Academic Freedom in Hong Kong
Jan Currie, Carole J. Petersen, and Ka Ho Mok draw upon interviews with academics and university administrators to examine two historical incidents that led to a strengthening of academic freedom in Hong Kong, as well as to legal and political ramifications that continue to reverberate. This book will interest scholars of East Asia and academics in universities around the world where freedom of expression is threatened in this time of heightened security.
- Hardback | 204 pages
- 157.5 x 236.2 x 20.3mm | 408.24g
- 30 Sep 2006
- Lexington Books
- Lanham, MD, United States
Table of contents
Chapter 1 Academic Freedom as a Concept Chapter 2 Legitimacy Crises in Hong Kong Chapter 3 Robert Chung Affair Chapter 4 Article 23 and Protests Chapter 5 Perception of Academic Freedom Chapter 6 Practice of Academic Freedom Chapter 7 Preserving Academic Freedom
A challenge of having three authors in one book is maintaining a consistent voice. Currie, Petersen, and Mok navigate this challenge quite well. They also bring to light the distinctive and precarious life that scholars in Hong Kong Lead. Academic Freedom in Hong Kong is an important addition to the expanding literature on academic freedom and university life in developing nations. * Journal of Higher Education *
About Carole J. Petersen
Jan Currie is professor emeritus in the Centre for Social and Community Research at Murdoch University. Carole J. Petersen is associate professor in the faculty of law and former director of the Centre for Comparative and Public Law at the University of Hong Kong. Ka Ho Mok is chair in East Asian Studies and director of the Centre for East Asian Studies at the University of Bristol and the former Associate Dean in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the City University of Hong Kong.