I earned my BA (1st Hons) and M.Phil at the University of Hong Kong, and later moved to the Netherlands and completed my PhD at the Department of Philosophy, University of Twente in 2012. After completing my PhD, I joined the University of Oxford as a Research Fellow on Climate Geoengineering Governance, and then as a Lecturer in Hang Seng Management College.

I  am currently a Research Associate (PostDoc) at the Department of Informatics, Univeristy of Hamburg.

Academic Positions

2017- Research Associate (PostDoc), Department of Informatics, University of Hamburg
2015-2017 Lecturer I, Department of Social Science, Hang Seng Management College
2012-2014 Research Fellow, Institute for Science, Innovation and Society & Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, University of Oxford
2008-2012 Researcher, Department of Philosophy, University of Twente
2007-2008 Assistant Teaching Fellow, Department of Philosophy, Lingnan University
2006-2007 Teaching Assistant, Department of Religion and Philosophy, Hong Kong Baptist University
2005-2006 Assistant College Lecturer, General Education/Philosophy, The Community College at Lingnan University


2008-2012 PhD in Philosophy, University of Twente
2003-2005 M.Phil in Philosophy, Hong Kong University
2000-2003 B.A. (1st Hons), Philosophy and History, Hong Kong University


  1. Søraker, J.H., de Boer, J. van der Rijt, J.-W., Wong, P.-H. and Brey, P. (2015) Well-Being in Contemporary Society. Dordrecht: Springer.
Journal Articles/Book Chapters
  1. Sugiyama, M., Asayama, S., Ishii, A., Kosugi, T., Moore, J.C., Lin, J., Lefale, P.F., Burns, W., Fujiwara, M., Ghosh, A., Horton, J., Kurosawa, A., Parker, A., Thompson, M., Wong, P.-H. & Xia, L. (2017) The Asia-Pacific’s Role in the Emerging Solar Geoengineering Debate. Climatic Change.
  2. (2016) Responsible Innovation for Decent Nonliberal Peoples: A Dilemma? Journal of Responsible Innovation 3 (2), 154-168.
  3. (2016) Consenting to Geoengineering. Philosophy & Technology 29 (2), 173-188.
  4. (2015) Confucian Environmental Ethics, Climate Engineering and the “Playing God” Argument. Zygon: Journal of Religion and Science 50 (1), 28-41.
  5. (2015) Introduction: Well-being in Contemporary Society (with Jelle de Boer, Jan-Willem van der Rijt, Johnny Hartz Søraker & Philip Brey) In Johnny Hartz Søraker, Jan-Willem van der Rijt, Jelle de Boer, Pak-Hang Wong & Philip Brey (eds.), Well-Being in Contemporary Society (pp. ix-xiv). Dordrecht: Springer.
  6. (2014) Maintenance Required: The Ethics of Geoengineering and Post-Implementation Scenarios. Ethics, Policy & Environment 17 (2), 186-191.
  7. (2013) The Public and Geoengineering Decision-Making: A View from Confucian Political Philosophy. Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 17 (3), 350–367.
  8. (2013) Confucian Social Media: An Oxymoron. Dao 12 (3), 283-296.
  9. (2013) Technology, Recommendation and Design: On Being a ‘Paternalistic’ Philosopher. Science and Engineering Ethics 19 (1), 27-42.
