Born in 1973, Mr Chan Wai-keung has a consuming passion for history, politics, and philosophy that goes back to his school days. He obtained his BA from Hong Kong Baptist University and MPhil from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. In 1997, he was awarded the Eu Tong Sen Fellowship which enabled him to conduct research on modern Chinese political and cultural history at the Center for Chinese Studies, University of Hawaii, Manoa. Over the past decade, Mr Chan has presented and published more than ten academic articles. In 2002, he was elected a Scouloudi Fellow by the Institute of Historical Research (IHR), University of London. His research interest focuses on the relationship between collective memories, political culture and national identities. His major academic publications include:
- "The Contending Memories of the Nation: GMD and CCP History Education during the Civil War, 1945-1949", War and the Politics of Memory in Modern China, Leiden: Leiden University press, 2007 (in English).
- "Re-forging the Western popular memory of China's Past", Fu Sinan zhongguo wenhua (Fu Sinan and Chinese Culture) , Tinjian: Tinjian, 2006 (in English).
- "The Contending Memories of the Nation: History Education in Wartime China", Proceedings of the American Historical Association, 2004, reference #10485 (in English).
Concurrently, he is a political columnist for China Daily and the Sun (Hong Kong) respectively. He has been serving as a Yau Tsim Mong District Councillor in Hong Kong since 2007 as well.