Research Postgraduates

Recent successfully completed and orally defended theses:

Master of Philosophy (M.Phil)
SHANG Zheng 尚 正 A Critique of Alan Patten’s Neutrality as Equal Accommodation on the Necessity of Radicalizing Liberal Neutrality
ZHANG Daiding 張岱鼎 Governing Innovation in China: Institutions, Policies, and Outcomes
CHEN Yajiao 陳雅姣 Government-led Collaborative Actions under China’s Environmental Authoritarianism: A Comparative Study of Two Lake Watersheds in Yunnan Province
CHUNG Man Yiu 鍾文耀 Political Meritocracy and Relational Equality
FENG Yudi 馮雨地 Individuals in the Political: A Study on Hanna Pitkin’s Theory of Political Action
CHEN Shangshang 陳上上 Impact Investing in the Era of Collaborative Governance: An Empirical Study on Four Cases in Hong Kong
KWONG Chi Yu 鄺止儒 Utilizing Place Meanings and User Opinions as Mechanisms to Improve Visitor Management in Hong Kong’s Country Parks
YIP Wai Fung, Andy 葉偉峯 Party Institutionalization of Opposition Political Parties in Hong Kong as a Hybrid Regime
CHAN Shuk Ying 陳淑瑩 Capitalism and the Good Life: a Critique of Liberal State Neutrality
YUEN Ho Yin 袁浩然 Rawlsian Justice and Welfare-state Capitalism

Doctor of Philosophy
HTET Zaw The Problem of Social Integration: A Case Study of Muslims in Transitional Myanmar
KWONG Ying Ho 鄺英豪 Politics of Assimilative Autonomy: Comparative Analysis of Central-peripheral Relations in Hong Kong and Macao under Chinese Sovereignty
SONG Young, Annie 宋 英 Linking the Environment and Free Trade Agreements
WU Jie 吳 洁 Hospital on Fire: Politicized Medical Dispute Resolution in China
XIONG Cai 熊 彩 Revolution, Ideas and Violence in Policy Implementation: A Comparative Research on Birth Control Policy Implementation in Two Provinces in China
CHAN Sze Wan, Debby 陳詩韻 Signalling Effects of Social Movements in Asymmetric Bargaining: Myanmar and China, 2011-2016
CHEN Hanyu 陳瀚諭 The Profit-Driven Welfare State in China: Public Housing in Two Prefecture-Level Districts
HUANG Jie 黃 傑 Golden Youth: State, Market, and China’s Second-Generation Private Entrepreneurs
LEUNG Yi Man, Evans 梁㦤雯 Industrial Restructuring in China: An Institutional Analysis of State-Society Relations and its Policy Impacts
LI Yiran 李亦然 A Long March for Survival: The internet, Social Media and Government Accountability in China
MENG Weizhan 孟維瞻 Explaining the Variations in the Grand Strategies of Imperial China: Material Capabilities, Confucian Culture and Interest Conflict
PREECHARUSH Dulyapak The Politics of Federalization in Myanmar: A Study of Causal Relationships, Negotiation Mechanism, and Historical Evolution
RESTREPO Juan Manuel Scaling up Social Innovation: The Case of Escuela Nueva in Colombia and BRAC Education Programme in Bangladesh
YAO Yanran 姚嫣然 The Accountability Dilemmas of INGOs in China
AUNG Su Mon Thazin Governing the Transition: Policy Coordination Mechanisms in the Myanmar Core Executive, 2011-2016
GORMAN Patrick Charles Lucien Weibo and the Outsourcing of Opinion Guidance
NIE Lin 聶 琳 Transparency of Foundations in China
QIU Qing 丘 晴 Innovation of Manufacturing Industries in the Pearl River Delta Region
LIU Kailin 劉凱琳 Exploring Lending Patterns for Information Asymmetry between Lenders and Borrowers in the Nonprofit and Forprofit Peer-to-peer Lending Platforms
PAO Sze Yi 包世一 Global Injustice, Collective Responsibility, and Individual Action
XIN Ge 辛 格 Bootstrapping Public Participation in the Global South: Participatory Budgeting Reforms in Brazil, China and South Africa
FAN Wenyue Phoebe 范文越 Growing Out of the Budget: The Political Economy of Sub-Provincial Finance in China
SCHLENZIG Nora Caroline Tschesja China and Its Neighbours in Mainland Southeast Asia: Statehood, Engagement and Development
WONG Hoi Lam Norma 王凱琳 The Management Strategies of Advocacy-oriented Social Service Nonprofit Organizations in Hong Kong
CHAN Wing Ching,Elton 陳永政 From Sage-kings to Confucian Republic: the political theories of jiaohua
DUPRE Jean-Francois The Politics of Linguistic Normalization in 21st century Taiwan: Ethnicity, National Identity, and the Party System
LAI Cheuk Bun 賴卓彬 Democratic Means to Confucian Ends: A Philosophical Analysis of the Conceptual Relationship between Confucian Ethics and Democracy in the Theories of Xu Fuguan, Tang Junyi, and Mou Zongsan
LAM Chi Yan 林緻茵 Constructing Hegemony: Patriotic United Front on the Youths in Post-handover Hong Kong
POON Ping Yeung 潘炳揚 Explaining Changes in Food Safety Institutions in Hong Kong
ZHOU Kai 周 凱 Contentious Challenges and State Capacity: Why Do Governments Respond Differently to Social Protests in Contemporary China?
ZHOU Qian 周 茜 Pathways to Collective Action: a Study of Local Irrigation Governance and Management in Central China
ZHU Jia Feng 朱佳峰 Farewell to Political Obligation: Toward a New Liberal Theory of Political Legitimacy

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