Personnel Information

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On-Kwok LAI

Organization
School of Policy Studies Department of Policy Studies
Research Fields, Keywords
Sociology, Comparative Policy Studies, Urban & Regional Studies, Public Policies, Media Studies, NGOs, Sociology, Comparative Policy Studies, Urban & Regional Studies, Public Policies, Media Studies, NGOs
Research Outline
Comparative Policy Studies, Housing & Planning Studies, Urban & Regional Studies, Health & Welfare Reform, Public Policies & Public Sector Reform, Social Impact of Technologies, New Media Studies, Political Economy of Development and Regional Blocs Regional/Area Studies of Newly Industrializing Economies in Asia-Pacific. European Studies. Urban Reforms in Transitional (post-socialist) Economies. Human Rights Studies, Ecological Modernization. NGOs, Ageing Studies, Bio-Eco-Ethics.
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Studying abroad experiences 【 display / non-display

  • Name of institution: Dept. of Applied Social Studies, Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
    Name of job or career: Visiting Professor
    Date: 2014.02 - 2014.03

Degree 【 display / non-display

  • Degree name:Dr.rer.pol. (Doktor Rerum Politicarum: Doktors der Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften)
    Classified degree field:Social Sciences
    Conferring institution:Others
    Acquisition way:Thesis
    Date of acquisition:1991.06

  • Degree name:Master of Social Sciences
    Classified degree field:Urban Studies
    Conferring institution:Others
    Acquisition way:Coursework
    Date of acquisition:1984.08

  • Degree name:B.Soc.Sc.
    Classified degree field:Social Work & Sociology
    Conferring institution:Others
    Acquisition way:Coursework
    Date of acquisition:1983.07

Research History 【 display / non-display

  • Affiliation:The University of Hong Kong.
    Department:Dept. of Social Work & Social Administration
    Title:Honorary Professor
    Date:2004.09 - 2019.08

  • Affiliation:Kwansei Gakuin University
    Title:Professor
    Date:1998.04 -

  • Affiliation:United Nations University
    Department:Institute of Advanced Studies.
    Title:Visiting Professor
    Date:2010.07 - 2014.03

  • Affiliation:The University of Hong Kong
    Department:Centre of Urban Planning & Environmental Management
    Title:Honorary Research Fellow
    Date:1992.10 - 2010.08

  • Affiliation:Hong Kong Polytechnic University
    Department:School of Applied Social Studies
    Title:Visiting Scholar
    Date:2014.02 - 2014.03

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Research Areas 【 display / non-display

  • Research field:Humanities & Social Sciences / Sociology

Qualification acquired 【 display / non-display

  • Qualification title:Prüfung zum Nachweis deutscher Sprachkenntnisse (PNdS)

Papers 【 display / non-display

  • Language: English
    Title: Positioning Biodiversity in Ecological Modernization
    Journal name: Journal of Policy Studies,  vol.45  (p.17 - 26)
    Date of publication: 2014.03
    Author(s): On-Kwok LAI

    Type of publication: Research paper (scientific journal)
    Co-author classification: Single Author

  • Language: English
    Title: Transnational Sub-contracting of Filial Piety in East Asia Ageing Societies.
    Journal name: Public Administration and Policy – an Asia Pacific Journal. 16(2): 50-67.
    Date of publication: 2013.12
    Author(s): On-Kwok LAI

    Type of publication: Research paper (scientific journal)
    Co-author classification: Single Author

  • Language: English
    Title: Urban Contradictions in Socialist China’s Economic Miracle?
    Journal name: Kwansei Gakuin University, Social Sciences Review, 2013 (18): 1-13.
    Date of publication: 2013.12
    Author(s): On-Kwok LAI

    Type of publication: Research paper (scientific journal)
    Co-author classification: Single Author

  • Language: English
    Title: Ageing Japanese Population: the Enigma of Silver Market.
    Journal name: Hong Kong Council of Social Services – Policy Bulletin [in Chinese], 2013 March (Vol.14): 13-17.
    Date of publication: 2013.04
    Author(s): On-Kwok LAI

    Type of publication: Research paper (scientific journal)
    Co-author classification: Single Author

  • Language: English
    Title: Socio-Ethical Contours of Reproductive Medicine in Hyper-Modernizing Societies.
    Journal name: Journal of Policy Studies, March 2013 (No.43): 15-32.
    Date of publication: 2013.04
    Author(s): On-Kwok LAI

    Type of publication: Research paper (scientific journal)
    Co-author classification: Single Author

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Books 【 display / non-display

  • Language: English
    Title: Apocalyptic Learning for Sustainability in Aged Japan: positive reciprocities and social innovations in the information age.
    Publisher: London: Routledge.
    Date of publication: 2019.02
    Author(s): In: Alice M.H. Chong & Iris.Chi (Eds., 2019). Social Work and Sustainability in Asia.

