Prof. CHEN is an internationally renowned scholar and researcher in Chinese Studies. His diversified interests in Chinese Studies include classical studies and early Chinese culture and history, historical writings, traditional Chinese poetry, excavated documents and paleography: bronze inscriptions and bamboo and silk writings, and intellectual history of the Ming and Qing dynasty.
In addition to his remarkable scholarship, Prof. CHEN is also an experienced university administrator. Apart from being the Head of Department of Chinese in HKBU between 2010 and 2013, Prof. CHEN was Acting Dean of the Faculty of Arts between 2015 and 2017, held the Directorship of Mr. Simon Suen and Mrs. Mary Suen Sino-Human Institute between 2011 and 2014. Between 2012 and 2014, Prof. CHEN was appointed Founding Acting Director of Jao Tsung-I Academy of Sinology and became the Director from 2014 to present. Starting from 2018, Prof. CHEN served as the Board Director of Wuhan College. Prof. CHEN had joined Beijing Normal University-Hong Kong Baptist University United International College in 2018 as the Vice President (Academic) and was promoted to Provost in 2020. He is now President of Chu Hai College of Higher Education (CHCHE) in Hong Kong.