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2013 HKU Outstanding Teaching Award

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2007 Harvard University Certificate of Distinction in Teaching

  • BA(Rome) MA(Bologna)


    Program
    Ph.D.

    Research Field
    Comparative Politics, Contemporary Chinese Politics

    Fabio Angiolillo

    Current Ph.D. Student

    BSS(HKU) M.Phil.(HKU)


    Program
    Ph.D.

    Research Field
    Political Propaganda, Contemporary China

    Li La

    Current Ph.D. Student

    BA(Macau), MA(Cornell)


    Program
    Ph.D.

    Research Field
    Chinese Politics

    Zhang Zhenyu

    Current Ph.D. Student

Graduated Ph.D. Student

2021

Mao Yexin

BA(SCUT) MA(George Mason) Ph.D.(HKU)

Thesis Title:

How Does an Authoritarian Regime Choose its Business Collaborator? Evidence from Public-Private Partnerships in China

Placement:

Assistant Professor
Hangzhou Normal University 杭州師範大學

Graduated Ph.D. Student

2019

Mohammed Al-Sudairi

BA(Georgetown) MA(Peking) Ph.D.(HKU)

Thesis Title:

Fighting the Many Smokeless Wars: A comparative Study of the Origins, Conceptualisations and Practices of Cultural Security in China and Saudi Arabia

Placement:

Senior Researcher at Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences, the University of Hong Kong
Head of the Asian Studies Unit at the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies

Graduated Ph.D. Student

2018

Huang Jie

BA(Nanjing) MA(Fudan) MA(Keio) Ph.D.(HKU)

Thesis Title:

Golden Youth: State, Market, and China's Second-Generation Private Entrepreneurs

Placement:

Assistant Professor (Tenure-track Lecturer-ship)
Nanjing University 南京大學

Graduated Ph.D. Student

2018

Chen Hanyu

BA(HK Baptist) MA(KCL) Ph.D.(HKU)

Thesis Title:

The Profit-Driven Welfare State in China: Public Housing in Two Prefecture-Level Districts

Winner of the Li Ka Shing Prizes 2017-18

Placement:

Post-doctoral Fellow
University of Hong Kong 香港大學

Graduated Ph.D. Student

2016

Xin Ge

BA(HK Baptist) MSc(LSE) Ph.D.(HKU

Thesis Title:

Bootstrapping Public Participation in the Global South: Participatory budgeting Reforms in Brazil, China and South Africa

Placement:

Assistant Professor (Tenure-track Lecturer-ship)
Renmin University of China 中國人民大學

Graduated Ph.D. Student

2014

Zhou Kai

BA(Hubei) MA(Toronto)

Thesis Title:

Contentious Challenges and State Capacity: Why Do Governments Respond Differently to Social Protests in Contemporary China?

Placement:

Associate Professor, Doctoral Adviser
Shanghai Jiaotong University 上海交通大學

Graduated Ph.D. Student

2013

Xia Lu

BA(RUC) MA(RUC)

Thesis Title:

Politicized Academic Capitalism: The Chinese Communist Party's Sociopolitical Control Mechanisms over Intellectuals during the Reform Era

Placement:

Assistant Professor (Tenure-track Lecturer-ship)
Renmin University of China 中國人民大學

MY RESEARCH

MEDIA FEATURES

Speeches

二十五載 遊子歸心:在紫荊文化國際論壇上的發言

游子歸心之路是漫長而艱辛的旅程;但慶幸的是,香港這座城市正安然回歸祖國的懷抱。過去25年的經驗顯示,堅强的政治領導、高度的治理能力與穩固的政治確定性,對香港保持長期穩定繁榮而言具有至關重要的意義。

在中華人民共和國外交部駐香港特別行政區特派員公署“透視民主真諦、堅定民主自信”座談會上的發言 (Chinese only)

國家政治制度的設置不是做擺設,而是要實實在在管用,要能在經濟發展和社會穩定兩個維度上給民衆帶來切實保障。只有以人民爲中心、切實保障人民生命健康和安居樂業的民主制度,才是真正行得通、辦得到、有實效、得民心的民主制度,才是民主精神最真實的體現。

