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Professor Yang Chun (楊春教授)

Professor
Ph.D. HKU (Hong Kong)
Office: AAB 1230
Tel: (852) 3411 5830
Fax: (852) 3411 5990
Email: chunyang@hkbu.edu.hk
ORCID: 0000-0002-0169-3449

EDUCATION

Ph.D., The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
M.Sc, Sun Yat-sen University, China
B.Sc., Sun Yat-sen University, China

VISITING SCHOLARSHIP

Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University, USA (2008)
Department of Geography, University of Utah, USA (2008)

EDITORIAL SERVICES / AWARD

Editorial Board Member (Dec 2014 – ) Journal of Economic Geography (Oxford University Press)
Associate Editor (Jan 2014 -) Regional Studies, Regional Science (Regional Studies Association and Taylor & Francis)
Co-Editor (Jan 2015 -) Bandung: Journal of the Global South (BioMed Central / SpringerOpen)

TEACHING FIELDS / COURSES TAUGHT

  • GEOG1005 Geography and the Contemporary World
  • GEOG/CHSG2025 Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta: A Survey
  • GEOG4026 Geography of Economic Development

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Urban and regional development
  • Global production networks and transnational corporations
  • Industrial clusters and foreign direct investment
  • Regional innovation systems and indigenous innovation
  • Cross-border regions and geopolitics of regional governance (e.g. Hong Kong-Pearl River Delta region)
  • China and Southeast Asia

SELECTED RESEARCH GRANTS (as PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR)

Germany Academic Exchange Services (DAAD) and Hong Kong Research Grant Council (RGC), Germany/Hong Kong Joint Research Scheme. The Evolution of Creative Industry Clusters: A Comparison of Cases in China and Germany. 2017-2019.

National Science Foundation of China (NSFC), China-ASEAN Industrial Relocation and Restructuring of Regional Production Networks: Evidence from Vietnam and Cambodia. General Project. 2016 – 2019.

Hong Kong Research Grant Council (RGC), General Research Fund (GRF), From Exports to Selling in China: Market Rebalancing of Transnational Corporations and Restructuring of the Export-led Development Model. 2013 – 2016.

Hong Kong Baptist University, Faculty Research Grant (FRG1), Transformation of Creative Industries in the Era of Digital Economy: Mobile Game Industry in Shenzhen. 2017-2018.

Hong Kong Baptist University, Faculty Research Grant (FRG2), Moving to the Inland: Spatial Transformation of China’s “World Factory”. 2015-2017. 

Hong Kong Research Grant Council (RGC), General Research Fund (GRF), Regional Innovation Systems in Post-reform China: Indigenous Innovation and Regional Transformation in the Pearl River Delta. 2010 – 2013.

Hong Kong Research Grant Council (RGC) and Central Policy Unit, Public Policy Research (PPR), Restructuring of Hong Kong Manufacturing in the Pearl River Delta: Challenges and Policy Responses. 2009 – 2011.

Hong Kong Research Grant Council (RGC), Competitive Earmarked Research Grant (CERG), Industrial Clusters of Hong Kong and Taiwanese Investment in Mainland China: the Pearl River Delta and Yangtze River Delta as Cases. 2005 – 2007.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Hu, X. and Yang, C. (2018) Building a Role Model for Rust Belt Cities? Fuxin’s Economic Revitalization in Question. Cities, 72: 245-251. DOI: 10.1016/j.cities.2017.09.002.

Seamus, G. and Yang, C. (2018) From foreign technology dependence towards greater innovation autonomy: China’s integration into the information and communications technology (ICT) global value chain (GVC). Area Development and Policy, 3(1): 132-148. DOI: 10.1080/23792949.2017.1305870.

Fu, T. and Yang, C. (2018) Market reorientation and industrial upgrading trajectories: Evidence from the export-oriented furniture industry in the Pearl River Delta. Geographical Research, 37(7): 1460-1474.

Yang, C. (2018) Reterritorialization, in Orum, T. ed. The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Urban and Regional Studies. Wiley. (in press)

Yang, C. (2017)   The Rise of Strategic Partner Firms and Reconfiguration of Personal Computer Production Networks in China: Insights from the Emerging Laptop Cluster in Chongqing. Geoforum, 84: 21-31. DOI: 10.1016/j.geoforum.2017.05.010.

Yang, C. and He, C. (2017) Transformation of China’s “World Factory”: Production Relocation and Export Evolution of the Electronics Firms. Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie. 108 (5): 571-591. DOI: 10.1111/tesg.12222

Yang, C. and Fu, T. (2017) From Exports to Sell in China: Transformation of the Export-oriented Firms in the Pearl River Delta. Geografiska Annaler: Series B, Human Geography, 99 (4): 380-398. DOI:10.1080/04353684.2017.1365255.

Yang, C., Fu, T. and Li, L. (2017) Emerging Adaptation of Local Clusters in China in a Shifting Global Economy: Evidence from Furniture Cluster in Houjie Town, Dongguan. Growth and Change, 48 (2): 214-232. DOI: 10.1111/grow.12191

Yang, C. (2017) Industrial Restructuring, in Richardson, D., Castree, N., Goodchild, M., Liu, W., Kobayashi, A. and Marston, R. (eds.) The Wiley-AAG International Encyclopedia of Geography: People, the Earth, Environment, and Technology, Wiley. DOI: 10.1002/9781118786352.wbieg0471.

