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BA & BEd [HKBU], MA [CUHK], PhD [NTU Singapore]


Dr. Law Lok Yin is an Assistant Professor of Social Sciences and a Research Fellow at the Public and Social Policy Research Centre within the School of Arts and Social Sciences at Hong Kong Metropolitan University. Prior to this, he completed his PhD in Chinese (Humanities) at Nanyang Technological University, following an MA in Comparative and Public History from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and he completed his undergraduate studies at Hong Kong Baptist University.

Dr. Law's research interests span a wide range, from the history of Sino-Korean relations and the cultural history of East Asia, to the intangible heritage of Hong Kong, and the cultural heritage in East Asia. His scholarly work is internationally recognized, with publications in academic journals and publishers in Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Korea, mainland China, Singapore, Taiwan, and the UK.

In addition to his academic endeavors, Dr. Law also engages with the public through media, serving as a guest host for a history talk show and travel program on RTHK 31 TV and RTHK radio.

Research interests

  • Culture & History of Hong Kong and China
  • East Asian Cultural Interaction
  • Critical Heritage Studies
  • Sino-Korean Relations (particularly Qing- Chosŏn Relations)


  • Member, Intangible Cultural Heritage Advisory Committee, HKSAR Government
  • Committee Member, Qing History Society (Singapore)
  • Former Guest Host, RTHK 31 Talk Show: History Night(五夜講場:歷史係咁話) & History on the Go: Korea (韓國乾坤四維遊)
  • Former Guest Host, RTHK Radio 5 Real Hong Kong (認真香港)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land


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