在The Dialogue首次論壇活動上的致辭 (Chinese only)

創設The Dialogue論壇,是中國制度研究中心的一項重要舉措。我們的目標是促進社會各界對當前及未來與香港發展特別是制度建設攸關的重要議題進行理性、科學及有益探討。我們希望對話將使得不同文化、文明及觀點在此共融,共同開啟香港良政善治的美好願景。

Remarks made at the International Communication in the New Era Forum organized by Hong Kong Coalition and Friday Culture Limited

In my opinion there are three reasons as to why China is being considered the bad guy; the first one is difference, the second is change, and the third is the future.

Remarks Made at a Webinar Organized by The Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA) on “Order and Chaos in Hong Kong After the National Security Law”

We must consider not only the text of this law but also the political discourse surrounding it.

Roundtable, “One Country, Two Systems” after the National Security Law

This seminar discussed some “big picture” questions surrounding the Hong Kong National Security Law (NSL) and “One Country, Two Systems”(OCTS).

思考轉型中的中國

在香港外國記者會午餐會上的演講

格局、制度與命運共同體

在「聚焦灣區 共建帶路」專題午餐會上的發言

致充滿思考的香港

在香港專上學生聯會「殖民香港」學術研討會上的發言

Interviews

香港“一國兩制”實踐邁向新階段的重要標志 (Chinese only)

“选举结果具有广泛代表性,均衡体现了香港社会的多元利益格局和多元文化图景,体现了在中央出台和实施一系列制度“组合拳”后,香港实现由乱转治的转折,继续走上由治及兴的道路。”

By Qiushi / Read More

Democracy is always trial and error: Experts

"Countries that enjoyed full universal suffrage overnight, as in the case of many decolonized countries post World War II, exhibit problems adapting their societies to crash democratization," Yan said.

By China Daily / Read More

Beijing trying to protect 'One Country' principle

University of Hong Kong Associate Professor Yan Xiaojun said, "Hong Kong is one of the most important cities in China. It plays a disproportionate role in the national economy."

By China Daily / Read More

HK's election proposals more transparent

University of Hong Kong Associate Professor Yan Xiaojun said Hong Kong's proposed Nominating Committee, when compared to Western models, was a more representative institution.

By China Daily / Read More

One of China's Most-Wanted Tries to Make a Final Deal

On a Sunday afternoon three years ago, one of China's most-wanted fugitives, dressed in baggy jeans and a striped shirt, walked into the country's pagoda-shaped consulate in Vancouver. Li Dongzhe was ready to take the biggest gamble of his life.

By The Wall Street Journal / Read More

China's top political meetings to go ahead without 36 key figures snared in graft crackdown

"We have seen a transition from hunting down the 'tigers' to system improvement, such as the registration of real estate," Yan said, adding the anti-corruption campaign would inject "positive energy" into the sessions and present a "new look of the government to the public".

By South China Morning Post / Read More

中國高校維穩: 機制與教育並行 (Chinese only)

研究者認為,穩定是任何希望健康發展的社會夢寐以求的。在機制和意識形態教育的督導下,擁有超過2000萬學生的中國高校不可謂不穩定。然而,穩定依賴的根本不是學生對現行意識形態發自內心的認同,而是他們對自身利益的考量。研究者由此認為,高校的狀態或許是中國社會中諸多機構的縮影。

By 青年參考 / Read More

Commentaries

守正之中開新局:寫在香港回歸祖國25週年之際

在國際力量重新分化組合的高度動盪時期,一國兩制在香港的實踐之所以枝榮葉茂、取得豐碩成果,其中最關鍵的歷史經驗,就是始終堅持守正創新的思想方法和穩中求進的工作方法。

By 明報 / Text   Image

後疫情時代香港的管治效能建設

在「一國兩制」條件下進行政府管治效能建設,並無前例可供遵循,宜有完整清晰、具針對性的目標體系。筆者試將其歸納為6個「可」字,即議程可行、執行可見、服務可達、形象可親、應急可靠、效果可測。

