Professor MOK, Ka Ho Joshua
Chair Professor of Comparative Policy; Vice President (Research and Development); Director, Centre for Greater China Studies
Area of Expertise :
Sociology / Political science / Public and social policy / Greater China studies
Professor Joshua Mok is Chair Professor of Comparative Policy, concurrently Vice President (Research and Development), and Director of the Centre for Greater China Studies of The Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKIEd).
Before joining the HKIEd, he was Associate Dean and Professor of Social Policy, Faculty of Social Sciences, The University of Hong Kong (HKU). Being appointed as founding Chair Professor in East Asian Studies, Professor Mok established the Centre for East Asian Studies at the University of Bristol, UK before taking the position at HKU.
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. He has been appointed as Chair Professor under the Chang Jiang Scholars Program 2009 for his outstanding achievements in comparative education and East Asian studies.
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 a variety of additional ways not the least, of which has been his leadership and entrepreneurial approach to the organisation of the field. His membership on numerous editorial boards, commissions, in key scholarly societies all contribute to the recognition that he is among the best in his field. He is a founding editor of Journal of Asian Public Policy and Comparative Development and Policy in Asia Book Series (published by London: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group).
In the past few years, Professor Mok has also worked closely with the World Bank and UNICEF as International Consultant for comparative development and policy studies projects. He is also a former part-time member of the Central Policy Unit, The HKSAR Government.