Dr. Tsang Yuk-Piu, Bill


Professional Affiliation

Director of Research

Youth Global Network

Hong Kong



Ed.D. Human Development and Psychology

Harvard University, USA


Ed.M. Human Development and Psychology

Harvard University, USA


M.A. Counseling Psychology

Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, USA


M.S. Mechanical Engineering

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA


B.S. Mechanical Engineering

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA


Short Bio

Dr. Tsang is one of the co-founders of Lumina College. Currently Director of Research at the Youth Global Network, he has led major projects studying the life and career development of disadvantaged youth, as well as young adult leadership.  He has served as Honorary Research Associate at a research center in the Faculty of Education at the University of Hong Kong since 2006.  His research interest focuses on youth development, particularly the social mobility, identity, and education of migrant youths in China. 


Dr. Tsang has also been actively involved in teaching. He is Visiting Professor for East China Normal University, and Guest Lecturer for Bethel Bible Seminary, Hong Kong. Previously, he was Assistant Professor in Social Work at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Among the courses he has taught, many concern human development, mental health, family dynamics, research methodology, as well as youth & culture.


Trained as a counseling psychologist, Dr. Tsang also practiced as a Mental Health Counselor / Clinician in the US for 7 years before conducting practice research in the Department of Social Work at The Chinese University of Hong Kong as Clinical Consultant / Psychotherapist for 4 years.  Since 2006, he has been serving at Caritas Family Service where he is now Senior Training and Counseling Consultant.


Other Credentials

Honors and Awards (Selected)

Fulbright Scholarship, U.S. State Department & Institute of International Education (01-02)


Sheldon Traveling Fellowship from Harvard University (01-02)


Multicultural and Bilingual Education Fellowship, U.S. Department of Education (95-98)


Harvard Graduate School of Education Entrance Award (95-96)


President's Scholarship Award for Counseling (93-94)


Publications (Selected)

Song, Y., Tsang, B., Zhang, L. (2017, forthcoming).

Where have the migrant students gone after junior high school: Evidence based on a longitudinal study in Beijing. China Economics of Education Review (in Chinese).


Zhu, X. & Tsang, B. (2016). From experiment to policy –

insights from a financial asset building program in China. Social Construction (in Chinese).


Goh, C.L.E., Tsang, B. & Chokkanathan, S. (2016).

Intergenerational reciprocity reconsidered: The honour and burden of grandparenting in urban China.  Intersections: Gender and Sexuality in Asia and the Pacific, 39, July.


Koo, A., Ming, H., & Tsang, B. (2014).

The doubly disadvantaged: How return migrant students fail to access and deploy capitals for academic success in rural schools. Sociology, 48(4), 795-811.


Wu, Q., Tsang, B., & Ming, H. (2014).

Social capital, family support, resilience, and educational outcomes of Chinese migrant children. British Journal of Social Work, 44(3), 636-656.


Bible Verse to Share

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.  (Romans 12: 2-3)