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MOK KA HO, JOSHUA

Prof. Mok Ka Ho  
Lam Man Tsan Chair Professor of Comparative Policy
BA (CityU); MPhil (CUHK); PhD (LSE, London)
  Office: AD208, Wong Administration Building
Lingnan University, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
  TEL: (852) 2616 8288
  FAX: (852) 2572 4484
  e-Mail: kahomok@Ln.edu.hk

Professor Joshua Mok Ka-ho is the Vice-President and concurrently Lam Man Tsan Chair Professor of Comparative Policy of Lingnan University. Before joining Lingnan, he was the Vice President (Research and Development) and Chair Professor of Comparative Policy of The Hong Kong Institute of Education, and the Associate Dean and Professor of Social Policy, Faculty of Social Sciences of The University of Hong Kong. Prior to this, Professor Mok was appointed as the Founding Chair Professor in East Asian Studies and established the Centre for East Asian Studies at the University of Bristol, United Kingdom.

Professor Mok is no narrow disciplinary specialist but has worked creatively across the academic worlds of sociology, political science, and public and social policy while building up his wide knowledge of China and the region. Professor Mok completed his undergraduate studies in Public and Social Administration at the City University of Hong Kong in 1989, and received an MPhil and PhD in Sociology from The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1991 and The London School of Economics and Political Science in 1994 respectively.

In addition, Professor Mok has published extensively in the fields of comparative education policy, comparative development and policy studies, and social development in contemporary China and East Asia. In particular, he has contributed to the field of social change and education policy in a variety of ways, not the least of which has been his leadership and entrepreneurial approach to the organisation of the field. His recent published works have focused on comparative social development and social policy responses in the Greater China region and East Asia. He is also the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Asian Public Policy (London: Routledge) and Asian Education and Development Studies (Emerald) as well as a Book Series Editor for Routledge and Springer.

 Prof. Mok Ka Ho
Research | Top

Comparative Development and Policy Studies
Comparative Social Policy and Governance
Comparative Education Policy

 

Most Recent Selected Publications | Top

Authored and Edited Books | Top

Neubauer, D., Mok, K.H. and Jiang, J. (eds.) (2018) The Sustainability of Higher Education in an Era of Post-Massification, London: Routledge.

Mok, K.H. and Kuhner, S. (eds.) (2018) Managing Welfare Expectations and Social Change: Policy Transfer in Asia, London: Routledge.

Mok, K.H. (ed.) (2016). Managing International Connectivity, Diversity of Learning and Changing Labour Markets: East Asian Perspectives (Singapore: Springer, 2016).

Mok, K.H. and Hawkins, J. (eds.) (2015) Research, Development and Innovation in Asia Pacific Higher Education, New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Mok, K.H. and Lau, M. (eds.) (2014) Welfare Regimes in Transition: Managing Social Change and Social Policy in Greater China, London: Routledge

Mok, K.H. and Yu, K.M. (eds.) (2014) Internationalization of Higher Education in East Asia: Trends of Student Mobility and Impact on Education Governance, London: Routledge.

Mok, K.H. (2013) The Quest for Entrepreneurial Universities in East Asia, New York: Palgrave Macmillan [single-authored book].

Mok, K.H., Ngok, K.L. and Huang, G.H. (2013) Managing Social Change and Social Policy Responses in China: Theory, Practice and Comparative Perspectives, Beijing: Social Sciences Academic Press (in Chinese).

Neubauer, D., Mok, K.H., and Hawkins, J. (eds.) (2012) Higher Education Regionalization in Asia Pacific, New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

 

Journal Articles | Top

Mok, K.H. (2018) “Promoting National Identity through Higher Education and Graduate Employment: Reality in the Responses and Implementation of Government Policy in China”, Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, published online on 11 October 2019.

Mok, K.H. (2018) “Does Internationalisation of Higher Education still Matter? Critical Reflections on Student Learning, Graduate Employment and Faculty Development in Asia”, Higher Education Quarterly, 72, pp. 183-193. 

