Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies

Dr Bryan Pak-Nung Wong

Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations with particular expertise on East Asia and China in the world

Bryan Wong

Senior LecturerBSW, MSc, MPhil, DPhil

1 West North 4.28b
Email: p.wong@bath.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 38 4217

PhD Supervision

Dr Wong welcomes applications from research student with similar research interests.

Profile

I was educated at the City University of Hong Kong, the London School of Economics and St. Antony’s College, Oxford University. Since 2000, I have lectured and researched extensively in major Chinese, Hong Kong, Philippine and Thai universities. I have hands-on working experiences in diverse settings across a wide-range of sectors.

I am the Founding Editor-in-Chief of Bandung: Journal of the Global South, which is published by SpringerOpen (BioMed Central). I am a founding editor for a new Research Monograph Series on 'Statecraft and Geopolitics in/beyond Asia' (World Scientific Publishing). I also assist in the editorial of the Chinese quarterly 'Indonesia Focus', published by the Hong Kong Society for Indonesian Studies (HKSIS).

I am currently holding visiting research positions in a number of East Asian institutions including:

  • De La Salle University, Manila, the Philippines
  • Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
  • Huaqiao University, Xiamen, China
  • Nakhonsawan Rajabhat University, Thailand
  • Our Lady of the Pillar College, Cauayan City, the Philippines

I have been affiliated with the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Tuguegarao and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Ilagan in the Philippines for the past decade.

Using mixed methods and hermeneutics, I have written extensively on two interconnected aspects. Firstly on the examination and applications of Michel Foucault’s 'governmentality' to the notion of 'post-colonial statecraft' in East Asia. Secondly on the debate between realist and pacifist political theologies and the implications to the practice of 'Christian statecraft' in post-colonial Africa and Asia.

I have recently completed a major collaborative international research project as the Principal Investigator titled 'A Comparative Historical-ethnographic Investigation of the Trans-local Rice-trading Networks in the Contemporary Philippine and Thai State Formation Processes, 1960 to 2013' . The final completion report for this project was rated as 'Satisfactory' (the highest rating) by the assessment panel in early 2015.

Research interests

  • China and East Asia in the World
  • Statecraft and geopolitics in the Indo-Pacific region
  • The biblical notion of the ‘Principalities and Powers’ and the possibility for a ‘prophetic social science’ in East Asia
  • Comparative development in the Global South and post-colonial security studies

Publications

Book/s

Wong, P. N., 2016. Discerning the Powers in Post-Colonial Africa and Asia:A Treatise on Christian Statecraft. Springer.

Wong, P. N. and Cheng, J. Y. S., 2015. Global China:Internal and External Reaches. World Scientific. (Statecraft amd Gepopolitics in/beyond East Asia)

Wong, P. N., 2012. Post-Colonial Statecraft in South East Asia:Sovereignty, State-building and the Chinese in the Philippines. I. B. Tauris. (Tauris Academic Series)

Wong, P. N., 2012. Empowering Youth-at-Risk through Adventure-Based Counseling (ABC):A Program Evaluative Study. Lambert Academic Publishing (LAP).

Wong, P. N., 2011. Farewell to the Crown Colony:A Content Analysis of British Press Coverage of the 1997 Sovereignty Reversion in Hong Kong. VDM Verlag.

Wong, P. N., 2009. In Search of the State-in-Society:Re-Conceiving Philippine Political Development, 1946-2002. VDM Verlag.

Book Sections

Wong, P. N., 2015. 和平的轉向:「權勢社會學」的綱要和應用。. In: Tang, A., ed. 和平知識論. Hong Kong: InPress Books, pp. 16-45.

Wong, P. N., 2015. Conclusion:Whither 'Global China'? In: Wong, P. N. and Cheng, Y.-S. J., eds. Global China. Singapore: World Scientific, pp. 369-380. (Statecraft and Geopolitics in/beyond Asia)

Wong, P. N., 2015. Preface. In: Wong, P. N. and Cheng, J. Y. S., eds. Global China. Singapore: World Scientific, i-xxv. (Statecraft and Geopolitics in/beyond Asia)

Wong, P. N., Aquino, K., Lara-De Leon, K. and So, Y. F., 2015. Resisting “Global China”:Local resistance to China’s resource-led diplomacy in the Christian Philippines and beyond. In: Wong, P. N. and Cheng, J. Y. S., eds. Global China. Singapore: World Scientific, pp. 217-251. (Statecraft and Geopolitics in/beyond Asia)

Wong, P. N., 2002. Constructing the “China Circle” in China and Southeast Asia:state policy, the presence of Chinese overseas and globalisation. In: Chan, R. K. H., Leung, K. K. and Ngan, R. M. H., eds. Social Development in South East Asia. Aldershot, U. K.: Ashgate Publishing.

Articles

Wong, P. N., 2016. 從中港週邊看“一帶一路”全球發展。. Indonesia Focus, 49, pp. 27-28.

Wong, P. N., 2016. 美菲防務合作昇級將激化南海主權爭議。. Indonesia Focus, 49, pp. 38-40.

