Professor Mok Ka Ho, Joshua
Vice President and Chair Professor of Comparative Policy, Lingnan University, Hong Kong

Professor Joshua Mok is the Vice President and Chair Professor of Comparative Policy at Lingnan University (LU) in Hong Kong. He was the Vice President (Research and Development) and Chair Professor of The Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKIEd) before joining LU. Prior to his appointment to HKIEd, he was the Associate Dean and Professor of Social Policy, Faculty of Social Sciences, The University of Hong Kong (HKU). Being appointed as the Founding Chair Professor in East Asian Studies, Professor Mok established the Centre for East Asian Studies at the University of Bristol, UK before taking the position at HKU.

Professor Mok is no narrow disciplinary specialist but has worked creatively across the academic worlds of sociology, political science and public and social policy while building up his wide knowledge of China and the region. Professor Mok completed his undergraduate studies (Public and Social Administration) at City University of Hong Kong in 1989, having MPhil (Sociology) from Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1991, and got his PhD from London School of Economics and Political Science (Sociology) in 1994. Professor Mok has published extensively in the fields of comparative education policy, comparative development and policy studies, and social development in contemporary China and East Asia. In particular, he has contributed to the field of social change and education in a variety of additional ways, not the least of which has been his leadership and entrepreneurial approach to the organization of the field. His recent published works have focused on comparative social development and social policy responses in Greater China region and East Asia.