Mok, K.H., Han, X. Jiang, J. and Zhang, X.J. (2018) “International and Transnational Education for whose Interests? A Study on the Career Development of Chinese Students”, Higher Education Quarterly, 72, pp. 208-223.

Mok, K.H. and Qian, J.W. (2018) “Massification of Higher Education and Youth Transition: Skills Mismatch, Informal Sector Jobs and Implications for China”, Journal of Education and Work, published on-line on 10 June 2018.

Mok, K.H. and Qian, J.W. (2018) “A New Welfare Regime in the Making? Paternalistic Welfare Pragmatism in China”, Journal of European Social Policy, published on-line on 27 April 2018. 

Mok, K.H., Kuhner, S., Huang, G.H. (2017) “The Productivist Construction of Selective Welfare Pragmatism in China”, Social Policy & Administration, Vol.51, No.6, November 2017, pp. 845-856.

Mok, K.H., Kuhner, S. and Yeates, N. (2017) “Managing Welfare Expectations and Social Change: Policy Responses in Asia”, Social Policy & Administration, Vol.51, No.6, November 2017, pp. 876-897.

Jacob, J., Mok, K.H., Cheng, S.Y., and Xiong, W.Y. (2017) “Changes in Chinese Higher Education: Financial Trends in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan”, International Journal of Educational Development, published on-line in June 2017.

Mok, K.H. and Jiang, J. (2017) “Massification of Higher Education and Challenges for Graduate Employment and Social Mobility: East Asian Experiences and Sociological Reflections”, International Journal of Educational Development, published on-line 25 May 2017.

Mok, K.H. and Han, X. (2017) "Higher Education Governance and Policy in China: Managing Decentralization and Transnationalism", Policy and Society, Vol. 36, No.1, pp.34-48.

Mok, K.H. (2016) “The Quest for Regional Education Hub in Asia: The Hong Kong Experience”, Peking University Education Review北京大學教育評論, Vol.14, No.4, October 2016, pp.89-104 (written in Chinese).

Mok, K.H. and Han, X. (2016) "The Quest for Effective University Governance: The Hong Kong Experience", China Higher Education Research 《中國高教研究》 , Number 8, pp.55-60, August 2016, (written in Chinese) .

Mok, K.H. and Qian, J.W. (2016) “Dual Decentralization and ‘Fragmented Authoritarianism’ in Governance: Crowding out Expansion of Social Programmes in China”, Public Administration and Development, 36, pp. 185-197, August 2016.

Mok, K.H., Wen Z.Y. and Dale, R. (2016) "Employability and Mobility in Valorization of Higher Education Qualifications: The Experiences and Reflections of Chinese Students and Graduates", Higher Education Policy and Management, Vol.38, No.3, pp.264-281, June 2016.

Mok, K.H. and Han, X. (2016) "From 'Brain Drain' to 'Brain Bridging': Massification of Higher Education, Graduate Employment and Transitional Higher Education Development in China", Higher Education Policy and Management, Vol.38, No.3, pp.369-389, June 2016.

Mok, K.H. (2016) “Massification of Higher Education, Graduate Employment and Social Mobility in the Greater China Region”, British Journal of Sociology of Education, Vol. 37, No. 1, pp.51-71, January 2016.

Mok, K.H. and Han, X. (2016) “The Rise of transnational Higher Education and Changing Educational Governance in China”, International Journal of Comparative Education and Development, Vol. 18, No. 1, pp.19-39, January 2016.

Mok, K.H. and Neubauer, D. (2016) “Higher Education Governance in Crisis? A Critical Reflection on the Massification of Higher Education, Graduate Employment and Social Mobility”, Journal of Education and Work, Vol. 29, No. 1, pp.1-12, January 2016.

Mok, K.H. and Wu, A. (2016) “Higher Education, Changing Labour Market and Social Mobility in the Era of Massification in China”, Journal of Education and Work, Vol. 29, No. 1, pp.77-97, January 2016.

