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CHAN, Kwok Shing 陳國成

Associate Professor

Ph.D. (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London)

Research Interests:

Chinese family and kinship; Anthropology of welfare; Property management and transfer practice; Tourism

I received training in anthropology in Hong Kong and U.K. with focus on Chinese culture and society. I am interested in: (1) the development of Chinese lineages and the value of agnatic kinship in rural Hong Kong under British colonial rule; (2) Mazu pilgrimage, tourism and identity politics in the context and framework of a Taiwan-Macau-China triadic pattern of religious connection/exchange; and (3) Chinese customary mortgage practices in Hong Kong and Taiwan under colonial administration.


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

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From Aug-2019 to Aug-2024 "《食盆—香港非物質文化遺產的歷史沿流、文化內涵與傳承》" the Intangible Cultural Heritage Office (the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, HKSAR). As Co-PI. HKD $1,480,000.
From Jan-2018 to Aug-2018 "Chinese Customary Mortgage Practices in Taiwan Under Japanese
Colonial Rule, 1895-1945" Faculty Research Grant, Hong Kong Baptist University (Ref. No. FRG1/17-18/029). As PI. HKD $49,247.
From May-2015 to May-2017 "Colonial Rule and Moneylending Activities in the New Territories of Hong Kong." Faculty Research Grant, Hong Kong Baptist University (Ref. No. FRG1/15-16/036). As PI. HKD $49,902.
From Jan-2014 to Dec-2015 "Property and Chinese Lineage Villages in the New Territories of Hong Kong, 1905-2012." General Research Fund, UGC. (Ref. No. 240813). As PI. HKD $797,060.
From Sep-2011 to Dec-2012 "建構新澳門: 澳門的福建籍新移民研究. The Making of a New Macau: A Study of Fujianese Immigrants in Macau" 澳門基金會委託 The Macau Foundation. As PI. HKD $250,000.
From Jan-2011 to Dec-2013 "Transnational Pilgrimage, Tourism and Identity Politics: An Anthropological Study of the Cult of Mazu (The Goddess of Heaven)." General Research Fund, UGC. (Ref. No. 240210). As PI. HKD $435,678.
From Sep-2010 to May-2011 "Mortgage and Loans in Chinese Villages in Rural Hong Kong, 1900-1950s." Faculty Research Grant, Hong Kong Baptist University (Ref. No. FRG1/10-11/004). As PI. HKD $49,967.
From Oct-2009 to Mar-2010 "Housing and Identity in Chinese Lineage Villages in Hong Kong." Faculty Research Grant, Hong Kong Baptist University. (Ref No. FRG1/08-09/052). As PI. HKD $59,974.
(For complete list of publications, please view Staff CV.)

(i) books



A Localized Culture of Welfare: Entitlements, Stratification, and Identity in a Chinese Village. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington.




朗文新高中通識教育: 現代中國》(與胡敦霞、梁懿雯、鄭紀原、陳炳文合著), 朗文香港教育, 284頁。


朗文新高中通識教育: 中華文化與現代生活》(與鄭紀原合著), 朗文香港教育, 168頁。


Longman New Senior Liberal Studies: Chinese Culture and Modern Life, co-authored with Cheng Kei Yuen. Longman Hong Kong Education, 167 pages.


(ii) book chapters and journal articles


Attractiveness of a Religious Theme Site: The A-Ma Cultural Village in Macau, China. International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage, 8(8):12-29. 


「粉嶺圍彭氏宗族女性的財產權益」, 文載《香港地區史研究之三:粉嶺》增訂版, 陳國成主編, 三聯書店(香港)出版, 頁177-187.


「導言: 滄海桑田的路環」, 文載《街角事. 巷尾屋. 路環人》, 澳門旅遊學院編輯, 陳國成編審, 香港培生出版, 頁VII-IX. (“Introduction: Passage of Coloane”, in The Street Scenes, Alley Houses and People of Coloane, compiled by the Institute for Tourism Studies, Macao, edited by Chan Kwok Shing. Pearson Hong Kong, pp.VII-IX.


Mortgage in a Chinese Lineage Village in Rural Hong Kong: Patterns and Characteristics. Australian Journal of Accounting, Economics and Finance, 2 (1):33-48.


The Regulation of Customary Practices under Colonial Administration: Kinship and Mortgages in a Hong Kong Village. China Information, 29(3):377-396.


「宗教節慶與文化產業:澳門媽祖文化旅遊節」, 文載《媽祖信仰與華人的海洋世界》, 澳門中華媽祖基金會編輯及出版, 頁420-432. (“Religious Festivals and Cultural Industry: A-Ma Culture and Tourism Festival in Macau”, in Mazu Belief and the Ocean World of Chinese, edited and published by the A-Ma Foundation of Macau, pp.420-432.


Women’s Property Rights in a Chinese Lineage Village. Modern China, 39(1), 101-128.


Traditionality and Hybridity: A Village Cuisine in Metropolitan Hong Kong. Visual Anthropology, 24 (1), 171-188. (Reprinted in Hybrid Hong Kong, edited by Kwok-bun Chan, 2012, Routledge, pp.218-235.)


