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Biography

  • Choh-Ming Li Professor of Management at The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Advises on research panels around the world -- as a scientific advisor of Future Resilient Systems, Singapore ETH-Centre; serves on the Social Science and Humanities Research Expert Panel of Singapore Ministry of Education, Expert Panel of OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 
  • SRFS project — to identify the core features of major social identities in Hong Kong, and to demonstrate the psychological consequences of the core (versus peripheral) features in explaining intra- and inter-group relations and how these features may change according to social-political situations
  • Awards and Honours:
    • RGC Senior Research Fellow (2021)
    • Outstanding Contributions to Cultural Psychology Award (2020)
    • Nanyang Award for Research Excellence (2013)

Project Title

  • Understanding the Psychological Underpinnings of Identities and Intergroup Relations during Socio-Political Transitions – The Case of Hong Kong

Award Citation

Professor Hong Ying-yi is Choh-Ming Li Professor of Management and Associate Dean (Research) at the Faculty of Business Administration of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). She is a globally renowned expert on culture and cognition, identity, intergroup relations, and cultural neuroscience. A native of Hong Kong, Professor Hong received her Bachelor of Social Science degree at CUHK, and PhD from Columbia University. Over the past 27 years, she has taught at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. 

 

Professor Hong also advises on research panels around the world; she is a scientific advisor of Future Resilient Systems, Singapore ETH-Centre, and serves on the Social Science and Humanities Research Expert Panel of Singapore Ministry of Education, and Expert Panel of OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA)

 

Professor Hong has edited over 12 books, including The Oxford Handbook of Multicultural Identity, which won the 2015 Ursula Gielen Global Psychology Book Award. She has published over 150 journal articles and book chapters and her work has been extensively cited in psychology, education, management, marketing, and global studies. Professor Hong has received several awards for her pioneering work, including the Otto Klineberg Intercultural and International Relations Award in 2001, the International Society for Self and Identity Outstanding Early Career Award in 2003, the Nanyang Award for Research Excellence in 2013, and was elected fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) at Stanford University in 2018, the Outstanding Contributions to Cultural Psychology Award in 2020, and RGC Senior Research Fellow in 2021.

 

Professor Hong‘s SRFS project entitled “Understanding the Psychological Underpinnings of Identities and Intergroup Relations during Socio-Political Transitions – The Case of Hong Kong” seeks to identify the core features of major social identities in Hong Kong, and to demonstrate the psychological consequences of the core (versus peripheral) features in explaining intra- and inter-group relations and how these features may change according to social-political situations. 

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