Mok, K.H. (2015) “Enhancing Global Competitiveness and Human Capital Management: Does Education help reduce Inequality and Poverty in Hong Kong?”, The China Review, Vol. 15, No. 2, pp.119-146, Fall 2015.

Mok, K.H. (2015) “Higher Education Transformations for Global Competitiveness: Policy Responses, Social Consequences and Impact on the Academic Profession in Asia”, Higher Education Policy, Vol.28, No.1, pp. 1-16, March 2015.

Mok, K.H. (2015) “The Quest for Global Competitiveness: Promotion of Innovation and Entrepreneurial Universities in Singapore”, Higher Education Policy, Vol.28, No.1, pp. 91-106, March 2015.

Mok, K.H. and He, A. (2014) “The Reemerging China and Its Implications in East Asia and Beyond”, China: An International Journal, Vol.12, No.2, pp. 3-13, August 2014.

Mok, K.H. and Hudson, J. (2014) “Managing Social Change and Social Policy in Greater China: Welfare Regimes in Transition?”, Social Policy and Society, Vol.13, No.2, 2014, pp. 235-238.

Mok, K.H. and Lau, M. (2014) “The Quest for Sustainable Livelihoods: Social Development Challenges and Social Policy Responses in Guangzhou, China”, Social Policy and Society, Vol.13, No.2, 2014, pp. 239-250.

Mok, K.H. and Huang, G.H. (2013) “Resident Evaluation and Expectation of Social Services in Guangzhou”, Journal of Current Chinese Affairs, Vol.42, No.3, pp. 7-28.

Mok, K.H. and Wu, X.F. (2013) “Dual Decentralization in China’s Transitional Economy: Welfare Regionalism and Policy Implications for Central-Local Relationship”, Policy & Society, Vol. 32, pp. 61-75.

 

Book Chapters | Top

Mok, K.H. and Jiang, J. (2018) “Questing for Entrepreneurial University in Hong Kong and Shenzhen: The Promotion of Industry-University Collaboration and Entrepreneurship”, in Neubauer, D., Mok, K.H. and Jiang, J. (eds.) The Sustainability of Higher Education in an Era of Post-Massification, London: Routledge. 

Hawkins, J., Mok, K.H. and Neubauer, D. (2018) “The Many Faces of Asia Pacific Higher Education in the Era of Massification”, in Wu, A.M. and Hawkins, J. (eds.) Massification of Higher Education in Asia: Consequences, Policy Responses and Changing Governance, Singapore: Springer.

Mok, K.H. (2017) “Wither the Developmental State? Adaptive State Entrepreneurship and Social Policy Expansion in China”, in Carroll, T. and Jarvis, D. (eds.) Asia after Developmental State: Disembedding Autonomy, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Mok, K.H. and Han, X. (2017) “A Flagship University Quest: Challenges and Dilemma for a Chinese University”, in Douglass, J.A. and Hawkins, J. (eds.) Envisioning the Asian New Flagship University: Its Past and Vital Future, CA: Berkeley Public Policy Press.

Mok, K.H. (2017), “Enhancing Global Competitiveness and Human Capital Management: Does Education help reduce Inequality and Poverty in Hong Kong?”, in Lau, M.K.W. and Gordon, D. (eds.) Poverty in a Rich Society, Hong Kong, The Chinese University Press.

Mok, K.H. and Chan, S.J. (2016) “After Massification and Response to Internationalization: Quality Assurance of Higher Education in Taiwan and Hong Kong”, in Collins, C., Lee, M.N.N. and Neubauer, D., (Eds.) The Palgrave Handbook of Asian Higher Education, New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Mok, K.H. (2016) “Promoting International Connectivity and Seeking Global Competitiveness: Issues and Challenges”, in Mok, K.H. (ed.) Managing International Connectivity, Diversity of Learning and Changing Labour Markets: East Asian Perspectives, Singapore: Springer. 

