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Professor XU Jiang (徐江教授)

 
 

Professor

BSc, MSc (Zhongshan)
PhD (Hong Kong)

(852)3943-6475

jiangxu@cuhk.edu.hk


Teaching Fields

Cultural Geography
Urban Planning
Economic Geography
Transport Geography
Research Design and Methodology

Research Interests

State spaces and politics of scale
Intercity railway planning in China's mega-city regions
Environmental elements in China's urban planning system
Urban and regional development/governance in China
Urban planning, urban land use and spatial transformation
Pearl River Delta Studies

Services/Posts

External service

Assessment Panel for Competitive Research Funding Schemes for the Local Self-financing Degree Sector (APSF), Research Grants Council (2015-03-01 to Present)
Head of Monitoring & Assessment (M&A) Sub-group, Institutional Development Scheme (IDS) under the Competitive Research Funding Schemes for the Local Self-financing Degree Sector, Research Grants Council, Hong Kong (2015-03-01 to Present)
Committee Member, Nansha New District Urban Planning Committee (A new development district at national level) 南沙新區城市規劃委員會專家委員(2013 to Present)
Editor-in-Chief, Asian Geographer (2016-12 to present)

College and University

Chair , S.H. Ho College Student Discipline Committee (2010-06-01 to Present)
Member , S.H. Ho College Committee of Student Affair and College Life (2010-06-01 to Present)
EXCO Committee Member, Hong Kong-Shanghai Development Institute (2016-08-01 to 2018-07-31)
EXCO Committee Member, Research Centre for Urban and Regional Development, Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies (2016-08-01 to 2018-07-31)
Member, CUHK Senate Committee on Student discipline (2010-06-01 to Present)
Member, Graduate Council (2014-08 to Present)
CUHK Ad Hoc Task Force to review the Procedures for Handling Cases of Academic Dishonesty (2017)
Senate Committee on Teaching and Learning (2017-01-13 to Present)
Senate Committee on Language Enhancement (2017-01-13 to Present)
Senate Committee on General Education (2017-01-13 to Present)
Undergraduate Examinations Board (2017-01-13 to Present)
CUHK eLearning Task Force (2017-01-13 to Present)
CUHK Graduate Council ExCo (2017-01-13 to Present)

Department
Member, Admissions and School Partnership Committee (2009-08-01 to Present)
Member, Supporting Staff Committee (2011-08-01 to Present)  
Member, Staff-Student Consultative Committee (2010-06-01 to Present)

Faculty
Associate Dean (Education) of the Faculty of Social Science, CUHK
Faculty Representative, Graduate Council (2014-08 to Present)
Faculty Board and Faculty ExCo of the Faculty of Social Science, CUHK (2017-01-13 to Present)
Chair, Committee on Teaching and Learning of the Faculty of Social Science, CUHK (2017-01-13 to Present)

 

Selected Publications

Xu, J. (2016), ‘Bargaining for Nature: Treating the Environment in China’s Urban Planning Practice’, Urban Geography. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02723638.2016.1139414

Xu, J. (2016), ‘Environmental discourses in China’s urban planning system: a scaled discourse analytical-perspective’, Urban Studies, Vol. 53(5) 978–999, DOI: 10.1177/0042098015571054

Chung, K.L. and Xu, J. (2016), ‘Scale as both material and discursive: A view through China’s rescaling of urban planning system for environmental governance’, Environment and Planning C. DOI: 10.1177/0263774X15619630.

Xu, J. and Chung, K.L. (2014), ‘Environment’ as an Evolving Concept in China’s Urban Planning System’, International Development Planning Review, 36(4): 391-412.

Wang, J.J., Xu, J. and He, J.F. (2013), 'Spatial impacts of high-speed railways in China: a total-travel-time approach', Environment and Planning A, 45: 2261-2280.

Xu, J and Yeh, A.G O (2013), ‘Interjurisdictional Cooperation through Bargaining: The Case of Guangzhou-Zhuhai Railway in the Pearl River Delta, China’, The China Quarterly, 213, pp. 130 – 151. [more]

Xu, J. and Wang, J.J. (2012), Reassembling the state in urban China, Asia Pacific Viewpoint, Vol. 53(1): 7-19. [more]

Xu, J. and Yeh, A G O (eds) (2010), Mega-City Region Governance and Planning: An International Comparative Perspective. London and New York: Routledge. [more]

Xu, J. and Yeh, A.G.O. (2010), ‘Governing mega-city region in China: rationales and policies’, Progress in Planning, 73: 12-22.

Xu, J., Wu, F. and Yeh, A G O (2009), Land Commodification: New land development and politics in China since the late 1990s', International Journal of Urban and Regional Research. 33(4).

Xu, J and Yeh, A G O (2009), 'Decoding urban land governance: state reconstruction in contemporary Chinese cities', Urban Studies, 46(3): 559-581. \

Xu, J (2008), 'Governing city regions in China: theoretical discourses and perspectives for regional strategic planning', Town Planning Review, 79(2-3): 157-185.

Wu, F, Xu, J and Yeh, A G O (2007) Market, State and Space: Urban Development in Post-Reform China. London and New York: Routledge. [more]

Xu, J and Yeh, A.G O (2005), 'City repositioning and competitiveness building in regional development: new development strategies of Guangzhou, China', International Journal of Urban and Regional Research. 29(2): 283-308.

 

Research Projects (Selected)

Principal Investigator, ‘Environmental discourses in planning: towards a scaled discourse analysis for China’s inland cities’ (CUHK 14637516), General Research Fund, Research Grants Council of Hong Kong, 01/01/2017 – 31/12/2019, HK$ 505,100

Principal Investigator, ‘Planning post-earthquake Wenchuan: towards a resilience-based approach?’ (CUHK 14413014), General Research Fund, Research Grants Council of Hong Kong, 01/01/2015 – 31/12/2018, HK$ 608,540

Principal Investigator, Contentious Space and Politics of Scale: Planning for Inter-City Railways in China's Mega-City Regions (CUHK455712), General Research Fund, Research Grants Council of Hong Kong (01/01/2013 - 31/12/2015) (HK$870,116).
Principal Investigator, General Research Fund, Hong Kong Research Grants Council, ‘Bargaining for Nature: The Treatment of ‘Environment’ in China’s Urban Planning System’, Principal Investigator (January 2012 – January 2014) ($686,847)

Principal Investigator, General Research Fund, Hong Kong Research Grant Council, ‘Planning for the mega-city region in the Pearl River Delta: state reconstruction and regional strategic planning’, Principal Investigator (January 2010 – June 2012) ($672,000)

Principal Investigator, General Research Fund, Hong Kong Research Grant Council, 'Inter-jurisdictional Cooperation in the Pearl River Delta: Toward an Analytical Model', Principal Investigator (September 2007 - August 2010) ($873,292)