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Dr. Kaxton Siu researches comparative labor studies, migration studies, urban sociology, and youth studies. He also specializes in Chinese society, Hong Kong society, Vietnamese society, Japanese society, and Cambodian society. He has published extensively in international peer-reviewed journals, such as Critical Sociology, Politics and Society, Journal of Social Issues, The China Journal, Critical Asian Studies, Youth and Society, Journal of Youth Studies, Journal of Contemporary Asia, and British Journal of Social Work. Dr. Siu’s book, Chinese Migrant Workers and Employer Domination: Comparisons with Hong Kong and Vietnam, was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2020. His latest book written in collaboration with Prof. Stephen WK Chiu, Hong Kong Society: High-Definition Stories beyond the Spectacle of East-Meets-West, has been published in 2022 in Palgrave Macmillan’s Hong Kong Studies Series. He is currently working as principal investigator on two research projects that investigates Chinese investors in Vietnam and Cambodia and their impact on industrial relations systems and labor standards, and Chinese and Vietnamese industrial trainees in Japan. Since 2022, Dr. Siu is serving as one of the associate director of David C. Lam Institute for East-West Studies (LEWI), Hong Kong Baptist University. Dr. Siu received his PhD from the Australia National University. He obtained his MPhil and BSc from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Research Interests

Comparative labor studies; Migration studies; Urban sociology; Youth studies; Chinese society; Hong Kong society; Vietnamese society; Japanese society; Cambodian society

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):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Education/Academic qualification

Economic Development and Reform, PhD, Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology, Australian National University

1 Sept 200931 Aug 2014

Award Date: 31 Aug 2014

Society and Community, MPhil, Master of Philosophy in Social Sciences, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

1 Sept 200231 Aug 2006

Award Date: 31 Aug 2006

Mathematics, Bachelor, Bachelor of Mathematics (Honours), Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

1 Sept 199931 Aug 2002

Award Date: 31 Aug 2002


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