INTRODUCTION

China, one of the most populous and rapidly developing nations in the work, is undergoing dramatic social and economic transformation, which is viewed as a major historical event of the twentieth century. In connection to this unparalleled transformation, the demand for knowledge of current events in China and their global implications is greater than ever.

 

The China Development Studies programme emphasizes 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 and institutions in private and public sectors that hold 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, globalisation 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 field trip to China. Moreover, a capstone experience component is included in the curriculum that provides the students with a platform to acquire research skills through the completion of a dissertation or directed project under the supervision of a 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  
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Dr. Junxi QIAN

Programme Director

Assistant Professor

Department of Geography, HKU

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

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Dr. Wendy Y CHEN

Associate Professor

Department of Geography, HKU

BSc, MSc (Zhongshan); PhD (HK)

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Dr. Benjamin L IAQUINTO

Assistant Professor

Department of Geography, HKU

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

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Dr. Yongsung LEE

Assistant Professor

Department of Geography, HKU

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

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Professor Becky P Y LOO, JP

Professor

Department of Geography, HKU

BA, PhD (HK); FAcSS; FCILT

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Dr. Zhenci XU

Assistant Professor

Department of Geography, HKU

BSc (China Agricultural University); PhD (Michigan State University, US)

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Professor George C S LIN

Programme Chief Examiner

Chair Professor

Department of Geography, HKU

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

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Dr. Ben A GERLOFS

Assistant Professor

Department of Geography, HKU

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

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Dr. K (Peter) KOH

Assistant Professor

Department of Geography, HKU

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

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Dr. Jinbao LI

Deputy Programme Director

Associate Professor

Department of Geography, HKU

BS, MS (Lanzhou); PhD (Columbia)

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Dr. Frank van der WOUDEN

Assistant Professor

Department of Geography, HKU

BSc, MSc (Utrecht); PhD (UCLA)

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Dr. Hongsheng ZHANG

Assistant Professor

Department of Geography, HKU

BE, ME (SCNU); PhD (CUHK)

  HONORARY/PART-TIME TEACHING STAFF  

Professor Werner BREITUNG

Department of Geography, HKU

Honorary Professor

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

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Dr. Larry C.B. LAI

Department of Geography, HKU

Honorary Lecturer

BA (Hons)(CityU); MA (UCL); M.Phil., PhD (HKU)

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Mr. Anthony W C LEUNG

Department of Geography, HKU

Honorary Lecturer

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

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Dr. He WANG

Department of Geography, HKU

Honorary Assistant Professor

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

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Dr. Michael W H CHAN

Department of Geography, HKU

Honorary Lecturer

BA, MPhil, PhD (HKU)

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Dr. James H LENZER Jr

Department of Geography, HKU

Honorary Lecturer

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

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Dr. Xun LI

Department of Geography, HKU

Honorary Lecturer

BSc, MSc (Xiamen); PhD (HKU)

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Dr. Jean P. M. WONG

Department of Geography, HKU

Honorary Lecturer

BSc, MPhil, PhD (HKU)

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FIELDTRIP SNAPSHOT

2018-2019

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Vietnam

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2016-2017

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Kuinming–Myanmar

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2014-2015

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Zhengzhou-Henan-Central China

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2012-2013

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Chongqing-Wulong

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2010-2011

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Heilongjiang: Harbin-Dayin-Heihe

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2008-2009

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Sichuan: Chengdu-Earthquake Recovery

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2006-2007

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Shanghai: Pudong-Daxiao Yangshan Ports

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2004-2005

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Wuhan-Three Gorges: Centre of Central China

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2002-2003

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Beijing-Tianjin: Capital of China

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2017-2018

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Xinjiang

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2015-2016

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Taipei-Kaohsiung-Kinmen-Xiame

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2013-2014

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Changchun-Vladivostolc, Russia-North Korea

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2011-2012

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Chifeng-Shanyang-Anshan

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2009-2010

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Shandong: Qingdao-Yentai-Confucianism

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2007-2008

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Beijing: Grand Olympic Game

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2005-2006

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Chongqing-Spearhead of Inland China

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2003-2004

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Shanghai-Nanjing-YRD

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2001-2002

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Shanghai-Ningpo-Henzhou-Huanshan

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CONTACT

10/F, The Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU

T: (852) 3910-2599 [Mr Cheng]

F: (852) 2559-8994