Wong, P. N., 2015. Inaugural Issue: Envisioning South-South relations and development:past, present, and futures. Bandung: Journal of the Global South, 2 (19).

Wong, P. N., 2015. 2014年歐亞地緣能源政治回顧與展望。. Indonesia Focus, 44, pp. 48-49.

Wong, P. N., 2015. 後佔領香港的政教關係和青年政策討論。. Indonesia Focus, 44, pp. 28-29.

Wong, P. N., Assie-Lumumba, N.'D., Chan, G., Keethaponcalan, S. I., Kieh, G. K. and Mignolo, W., 2015. Introduction:Small Powers in World Politics: Asian and African Perspectives. African and Asian Studies, 13, pp. 8-12.

Wong, P. N., 2014. Special Series:New Possibilities in Asian Studies. Journal of Comparative Asian Development, 13 (2), pp. 207-315.

Wong, P. N. and Chongstitvatana, S., 2014. Containing and dissolving ontological violence:a christian–buddhist joint reflection for attaining de-colonial epistemic freedom in Asia. Journal of Comparative Asian Development, 13 (2), pp. 290-315.

Wong, P. N., 2014. Guest editorial to special series:New Possibilities in Asian Studies. Journal of Comparative Asian Development, 13 (2), pp. 207-211.

Wong, P. N., 2014. Introduction to the Special Series:New Possibilities in Asian Studies. Journal of Comparative Asian Development, 13 (2), pp. 207-211.

Wong, P. N., Assie-Lumumba, N.'D., Chan, G., Keethaponcalan, S. I., Kieh, G. K. and Mignolo, W., 2014. Special Issue: The Small Powers in World Politics:Asian and African Perspectives. African and Asian Studies, 13, pp. 1-236.

Wong, P. N. and Kieh, G. K., 2014. The small powers in world politics:contours of an Asian-African critical realism. African and Asian Studies, 13 (1-2), pp. 13-32.

Wong, P. N. and Yue, W. K. R., 2014. US-China Containment and Counter-containment in Southeast Asia:The “Battle” for Myanmar (Burma). African and Asian Studies, 13, pp. 33-58.

Wong, P. N., Aquino, K., Lara-De Leon, K. and So, S. Y. F., 2013. As Wind, Thunder and Lightning:Local Resistance to China’s Resource-led Diplomacy in the Christian Philippines. South East Asia Research, 21 (2), pp. 281-302.

Wong, P. N., 2013. Rethinking global coloniality through the lens of Hong Kong:forms of state control and democratic possibilities. Localities, 3, pp. 187-202.

Wong, P. N., 2012. Discerning an African Post-colonial Governance Imbroglio:Colonialism, Underdevelopment and Crises in D. R. Congo, Liberia and Sierra Leone. African and Asian Studies, 11 (1-2), pp. 66-94.

Wong, P. N., 2011. After socialist criminology:Sovereignty and criminal justice in China and beyond. International Political Anthropology, 4 (1), pp. 73-86.

Wong, P. N., 2011. Following the Grain:State Formation and the Rise of a Trans-local Grain-trading Network in the Philippines, 1970s – 2000s. Journal of Contemporary Asia, 41 (4), pp. 584-609.

Wong, P. N., 2010. State of Aporia:Violence, forgiveness and non-self-asserting agency in christian philippine society. International Political Anthropology, 3 (1), pp. 79-102.

Wong, P. N., 2010. The Art of governing the self and others in the Christian Philippines. Journal of International and Global Studies, 1 (2), pp. 110-146.

Wong, P. N., 2009. Guest Editorial:studying law polycentrically. Journal of Comparative Asian Development, 8 (2), pp. 239-244.

Wong, P. N., 2009. Special Series:A. Law in Asia, B. Political Development, C. Foreign Relations, & D. Juvenile Delinquency. Journal of Comparative Asian Development, 8 (2), pp. 239-426.

Wong, P. N., 2009. Articulating the Inarticulate from the Margins of the State:A Post-Orientalist Alternative. Philippine Political Science Journal, 30 (53), pp. 35-58.

Wong, P. N., 2009. Guest editorial:Studying law polycentrically. Journal of Comparative Asian Development, 8 (2), pp. 239-426.

Wong, P. N., 2008. Towards a more comprehensive analysis of warlord politics:constitutive agency, patron-client networks and robust action. Asian Journal of Political Science, 16 (2), pp. 173-195.

Wong, P. N., 2006. Outline of an anthropology of the modern Philippine state:political decentralization, internal pacification, and the strongmen as state builders. Journal of Comparative Asian Development, 5 (2), pp. 247-277.

