Edmund Cheng is Assistant Professor at Department of Government and International Studies and Deputy Director of Comparative Governance and Policy Research Centre at Hong Kong Baptist University. His research interests include comparative politics, contentious politics, political sociology, public sphere and urban governance with a focus on China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Malaysia. He has recently published in The China Quarterly, Development and Change, Political Studies and Social Movement Studies as well as co-edited An Epoch of Social Movements: The Trajectory of Contentious Politics in Hong Kong (Chinese University Press, 2018) and The Umbrella Movement: Civil Resistance and Contentious Space in Hong Kong (Amsterdam University Press, 2019). He has served in the boards of several professional associations and not-for-profit organizations. He holds a PhD in Government from the London School of Economics.