Bryan HO Chiew Siang 何秋祥

Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Tel: +853 8822 8331
Office: Room 4053, Humanities and Social Sciences Building (E21B)

  • Ph.D. (Politics and Public Administration), University of Hong Kong (2006)
  • M.A. (Philosophy and Sociology), University of Warwick, U.K. (1995)
  • M.A. Qualifying Year (Sociology), University of Essex, U.K. (1993)
  • B.A. (Sociology and English Language), National University of Singapore (1991)
  • Governance, Political Legitimation and Citizen Participation
  • Comparative Administration and Policy Studies
  • Implementing tax reform and rural reconstruction in China: a case study of the CCP’s agrarian policy. In Routledge Handbook of the Chinese Communist Party, ed. Willy Wo-Lap Lam (London & New York: Routledge, 2017): 205-218.
  • Governance, inclusion and trust in Singapore, Hong Kong and Macao. Asian Education and Development Studies 4 (3) (2015): 250 – 264. (Guest Editor of the special issue “Aspects of Governance in Asia”).
  • Rural Chinese women's political participation: problems and prospects (with Qin Li). In Social Issues in China. Gender, Ethnicity, Labor, and the Environment. eds. Zhidong Hao, Sheying Chen (Springer: New York, 2014): 23-44.
  • The policy process of enacting the national security law and the development of civil society in Macau (in Chinese) (澳門《維護國家安全法》立法過程與公民社會發展). In Civil Society: China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macao,ed. Zhidong Hao (Singapore: World Scientific Press, 2013): 123-131.
  • Political participation and political efficacy in pre- and post-handover Macau (in Chinese)(論述回歸前後的澳門政治參與與政治效能). In Selected Works on Macau Humanities and Social Sciences 2008-2011 Volume 1, eds. Herbert Yee, Yuan Lin (China: Social Sciences Academic Press and the Macao Foundation, 2013): 40-49.
  • Political culture, social movements, and governability in Macau. Asian Affairs: An American Review, 38(2) (April-June 2011): 59-87.
  • Village elections and the institutionalization of legitimate authority. In The Institutional Dynamics of China’s Great Transformation, ed. Xiaoming Huang (New York: Routledge, 2011): 197-218.
  • Re-conceptualizing ‘legitimacy’ for studying electoral politics in rural China. Journal of Chinese Political Science, 16 (2) (2011): 207-227.
  • Public Policies in Rural China (with Bolong Liu and Qianwei Zhu in Chinese)(中國農村公共政策). Shanghai, China: Fudan University Press, 2011 (356 pages).
  • Re-conceptualizing ‘legitimacy’ for studying village elections in China. In Reviving Legitimacy: Lessons for and from China, eds. Zhenglai Deng and Sujian Guo (Plymouth, UK: Lexington Books, 2012): 83-107.
  • Reforming public organizational culture: Singapore’s organizational learning experience and its implications for Macau (with Hang-chip Cheang, Hio-yu Man in Chinese) (澳門公共組織的變革—新加坡“學習型組織”對澳門的啟示). In Conference Proceedings for the International Conference on Government Management Innovations: Theory and Practice, ed. Chen Qinyun (Macau: Macau Polytechnic 2012): 315-323.
  • A comparative perspective on gaming and tourism policies in Macau and Singapore: implications for sustainable development (with Man-cheng Sou in Chinese)(澳門和新加坡旅遊博彩業政策比較及其對澳門可持續發展的啟示). Journal of Macau Studies, 53 (August 2009): 8-15.
  • Policy consultation on institutionalizing private school personnel system in Macau (with Ka-lam Choi in Chinese)(政策諮詢與《私立學校教學人員制度框架》). Administracao (行政) (released in January 2010), 22 (3)(September 2009): 525-535.
  • A comparative study of the culture of labor protests in Hong Kong and Macau (in Chinese)(港澳的遊行請願文化). In A Tale of Two Cities III, eds. Herbert Yee, Bruce Kwong, Eilo Yu (Macao: Macao Society of Social Sciences, 2009): 443-453.
  • Expanding land resources and overseas development: lessons and implications for Macau (with Chan-teng Ng in Chinese)(國外土地資源擴展模式及其對澳門的啟示). Journal of Macau Studies, 55 (December 2009): 71-78.
  • How can the Macau SAR Government be more sun shine? Improving government procurement (in Chinese)(澳門政府如何更陽光?---以避免政府採購疏漏為起點). In Conference Proceedings for the 2011 Cross Strait Conference on Improving Governing Capacity (Macau: University of Macau and Macau Regional Public Management Research Association, 2011): 10-14.
  • Political economy perspective on diversifying Macau’s industry structure for sustainable development (with Man-cheng Sou in Chinese)(政治經濟視角小的澳門產業適度多元化). In Conference Proceedings for the International Conference on Government Management Innovations: Theory and Practice, ed. Qinyun Chen (Macau: Macau Polytechnic 2012): 324-331.
  • Youth activism, state-contained participation and democratic legitimacy in Singapore.” Asian Education and Development Studies. Accepted 27 August 2019. DOI 10.1108/AEDS-08-2018-0132

Bryan Ho is Assistant Professor in the Department of Government and Public Administration at the University of Macau. His research focuses on governance, political legitimation, civic education, citizen participation, policy transfer and learning as well as on comparative policy development in China, Singapore, Hong Kong and Macau. He has also conducted research on Chinese economic reform, rural political participation and legitimacy, and grassroots elections.

Dr. Ho holds a Ph.D. in Politics and Public Administration from the University of Hong Kong, M.A. degrees in Philosophy and Sociology from the University of Essex and the University of Warwick, and B.A. degrees in Sociology and Linguistics from the National University of Singapore. Prior to his academic career, Dr. Ho worked in both the public and private sectors on healthcare, construction and environmental protection policy, including a stint in the Singapore civil service. His articles have been published in Asian Affairs: An American Review, the Journal of Chinese Political Science, Asian Education and Development (forthcoming), the Journal of Macau Studies, and Administration. He is the co-author (with Bolong Liu and Qianwei Zhu) of Public Policies in Rural China: Empirical Studies on Policy Implementation (Fudan University Press, 2011).