CHEUNG Hok-ming, Frederick
BA(CUHK), MA, PhD(Calif.)
Senior Lecturer

@@ Dr. Cheung received his BA (1976) from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, MA (1977) and Ph.D (1983) from the University of California, Santa Barbara. The title of his doctoral dissertation is "From Military Aristocracy to Royal Bureaucracy V Patterns of Consolidation in Medieval Empires". Dr. Cheung published his first translated historical work, Professor Hajo Holborn's The Political Collapse of Europe in 1978. In 1986, he translated his mentor: Professor C. Warren Hollister's Medieval Europe. His recent researches include: "The Relationship of Center and Periphery in Norman England", "Legitimation of New Orders", "Charitable Services and Social Forces in History: Case-study on the Sisters of St. Paul de Chartres in Hong Kong," ,"The Catholic Church in Hong Kong,","The Concept of Heaven and Hell in the Middle Ages,"and "Cultural Impacts and Social Contributions of the Jesuits in Hong Kong, 1926-2005". Dr. Cheung has just been awarded the GRF (Earmarked Grant, 2009/10) on "The Social Contribution of the Jesuits in Hong Kong". In the 1970s, Fred used to sing western folk songs with his guitar. His favorite singers are Peter, Paul & Mary; Simon & Garfunkel, and John Denver. Recently, he has been singing Cantonese popular songs and is learning Cantonese opera singing. Dr. Fred Cheung has just published a new book, Mythology: Chinese and Western (Hong Kong: Chung Hua, 2012) in June, and in late March, 2013: Biographical Notes of the Jesuits in Hong Kong (Hong Kong: Wonder Press, 2013)
Research Specializations and Interests
  • Political, Institutional, and Constitutional History of Medieval England
  • Magna Carta & the early English Constitutional History
  • Comparative History of the Ancient & Medieval World
  • Comparative Ancient Mythology
  • Translating Historical Documents
  • History of the Catholic Orders in Hong Kong
  • The Social Contribution of the Sisters of St. Paul de Chartres in Hong Kong
  • The Jesuits in Hong Kong since 1926
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