Research Postgraduates

Recent successfully completed and orally defended theses:

Master of Philosophy (M.Phil)
CHOI Wai Tak, Douglas 蔡偉德 Justifying Exclusion: Freedom of Association, Territorial Rights, and the State’s Right to Exclude Immigrants
KWOK Yiu Chung 郭耀聰 State-society Relations and Public Consultation in Hong Kong: A State-in-society Approach
WOODS Andrew Nicholas Jus ad Bellum and the Korean War: Evaluating the Conflict and Testing the Theory
LI La, Larry 李拉 How is “China Insult” Deployed to Mobilise Political Support among Overseas Chinese Community for the Chinese Communist Party?
TONG Kin Long 唐健朗 One Cross-Boundary City Region, Two Discourse, Many Storylines: A Discursive Analysis of Hong Kong – Pearl River Delta Integration
WANG Bin, Oscar 王彬 Institutional Diversity and the Governance of Irrigation Commons in Rural China: Examining Ostrom’s Design Principles under Chinese Fragmented Authoritarianism
ZHAO Lingbo 趙凌波 Alliances as Fair-weather Friendships: External Threats and Alliance Stability
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

Doctor of Philosophy
MAO Yexin 毛葉昕 How Does an Authoritarian Regime Choose Its Business Collaborator? Evidence From Public-private Partnerships in China
AL-SUDAIRI Mohammed Turki A Fighting the Many Smoke-less Wars: A Comparative Study of the Origins, Conceptualizations and Practices of Cultural Security in China and Saudi Arabia
CUI Can 崔 璨 Remaking Water Regime: The Process of Institutional Change in China
FUNG Wai King, Winston 馮為敬 China as a Norm Entrepreneur Disseminating a Humane Authority Model in International Society
LIM Kirk 林駿傑 The Rise of Localism in Hong Kong: A Study of Discursive Formation
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
YUEN Wing Han, Vera 阮穎嫻 Social Policy Change in a Hybrid Regime – The Case of Retirement Protection in Hong Kong
HUANG Jie 黃 傑 Golden Youth: State, Market, and China’s Second-Generation Private Entrepreneurs
CHEN Hanyu 陳瀚諭 The Profit-Driven Welfare State in China: Public Housing in Two Prefecture-Level Districts
CHAN Sze Wan, Debby 陳詩韻 Signalling Effects of Social Movements in Asymmetric Bargaining: Myanmar and China, 2011-2016
LI Yiran 李亦然 A Long March for Survival: The internet, Social Media and Government Accountability in China
LEUNG Yi Man, Evans 梁㦤雯 Industrial Restructuring in China: An Institutional Analysis of State-Society Relations and its Policy Impacts
PREECHARUSH Dulyapak The Politics of Federalization in Myanmar: A Study of Causal Relationships, Negotiation Mechanism, and Historical Evolution
MENG Weizhan 孟維瞻 Explaining the Variations in the Grand Strategies of Imperial China: Material Capabilities, Confucian Culture and Interest Conflict
YAO Yanran 姚嫣然 The Accountability Dilemmas of INGOs in China
RESTREPO Juan Manuel Scaling up Social Innovation: The Case of Escuela Nueva in Colombia and BRAC Education Programme in Bangladesh
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

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