• Joshua Ka Ho Mok

    Asian and Policy Studies, Hong Kong Institute of Education
    Greater China Studies
  • Joshua Ka Ho Mok

Role in LLAKES

Professor Ka Ho Mok is Chair Professor of Comparative Policy, concurrently Vice President (Research and Development) of The Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKIEd). He joined the HKIEd in January 2010 and was the Founding Dean of Faculty of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. Before joining the HKIEd, he was Associate Dean and Professor of Social Policy, Faculty of Social Sciences, The University of Hong Kong (HKU). Being appointed as 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 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.

He is an Associate Member of the LLAKES Centre, with an advisory role in relation to Higher Education in Asia.


  • LLAKES Projects

  • Recent Outputs and Activities

    Selected Recent Publications:

    Mok, K.H. (ed.) (2015) Promoting International Connectivity and Questing for Global competitiveness: Managing Diversity and Changing Labour Market in East Asia, London: Springer, forthcoming.

    Hawkins, J. and Mok, K.H. (eds.) (2015) Research, Development and Innovation in Asia Pacific Higher Education, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming.

    Mok, K.H. (2013) The Quest for Entrepreneurial Universities in East Asia (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013) [single-authored book].

    Mok, K.H. and Neubauer, D. (2015) “Higher Education Governance in Crisis? A Critical Reflection on the Massification of Higher Education, Graduate Employment and Social Mobility”, Journal of Education and Work, forthcoming.

    Mok, K.H. and Wu, A. (2015) “Higher Education, Changing Labour Market and Social Mobility in the Era of Massification in China”, Journal of Education and Work, forthcoming.

    Mok, K.H. (2015) “Higher Education Transformations for Global Competitiveness: Policy Responses, Social Consequences and Impact on the Academic Profession in Asia”, Higher Education Policy, Vol.28, No.1, pp. 1-16.

    Mok, K.H. (2015) “The Quest for Global Competitiveness: Promotion of Innovation and Entrepreneurial Universities in Singapore”, Higher Education Policy, Vol.28, No.1, pp. 91-106.

    Mok, K.H. and Hallinger, P. (2013) “The Quest for World Class Status and University Responses in Asian’s World Cities”, Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, Vol. 35, No. 3, pp.230–237.



Contact Details

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    Asian and Policy Studies, Hong Kong Institute of Education,
    Greater China Studies