Edward Chen

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Chen.
Edward Chen
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President of Lingnan College, then University
In office
1 September 1995 – 31 August 2007
Succeeded by Chan Yuk-shee
Member of the Executive Council
In office
Appointed by Chris Patten
Member of the Legislative Council
In office
9 October 1991 – 7 October 1992
Appointed by David Wilson
Personal details
Born (1945-01-14) 14 January 1945 (age 71)
Hong Kong
Alma mater University of Hong Kong (1967 BA, 1971 MSSc)
University of Oxford (1976 PhD)

Edward Chen Kwan-yiu (traditional Chinese: 陳坤耀; simplified Chinese: 陈坤耀; pinyin: Chén Kūnyào; Jyutping: can4 kwan1 jiu6), CBE, GBS, JP (born 14 January 1945, Hong Kong) was the President of Lingnan University of Hong Kong.

He is now an Honorary Professor and Distinguished Fellow of the Centre of Asian Studies at the University of Hong Kong (HKU). He is a non-executive director of Wharf Holdings.[1] He graduated with a Bachelor of Economics degree at the HKU in 1967. He then pursue further studies overseas at Oxford University, where he earned his M.Phil and D.Phil degrees in economics. He returned to HKU to be an Assistant Lecturer and then Chair Professor from 1970 to 1995. He left HKU to take the role of the President of Lingnan University in 1995 until he retired in 2007.

Chen has been active in public service. He was a member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong and the Executive Council of Hong Kong. He was a member of the Hong Kong Basic Law Consultative Committee and the chairman of the Hong Kong Consumer Council.[2]


Order of precedence
Preceded by
Philip Wong
Recipients of the Gold Bauhinia Star
Hong Kong order of precedence
Recipients of the Gold Bauhinia Star
Succeeded by
James Kung
Recipients of the Gold Bauhinia Star