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School of Social and Political Science: Graduate school


Justin Chun-ting Ho

Justin Chun-ting Ho
Justin Chun-ting Ho
Sociology School of Social and Political Science University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh UK
Research Interests
Nationalism and National Identity, Hong Kong, China, Social media, text and data analytics, Computational Social Science, Discourse Analysis

PhD Title

The Rise of Hong Kong Nationalism on the Edge of Empires

PhD Title

The Rise of Hong Kong Nationalism on the Edge of Empires 


Ross Bond and Michael Rosie

Book Chapters

Ho, J.C. (2017) Quebec nationalism: the lesson for Hong Kong. In: Fong, C. (ed). Hong Kong Reformation Theory II. Hong Kong: Chapter One Publishing. (In Chinese)

Ho, J.C. (2015) Localized liberal values: Past and present of the Hong Kong identity. In: Fong, C. (ed). Hong Kong Reformation Theory. Taipei: Azoth Books. (In Chinese)

Kwong, K. & Ho, J.C. (2015) On Hong Kong self-governing political community: A response to the liberalist. In: Fong, C. (ed). Hong Kong Reformation Theory. Taipei: Azoth Books. (In Chinese)

Wong, H, Zhang, Y., Ho, J.C. & Ng, S.L. (2016) Understanding the change in youth’s quality of life in light of the Youth Quality of Life Index. In: Chiu, S.W., Ip, J.C. & Li, H. (eds). Restless youth: Observation on Hong Kong’s new generation. Hong Kong: Chung Hwa Book Co. (In Chinese)

Book Reviews

Ho, J.C. (2017) Book review: Dynamics of National Identity: Media and Societal Factors of What We Are. Nations and Nationalism 23(4), pp. 1004–1006.

Ho, J.C. (2016) Book review: Nationalism and Contemporary Sino-Japanese Relations: Nation-state, Frontier, and Knowledge of History. China Information 30(3), pp. 391-393.

Conference Presentations

Ho, J.C. (2017, April) Facebooking Nationalism: the Construction of Hong Kong Nationalism on Facebook. Presented at the New Direction Conference. Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

Ho, J.C. (2017, March) Hong Kong nationalism: “New nationalism” with “old roots”. Presented at The 27th Conference of the Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism. London, UK.

Ho, J.C. (2017, March) “Like of the same”: Facebook like-network of the 2016 Hong Kong Legislative Council Election. Presented at General Online Research 2017. Berlin, Germany.

Ho, J.C. (2016, June) Constructing the Hong Kong Nation: Cultural Nationalism and Civic Nationalism. Presented at The Asian Conference on Cultural Studies 2016. Kobe, Japan.

Research Experience

02/2015 - 09/2016: Research Assistant, Chinese University of Hong Kong.

02/2014 - 02/2015: Research Assistant, Policy 21 Ltd., Hong Kong.

09/2014 - Present: Research Fellow, SynergyNet, Hong Kong.

Teaching Experience

2017/18: Visiting Lecturer (Introduction to Text Analysis and Digital Research), 
Leibniz University of Hanover. 

2014/15: Teaching Assistant (Work and Productive Life), 
Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Grants and Awards

2017: Travel Grant, International Political Science Association

2017: Digital Scholarship Training Bursaries, University of Edinbrurgh

2017: PhD Research Support Fund, University of Edinbrurgh

Academic Qualifications

MSc in Political Theory, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK.

BSocSc in Government and Public Administration, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.