Academic positions



Assistant Professor, Department of Cultural Studies, Lingnan University, Hong Kong


Senior Lecturer, Department of Cultural Studies, Lingnan University, Hong Kong

8/2005 to 8/2011

Teaching Fellow, Department of Cultural Studies, Lingnan University, Hong Kong

8/2002 to 8/2005

Assistant Teaching Fellow, Department of Cultural Studies, Lingnan University, Hong Kong Present academic position


Academic qualifications


Ph.D., 2007, Graduate Institute of Building and Planning (Specialization: Cultural Studies, Architectural History and Political Economy of Space), National Taiwan University

MPhil., 1994, Sociology, Chinese University of Hong Kong

B.S.S., 1992, Journalism and Communication, Chinese University of Hong Kong


Selected Academic Publications 


  • Ip, Iam-chong. 2018. “State, Class and Capital: Gentrification and New Urban Developmentalism in Hong Kong.” Critical Sociology 44(3): 547-562.

  • Ip, Iam-chong. 2017. "Becoming a Revanchist City: Reflections on Hong Kong Nativist Affects." In Precarious Belongings: Affect and Nationalism in Asia. Edited by Chih-ming Wang and Daniel PS Goh. London and New York: Rowman & Littlefield International, pp. 169-184.

  • Ip, Iam-chong. 2015. “Agony over National-Imperial Identity: Interpreting the Coloniality of the Chinese New Left.” Cultural Dynamics, 27(2): 241-252.

  • Ip, Iam-chong. 2014. “Urbanisation, the State and Community Activism in the Pearl River Delta: The Case of a Land Dispute in Dongguan.” China Perspectives, 2, 53-60.

  • Ip, Iam-chong and Oi-wan Lam. 2014. “Between legitimacy and political efficacy: feminist counter-publics and the Internet in China.” Routledge Companion to Media and Gender. Edited by Cynthia Carter, Linda Steiner, Lisa McLaughlin. London and New York: Routledge, 245-256.  

  • Hung, Ho-fung and Iam-chong Ip. 2012. “Hong Kong's Democratic Movement and the Making of China's Offshore Civil Society” Asian Survey 52 (3): 504-527.

  • Ip, Iam-chong. 2011. “Hong Kong: A New Page for Affective Mobilization” Social Media Uprising in the Chinese-speaking World, edited by Iam-chong Ip. Hong Kong: Hong Kong In-media, 48-74.

  • Ip, Iam-chong. 2009. “Hong Kong: The Rise of a New Political Force.” Info-Rhizome: Report on Independent Media in the Chinese-speaking World (2008/09), edited by Iam-chong Ip and Oi-wan Lam. Hong Kong: Hong Kong In-media, 47-68.

  • Chan Shun-hing, Iam-chong Ip and Lisa Y. M. Leung. 2006. “Negotiating Culture, Economics and Community Politics: the Practice of Lei Yue Mun Tourism in Postcolonial Hong Kong.” Cultural Studies Review, Vol. 12, No. 2, 107-128.

  • Ip, Iam-chong. 2005. “The Politics of Marginality: Two Case Studies on Migrant Workers in South China.” Rethinking and Recasting Citizenship: Social Exclusion and Marginality in Chinese Societies, edited by May Tam, Hok Bun Ku and Travis Kong. Centre for Social Policy Studies The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 187-210.

  • Ip, Iam-chong. 2004. “Welfare good or colonial citizenship? A case study of early resettlement housing.” Remaking Citizenship in Hong Kong: Community, Nation and the Global City, edited by Agnes S. Ku and Ngai Pun. London: Routledge, 37-53.

  • Ip, Iam-chong. 1998. "The Specters of Marginality and Hybridity: "Hong Kong Identity" in Cultural Criticism." Chinese Sociology and Anthropology, 30(3): 45-64.