  10. (2013) From Culture 2.0 to a Network State of Mind: A Selective History of Web 2.0’s Axiologies and a Lesson from It. tripleC – Cognition, Communication, Co-operation 11 (1), 191-206.
  11. (2012) Thinking through Consumption and Technology. In Philip Brey, Adam Briggle & Edward Spence (eds.), The Good Life in a Technological Age (pp. 157-167). New York: Routledge.
  12. (2012) A Walzerian Approach to ICTs and the Good Life. Journal of Information, Communication & Ethics in Society, 10 (1), 19-35.
  13. (2012) Dao, Harmony and Personhood: Towards a Confucian Ethics of Technology. Philosophy & Technology, 25 (1), 67-86.
  14. Wong, P.-H. and Lin, H.-Y (2011) Beyond the “Empirical Turn”: A Review of Twente’s Ethics and Technology.Studies in Philosophy of Science and Technology 科学技术哲学研究, 28 (5), 56-61. [In Chinese: 超越”经验转向”:略论特文特的伦理与技术研究]
  15. (2011) Angeletics and Epistemology, Angeletics as Epistemology: A Comparison Between Capurro’s Angeletics and Goldman’s Social Epistemology. In Rafael Capurro and John Holgate (eds.), Messages and Messengers – Angeletics as an Approach to the Phenomenology of Communication / Von Boten und Botschaften – Die Angeletik als Weg zur Phänomenologie der Kommunikation (pp. 293-302). Paderborn: W. Fink Verlag
  16. (2010) The ‘Good Life’ in Intercultural Information Ethics: A New Agenda. International Review of Information Ethics, 13 (10/2010), 26-32.
  17. (2010) A Methodological Reflection on Converging Technologies and Their Relevance to Information Ethics. tripleC – Cognition, Communication, Co-operation, 8 (2), 130-132.
  18. Lin, H.-Y. and Wong, P.-H. (2010) Empirical Turn for Philosophy of Technology of the Netherlands and Its Contemporary Revelation. Studies in Dialectics of Nature 自然辩证法研究, 2010 (7), 31-37. [In Chinese: 荷兰技术哲学的经验转向及其当代启示]
  19. (2010) Information Technology, the Good and Modernity. In Jordi Vallverdu (ed.), Thinking Machines and the Philosophy of Computer Science: Concepts and Principles (pp. 223-237). US: IGI Global.
  20. (2009) What Should We Share? Understanding the Aim of Intercultural Information Ethics. SIGCAS Computers and Society, 39 (3), 50-58.
Book Reviews & Other Publications
  1. (2012)  Review of iChina: The Rise of the Individual in Modern Chinese SocietyNew Asia Books, September 19, 2012.
  2. (2011) Review of The Politics of PersonsMetapsychology Online Reviews, January 11, 2011.
  3. (2009) IT and Information: Reflection on its normative dimension. In Ida den Hamer (ed.), Living the ICT Future (pp. 82-83). Enschede: Universiteit Twente/CTIT.
  4. (2009) On Dutch Directness. Wijsgerig Perspectief, jrg. 49, nr. 4, 44-5. [In Dutch: Over Nederlandse Directheid. S. van der Burg (trans.)]
  5. (2006) Review of Reconstructing the Cognitive WorldMetapsychology Online Reviews, August 22, 2006.
  • (2011) 尼克‧比爾頓, 一位數位移民的告白.台北:行人文化. [Co-Translated from English to Chinese: Nick Bilton (2010), I Live in the Future & Here’s How It Works: Why Your World, Work, and Brain Are Being Creatively Disrupted. New York: Crown Business]


