Personnel Information

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On-Kwok LAI

Title
Professor
Research Fields, Keywords
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
    Study abroad period: 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
    Degree awarding institution:Universitaet Bremen
    Acquisition way:Thesis
    Date of acquisition:1991.06

  • Degree name:Master of Social Sciences
    Classified degree field:Urban Studies
    Degree awarding institution:The University of Hong Kong
    Acquisition way:Coursework
    Date of acquisition:1984.08

  • Degree name:B.Soc.Sc.
    Classified degree field:Social Work & Sociology
    Degree awarding institution:The University of Hong Kong
    Acquisition way:Coursework
    Date of acquisition:1983.07

Campus Career 【 display / non-display

  • Job function organization:Kwansei Gakuin University School of Policy Studies Department of Policy Studies
    Career:Professor
    Duties period:1998.04 -

External Career 【 display / non-display

  • Name of affiliation:The University of Hong Kong.
    Department of affiliation:Dept. of Social Work & Social Administration
    Career:Honorary Professor
    Periods of career:2004.09 - 2019.08

  • Name of affiliation:The University of Hong Kong
    Department of affiliation:Centre of Urban Planning & Environmental Management
    Career:Honorary Research Fellow
    Periods of career:1992.10 - 2010.08

  • Name of affiliation:United Nations University
    Department of affiliation:Institute of Advanced Studies.
    Career:Visiting Professor
    Periods of career:2010.07 - 2014.03

  • Name of affiliation:Hong Kong Polytechnic University
    Department of affiliation:School of Applied Social Studies
    Career:Visiting Scholar
    Periods of career:2014.02 - 2014.03

  • Name of affiliation:Kumamoto University
    Department of affiliation:Visiting Lecturer
    Career:Professor
    Periods of career:2016.10 - 2019.03

Field of expertise (Grants-in-aid for Scientific Research classification) 【 display / non-display

  • Field of expertise (Grants-in-aid for Scientific Research classification):Sociology

Qualification acquired 【 display / non-display

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

 

Papers 【 display / non-display

  • Written language: English
    Title of paper: Positioning Biodiversity in Ecological Modernization
    Publication title: Journal of Policy Studies,  vol.45  (p.17 - 26)
    Date of issue: 2014.03
    Name of author(s): On-Kwok LAI

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

  • Written language: English
    Title of paper: Transnational Sub-contracting of Filial Piety in East Asia Ageing Societies.
    Publication title: Public Administration and Policy – an Asia Pacific Journal. 16(2): 50-67.
    Date of issue: 2013.12
    Name of author(s): On-Kwok LAI

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

  • Written language: English
    Title of paper: Urban Contradictions in Socialist China’s Economic Miracle?
    Publication title: Kwansei Gakuin University, Social Sciences Review, 2013 (18): 1-13.
    Date of issue: 2013.12
    Name of author(s): On-Kwok LAI

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

  • Written language: English
    Title of paper: Ageing Japanese Population: the Enigma of Silver Market.
    Publication title: Hong Kong Council of Social Services – Policy Bulletin [in Chinese], 2013 March (Vol.14): 13-17.
    Date of issue: 2013.04
    Name of author(s): On-Kwok LAI

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

  • Written language: English
    Title of paper: Socio-Ethical Contours of Reproductive Medicine in Hyper-Modernizing Societies.
    Publication title: Journal of Policy Studies, March 2013 (No.43): 15-32.
    Date of issue: 2013.04
    Name of author(s): On-Kwok LAI

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

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Books 【 display / non-display

  • Written language: English
    Book Title: Apocalyptic Learning for Sustainability in Aged Japan: positive reciprocities and social innovations in the information age.
    Publisher's name: London: Routledge.
    Date of issue: 2019.02
    Name of author(s): In: Alice M.H. Chong & Iris.Chi (Eds., 2019). Social Work and Sustainability in Asia.

    Type of books: Scholarly Book
    Form of book: Single Work
    Field of experts (Grants-in-aid for Scientific Research classification):Sociology, Natural disaster / Disaster prevention science, Environmental policy and social systems

  • Written language: English
    Book Title: From Lingua Franca @ E-learning to Multilingualism.
    Publisher's name: Firenze: PIXEL
    Date of issue: 2015.11
    Name of author(s): Proceedings PIXEL ICT4LL: 8th Intl. Conference Proceedings: ICT and Language Learning.

    Type of books: Scholarly Book
    Form of book: Single Work
    Field of experts (Grants-in-aid for Scientific Research classification):Linguistics, Sociology

  • Written language: English
    Book Title: Housing Questions in Hyper-Modernizing (Post-) Socialist China.
    Publisher's name: Jaipur: Rawat Publication.
    Date of issue: 2015.07
    Name of author(s): In: B.Aldrich & R.Sandhu (2015). Housing for the Urban Poor in Developing Countries.

    Type of books: Scholarly Book
    Form of book: Single Work
    Field of experts (Grants-in-aid for Scientific Research classification):Sociology, Geography, Area studies

  • Written language: English
    Book Title: New Media-Driven Re-Discovery of Science, Technology and Society in the Information Age.
    Publisher's name: 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 issue: 2012.03
    Name of author(s): On-Kwok LAI

    Type of books: Scholarly Book
    Form of book: Single Work

  • Written language: English
    Book Title: Revitalizing East Asia’s Old Virtue of Filial Piety in 21st Century Informational City?
    Publisher's name: 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 issue: 2011.06
    Name of author(s): On-Kwok LAI

    Type of books: Scholarly Book
    Form of book: Single Work

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Other research activities 【 display / non-display

  • Name of Research activities:Advisor:China Journal of Social Work (Routledge)
    Research activities period:2009.01 - 2020.12

    Classification of research achievement:Other

Academic Awards Received 【 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 of award received:2000.01
    Country awarded:UNITED STATES
    Classification of award received:International Academic Awards
    Individual name or group of awards winner:On-Kwok LAI

Presentations 【 display / non-display

  • Presentation (Written) 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)
    Conference classification: International conference
    Meeting period: 2016.12
    Topic / Session title: Creative Design in/beyond Multicultural New Media in the Informational Age Hybridism of Cultures in a Globalizing World.
    Form of presentation: Oral Presentation(guest/special)
    Field of experts (Grants-in-aid for Scientific Research classification): Sociology, Architectural history/Design, Design science

  • Presentation (Written) language: English
    Conference Name: United Nations University International Symposium on Green Growth and Global Change
    Conference classification: International conference
    Meeting period: 2014.07
    Topic / Session title: Invited Discussant for Parallel Session 1 (5 Papers)
    Form of presentation: Oral Presentation(guest/special)

  • Presentation (Written) language: English
    Conference Name:  City University of Hong Kong 30th Anniversary Conference
    Conference classification: International conference
    Meeting period: 2014.06
    Topic / Session title: Enhancing Intergenerational Caring Reciprocities for Sustainability in Aged Japan.
    Form of presentation: Oral Presentation(guest/special)

  • Presentation (Written) language: English
    Conference Name: 13th IFZ-STS Science and Technology Conference
    Conference classification: International conference
    Meeting period: 2014.05
    Topic / Session title: Human Rights for All in the Globalization Project @ New Media Spaces?
    Form of presentation: Oral Presentation(guest/special)

  • Presentation (Written) language: English
    Conference Name: Centre of Urban Studies & Urban Planning, The University of Hong Kong. 5.March. 2014, 25pp.
    Conference classification: International conference
    Meeting period: 2014.03
    Topic / Session title: Questioning the Rio+20 Eco-Social Justice in Hyper-Modernization.
    Form of presentation: Oral Presentation(general)

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