PhD (University College London)
MPhil (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
BSSc (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Geographies of state restructuring
Politics and practice of spatial planning
Political ecology and environmental policy
Chung, C. K. L., Xu, J., & Zhang, M. (2020). Geographies of Covid-19: How space and virus shape each other. Asian Geographer, 37(2), 99–116. [Link to full paper]
Shao, Z., Xu, J., Chung, C. K. L., Spit, T., & Wu, Q. (2020). State as both the regulator and the player: The politics of transfer of development rights in China. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 44(1), 38–54. [Link to full paper]
Zhang, F., Chung, C. K. L., & Yin, Z. (2020). Green infrastructure for China’s new urbanisation: A case study of greenway development in Maanshan. Urban Studies, 57(3), 508–524. [Link to full paper]
Zhang, M., Xu, J., & Chung, C. K. L. (2020). Scalar politics and uneven accessibility to intercity railway in the Pearl River Delta, China. Annals of the American Association of Geographers, 110(4), 1260–1277.
Zhang, M., Xu, J., & Chung, C. K. L. (2020). Politics of scale, bargaining power and its spatial impact: Planning for intercity railway in the Pearl River Delta. The China Quarterly, 243, 676–700.
Chung, C. K. L., Zhang, F., & Wu, F. (2018). Negotiating green space with landed interests: The urban political ecology of greenway in the Pearl River Delta, China. Antipode, 50(4), 891–909. [Link to full paper]
He, S., Chung, C. K. L., Bayrak, M. M., & Wang, W. (2018). Administrative boundary changes and regional inequality in provincial China. Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy, 11(1), 103–120.
Chung, C. K. L., & 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: Government and Policy, 34(8), 1404–1424.
Xu, J., & Chung, C. K. L. (2014). ‘Environment’ as an evolving concept in China’s urban planning system. International Development Planning Review, 36(4), 391–412. (Awarded the journal’s best paper in 2014)
Principal investigator. More data, better governance? The central-local politics of environmental data in China. Early Career Scheme, Research Grants Council (RGC), Hong Kong. (2021–23, HK$891,700)
Principal investigator. Health by design in contest: The planning politics of healthy city in China. Direct Grant, Faculty of Social Science, CUHK. (2020–21, HK$99,377)
Principal investigator. The greening of urban governance in China: A case study of greenway development in the Pearl River Delta cities. Hong Kong Research Grant 2016, Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). (2016–17, £2,500)
Co-investigator. How can the dragon soar? An interdisciplinary approach to China’s post-reform dialectics of state, market and space. Research Sustainability of Major RGC Funding Schemes, CUHK. (2019–21, HK$680,000)