Non-academic press

Wong, P. N., 2016. 立法會選舉後大學的未來. Hong Kong Economic Journal

Wong, P. N., 2016. 再探大學的未來:爭端與召命. Christian Times

Wong, P. N., 2016. 續探大學的未來:群體與寂靜. Christian Times

Wong, P. N., 2016. 探索大學的未來. Christian Times

Wong, P. N., 2016. 我們可如何為南海糾紛祈禱?. Christian Times

Wong, P. N., 2016. 菲律賓在中美博弈之間遊走. Hong Kong Economic Journal

Wong, P. N., 2016. 文翠珊如何為英國持盈保泰?. Hong Kong Economic Journal

Wong, P. N., 2016. 讀元帥約押事蹟勾勒中東衝突權勢的「魔格結構」(下). Christian Times

Wong, P. N., 2016. 讀元帥約押事蹟勾勒中東衝突權勢的「魔格結構」(上). Christian Times

Wong, P. N., 2016. 英國脫歐後保守黨的永續發展. Hong Kong Economic Journal

Wong, P. N., 2016. 從英脫歐省察民粹民主權勢的實力邏輯. Christian Times

Wong, P. N., 2016. 英國脫歐公投對波蘭的影響。. Hong Kong Economic Journal

Wong, P. N., 2016. 以波蘭中國關係發展解讀一帶一路。. Hong Kong Economic Journal

Wong, P. N., 2016. 杜特爾特的人格魅力。. Hong Kong Economic Journal

Wong, P. N., 2016. 讀先知拿單所遇見的詭稱敘述勾勒「先知介入法」。. Christian Times

Wong, P. N., 2016. 順勢而浮::信徒可如何於學術權勢中持盈保泰?. Christian Times

Wong, P. N., 2016. 從中港週邊看一帶一路發展。. Hong Kong Economic Journal

Wong, P. N., 2016. 教會可如何牧養治理基督現實主義者?(下). Christian Times

Wong, P. N., 2016. 美菲防務昇級激化南海主權爭議。. Hong Kong Economic Journal

Wong, P. N., 2016. 應對未來騷亂對策。. Hong Kong Economic Journal

Wong, P. N., 2016. 教會可如何牧養治理基督現實主義者?(上). Christian Times

Wong, P. N., 2016. 以韋伯「政治召命論」探討應對「伊斯蘭國」的基督現實主義倫理矛盾及政策可能。. Christian Times

Wong, P. N., 2015. 西方空襲,助長I.S.。. Hong Kong Economic Journal

Wong, P. N., 2015. 信徒可如何應付「詭稱」? Christian Times

Wong, P. N., 2015. 「野心/志向」以外::從使徒保羅入歐事跡勾勒「一帶一路」中的「後殖民黨徒實踐」. Christian Times

Wong, P. N., 2015. 尋索「伊斯蘭國」跨宗教切入點。. Hong Kong Economic Journal

Wong, P. N., 2015. 讀以色列立國史跡探討「價值領導」支點。. Christian Times

Wong, P. N., 2015. 中國可如何應對「伊斯蘭國」? Hong Kong Economic Journal

Wong, P. N., 2015. 從但以理解夢事跡探討服侍領袖支點。. Christian Times

Wong, P. N., 2015. 以「勢數」探索青年政策。. Hong Kong Economic Journal

Wong, P. N., 2015. Dr Bryan Wong Discusses Burma-China Relations Post Election. University News

Wong, P. N., 2015. 「順勢而為」::從士師耶弗他的認知錯誤探討風險決策原理。. Christian Times

Wong, P. N., 2015. 跨宗教對話支點與反恐對策。. Hong Kong Economic Journal

Wong, P. N., 2015. 英首相管治挑戰及對策。. Hong Kong Economic Journal

Wong, P. N., 2015. 從馬丁路德的兩個國度觀探索深層民主。. Christian Times

Wong, P. N., 2015. 從神介入歷史情境看「神掌權」的兩個歷史意義(下)。. Christian Times

Wong, P. N., 2015. Meanings of the 1955 Bandung Conference for the Present Time. Bath Blogs

Wong, P. N., 2015. Meanings of the 1955 Bandung Conference to the Present Time. Addis Standard Magazine

Wong, P. N., 2015. 亞投行與摃桿式管制。. 亞洲財經月刊 Asia Fortune Monthly Magazine

Wong, P. N., 2015. 從神介入歷史情境看「神掌權」的兩個歷史意義(上)。. Christian Times

Wong, P. N., 2015. 探索全球新管治機制。. Hong Kong Economic Journal

Wong, P. N., 2015. 「被懸空的權勢」::探索「另類驅魔」的實踐進路。. Christian Times

Wong, P. N., 2015. 「一帶一路」與全球管治新架構。. 亞洲財經月刊 Asia Fortune Monthly Magazine

Wong, P. N., 2015. 尋索省察話語群體議會倫理。. Hong Kong Economic Journal

Wong, P. N., 2015. 走進並擁抱「無常」::真我召命與權勢力量之間的互動和一般發展規律(下)。. Christian Times

Wong, P. N., 2015. 走進並擁抱「無常」::真我召命與權勢力量之間的互動和一般發展規律(上)。. Christian Times

Wong, P. N., 2015. 從菲南反恐戰看中國可如何稀釋周邊張力。. Hong Kong Economic Journal

Wong, P. N., 2015. 歐美孔子學院的回顧與進路。. Hong Kong Economic Journal

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