By 明報 / Text   Image

「把好事辦好」:也談政府管治中的普遍原則與具體情境

在「一國兩制」框架下實現良政善治,更要求在政府管治中運用高度智慧和創造力,結合香港社會狀况、經濟特點、民意民情和制度實際,統籌好「全局」的意志與「一域」的需求,平衡好原則的抽象與實踐的具體,把普遍原則與地方的實際情境很好結合起來,以富有創新性的勇氣、辦法和想像力,組織和落實好中央政令在港的貫徹實施,努力「把好事辦好」。

By 明報 / Text   Image

聚焦良政善治 開啓香港政治新局面

如何通過有效的溝通工作和有說服力的良政善治成效,來團結在理念、信仰甚至價值觀層面,對國家主體政治秩序及國家治理香港基本方略存在懷疑、牴觸甚或「軟抵抗」情緒的人士,是我們時代對治港者隊伍提出的、一項需用實踐來回答的新的艱巨課題。

By 明報 / Text   Image

一國兩制的新時代

早前中共十九大在北京舉行,宣示具有中國特色社會主義進入新時代,改革開放和現代化建設開始新征程。習近平的報告也完整交代了未來治國方略和理論思想,規劃了未來30年發展藍圖。其中提出「兩個100年」奮鬥目標,與一國兩制「50年不變」的運行時間表及2022年、2047年兩個標誌性時間節點高度契合。由此香港各界高度關注,這是勢所必然。

By 明報 / Text   Image

「三方面都能接受」是香港管治工作的重要原則:寫在香港回歸祖國20周年之際

「三方面都能接受」這一論述是一個統一的整體,它既強調國家在港主權和治權的完整,又着眼於香港的現實情况和港人的特殊心理狀態,還兼顧國際社會的反應和接受程度,為一國兩制在香港的落實、中央對港工作和特區政府管治工作都提供了最有效和最平衡的指引,是處理香港問題的中道和正道。

By 明報 / Text   Image

正正反反:關於香港政黨政治的思考

若香港政治要走出困局,泛民主派就必須要作出一個艱難的抉擇:究竟是要成為治理型的反對黨還是革命型的反對黨?治理型的反對黨,就是要承認北京的管治權威、在國家的主體政治秩序內參加本地政策辯論,開展選舉活動,其目的是改善本地治理、監督特區施政。若泛民能完成這樣的轉型,香港政局走向良性互動就有了保證。而革命性的反對黨則是以挑戰現有政治秩序、推翻國家政權為己任。

By 明報 / Text   Image

Translated Books

安源:發掘中國革命之傳統

Anyuan : Mining China's Revolutionary Tradition

「本書帶有裴宜理明顯的個人風格:優雅而清晰的文筆、充足又前所未聞的原始資料、對於基層政治參與者人性細節的充分描述等。這些特點不僅使本書的敘事引人入勝,而且也對主題提供了清晰有效的分析。裴宜理對安源的觀點原創而新穎,就這一地區對革命所作的持續貢獻進行分析,使之成為一個令人信服的案例分析。」

──周錫瑞(Joseph W. Esherick), 加州大學聖地亞哥分校教授

「裴宜理從中國共產主義革命的源頭,探討安源工人運動的歷史,揭示1920年代毛澤東、李立三和劉少奇三位共產黨員如何利用文化資源在安源煤礦發動一次影響深遠的工人運動,並詳述1949年革命勝利以後,當權者如何扭曲和操弄安源工人運動的歷史,藉以築造和淨化革命傳統,更討論改革開放以後,官方和民間如何透過各種文化媒介如美術、電影、小說、學術和紅色旅遊等來回憶、重現或挪用安源的革命過往。作者相信中國的未來將取決於如何發掘、認識和掌握中國共產主義革命的傳統,她在安源革命傳統的溯源和發掘上開創了一個學習典範。」

──陳永發,中央研究院院士

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中國社會 變革、衝突與抗爭

「此書第一版問世之初至今一直是我首選的教學必讀書目,書中彙集多個領域的一流學者,對於中國社會的研究切中時弊要害又極具學理深度。更難能可貴的是,這本文集在理論深度上毫不遜色於學術專著,卻更加明暢簡潔,平易好讀。」