  1. On Behalf of Them: Reconsidering the Moral Responsibility of Personal Decisions and Consent in the Age of Big Data. The 15th Forum of Philosophical Analysis. Institute of Philosophy, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences. April 24-25, 2017 .
  2. On Behalf of Them: Reconsidering the Moral Responsibility of Consent. BNU Philosophy Workshop: Understanding Technology and Innovation. School of Philosophy, Beijing Normal University. March 18, 2017.
  3. Will Confucian Ethics and Political Philosophy Save the Future? HSMC Workshop on Ethics and Public Policy. Hang Seng Management College. December 5, 2016.
  4. Trusting Big Data? A Critique from Confucian Trust. Interdisciplinary Lunchtime Seminar. Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Hong Kong. September 27, 2016.
  5. From Harmony to Tianxia (All-Under-Heaven): the Ethics of Climate Engineering from A Confucian Perspective – International Workshop on Climate Engineering: Toward Research Collaboration in the Asia-Pacific Region, University of Tokyo, March 22-23, 2016.
  6. Disaster Governance, Moral Experts and Confucian Moral Philosophy – Engaging Expertise in Disaster Governance. Asia Research Institute (ARI), National University of Singapore, January 7-8, 2016.
  7. Responsible Innovation for the Decent Nonliberal Peoples: A Dilemma? SSC Colloquium. Department of Social Science, Hang Seng Management College. October 22, 2015.
  8. Climate Engineering and Confucian Environmental Ethics – UK-China Network on Climate Ethics Workshop. University of Reading, September 22-23, 2014.
  9. Responsible Innovation and the Danger of Technological Imperialism: A Case of Climate Engineering – Climate Engineering Conference 2014, Berlin, Germany. August 18-21, 2014.
  10. Climate Engineering, Moral Corruption and the Desirability of Human Enhancement – Climate Engineering Conference 2014, Berlin, Germany. August 18-21, 2014.
  11. Geoengineering, Virtue Ethics and the Normative Foundation of RRI – RRI Unbound: Extending and Applying the Discourse, University of Twente, October 7-8, 2013.
  12. Technology and Climate Change, Technology of Climate Change: Doing Climate Ethics with Technology – Multi-disciplinary Perspectives on Climate Ethics, Como, Italy, September 26-27, 2013.
  13. Virtuous Climate Making? Towards a Virtue-Theoretic Approach to Geoengineering – Uehiro Seminar in Practical Ethics, University of Oxford, June 28, 2013.
  14. Dao of Climate Engineering: A Confucian Perspective – Workshop: Religious and Spiritual Perspectives on Climate Engineering, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS), Potsdam, Germany, April 24-26, 2013.
  15. From Culture 2.0 to a Network State of Mind (and Beyond) – The 4th ICTs and Society Conference – Critique, Democracy, and Philosophy in 21st Century Information Society. Towards Critical Theories of Social Media, Uppsala University, May 2-4, 2012.
  16. Net Recommendation: A Primer – 3.TU Ethics Research Day 2012. 3.TU Centre for Ethics and Technology, April 18, 2012.
  17. Confucian Internet: An Oxymoron? – Departmental Seminar, Department of Philosophy, The University of Hong Kong, October 27, 2011.
  18. Confucianism Says No to Human Rights (with Tom Wang; presented by Tom Wang) – Practical Philosophy Colloquium, Department of Philosophy and Ethics Institute, Utrecht University, October 11, 2011.
  19. Co-Construction and Co-Management of Online Identities: A Confucian Perspective – First International Conference of IACAP – The Computational Turn: Past, Presents, Futures?, Aarhus University, July 4-6, 2011.
  20. What Does China Think… About New Media: An Internal Analysis – CEPE2011 – Crossing Boundaries: Ethics in Interdisciplinary and Intercultural Relations, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, May 31-June 3, 2011.
  21. The Languages of the Good Life: Doing NEST-ethics with Discourse Analysis – 3TEP Workshop on ‘Assessing the Broader Impacts of Science and Technology: Case Studies in Interdisciplinary Philosophy’, University of North Texas, May 29, 2011.
  22. Technology and Recommendations: On the Role of Philosophers of Technology – SPT 2011:Technology and Security, University of North Texas, May 26-29, 2011.
  23. Technology and Recommendations: Philosophers of Technology as Public Intellectuals – International Workshop on “The Intellectuals in the Public Sphere”, University Centre Saint-Ignatius Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium, March 23-25, 2011.
  24. A Methodological Reflection on Converging Technologies (or, Wherein the Empirical is in Information Ethics?). 8th European Conference on Computing and Philosophy (E-CAP 2010), TU München, Munich, October 4-6, 2010.
  25. A Methodological Reflection on Converging Technologies (or, Wherein the Empirical is in Information Ethics?). 3rd ICTs-and-Society Network Meeting Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3), Castelldefels (Barcelona), June 29-July 2, 2010.
  26. Who Should I Be Online? A Plea for Identity and Amelioration – Workshop: Who Am I Online, University of Aarhus, Kaløvig Centre, May 10-11, 2010.
  27. The Place of ‘Good Life’ in Intercultural Information Ethics – ReGIS(University of Tsukuba)-STE-IE Joint-Workshop for Intercultural Information Ethics in Asia, University of Tsukuba, October 5-6, 2009.
  28. What Should We Share? Understanding the Aim of Intercultural Information Ethics – The Fifth Asia-Pacific Computing and Philosophy Conference, University of Tokyo, October 1-2, 2009.
  29. Modernity, the Good Life and Technology: Towards a Theoretical Framework – SPT 2009: Converging Technologies, Changing Societies, 16th International Conference of the Society for Philosophy and Technology, University of Twente, July 7-10, 2009.
  30. New Media Technology, the Good and Modernity – 7th European Conference on Computing and Philosophy (E-CAP 2009), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, July 2-4, 2009.
  31. What Should We Share? Understanding the Aim of Intercultural Information Ethics – Eighth International Conference of Computer Ethics: Philosophical Enquiry (CEPE 2009), Ionian University, June 26-28, 2009.
  32. Talks about Frege’s Puzzle: Information, Ways of Believing and Descriptions – The Soochow Conference on Analytic Philosophy, Soochow University, Taipei, June 19-24, 2007.
  33. Talks about Frege’s Puzzle: Information, Ways of Believing and Descriptions – Departmental Seminar, Department of Philosophy, The University of Hong Kong, March 29, 2007.
  34. Talks about Frege’s Puzzle: Information, Ways of Believing and Descriptions – The First Annual British Columbia Philosophy Graduate Conference, Simon Fraser University, March 9-11, 2007.
  35. On Goldstein’s ‘Reply to Sherry’ – Goldstein – A Philosophical Farewell. Department of Philosophy, The University of Hong Kong, June 25, 2004.