Professor Peter T. Y. CHEUNG 張贊賢

Professor Peter TY Cheung was Professor (Practice) in the Department of Social Sciences and Policy Studies (formerly Social Sciences) from 2019 to 2024, and the former Head of the Department of Social Sciences (2020-2023). Since joining the University of Hong Kong in 1992, he had served as the Head and Director of the Master of Public Administration Programme in the Department of Politics and Public Administration. He holds a Bachelor of Social Science (1st class Honour) from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, an M.A. from Indiana University, Bloomington, and a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Washington, Seattle. Professor Cheung also previously taught at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 1991-92.

He was a Fellow of the Centre for Civil Society and Governance and the Centre of Urban Studies and Urban Planning, and the founding convener of the China Area of Inquiry of the Common Core Curriculum at HKU. He received a Universitas 21 Fellowship from the University and served as a visiting scholar at the Center for Chinese Studies, the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 1999. He was also a former Consultant, Part-time Member, and Research and Planning Director (on secondment) of the Central Policy Unit of the Hong Kong Government (January 1999 - January 2000).

His research interests include the changing relations between Mainland China and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, cross-boundary cooperation between Hong Kong and Guangdong province, regional development of the Greater Bay Area, and the politics of the policy process in Greater China. His teaching interest includes public policy, public policy and public administration in Hong Kong, regional development in south China, and the politics and governance of China.

My essays in East Asia Forum

Selected Publications

  • “Influence of External Authorities on Collaborative Actions.” Public Administration Review. 83 (3): 603-622.  (co-authored with Chenlin Zhao, Xiaohu Wang, and Jingyuan Xu). SCPA Article of the Year 2023, Section on Chinese Public Administration (SCPA), American Society for Public Administration (awarded April 2024).
     "The Changing Industrial Transformation in the Pearl River Delta: Issues, Challenges, and Intergovernmental Coordination." (co-authored with Evans Y. M. Leung). In Urbanization and Urban Governance in China, edited by Lin Ye, 13-47. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.
    “Public Policy and Administration in an Era of Expansion: China, South Korea and Hong Kong.”  (co-authored with T. J. Lah and Yijia Jing). In Global Handbook of Public Policy and Administration., edited by Thomas R. Klassen, Denita Cepiku and T. J. Lah, 58-69. London: Routledge, 2016.
  • “Toward Collaborative Governance between Hong Kong and Mainland China,” Urban Studies 52 (2015):1915-1933.
  • Public Policymaking in Hong Kong: Civic Engagement and State-Society Relations in a Semi-Democracy. (co-authored with W.Y. Lee, Elaine Y.M. Chan, Joseph C.W. Chan, Wai Fung Lam, and Wai-man Lam). London: Routledge, 2013.
  • "The Changing Relations between Hong Kong and the Mainland since 2003." In Contemporary Hong Kong Government and Politics, edited by Lam Wai-man, Percy Luen-tim Lui and Wilson Wong, 325-347. Expanded second edition. H.K.: Hong Kong University Press, 2012.
  • “The Politics of Regional Cooperation in the Greater Pearl River Delta.” Asia Pacific Viewpoint 53 (2012): 21-37. 
  • “The Role of Government in Managing Cross-boundary Cooperation between Hong Kong and Mainland China.” In Repositioning the Hong Kong Government: Social Foundations and Political Challenges, edited by Stephen WK Chiu, Lee Ming Kwan and Siu-Lun Wong,187-218.  H.K.: Hong Kong University Press, 2012.
  • “Intergovernmental Relations between Mainland China and the Hong Kong SAR.” In Public Administration in Southeast Asia: Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Hong Kong, and Macao. Edited by Evan M Berman, 255-281. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 2011.
  • "Who's Influencing Whom: Exploring the Influence of Hong Kong on Politics and Governance in China," Asian Survey 51 (August 2011): 713–738.
  • “Civic Engagement in the Policy Process in Hong Kong: Change and Continuity,” Public Administration and Development 31 (May 2011): 113-121.
  • “Understanding Cross-boundary Cooperation in South China.”  Progress in Planning, 73 (2010): 50-54.
  • “Guangdong under Reform: Social and Political Changes and Challenges in the 1990s.” In  Rethinking China’s Provinces, edited by John Fitzgerald, 125-152.  London: Routledge, 2002.
  • “The Study of Political Science in Hong Kong.” Political Science in Asia, 1 (2000), 31-50.
  • “External Relations of China’s Provinces.” (Co-authored with James Tang). In The Making of Chinese Foreign and Security Policy in the Era of Reform: 1978-2000, edited by David M. Lampton, 91-120, Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2000.
  • “Guangzhou and Tianjin: The Struggle for Development in Two Chinese Cities.”  In Cities in China: Recipes for Economic Development in the Reform Era, edited by Jae Ho Chung, 18-52. London: Routledge, 1999.
    Provincial Strategies of Economic Reform in Post-Mao China: Leadership, Politics, and Implementation. (co-edited with Jae Ho Chung and Zhimin Lin). Armonk, NY: ME Sharpe, 1998.
  • “The Case of Guangdong in Central-Provincial Relations.” In Changing Central-local Relations in China: Reform and State Capacity, edited by Jia Hao and Lin Zhimin, 201-237. Boulder: Westview, 1994.