Dr. Yang Chun (楊春博士)

Associate Professor
Ph.D. HKU (Hong Kong)
Office: AAB 1230
Tel: (852) 3411 5830
Fax: (852) 3411 5990
Email: chunyang@hkbu.edu.hk

ORCID ID: orcid.org/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 (SpringerOpen)
Environment and Planning A Referee of the Year Award 2014 (Pion)

TEACHING FIELDS / COURSES TAUGHT

CHSG1005   Geography and the Contemporary World (*foundation course)
GEOG/CHSG1620/2025   Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta: A Survey
GEOG3650/4026   Geography of Economic Development
GEOG2320/3016   Geography of Pacific Asia
GEOG7520   Urban and Regional Development of China

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Urban and regional development in China
Global production networks, transnational corporations
Regional innovation systems and indigenous innovation
Industrial clusters and foreign direct investment
Cross-border regions and geopolitics of regional governance

SELECTED RESEARCH GRANTS (as PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR)

National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), General Project, China-ASEAN Industrial Relocation and Restructuring of Regional Production Networks: Evidence from Vietnam and Cambodia. General Project. 2016 – 2019. (Direct grant awarded: RMB 600,000)

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. (Grant awarded: HK$994,887)

Hong Kong Baptist University, Faculty Research Grant (FRGII), Moving to the Inland: Spatial Transformation of China’s “World Factory”. 2015-2017. (Grant awarded: HK$ 150,000)

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. (Grant awarded: HK$796,415)

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. (Grant awarded: HK$373,152)

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. (Grant awarded: HK$586,680)

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

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., Fu, T. and Li, L. (2015) Emerging Adaptation of Local Clusters in China in a Shifting Global Economy: Evidence from Furniture Cluster in Houjie Town, Dongguan. Growth and Change, Wiley-Blackwell. (accepted, in press)

Yang, C. (2015) “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. (accepted, in press)

Yang, C. (2015) “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. (accepted, in press)

Yang, C. (2015) “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. (accepted, in press)

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 Concensus 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. (2013) Emerging Regional Innovation Systems in Shenzhen: Technological Evolution of Foreign-invested and Indigenous Firms, in Liefner, I. and Wei, Y.D. eds.Innovation and Regional Development in China, pp. 191-215. Routledge.

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. (2011) A Cross-boundary Mega City-region in China Under ‘Two Systems’: Multi-level Governance in the Greater Pearl River Delta, in Wastl-Walter, D. ed., The Ashgate Research Companion to Border Studies, pp. 439-456, Ashgate.

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. and F. H. Liao (2008) Urban and Regional Development of the Pan-Pearl River Delta, in Yeung, Y. M. and Shen, J. eds. The Pan-Pearl River Delta: An Emerging Regional Economy in Globalizing China. Hong Kong: The Chinese University of Hong Kong Press, pp. 173-206.

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. (2007) Hong Kong and Taiwan investment in Dongguan: divergent trajectories and impacts, in Wu, F. ed. China’s Emerging Cities: The Making of New Urbanism, Routledge, pp. 89-108.

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, 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.