Prof. CHOW, Po Chung Department of Government and Public Administration - CUHK


Prof. CHOW Po-chung

Associate Professor
BA (CUHK); MA (Uni of York); PhD (LSE, London)

PC Chow received his PhD from the London School of Economic and Political Science (LSE) in political philosophy in 2006.

He obtained his first degree in philosophy at CUHK and an MA in political theory at York. He has written several books on political philosophy, including the recently published Politics of Liberal Equality and Political Morality: from a Liberal Point of View.


His current research focuses on left-liberalism, political legitimacy, and the moral issues of freedom and equality. He is the editorial member of Twenty-First Century Bimonthly and Reflexion.

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  Research and Teaching Interests:
  • Moral and Political Philosophy
  • Liberalism
  • Theories of Social Justice
  • Problems of Legitimacy and Justification
  • Contemporary Chinese Political Thought
  • Politics of Liberal Equality (Hong Kong: The Chinese University Press, 2015; Beijing: SDX Publishing, 2013). (in Chinese)
  • Political Morality: From a Liberal Point of View (Hong Kong: The Chinese University Press, 2015, expanded and revised edition). (in Chinese)
  • The Way to Be (Beijing: SDX Publishing, 2012). (in Chinese)
  • Encounter (Hong Kong: Oxford University Press, 2008). (in Chinese)
  • A Dialogue of Political Philosophy (co-edited with Homan LO, 2004). (in Chinese)
  • “The Idea of Left-Liberalism” in Twenty-First Bimonthly, 149, (June 2015), pp.36-54. (in Chinese)
  • “The Priority of the Sense of Justice and Congruence,” Societas: a Journal for Philosophical Study of Public Affairs 30, (2009), pp. 165-202. (in Chinese)
  • “Stability and Legitimacy,” Open Times 198, (2008), pp.53-69. (in Chinese)
  • “Is Capitalism the Best Way to Promote Freedom,” Open Times 190, ( 2007), pp.72-86. (in Chinese)
  • “Liberalism, Toleration and Nihilism,” China Scholarship 22, (2006), pp.1-39. (in Chinese)
  • “Liberalism, Equality and the Difference Principle,” Societas: a Journal for Philosophical Study of Public Affairs, vol.8, (2004), pp.121-79. (in Chinese)
  • Hong Kong Book Prize for Political Morality: From a Liberal Point of View, 2015
  • The Vice-Chancellor’s Exemplary Teaching Award, CUHK, 2008
  • Exemplary Teaching Award in General Education, CUHK, 2008-09
  • Exemplary Teaching Award, Faculty of Social Science, CUHK, 2007
  • Editorial Committee, Twenty-First Century Bimonthly (2010-current)
  • Editorial Committee, Reflexion (2010-current)
  • Editorial Board, Fu Dan Political Philosophy Review (2009-current)
  • Editorial Board, Texts of Contemporary Western Political Philosophy (2008-current)
  • Member, Steering Committee for Promoting Personal Development through Social and Civic Engagement (2010-current)
  • Chairman, Committee on University Lecture on Civility (2010-2014)
  • Cabinet Member, Wu Yee Sun College (2011-current)
  • Elected Member, Faculty Board of Social Science (2015-2017)
  • Issues of Political Philosophy (GPAD1095)
  • Values and Public Affairs (GPAD2065)
  • Contemporary Political Philosophy (GPAD3070)
  • The Idea of Freedom (GPAD3146)
  • Reading Political Philosophy I: John Rawls (GPAD4200)
  • Seminar in Political Theory (GPAD4077)