    Type of books: Scholarly book
    Authorship: Sole author
    Field of experts:Humanities & Social Sciences / Sociology, Social Infrastructure (Civil Engineering, Architecture, Disaster Prevention) / Disaster prevention engineering, Environmental Science/Agriculture Science / Environmental policy and social systems

  • Language: English
    Title: From Lingua Franca @ E-learning to Multilingualism.
    Publisher: Firenze: PIXEL
    Date of publication: 2015.11
    Author(s): Proceedings PIXEL ICT4LL: 8th Intl. Conference Proceedings: ICT and Language Learning.

    Type of books: Scholarly book
    Authorship: Sole author
    Field of experts:Humanities & Social Sciences / Linguistics, Humanities & Social Sciences / Sociology

  • Language: English
    Title: Housing Questions in Hyper-Modernizing (Post-) Socialist China.
    Publisher: Jaipur: Rawat Publication.
    Date of publication: 2015.07
    Author(s): In: B.Aldrich & R.Sandhu (2015). Housing for the Urban Poor in Developing Countries.

    Type of books: Scholarly book
    Authorship: Sole author
    Field of experts:Humanities & Social Sciences / Sociology, Humanities & Social Sciences / Geography, Humanities & Social Sciences / Area studies

  • Language: English
    Title: New Media-Driven Re-Discovery of Science, Technology and Society in the Information Age.
    Publisher: Proceedings, Int’l Conference New Perspectives for Science Education, Florence, Italy, 8-9.March 2012. 5.pp. http://www.pixel-online.net/science/conferenceproceedings.php/
    Date of publication: 2012.03
    Author(s): On-Kwok LAI

    Type of books: Scholarly book
    Authorship: Sole author

  • Language: English
    Title: Revitalizing East Asia’s Old Virtue of Filial Piety in 21st Century Informational City?
    Publisher: Proceedings, IFZ IAS-STS 10th Conference on STS, Graz, Austria 6.pp..: http://www.ifz.tugraz.at/ias/IAS-STS/Publications/Proceedings-10th-IAS-STS-Annual-Conference.
    Date of publication: 2011.06
    Author(s): On-Kwok LAI

    Type of books: Scholarly book
    Authorship: Sole author

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Other research activities 【 display / non-display

  • Title:Advisor:China Journal of Social Work (Routledge)
    Date:2009.01 - 2020.12

    Classification of research achievement:Other

Awards 【 display / non-display

  • Prize: International Studies Association's Harold and Margaret Sprout Award (2000) for the best book published on environmental affairs during the past two years.
    Date awarded:2000.01
    Country:United States
    Award type:International academic award (Japan or overseas)
    Awarding organization:International Studies Association
    Award-winner (group):On-Kwok LAI

Presentations 【 display / non-display

  • Language: English
    Conference name: Keynote Speaker: Creative Design in/beyond Multicultural New Media in the Informational Age: Hybridism of Cultures in a Globalizing World. Chung Yuan Christian University (CYCU) 15th international conference (IICHC 2016)
    International/Domestic presentation: International presentation
    Holding date: 2016.12
    Title: Creative Design in/beyond Multicultural New Media in the Informational Age Hybridism of Cultures in a Globalizing World.
    Presentation type: Oral presentation (invited, special)
    Field of experts: Humanities & Social Sciences / Sociology, Social Infrastructure (Civil Engineering, Architecture, Disaster Prevention) / Architectural history and design, Humanities & Social Sciences / Design

  • Language: English
    Conference name: United Nations University International Symposium on Green Growth and Global Change
    International/Domestic presentation: International presentation
    Holding date: 2014.07
    Title: Invited Discussant for Parallel Session 1 (5 Papers)
    Presentation type: Oral presentation (invited, special)

  • Language: English
    Conference name:  City University of Hong Kong 30th Anniversary Conference
    International/Domestic presentation: International presentation
    Holding date: 2014.06
    Title: Enhancing Intergenerational Caring Reciprocities for Sustainability in Aged Japan.
    Presentation type: Oral presentation (invited, special)

  • Language: English
    Conference name: 13th IFZ-STS Science and Technology Conference
    International/Domestic presentation: International presentation
    Holding date: 2014.05
    Title: Human Rights for All in the Globalization Project @ New Media Spaces?
    Presentation type: Oral presentation (invited, special)

  • Language: English
    Conference name: Centre of Urban Studies & Urban Planning, The University of Hong Kong. 5.March. 2014, 25pp.
    International/Domestic presentation: International presentation
    Holding date: 2014.03
    Title: Questioning the Rio+20 Eco-Social Justice in Hyper-Modernization.
    Presentation type: Oral presentation (general)

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Media Coverage 【 display / non-display

  • Title:
    Period:2013.07