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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.
Comparative labor studies; Migration studies; Urban sociology; Youth studies; Chinese society; Hong Kong society; Vietnamese society; Japanese society; Cambodian society
Economic Development and Reform, PhD, Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology, Australian National University
1 Sept 2009 → 31 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 2002 → 31 Aug 2006
Award Date: 31 Aug 2006
Mathematics, Bachelor, Bachelor of Mathematics (Honours), Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
1 Sept 1999 → 31 Aug 2002
Award Date: 31 Aug 2002
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Chinese Investors in Vietnam and Cambodia and their Impact on Industrial Relations Systems and Labour Standards
1/01/22 → 31/12/24
Project: Research project
Pun, N., Siu, K. & Gottfried, H., Nov 2022, In: Critical Sociology. 48, 7-8, p. 1115-1122 8 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Journal article › peer-review2 Citations (Scopus)
Chiu, S. W. K. & Siu, K. Y., 23 Feb 2022, 1st ed. Palgrave Macmillan. 418 p. (Hong Kong Studies Reader Series)
Research output: Book/Report › Book or report › peer-review
Siu, K. & Jin, S., Nov 2022, In: Critical Sociology. 48, 7-8, p. 1123-1139 17 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Journal article › peer-review3 Citations (Scopus)
Temporary labor migration and skill transfer in Japan: Migration experiences and outcomes of technical intern trainees from Vietnam and ChinaSiu, K. & Koo, A., Sept 2022, In: Journal of Social Issues. 78, 3, p. 606-626 21 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Journal article › peer-review1 Citation (Scopus)
Siu, K. & Unger, J., Jul 2020, In: Journal of Contemporary Asia. 50, 3, p. 341-360 20 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Journal article › peer-review9 Citations (Scopus)