Dr. SIU Yu Kwan, Kaxton 蕭裕均博士

Title: 
Assistant Professor
Qualifications: 

PhD (ANU)
MPhil (HKUST)
BSc (HKUST)

Email: 
kaxton.siu@polyu.edu.hk
Phone: 
3400 3692
Office: 
GH411
Specialism: 

Globalization and comparative labor politics
Social class and stratification
Urban sociology
Industrial relations
Social movements
Youth studies
Chinese Society
Vietnamese Society

Teaching: 

Contemporary issues in social policy;

Labor policy;

Men and masculinity in Hong Kong;

Social planning and policymaking process;

Housing policy

 

Administrative Position:

Programme leader, Master of Arts in Social Policy and Social Development

Selected Publications: 

Ivan Franceschini, Kaxton Siu and Anita Chan. (2016) “The ‘Rights Awakening’ of Chinese Migrant Workers: Beyond the Generational Perspective.” Critical Asian Studies, Vol. 48, Issue 3, pp. 422-442 [Impact Factor: Q2 and Ranked 32th out of 65 in the Area Studies Category in Journal Citation Reports 2014].

Julian Groves, Wai-Yip Ho and Kaxton Siu. (2016) “Exploring the Sacred-secular Dialect in Everyday Social Work Practice:  An Analysis of Religious Responses to Managerialism among Outreach Social Workers in Hong Kong.” British Journal of Social Work, Vol. 46, pp. 1411-1428 [Impact Factor: Q1 and Ranked 6th out of 40 in Social Work Category in Journal Citation Reports 2014]

Anita Chan and Kaxton Siu. (2015) “Strikes and Living Standards in Vietnam: The Impact of Global Supply Chain and Macroeconomic Policy.” In Labour Market and Industrial Relations in Vietnam, edited by Ingrid Artus, Uwe Blien, Judith Holland & Phan thi Hong Van. Munich: Nomos Bloomsbury.

Kaxton Siu. (2015) “Continuity and Change in the Everyday Lives of Chinese Migrant Factory Workers.” The China Journal, Vol. 74, pp. 43-65. [Impact Factor: Q1 and Ranked 4th out of 65 in the Area Studies Category in Journal Citation Reports 2014]

Kaxton Siu and Anita Chan. (2015) “Strike Waves in Vietnam, 2006-2011.” Journal of Contemporary Asia, Vol. 45, No. 1, pp. 71-91. [Impact Factor: Q1 and Ranked 11th out of 65 in the Area Studies Category in Journal Citation Reports 2014].

Kaxton Siu. (2015) “China and Vietnam: The Working and Living Conditions of Garment Workers in Comparison.” In Chinese Workers in Comparative Perspective, edited by Anita Chan. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, pp. 105-31.

Julian Groves, Kaxton Siu and Wai-Yip Ho. (2014) ‘The “Post-80s Generation,” “Young Night Drifters,” and the Construction of “Generic” Youth Subject in Hong Kong.’ Journal of Youth Studies, Vol. 17, No. 6, pp. 829-46. [Impact Factor: Q2 and Ranked 38th out of 95 in the Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary Category in Journal Citation Reports 2014].

Julian Groves, Wai-Yip Ho and Kaxton Siu. (2012) “Youth Studies and Timescape: Insights from an Ethnographic Study of ‘Young Night Drifters’ in Hong Kong's Public Housing Estates.” Youth and Society, Vol. 44, No. 4, December, pp. 548-66. [Impact Factor: Q1 and Ranked 14th out of 95 in the Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary Category in Journal Citation Reports 2014].

Anita Chan and Kaxton Siu. (2012) “Chinese Migrant Workers: Factors Constraining the Emergence of Class Consciousness.” In China’s Peasants and Workers: Changing Class Identities, edited by Beatriz Carrillo and David S.G. Goodman. London: Edward Elgar Publishing.

Anita Chan and Kaxton Siu. (2012) “Die Entwicklung des Klassenbewusstseins chinesischer Wanderarbeiterinnen und Wanderarbeiter 1980-2010” (The Formation of Class Consciousness among Female and Male Chinese Migrant Workers between 1980 and 2010), in Wolfram Adolphi (ed.), Schönes Neues China (China’s Great Contradictions) (Karlesruhe, Germany: Das Argument Buch-Verlag, 2012), pp. 191-205. The paper also appeared in the journal Das Argument: Zeitschrift für Philosophie und Sozialwissenschaften, No. 296, 2012.

Kaxton Siu. (2011) Stay Left: The Class Politics in China and Hong Kong in the 21st Century, Hong Kong: Roundtable Publishing (in Chinese).

Anita Chan and Kaxton Siu. (2011) “Made in China: Work and Wages in Walmart Supplier Factories.” In Walmart in China, edited by Anita Chan. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, pp. 71-94.

Kaxton Siu. (2011) “A Brief History of the Struggle for Standard Work Hours in Hong Kong.” Hong Kong Journal of Social Sciences, No. 41, Autumn/Winter, pp. 17-40 (n Chinese).

Anita Chan and Kaxton Siu. (2010) “Analyzing Exploitation: The Mechanisms Underpinning Low Wages and Excessive Overtime in Chinese Export Factories.” Critical Asian Studies, Vol. 42, Number 2, June, pp. 167-90 [Impact Factor: Q2 and Ranked 32th out of 65 in the Area Studies Category in Journal Citation Reports 2014].

Anita Chan and Kaxton Siu. (2009) “Sweating of Labor in Wal-Mart Supplier Factories.” Open Times, Issue 6 (in Chinese).

Kaxton Siu. (2006) “The New Labour Protest Movement in Hong Kong: the Experience of the Student-Worker Mutual Aid Campaign.” In Globalization and After, edited by Samir Dasgupta and Ray Kiely. London: Sage, pp. 392-409.

Current Research Projects : 

Exit, Voice, and the Family/Work Dynamics of Married Migrant Factory Workers in China and Vietnam (funded by RGC Early Career Scheme, 2016)

Risk Perception, Preparedness, Behaviour and Experience of Natural Disaster of Vulnerable Housing Groups in Hong Kong: A Case Study of Rooftop Dwellers, (funded by Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 2016)

Comparing Labour Activism and Workplace Relations in China and Vietnam: the Role of Market, State and Civil Society (funded by RGC General Research Fund, 2015)

Comparing Perceptions of Vocationalism and School-to-Work Experiences between Non-engaged Youth and Vocational Training Recipients in Hong Kong (funded by Social Science Faculty, CUHK, 2014)

Mobilization and Counter-mobilization of Youth in Occupy Movement in Hong Kong (funded by Department of Applied Social Sciences, CityU, 2015)

 

Referee for Academic Journals

The China Journal

Journal of Contemporary Asia

China Review

China Perspective

China Journal of Social Work

Gender, Work and Society

International Journal of Communication

Journal of Youth Studies

Youth and Society

Professional & Community Service: 

Editor, Monograph Series in Hong Kong Society and Culture, Roundtable Publishing

Editorial Board, Global Studies Journal

Founding Member, Roundtable Institute

Chairman, Centre for Social Change