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Martin Chung is an Associate Professor and Associate Coordinator of the Government and International Studies (GIS) Programme at Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU). He has also held visiting research positions at Queen's University Belfast, University College Dublin and the University of Bonn. He holds a PhD from the University of Hong Kong (2014) and a master's degree in European Studies from the University of Macau (2008). Previously, he was Research Assistant Professor of the European Union Academic Programme Hong Kong, and a lecturer at the University of St. Joseph (Macau).

His first monograph, Repentance for the Holocaust: Lessons from Jewish Thought for Confronting the German Past (Cornell University Press 2017) explores the role of religious ideas in German Vergangenheitsbewältigung (coming to terms with the past). In Reconciling with the Past: Resources and Obstacles in a Global Perspective (Routledge 2017, co-edited with Annika Frieberg), he analyses the ideas of apology and confession in Chinese and European contexts and the problem of their political application at present. His articles have appeared in Parliamentary Affairs, International Journal of Transitional Justice, British Politics, Jahrbuch des Dubnow-Instituts and Jahrbuch für Politik und Geschichte. His latest book project is "Secularism and Sectarianism in Northern Ireland".

Chung is the principal investigator of two projects funded by Hong Kong's Research Grants Council: "Reconciliation and Its Resentments: The Suppression of Justice and Truth Recovery in Germany, Northern Ireland, and Western Balkans" (2023-2026) under the General Research Fund (GRF, 優配研究金) scheme, and "The Politics of Antagonism Revisited: Assessing Northern Ireland's Good Friday Agreement (1998-2018)" (2018-2022) under the Early Career Scheme (ECS, 傑出青年學者計劃).

At HKBU, he started in 2020/21 a new Conflict & Peace Studies course: "Sustainable Peace: Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation of Divided Communities". In addition, he teaches "Religion and Politics", "War and Peace", and "Comparative Regionalism and Regionalization". Previously, he has also taught "Model European Union", “Government and Politics of the United Kingdom", "German Political Systems and Society", "Contemporary Europe and Asia”, "The World of Contemporary Europe" and "Political Philosophy: Chinese and European". He has also had active roles in several Model EU simulation exercises in Macau and Tokyo. Chung is the recipient of the GE Teaching Award (Individual) 2021/22.

Research Interests

  • Peace and Reconciliation Processes: Europe and East Asia
  • Transitional Justice
  • Religion and Politics
  • European Integration

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 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Repentance: The Jewish Solution to the German Problem, The University of Hong Kong

Award Date: 3 Dec 2014


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