Temple Festivals, Social Networks, and Communal Relationships: The Development of a Local Cult in Macau. Berliner China-Hefte/Chinese History and Society (special issue on China Networks) vol. 35, pp.118-126.


「福利人類學」, 文載《西方人文社科前沿述評》, 招子明. 陳剛主編, 中國人民大學出版社, 頁273-288 (“Anthropology of Welfare”, in The Pioneering Trends of Research in Western Humanities and Social Sciences, edited by Zhiming Zhao and Gang Cheng. China Renmin University Press, pp.273-288.


「港澳哪吒祟拜」, 文載《民間神祇巡禮》, 香港特別行政區政府教育局個人、社會及人文教育部門編輯及出版, 頁25-33. (“The Cult of Nacha in Hong Kong and Macau”, in Exploring Folk Deities, edited and published by the Personal, Social and Humanities Education Section, HKSAR, pp. 25-33.


Poonchoi: The Production and Popularity of a Rural Festive Cuisine in Urban and Modern Hong Kong. In Food and Foodways in Asia: Resource, Tradition and Cooking, edited by Sidney Cheung and Tan Chee-Beng. UK: Routledge.


(與陳傳錢合著)「香港旅客對澳門民間節慶與廟宇的觀賞──來自一次問卷調查的分析」.《澳門研究》, 32期, 頁107-111 (A Survey on Hong Kong Tourists’ Interests in Chinese Festivals and Temples in Macao [co-authored with Chan Chun Chin]. Journal of Macau Studies, 32:107-111.


聯和墟的建立、經營與發展」, 載於《香港地區史研究之三:粉嶺》, 三聯書店(香港)出版, 頁155-185 (“Luen Wo Market: Establishment, Operation and Development”, in Fanling: A Series of Hong Kong Regional Study: No. 3, edited and authored by Chan Kwok Shing, Hong Kong Joint Publishing Company Limited, pp.155-185).


「粉嶺的文物、風俗與建築」, 載於《香港地區史研究之三:粉嶺》, 三聯書店(香港)出版, 頁187-215 (“Heritage, Folklore and Architecture in Fanling” in Fanling: A Series of Hong Kong Regional Study: No. 3, edited and authored by Chan Kwok Shing, Hong Kong Joint Publishing Company Limited, pp.187-215).


The Making of a Market Town in Rural Hong Kong. In Colonial Hong Kong and Modern China: Interactions and Reintegration, edited by Lee Pui-tak, Hong Kong University Press.


「龍躍頭:古蹟與歷史」, 載於《考察香港——文化歷史個案研究》,香港城市大學中國文化中心編,香港:三聯書店, 頁157-178 (“Lung Yeuk Tau: Monuments and History”, in Fieldwork in Hong Kong: Journeys across History and Culture, edited by Chinese Civilization Center, City University of Hong Kong. Hong Kong: Joint Publishing Company Limited, 157-178).


(與陳傳錢合著) 「哪吒廟辟瘟鎮災」.《澳門雜誌》, 第46期, 頁72-79 (Nacha Temple: Averting the Plague [co-authored with Chan Chun Chin]) Macau Magazine, 46:72-79.


Hillside burials: Indigenous rights in the New Territories of Hong Kong. Anthropology Today, 19 (6):7-9.


「澳門的疫症與廟宇」, 載於《華南研究中心通訊》第32期, 頁28-33  (“Plagues and Temples in Macao” in South China Research Resource Station Newsletter, 32:28-33).


「公有財產的管理與社會變遷」, 載於《經營文化中國社會單元的管理與運作》,香港科技大學華南研究中心. 華南研究會合編, 香港教育圖書公司, 頁199-211 (“The Management of Corporate Estates and Social Change”, in Managing Culture: The Management and Operation of Social Unit in Chinese Society, edited by South China Research Center, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and South China Research Circle)。


Negotiating the Transfer Practice of Housing in a Chinese Lineage Village. Journal of the Hong Kong Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, 37:63-80.


Rural Market and Company Shares in a Chinese Village. Leeds East Asia Paper no. 45. University of Leeds.


(iii) Edited Volume


街角. 巷尾屋. 路環人》 澳門旅遊學院編輯, 陳國成編審. 香港培生出版, 151頁(The Street Scenes, Alley Houses and People of Coloane, compiled by the Institute for Tourism Studies, Macao; edited by Chan Kwok Shing.

Pearson Hong Kong, 151 pages).

史跡. 文獻. 歷史: 中外文化與歷史記憶》鄭培凱. 陳國成合編. 廣西師範大學出版社, 346頁 (Historical Tracts, Historical Materials, and History:  East-West Cultures and Historical Memories, edited by Cheng Pei Kai and

Chan Kwok Shing. Guangxi Normal University Press, 346 pages).

2007 宗教.信仰與想像》陳國成. 游子安合編. 香港城市大學出版社, 178頁(Religion, Belief and Imagination, edited by Chan Kwok Shing and Yau Chi On. City University of Hong Kong, 178 pages).

香港地區史研究之三:粉嶺》陳國成編著. 三聯書店(香港)出版, 217 頁

(Fanling: A Series of Hong Kong Regional Study: No. 3. Hong Kong: Joint Publishing Company Limited, 217 pages).








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