Title/ Name (PhD, Full-time)


Kwok Kuen Tsang




Master of Social Science in Applied Sociology, City University of Hong Kong

Bachelor of Art in Applied Social Science, Sheffield Hallam University

Associate of Social Science in Applied Social Studies, City University of Hong Kong


Research topics/ Interests


Sociology of education, Sociology of emotions, Teachers・ work, School organization, School culture, Social capital, Guanxi, Ingratiation




Tsang, K. K. (2011). Emotional Labor of Teaching. Educational Research, 2 (8), 1312-1316. [Full article]

Tsang, K. K. (2011). A Theoretical Framework of Guanxi Dynamics. Society: Chinese Journal of Sociology, 31 (4), 96-115. (in Chinese)

Lian, Y., & Tsang, K. K. (2010). The Impacts of Acculturation Strategies and Social Support on the Cross-Cultural Adaptation of Mainland Chinese Students in Hong Kong. Educational Research Journal, 25 (1), 81-102. [Full article]

Tsang, K. K. (2010). Discussing :ingratiation;. Fuzhou Fine Arts Academy, 80, 11-13. (in Chinese)

Tsang, K. K., & Lian, Y. (2010). How should Liberal Studies of New Senior Secondary Curriculum Foster Students・ Multi-dimensional and Critical Thinking? Hong Kong Teachers・ Centre Journal, 9, 89-95. (in Chinese) [Full article]

Tsang, K. K., & Lian, Y. (2010). The Impacts of Ingratiation on Interpersonal Attraction and Interpersonal Relation of Hong Kong Youth. Journal of Youth Studies, 13 (2), 165-177. (in Chinese)

Tsang, K. K. (2009). Three Approaches to Understanding and Investigating the   Concept of School Culture and School Culture Phenomena: Implications to School Improvement and School Effectiveness. Hong Kong Teachers・ Centre Journal, 8, 86-105. [Full article]

Tsang, K. K. (2009). School Social Capital and School Effectiveness. Education Journal, 37 (1-2), 119-136. [Full article]

Tsang, K. K. (2009). Ingratiation Practices among Chinese from a Guanxi Perspective. Hong Kong Journal of Social Sciences, 37, 39-73. (in Chinese)

Tsang, K. K. (2009). Ingratiation among Hong Kong Youth. International Journal of Adolescence and Youth, 15, 277-288.

Tsang, K. K. (2007). A Research Proposal: The Effects of Organizational Culture, Machiavellianism, and the Sense of Guanxi on Ingratiation in Workplace. CityU Institutional Repository Web site: http://dspace.cityu.edu.hk/handle/2031/5119.




Tsang, K. K. (2010, December). Evaluating a secondary school・s teacher effectiveness in Hong Kong. Paper presented in the Postgraduate Research Conference 2010-2011 (Hong Kong)


Book reviews


Knowledge Power: Interdisciplinary Education for a Complex World, Alan Wilson, Routledge, 2010, in International Journal of Continuing Education & Lifelong Learning (2010).