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Dr Malte Philipp Kaeding

Lecturer in International Politics
+44 (0)1483 686196
13 DK 03



I am Lecturer in International Politics in the Department of Politics. Previously I was a part-time lecturer at the University of Heidelberg and lectured at Hong Kong Baptist University.

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).

Research interests

My research area covers international politics and includes topics such as identity and social movements,elections and democratisation with a regional focus on East Asia and particularly the so-called 'Greater China area' with China, Macau, Hong Kong and Taiwan. I gave evidence to the Foreign Affairs Committee on the UK's relations with Hong Kong and organised the Taiwan Spotlight Project at the University of Surrey.


I currently teach three BA modules (POL2038 International Political Economy, POL3063 Case Studies in Globalisation, POL 3072 States and Markets in East Asia) and one MA module (POLM019 International Political Economy).

Departmental duties

Examination Officer and Academic Integrity Officer

Recent Conference Papers

Hong Kong localism: The politics of hope and despair in International Relations paper presented at the International Studies Association, International Conference, Hong Kong, 15-18 June 2017.

Translating the Taiwan experience: localism and independence in Hong Kong paper presented at the European Association of Taiwan Studies, Annual Conference, Venice, Italy, 2-4 March 2017.

The Question of Hong Kong Identity and the Rise of Localism paper presented at the New Religious Nationalism in Chinese Societies Seminar, Leiden, Netherlands, 21-22 April 2016.

Sunflowers and Umbrellas: In the (In)Visibility of Taiwan's Social Movements paper presented at the European Association of Taiwan Studies, Annual Conference, Krakow, Poland, 8-10 April 2015.