Kin-man Chan received his Ph.D. from Yale University in 1995 and is currently a research fellow at Center for Social Innovation Studies, The Chinese University of Hong. Before that, he had served as Associate Professor of Sociology, Director of Universities Service Center for China Studies and Centre for Civil Society Studies in the same university. Dr. Chan’s research focus is on civil society in Chinese societies. He is a board member of the International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR) and is also on the editorial board of Journal of Civil Society. He published nine Chinese books including Kin-man Chan’s Letters from Prison, Towards Civil Society and The Difficult Transition: Modernization and the Chinese Society (with Zhong Hua). Dr. Chan is deeply committed to the democracy movement in Hong Kong and was sentenced to jail for 16 months due to his involvement in the 2014 Umbrella Movement.
陳健民於1995年獲美國耶魯大博士學位，現為香港中文大學社會創新研究中心研究員。陳博士曾任該校社會學系副教授、中國研究服務中心及公民社會研究中心主任。陳博士專研華人社會公民社會，現為國際第三部門研究學會董事及Journal of Civil Society編委會成員。編著【陳健民獄中書簡】、【走向公民社會】、【艱難的轉型: 現代化與中國社會】(與鍾華合編)等九本專書。陳博士積極投入香港民主運動，因參與2014年雨傘運動被判入獄16個月。