PUBLICATIONS

Articles, Reports and Conference Presentations

 

JOURNAL ARTICLES, RESEARCH PROJECTS AND REPORTS

Journal Articles and Book Chapters

 

Yan-ho Lai. 2022. “A ‘Leader-full’ Movement Under Authoritarianism: Mobilization Networks in Hong Kong’s Anti-Extradition Movement” in Anthony Spires and Akihiro Ogawa (eds), Authoritarianism and Civil Society in Asia. Routledge, Chapter 1.

Yan-ho Lai and Ming Sing. 2020. “Solidarity and Implications of a Leaderless Movement: Its Strengths and Limitations” Communist and Post-communist Studies, Vol. 53, No.4, pp.41-67.

 

Yan-ho Lai. 2020. “Discernment of Spirits and Pastoral Circle in Social Movement: A Theological Reflection on Hong Kong’s Anti-extradition Movement” Hong Kong Journal of Catholic Studies Vol.11, pp.138-191.

 

Yan-ho Lai. 2019. “Lady Justice or The Golden Calf? The ‘China Factor’ in Hong Kong’s Legal System” Social Transformation of Chinese Societies, 15:2, pp. 178-96.

 

Yan-ho Lai. 2015. “Building Heavenly Kingdom on Earth: The Roman Catholic Church and Deepening Democracy in Brazil and South Korea” Hong Kong Journal of Catholic Studies Vol. 6, pp.173-205.

 

Yan-ho Lai. 2014. “Pope Francis and Justice” (In Chinese) Shensi (神思) 102.

 

Yan-ho Lai. 2013. “Systematic Violations of Right to Freedom of Assembly: A Case Study of Hong Kong” Justitia Omnibus (The Journal of LSESU Amnesty International Society), 3:1.

Books/Monographs

2021. 破解香港的威權法治: 傘後與反送中以來的民主運動 [Unravelling Authoritarian Rule of Law in Hong Kong: A Recollection of Post-Umbrella Hong Kong]. Taiwan: Xin-Rui Culture and Creation. (In Traditional Chinese)

 

Database

2022. Tracking the Impact of Hong Kong’s National Security Law (Database of Hong Kong National Security Deparment’s Arrests and Prosecutions since 2020). Published in ChinaFile, 5 April (with Lydia Wong and Thomas E. Kellogg). Available at: shorturl.at/jxzX5

Policy Publications

2021. The Tong Ying-kit NSL Verdict: An International and Comparative Law Analysis (A GCAL Briefing Paper). Washington DC: Center for Asian Law, Georgetown University Law Center. (with Thomas E. Kellogg)

 

2021. Hong Kong’s National Security Law and the Rights to A Fair Trial (A GCAL Briefing Paper). Washington DC: Center for Asian Law, Georgetown University Law Center. (with Thomas E. Kellogg and Lydia Wong)

2020. Observation Report: Democrats 35+ Civil Voting. Hong Kong: Election Observation Project, Comparative Governance and Policy Research Centre. (with Kenneth Chan et al)

 

CONFERENCE PAPERS

2021. “From Rule of Law to Rule by Fear: An Annual Review of The National Security Law in Hong Kong” . Institute for Security & Development Policy (ISDP) Seminar: Politics in East Asia Today (Online Meeting), 10th September 2021.

2021. “Authoritarian Legal Transplant and Judicial Independence in Sub-national Governance: The Case of Hong Kong” International Society of Public Law Conference 2021. (Online Meeting), 9th July 2021. 

 

2021. “Comprador Professionalism and Confrontational Professionalism: Lessons from Post-Umbrella Hong Kong” International Society of Public Law Conference 2021. (Online Meeting),  8th July 2021.

2021. “Solidarity and Resilience of Hong Kong's Anti-authoritarian Movement: Lessons and Prospects” The May 18 Uprising Seoul Memorial Society 41st Anniversary Conference: After 5.18: Social Movements and Political Thoughts. Seoul: Yonsei University. Download Conference Paper (pp.69-86)

2020. “Understanding the Movement Culture and Legal Culture in Christian Activism: the Case of Anti-extradition Protest in Hong Kong” Paper to be presented at Rapid Religious Cultural Change Conference 2020. Hong Kong: Hong Kong Baptist University (Virtual Meeting under COVID-19 arrangement), 23rd - 31st October 2020.

 

2020. “Professional Resistance and Lawyers’ Activism: Cause Lawyering in Hong Kong’s Anti-extradition Protest 2019” Paper to be presented at Law and Society Association Annual Conference 2020. Colorado: University of Denver (Virtual Meeting under COVID-19 arrangement), 27 - 30th May 2020.

 

2019. “State-society Contention under Authoritarianism: The Case of Anti-extradition Protest in Hong Kong” Paper to be presented at Civil Society in Asia: International Conference in Melbourne 3. Melbourne: University of Melbourne, 28 - 29th November 2019.

 

2019. “Resilient Activism under Emerging Authoritarian Governance: The Case of Anti-extradition Protest in Hong Kong” Paper to be presented at the workshop titled Modes of Activism under Authoritarian Governance Regimes in the Asia-Pacific. Sydney: Macquarie University, 14-15th November 2019.

 

2018. “Lady Justice or The Golden Calf? The ‘China Factor’ in Hong Kong’s Legal Sector” Paper to be presented at the 2017/18 Hong Kong Studies Annual Conference. Hong Kong: The University of Hong Kong, 13 – 14th December 2018.

 

2018. “Depoliticising Contentious Politics by Law: A critical evaluation of legal politics in Post-colonial Hong Kong” Paper to be presented at the International Society of Public Law Conference 2018. Hong Kong: The University of Hong Kong, 25th – 27th June 2018.

 

2018. “Neutralising Contentious Politics in Hybrid Regime: Role of Law in Post-colonial Hong Kong” Paper to be presented at the British Postgraduate Network for Chinese Studies Annual Conference. UK: China Centre, University of Oxford, 21st June 2018.