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  • Date19 October 2015
  • Time8:30am - 10:00am
  • VenueLecture Theatre 3, THEi Building (KT)

Social Innovation

Prof. Kin-man CHAN

Associate Professor, The Chinese University of Hong Kong


Date:     19th October 2015 (Monday)

Time:    8:30 am to 10:00 am

Venue: Lecture Theatre 3, THEi Building (KT)




The lecture examines how social innovation has evolved as a new way to tackle social problems. The execution of this novel solution particularly in a context like Hong Kong relies much on the citizens' courage to think outside the box and create cross-sector synergy. Different cases of social enterprise among Hong Kong, Taiwan and other places will be examined in this talk. All THEi staff and students are welcome.  




Kin-man Chan received his Ph.D. from Yale University and is currently Associate Professor of Sociology at The Chinese University of Hong Kong.  He is the former director of the Universities Service Center for China Studies and founder of Centre for Civil Society Studies in the same university. He serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Civil Society (US), China Non-Profit Review (Beijing) and Third Sector Review (Taiwan).  He is the author/co-author of Stories and Theories of Democracy (with Choy Chi Keung), Contentious Views: Nine Debates that Changed Hong Kong (with Ng Shu Yui), One Country Two Systems (with Tsui Sing Yan), Trade Association and Social Capital (with Qiu Haixiong), Towards Civil Society, Civil Society Perspective: Towards Good Governance, and Ethics of Disobedience. Prof. Chan is very active in the democracy movement in Hong Kong and was one of the major organizers of Occupy Central with Love and Peace or Umbrella Movement in 2014.


Language: English

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Social Innovation