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

Department of Geography, HKU

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

Assistant Professor

Dr. Wendy Y CHEN

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Department of Geography, HKU

BSc, MSc (Zhongshan); PhD (HK)

Associate Professor

Dr. Benjamin L IAQUINTO

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Department of Geography, HKU

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

Assistant Professor

Dr. Yongsung LEE

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Department of Geography, HKU

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

Assistant Professor

Professor Becky P Y LOO, JP

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Department of Geography, HKU

BA, PhD (HK); FAcSS; FCILT

Professor

Dr. Zhenci XU

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Department of Geography, HKU

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

Assistant Professor

Professor George C S LIN

Programme Chief Examiner

Department of Geography, HKU

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

Chair Professor

Dr. Ben A GERLOFS

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Department of Geography, HKU

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

Assistant Professor

Dr. K (Peter) KOH

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Department of Geography, HKU

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

Assistant Professor

Dr. Jinbao LI

Deputy Programme Director

Department of Geography, HKU

BS, MS (Lanzhou); PhD (Columbia)

Associate Professor

Dr. Frank van der WOUDEN

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Department of Geography, HKU

BSc, MSc (Utrecht); PhD (UCLA)

Assistant Professor

Dr. Hongsheng ZHANG

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Department of Geography, HKU

BE, ME (SCNU); PhD (CUHK)

Assistant Professor

  HONORARY/PART-TIME TEACHING STAFF  

Professor Werner BREITUNG

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Department of Geography, HKU

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

Honorary Professor

Dr. Larry C.B. LAI

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Department of Geography, HKU

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

Honorary Lecturer

Mr. Anthony W C LEUNG

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Department of Geography, HKU

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

Honorary Lecturer

Dr. He WANG

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Department of Geography, HKU

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

Honorary Assistant Professor

Dr. Michael W H CHAN

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Department of Geography, HKU

BA, MPhil, PhD (HKU)

Honorary Lecturer

Dr. James H LENZER Jr

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Department of Geography, HKU

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

Honorary Lecturer

Dr. Xun LI

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Department of Geography, HKU

BSc, MSc (Xiamen); PhD (HKU)

Honorary Lecturer

 

FIELDTRIP SNAPSHOT

2018-2019

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Vietnam

1/23

2016-2017

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Kuinming–Myanmar

1/18

2014-2015

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Zhengzhou-Henan-Central China

1/5

2012-2013

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Chongqing-Wulong

1/11

2010-2011

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Heilongjiang: Harbin-Dayin-Heihe

1/30

2008-2009

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Sichuan: Chengdu-Earthquake Recovery

1/30

2006-2007

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Shanghai: Pudong-Daxiao Yangshan Ports

1/30

2004-2005

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Wuhan-Three Gorges: Centre of Central China

1/30

2002-2003

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Beijing-Tianjin: Capital of China

1/11

2017-2018

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Xinjiang

1/14

2015-2016

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Taipei-Kaohsiung-Kinmen-Xiame

1/20

2013-2014

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Changchun-Vladivostolc, Russia-North Korea

1/44

2011-2012

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Chifeng-Shanyang-Anshan

1/38

2009-2010

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Shandong: Qingdao-Yentai-Confucianism

1/30

2007-2008

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Beijing: Grand Olympic Game

1/30

2005-2006

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Chongqing-Spearhead of Inland China

1/30

2003-2004

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Shanghai-Nanjing-YRD

1/30

2001-2002

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Shanghai-Ningpo-Henzhou-Huanshan

1/30
 

CONTACT

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

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

F: (852) 2559-8994