The predecessor of the Hong Kong Sociological Association is Hong Kong Sociological Society which was set up in May 1966. Professionals in the field such as Professors S.L. Wong, Maurice J. Anderson and Aline Wong were elected to become its Presidents from 1966 to 1969. The Society, however, ceased to function in 1972 due to the small number of sociologists in Hong Kong at that time. The sociologists in Hong Kong follow their footsteps, hoping to contribute to the society with their professional knowledge. Thus, the Hong Kong Sociological Association was established in November 14, 1998, after preparation for almost one year.