Yang, C. (2017) Innovation and Regional Development, in Richardson, D., Castree, N., Goodchild, M., Liu, W., Kobayashi, A. and Marston, R (eds.) The Wiley-AAG International Encyclopedia of Geography: People, the Earth, Environment, and Technology, Wiley. DOI: 10.1002/9781118786352.wbieg0886.

Yang, C. (2017) Manufacturing Industry, in Richardson, D., Castree, N., Goodchild, M., Liu, W., Kobayashi, A. and Marston, R.  (eds.) The Wiley-AAG International Encyclopedia of Geography: People, the Earth, Environment, and Technology, Wiley.  DOI: 10.1002/9781118786352.wbieg0103

Yang, C. (2016) Relocating labour-intensive manufacturing firms from China to Southeast Asia: a preliminary investigation. Bandung: Journal of the Global South, 3 (3):1-13.

Yang, C. (2016) Evolution of Regional Innovation Systems in China: Insights from Emerging Indigenous Innovation in Shenzhen, in Shearmur, R., Carrincazeaux, C. and Doloreux, D. eds., Handbook on the Geographies of Innovation, Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, pp. 322-333.

Yang, C. (2015) Government Policy Change and Evolution of Regional Innovation Systems in China: Evidence from Strategic Emerging Industries in   Shenzhen. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 33 (3): 661-680.

Yang, C. (2014) State-led Technological Innovation of Domestic Firms in Shenzhen, China: Evidence from Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) Industry. Cities, Vol. 38: 1-10. Elsevier.

Yang, C. (2014) Market Rebalancing of Global Production Networks in the Post-Washington Consensus Globalizing Era: Transformation of Export- oriented Development in China. Review of International Political Economy, 21(1): 130-156. Taylor and Francis.

Liu, Y. and Yang, C. (2014) Strategic Coupling of Local Firms in Global Production Networks: The Rise of the Home Appliance Industry in Shunde, China. Eurasian Geography and Economics, 54(4): 444-463. Bellwether.

Yang, C. (2013) From Strategic Coupling to Recoupling and Decoupling: Restructuring of Global Production Networks and Regional Evolution in China. European Planning Studies, 21(7): 1046-1063. Taylor and Francis.

Yang, C. and Li, S.-M. (2013) Transformation of Cross-boundary Governance in the Greater Pearl River Delta, China: Contested Geopolitics and Emerging Conflicts. Habitat International, Vol. 40: 23-34. Elsevier.

Yang, C. (2012) Restructuring the Export-oriented Industrialization in the Pearl River Delta, China: Institutional Evolution and Emerging Tension. Applied Geography, 32: 143-157. Elsevier.

Yang, C. (2011) Spatial Transformation of Cross-Border Production Networks of Taiwanese Investment in Mainland China: The Case of Personal Computer Industry. Acta Geographica Sinica, 66 (10): 1343-1354. China Geographical Society.

Yang, C. and Liao, F. H. (2010) Industrial Agglomeration of Hong Kong and Taiwanese Manufacturing Investment in China: A Town-level Analysis in Dongguan. The Annals of Regional Science, 45(3): 487-517. Springer.

Yang, C. and Liao, F. H. (2010) Backward Linkages of Cross-border Production Networks of Taiwanese PC Investment in the Pearl River Delta, China. Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie (Journal of Economic and Social Geography), 101(1): 199-217. Blackwell.

Yang, C. (2009) Strategic Coupling of Regional Development in Global Production Networks: Redistribution of Taiwanese Personal Computer Investment from the Pearl River Delta to the Yangtze River Delta. Regional Studies, 43(3): 385-407. Taylor and Francis.

Yang, C. (2008) Multi-level Governance of the Polycentric Mega-Urban Regions in China: the Case of the Greater Pearl River. City Planning International, 23(1): 79-84.

Yang, C. (2007) Divergent Hybrid Capitalisms in China: Hong Kong and Taiwanese Electronics Clusters in Dongguan. Economic Geography, 83(4): 395- 420. Clark University, USA.

Yang, C. (2006) The Geopolitics of Cross-boundary Governance in the Greater Pearl River Delta, China: A Case Study of the Proposed Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge. Political Geography, 25 (7): 817-835. Elsevier.

Yang, C. (2006) The Pearl River Delta and Hong Kong: An Evolving Cross-boundary Region under “One Country, Two Systems”. Habitat International, Vol. 30: 61-86. Elsevier.

Yang, C. (2006) Overseas Chinese Investment in Transition: The Case of Dongguan. Eurasian Geography and Economics, 47 (5): 604-622. Bellwether.

Yang, C. (2005) An Emerging Cross-boundary Metropolis in China: Hong Kong and Shenzhen under “Two Systems”. International Development Planning Review, 27 (2): 195-225. Liverpool University, UK.

Yang, C. (2005) Multi-level Governance in the Cross-boundary Region of Hong Kong-Pearl River Delta, China. Environment and Planning A, 37 (12): 2147-2167. Pion.