Mok, K.H. and Han X. (2016) “Internationalization and Transnationalization of Higher Education: A Review of the Asia Pacific Region”, in Mok, K.H. (ed.) Managing International Connectivity, Diversity of Learning and Changing Labour Markets: East Asian Perspectives, Singapore: Springer. 

Mok, K.H. and Jin, J. (2016) “Massification of Higher Education: Challenges for Admissions and Graduate Employment in China”, in Mok, K.H. (ed.) Managing International Connectivity, Diversity of Learning and Changing Labour Markets: East Asian Perspectives, Singapore: Springer.

Mok, K.H. (2016) “Transnationalizing and Internationalizing Higher Education in China: Implications for Regional Cooperation and University Governance in Asia”, in Oh, Y.C., Shin, G.W. and Moon, R.J. (eds.) Internationalizing Higher Education in Korea: Challenges and Opportunities in Comparative Perspectives, California: APARC, Stanford University.

Mok, K.H. (2016) “The Quest for Regional Education Hub Status: Challenges, Possibilities and Search for New Governance in Hong Kong”, in Cheng, Y.C., Cheung, C.K. and Ng, S.W. (eds.) Internationalization of Higher Education: The Case of Hong Kong, Dordrecht: Springer.

Mok, K.H. (2015) “Quest for Asian World City Status and Promotion of Global Citizenship: Hong Kong’s Responses to Development and Aid Projects in the Region”, in Cheng, I.H. and Chan, S.J. (eds.) International Education Aid in Developing Asia, Dordrecht: Springer.

Chan, S.J. and Mok, K.H. (2015) “The Quest for the Entrepreneurial University in Taiwan: Policies, Practices and Academic Reflections on University-Enterprise Cooperation”, in Hawkins, J. and Mok, K.H. (eds.) Research, Development and Innovation in Asia Pacific Higher Education, New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Mok, K.H. (2015) “Questing for Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Enhancing Global Competitiveness in Hong Kong: Academic Reflections”, in Hawkins, J. and Mok, K.H. (eds.) Research, Development and Innovation in Asia Pacific Higher Education, New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Wang, L. and Mok, K.H. (2014) “The Impacts of Neo-Liberalism on Higher Education in China”, in Turner, A. and Huuseyin Yolcu (eds.) (2014) Neo-liberal Educational Reforms: A Critical Analysis, London: Routledge.

Mok, K.H. and Lau, M. (2014) “The Search for a New Social Policy Paradigm: Managing Changing Social Expectations and Welfare Regimes in Transition in Greater China”, in Mok, K.H. and Lau, M. (eds.) Managing Social Change and Social Policy in Greater China, London: Routledge.

Mok, K.H. and Huang, G.H. (2014) “Asserting the ‘Public’ in Welfare Provision: A Study of Resident Evaluation and Expectation of Social Services in Guangzhou, China”, in Mok, K.H. and Lau, M. (eds.) Managing Social Change and Social Policy in Greater China, London: Routledge.

Mok, K.H. and Bodycott, P. (2014) “Hong Kong: The Quest for Regional Education Hub Status”, in Knight, J. (ed.) International Education Hubs - Student, Talent, Knowledge-Innovations Models, Dordrecht: Springer.

Mok, K.H. (2013) “The Meeting Point of the East and the West: Globalizing or Localizing Higher Education in East Asia” in Neubauer, D., Shin, J.C., Hawkins, J. (eds.) Dynamics of Higher Education Development, New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Mok, K.H. (2013) “After the Regional and Global Financial Crises: Social Development Challenges and Social Policy Responses in Hong Kong and Macau”, in Izuhara, M. (ed.) Handbook on East Asian Social Policy, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

 

Teaching Subjects | Top

Academic Year:  2018-2019:
 
1st Term: Academic Writing and Social Statistics (co-taught with Dr. Jin Jiang) [for PhD students]
  SOC505 Globalization, Policy and Society
   
2nd Term: SOC4103 Social Issues in Contemporary Chinese Societies
   
MPhil/PhD Students: Ms. KANG Yuyang, Ms. BUI Thi Minh Ha and Mr. LI Bo

 

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