Dr Malte Philipp Kaeding

Lecturer in International Politics

Qualifications: PhD Political Science (HKBU); Magister Political Science and Chinese Studies (Heidelberg)

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Room no: 16 AC 05

Further information

Biography

I joined the School of Politics in September 2011 as a Lecturer in International Politics.

Previously I was a part-time lecturer at the Institute of Chinese Studies at the University of Heidelberg (2007-2009) and lectured at the School of Communication at Hong Kong Baptist University (2011).

I finished my PhD at the Department of Government and International Studies (GIS) at Hong Kong Baptist University in 2010.

I obtained my prior degrees (Magister Artium) in Political Science and Chinese Studies at the University of Heidelberg (Germany) and studied Political Science, Film Studies and Comparative Literature at Hong Kong University and Chinese language (Mandarin) in Taiwan at National Sun Yat-sen University (Kaohsiung) and National Cheng Kung University (Tainan).

I am a member of the Hong Kong Transition Project (Hong Kong) and an Associate Fellow of the European Research Center on Contemporary Taiwan (ERCCT), University of Tübingen (Germany).

Publications

Refereed Journal Articles 

The Evolution of Macao’s Identity: Toward Ethno-cultural and Civic-based Development, The Journal of Comparative Asian Development, Vol. 9, No. 1 (Spring 2010)  London, pp. 131-166

Taiwanized “New Taiwanese”: The Effect of Taiwanization on the 2008 Presidential Election Campaign of Ma Ying-jeou, Asia-Pacific Social Science Review, Vol. 9, No. 2 (2009) Manila, pp. 19-34

Refereed Book Chapters

A new age in the changing Macao identity? Voices from the youth in China’s Macao Transformed: Challenge and Development in the 21st Century edited by Eilo W.Y. Yu and Ming K. Chan (2012) City University Press: Hong Kong.

Identity Formation in Taiwan and Hong Kong: How much Difference, How many Similarities? in Taiwanese Identity in the 21st Century: domestic, regional and global perspectives edited by Gunter Schubert and Carsten Storm, (2011) Routledge: London, pp. 258-279

Refereed Conference Papers 

Youth participation and media in Hong Kong, paper presented with Heidi NK Wang at the 2nd International Multidisciplinary Conference organised by the PIDOP Consortium, University of Surrey, United Kingdom, 16-17 April 2012.

Youth political engagement and protests in Hong Kong and Macau, paper presented at the 62nd Political Studies Association Annual International Conference, Belfast, United Kingdom, 2-5 April 2012.

Macao’s Changing Identity, paper presented at the Association of Asian Studies Annual Conference, Toronto, Canada, 15-18  March 2012.

Macao’s Changing Identity, paper presented at the Sixth Annual Conference of the Asian Studies Association of Hong Kong, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 4-5 May 2011.

Identity in Hong Kong and Taiwan: a comparative analysis, paper presented at the International Conference of the Hong Kong Political Science Association, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, 26-27 August 2010.

Identity and Electoral Marketing in Hong Kong and Taiwan, paper presented at the International Conference of the Hong Kong Political Science Association, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, 20-21 August 2009.

The China Factor: Electoral Participation in Hong Kong and Taiwan and the Question of Identity, paper presented at the 17th Bi-Annual Conference of European Association of Chinese Studies, University of Lund, Sweden, 6-10 August 2008.

Identity Politics in Hong Kong from Tung Chee-hwa to Donald Tsang – the Same but Different?, paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Hong Kong Political Science Association, Hong Kong Baptist University, 12 December 2007.

Research Papers

The Hong Kong land lease reform, the real estate market and the financial industry, paper prepared for Community Development Initiative, Hong Kong, August 2011.

The promise of democratization in Hong Kong: The 2011 District Council Elections and the 2012 Chief Executive Elections (2012) NDI Hong Kong report number 15. paper prepared for National Democratic Institute, Washington.  March 2012.

Journal articles

  • Kaeding MP. (2013) 'Politicized Society: The Long Shadow of Taiwan's One-Party Legacy'. CHINA JOURNAL, 69, pp. 209-212.
  • Kaeding MP. (2010) 'The evolution of Macao's identity: Toward ethno-cultural and civic-based development'. Journal of Comparative Asian Development, 9 (1), pp. 133-168.

    Abstract

    It has been taken for granted that a very unique Macao identity has been evolving after more than 450 years of Portuguese rule and cultural influence. Quantitative research, however, shows that in fact the majority of the Macao people are identifying themselves as Chinese. This paper analyzes the evolution of Macao’s identity along the lines of the ethno-cultural versus civic identity theoretical framework. A pilot study among some Macao students provides preliminary insights into the question of what constitutes Macao’s cultural identity. The structural difficulties of the development of the Macao identity and the possibility of an emerging civic identity are examined.

  • Kaeding MP. (2009) 'Taiwanized "New Taiwanese": The effect of Taiwanization on the 2008 presidential election campaign of Ma Ying-jeou'. Asia-Pacific Social Science Review, 9 (2), pp. 19-34.

    Abstract

    This article argues that the 2008 Presidential election campaign of the KMT candidate Ma Ying-jeou witnessed a shift in the identity content of the KMT concept of “New Taiwanese” from the civic side of the spectrum towards the ethnic side. In order to become electable, Ma Ying-jeou had to portray a very “Taiwanized” image. This suggests the strong impact of two decades of Taiwanization policies, focused on the ethnic and cultural realm, on the political market of Taiwan. The emergence of the “culturally enhanced” concept of “New Taiwanese” emphasizes the importance of cultural and ethnical discourses in national identity formation. After Ma’s election, his stance towards China has lacerated once again the conflict of identities that will continue to shape the future of the islands.

Book chapters

  • Kaeding M. (2012) 'A new age in the changing Macao identity? Voices from the youth'. in (ed.) China’s Macao Transformed: Challenge and Development in the 21st Century Hong Kong : City University Press Article number 12
  • Kaeding M. (2011) 'Identity Formation in Taiwan and Hong Kong – How Much Difference, How Many Similarities?'. in Schubert G, Damm J (eds.) Taiwanese Identity in the 21st Century. Domestic, Regional and Global Perspectives London : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group , pp. 258-279.

Reports

  • Kaeding M. (2012) The promise of democratization in Hong Kong: The 2011 District Council Elections and the 2012 Chief Executive Elections. in (ed.) NDI Hong Kong report number 15 Washington : National Democratic Institute Article number 15
  • Kaeding M. (2011) The Hong Kong land lease reform, the real estate market and the financial industry. in (ed.) The Hong Kong land lease reform, the real estate market and the financial industry Hong Kong : Community Development Initiative

Teaching

I currently teach two BA modules (POL2038 International Political Economy, POL 3072 States and Markets) and one MA module (POL M015 Key Issues in International Politics).

I previously lectured at Hong Kong Baptist University and the University of Heidelberg covering areas of Communication Studies, International Relations, Comparative Politics and Political Economy.

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