Prof. Frank CHING

Prof. Frank CHING

Adjunct Associate Professor


  • The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Department of Management, Adjunct Associate Professor, 2008 - present; Department of Economics, Visiting Scholar, 2007; School of Business and Management, Visiting Scholar, 2005-2007.

  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Department of History, Adjunct Associate Professor, 2004 - present.

  • The University of Hong Kong, Visiting Associate Professor, 2015 - 2018.



Frank Ching is a writer and university lecturer who has written and commented on events in Asia, particularly China, for many years. He worked for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and the Far Eastern Economic Review. He opened The Wall Street Journal’s bureau in China in 1979, after the normalization of U.S.-China relations, thus becoming one of the first four American newspaper reporters to be based in Beijing since 1949.

His articles have appeared in Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, World Policy Journal, China Quarterly, Current History, the Washington Quarterly, and other publications.

For the last 15 years, he has been teaching in the business school of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. In the Department of Management, he teaches MBA students a course on “China’s Economic Relations and Their Economic Impact.”

He has given speeches across the United States, including delivering the Inaugural Lecture of the Ravenholt-Severyns Lecture at the University of Washington. He was the inaugural lunch speaker at the annual Chiefs of Defense Mission sponsored by the Commander in Chief, Pacific, in Honolulu.

He received a bachelor’s degree in English from Fordham University, a master’s degree in philosophy from New York University and a Certificate in Advanced International Reporting from Columbia University as a Ford Foundation Fellow.


Refereed Journal Publications (Chronological, alphabetical)

  • Ching, F. In press. 40 years of China's of reform and opening up. Issues & Studies.

  • Ching, F. 2018. Reviewed work: A city mismanaged: Hong Kong’s struggle for survival by Goodstadt Leo F. Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society Hong Kong Branch, 58: 268-271.

  • Ching, F. 2018. Nationality vs ethnic identity: Attitudes toward passports by China, other national governments and a multiplicity of people in Hong Kong. Asian Education and Development Studies, 7: 223-233.

  • Ching, F. 2014. Reviewed work: Poverty in the midst of affluence: How Hong Kong mismanaged its prosperity, by Goodstadt Leo F. Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society Hong Kong Branch, 54: 241-242 .


  • Ching, F. 2018. 130 Years of Medical Education in Hong Kong. Singapore: Springer.

  • Leong, C. H., Shiu, M-H. & Ching, F. (Eds.) 2010. Healing with the scalpel: from the first colonial surgeon to the College of Surgeons of Hong Kong. Hong Kong: Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Press, 2010.

    • Served as Guest Editor.

  • Ching, F. 2009. Ancestors: The Story of China Told Through the Lives of an Extraordinary Family. London: Rider.

    • Translated and published in Simplified Chinese in 2016 (祖先: 一个家族的千年故事, 北京: 北京联合出版公司).

    • Pervious version - Ancestors, 900 years in the life of a Chinese family. New York : Morrow, 1988.

Book chapters

  • Ching, F. 2014. Human rights and international security. In Chau, D. C. & Kane, T. M. (Eds.) China and International Security: History, Strategy, and 21st Century Policy. Santa Barbara, California: Praeger.

  • Ching, F. 2010. The U.S.-Japan security alliance: Helping or hindering Sino-Japanese relations?. In Gong, G. & Teo, V. (Eds.) Reconceptualising the divide: Identity, memory, and nationalism in Sino-Japanese relations: 135-155. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.