INTRODUCTION

Dramatic social and economic transformation of China, one of the most populous and rapidly developing nations in the world, is a major historical event of the twentieth century. In connection to this unparalleled transformation, demand for knowledge of what is taking place in China and its global implications is greater than ever before.

The China Development Studies programme emphasize a comprehensive understanding of China through its global-local interactions and regional variations in politics, economy, trade, investment, environment, policy making, tourism and urban development. The prime objective of the programme is to educate students to become capable personnel for firms or institutions in both private and public sectors that have a strong interest in China-related business and development.

The programme provides an opportunity to local and international students for systematic training and independent research on development issues in contemporary China. The curriculum includes Chinese economies; international trade and foreign direct investment in China; globalization and spatial economic transformation in China; China's cultural and urban development; China’s public policies and regional development; climate change and environmental resources in China; cultural tourism; environment and sustainable development; sustainable urban and transport planning; tourism; land governance and development; and a China field trip. Moreover, the curriculum has a capstone experience component that provides the students a platform to acquire research skills through the completion of a dissertation or directed project under the supervision of designated teacher.  The Contemporary China Seminar Series is also an integral part of the programme.

 

ACADEMIC STAFF

Course Teachers and Dissertation Supervisors

  FULL-TIME HKU TEACHING STAFF  

Dr. Junxi QIAN

Programme Director

BSc (Sun Yat-sen); PhD (Edinburgh, UK)

Assistant Professor 

Department of Geography, HKU

Dr. Mia M BENNETT

:

BA (UCLA); MPhil (University of Cambridge); PhD (UCLA)

Assistant Professor 

Department of Geography, HKU

Dr. Ben A GERLOFS

:

BA (Aquinas College); MA (Syracuse); PhD (Rutgers)

Assistant Professor 

Department of Geography, HKU

Dr. K (Peter) KOH

:

BA, MA (Seoul National University); PhD (Michigan State University)

Assistant Professor 

Department of Geography, HKU

Dr. Yongsung LEE

:

BS (SNU); MUP (UIUC); PhD (GA TECH)

Assistant Professor 

Department of Geography, HKU

Professor Becky P Y LOO

:

BA, PhD (HK); FAcSS; FCILT

Head & Professor 

Department of Geography, HKU

Dr. Frank van der WOUDEN

:

BSc, MSc (Utrecht); PhD (UCLA)

Assistant Professor 

Department of Geography, HKU

Dr. Hongsheng ZHANG

:

BE, ME (SCNU); PhD (CUHK)

Assistant Professor 

Department of Geography, HKU

Professor George C S LIN

Programme Chief Examiner

BSc, MSc (Zhongshan); MA (Akron); PhD (Brit Col)

Chair Professor 

Department of Geography, HKU

Dr. Wendy Y CHEN

:

BSc, MSc (Zhongshan); PhD (HK)

Associate Professor 

Department of Geography, HKU

Dr. Benjamin L IAQUINTO

:

BSc (Hons) (Monash); PhD (Melbourne)

Assistant Professor 

Department of Geography, HKU

Professor P C LAI

:

BES, MA, PhD (Waterloo)

Professor 

Department of Geography, HKU

Dr. Jinbao LI

:

BS, MS (Lanzhou); PhD (Columbia)

Associate Professor 

Department of Geography, HKU

Dr. Calvin TRIBBY

:

BS, MS (UNM); MPH (Columbia); PhD (OSU)

Assistant Professor 

Department of Geography, HKU

Dr. Xun LI

:

BSc, MSc (Xiamen); PhD (HKU)

Post-doctoral Fellow

Department of Geography, HKU

  HONORARY/PART-TIME TEACHING STAFF  

Professor Werner BREITUNG

StE [StR] (FU Berlin); Dr. rer nat (Uni Basel)

Honorary Professor

Department of Geography, HKU

Dr. James H LENZER Jr

BSc (Ohio State University); MA, PhD (HKU)

Honorary Lecturer

Department of Geography, HKU

Dr. Evans Y M LEUNG

BSocSc (HKU); MA (GWU); PhD (HKU)

Honorary Lecturer

Department of Geography, HKU

Dr. He WANG

BS (PKU); MA (Syracuse); PhD (Syracuse)

Honorary Assistant Professor

Department of Geography, HKU

Dr. Michael W H CHAN

BA, MPhil, PhD (HKU)

Honorary Lecturer

Department of Geography, HKU

Mr. Anthony W C LEUNG

BA (1st Hons.) Manitoba, MBA Manitoba, MAChDS (Dist.) (HK)

Honorary Lecturer

Department of Geography, HKU

Dr. Ricci P H YUE

BSc (Hons), MPhil, PhD (HKU)

Honorary Lecturer

Department of Geography, HKU

 

FIELDTRIP SNAPSHOT

2018-2019: Vietnam

2017-2018: Xinjiang

2016-2017: Kuinming–Myanmar

1/17

2015-2016: Taipei-Kaohsiung-Kinmen-Xiame

1/20

2013-2014: Changchun-Vladivostolc, Russia-North Korea

1/44

2011-2012: Chifeng-Shanyang-Anshan

1/38

2009-2010: Shandong: Qingdao-Yentai-Confucianism

1/30

2007-2008: Beijing: Grand Olympic Game

1/30

2005-2006: Chongqing-Spearhead of Inland China

1/30

2003-2004: Shanghai-Nanjing-YRD

1/30

2014-2015: Zhengzhou-Henan-Central China

2012-2013: Chongqing-Wulong

1/11

2010-2011: Heilongjiang: Harbin-Dayin-Heihe

1/30

2008-2009: Sichuan: Chengdu-Earthquake Recovery

1/30

2006-2007: Shanghai: Pudong-Daxiao Yangshan Ports

1/30

2004-2005: Wuhan-Three Gorges: Centre of Central China

1/30

2002-2003: Beijing-Tianjin: Capital of China

1/11

2001-2002: Shanghai-Ningpo-Henzhou-Huanshan

1/30
 

CONTACT

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T: (852) 3917-7115 [Mr Yu]

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T: (852) 3917-7115

F: (852) 2559-8994 

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