Professor CHAN, Ching Selina 陳 蒨 教授

Academic Vice President

Professor, Sociology Department

Associate Director, Contemporary China Research Center


Office: Room 205, Research Complex High Block, Hong Kong Shue Yan University,
6 Wai Tsui Crescent, North Point, Hong Kong

Phone: 2806-5142

Academic and Professional Qualification

D.Phil.          Oxford University, United Kingdom
M.Phil.         Oxford University, United Kingdom
B.Soc.Sci.   The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Specialism and Research Interests

Cultural Heritage and Collective Memories
Food and Identities
Religion and intangible cultural heritage
Kinship, lineage and colonialism 


Supervision of postgraduate students

Selected Publications

Selina Ching Chan 2019. “Tea cafes and Hong Kong Identity: Food Culture and Hybridity.“ China Information. 33(3):311-328.

Selina Ching Chan and Graeme Lang 2015. Building Temples in China: Memories, Tourism and Identities. London: Routledge.

Selina Ching Chan 陳蒨 2015. Chaozhou Hungry Ghosts Festival: Collective Memories, Intangible Cultural Heritage and Identities. ( 潮籍盂蘭勝會:非物質文化遺產集體回憶身份認同)  Hong Kong: Chung Hwa Book Co (HK) Ltd. (中華書局)In Chinese (中文著作)

Selina Ching Chan 2011. “Cultural Governance and Place-making in Taiwan and China.” The China Quarterly 206 (Jun): 372-390.

Full publications, please see
Prof. Selina Ching Chan – CCRC

Research Projects

          2020-2023. Celebrations of Chaozhou Hungry Ghosts Festival at three Sites:  Research and Promotion, funded by the Intangible Cultural Heritage Office, HKSAR government, HK$1,004,400.  

          2018-2020. Festivals in Hong Kong: Past and Present, funded by the Hong Kong History Museum, HKSAR government, HK$649,478

         Intangible Cultural Heritage: Stone-carving in Hebei, China

Community Service

2019 onwards. Member, Editorial Board, Hong Kong Chronicles.

2016 onwards. Member, Expert Advisory Panel for “Renovation of the Permanent Exhibition” in the Hong Kong History Museum.

2015 onwards. Council member, the Lord Wilson Heritage Trust.