Dr. K.K. (Ka-Kin) Cheuk

  • researcher
  • Chinese studies

Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 8054
E-Mail: k.k.cheuk@hum.leidenuniv.nl
Faculty / Department: Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen, Leiden Institute for Area Studies, SAS China
Office Address: Witte Singel-complex
Matthias de Vrieshof 3
2311 BZ Leiden
Room number 1.01a

Fields of interest

Anthropology of migration and transnationalism
Globalization and development studies
Ethnic entrepreneurship and business studies
State and society
Sikh diaspora
Immigrants in China
Geographic focuses: China, Hong Kong and South Asia   


D.Phil in Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Oxford (Expected 2015)
M.Phil in Anthropology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (2009)
B.S.Sc in Anthropology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (2006)

Key publications

  • Cheuk, Ka-Kin. 2014. “Shaoxing, Shaoxing and ... Indians." Hong Kong Discovery, 84: 56 - 62. Reprinted in Cheung, Sidney Chin-Hung and Jiting Luo, eds.. 2015. Anthropologists on the Road, 114 - 125. Hong Kong: Hong Kong Discovery Limited.

  • Cheuk, Ka-Kin. 2013. “Capitalizing on Identity and Mobility: Sikh Mercantile Activity Across the Hong Kong-China Border." In Michael Hawley, ed., Sikh Diaspora: Theory, Agency, and Experience, 217 - 229. Leiden: Brill.

Grants and awards

Swire Cathay Pacific Scholarship, St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford (2009 – 2013)

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