kong: A Review of Theories and Institutions. Hong Kong Journal of Social Sciences, 46, 1-19. (in Chinese)


Books and book chapters | Top

Au-Yeung, T. C. & Wong, W. P. (2017). The Unfinished Social Security in Hong Kong: A Critical Introduction (未完成的香港社會保障:批判的導論). Hong Kong: Chung Hwa Book Company. (in Chinese)

Au-Yeung, T. C. & Shiu, K. C. (2015). Politics of ‘Hea”: A Cultural Perspective. In Shiu, K. C. & Leung, S. K. (Eds.), Making Sense of Young People in Hong Kong: Discourse and Dialogue (悠關青春:青年工作的論述與對話). Hong Kong: Centre for Youth Research and Practice, Hong Kong Baptist University. (In Chinese)

Au-Yeung, T. C. (2013). The Making and Alleviation of In-work Poverty: The Changing Labour and Welfare regimes in Hong Kong. In Law, K. Y. & Cheng, Y. S. (Eds), On the Chessboard: Donald Tsang’s Legacy for CY Leung (留給梁振英的棋局:通析曾蔭權時代). Hong Kong: City University of Hong Kong Press. (in Chinese)


Conference Presentations (selected) | Top

‘The diversity of precarious employment of young workers in Hong Kong’ (with Victor Wong), Social Policy Association Annual Conference, Durham, UK, July 2017.  

‘How do ideas matter in constructing and construing youth policy? The case of Hong Kong’ (with Victor Wong), Social Policy Association Annual Conference, Belfast, UK, July 2016.

‘Rethinking social protection reforms in Hong Kong: An ideational examination’, Social security East and West: Common challenges, distinctive solutions? organised by Foundation for International Social Security, 22nd Annual Conference, Hong Kong, June 2015.

‘Expansionary austerity: The Precaritisation of the social policy in the post-crisis Hong Kong’, Austerity, Welfare, Citizenship: PhD workshop, organised by Social Policy Association, York, UK, January 2015.

‘In response to the workfare reform and poverty alleviation: The welfare movement in Hong Kong’, 2010 Joint World Conference on Social Work and Social Development: The Agenda, organised by International Association of School of Social Work, International Council of Social Welfare and International Federation of Social Workers, Hong Kong, June, 2010.

‘Social Assistance and Social Exclusion in Hong Kong: A critical review’, Asian Regional Roundtable on Social Security, organised by Asia Monitor Resource Centre, Centre for Social Policy Studies, Hong Kong Social Security Society, Social Welfare Practice and Research Centre, Department of Social Work, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2009.


Ad Hoc Journal Reviewer | Top

Social Policy & Administration


Teaching Subjects | Top

Academic Year:  2019 - 2020:
1st Term:
The Making of Hong Kong
Digital Society
Junior Research Project
2nd Term
CCC8012 The Making of Hong Kong
  SSC3327 Social Welfare and Social Problems in Hong Kong
SSC3319 Junior Research Project


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