──白瑞琪教授(Marc Blecher), 美國歐柏林大學政治系教授

與自然科學比,社會科學有兩大弱點:一是沒有堪比牛頓力學的基本理論,二是罕見公認的研究前沿。中國社會與政治的研究尤其如此。本書理論範式清晰,前沿問題明確,是學術著作中極為可貴的例外。中文讀者讀這本書,固然可以獲悉事實,更值得期待的是就三個問題得到出乎意料而言之成理的答案。第一,中國社會是不是健康正常﹖第二,如果不是或不完全是,那麼它發生了哪些病變﹖第三,發生病變的原因是什麼﹖書中對這三個問題的深入理解、提出問題的恰當方式、探索答案的可靠路徑,是本書英文版多次重印的原因,也是中文版面世的價值。」

──李連江, 香港中文大學政治與公共行政系教授

By The Chinese University Press / Read More

CONTACT ME

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Research Topic:

Politics of Hong Kong

  1. 中國夢照耀下的政治邊陲:習近平時代的「一國兩制」與香港問題,國立政治大學國際關係研究中心,臺北,2015年6月
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Research Topic:

Politics of Rural China

2009 HKU, Seed Funding for Basic Research for New Staff (HKD120, 000)

  • Principal Investigator
  • The Political Consequences of Economic Reforms in Rural China
  1. Yan Xiaojun, "The Democratizing Power of Economic Reform: Revival of a Representative Institution in Rural China", Problems of Post-Communism, Vol. 58, Issue 3, May/June 2011, pp.39-52. [SSCI]
  2. Yan Xiaojun, "To Get Rich Is Not Only Glorious: Economic Reform and the New Entrepreneurial Party Secretaries", The China Quarterly, 210, June 2012, pp. 335–354. [SSCI]*
    * Awarded the 2012 Gordon White Prize for "the most original article or research report pub lished in The China Quarterly in the relevant year". [Official Announcement from Cambridge University Press]
  1. "Economic Liberalization, Financial Hardship and Democratic Reforms in China: The Case of Q County", 68th Annual Midwest Political Science Association Conference, Chicago, IL, April 2010.
  2. "Market Reform, Financial Hardship and Political Participation: The Government Reform in Q County", invited talk at the Beijing Forum, Beijing, November 2009.
  3. "The Democratizing Power of Economic Reform: Revival of a Representative Institution in Rural China", Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA, USA, March 2014.
  4. "The Dynamics of Democratic Reform in the People's Republic of China: The Case of Q County", International Conference on "Theorizing Democracy in East Asia", National University of Singapore, Singapore, November 2013.
  5. "The Democratizing Power of Economic Reform: Revival of a Representative Institution in Rural China", Forum for Public Administration Research in Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, Fudan University, Shanghai, October 2013.
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Research Topic:

United Front of the Communist Party of China

2011 HKU, Seed Funding for Basic Research (HKD43,000)

  • Principal Investigator
  • Regime Inclusion and the Resilience of Authoritarianism: The Chinese Communist Party's United Front System in Post-Mao China

2010 HKU, Small Project Funding (HKD80,000)

  • Principal Investigator
  • United Front under Market Reforms: The Political Consultative Conference in Post-Mao Chinese Politics
  1. Yan Xiaojun, "Regime Inclusion and the Resilience of Authoritarianism: Local People's Political Consultative Conference in Post-Mao Chinese Politics", The China Journal, Issue 66, July 2011, pp.53-75. [SSCI]
  1. "The People's Political Consultative Conference in Post-Mao Chinese Politics", invited talk at the Workshop on "China Model of Development: Issues and Challenges during the 12th Five Year Plan Period", The University of Hong Kong, May 2011.
  2. "The Incorporation of New Social Groups in Post-Mao China", invited talk at the Workshop on Society and Governance in the Greater China Region, The University of Hong Kong, March 2011.
  3. "Regime Inclusion, Social Control and the Resilience of Authoritarian Rule: The United Front in Post-Mao China", 69th Annual Midwest Political Science Association Conference, Chicago, IL, March 2011.**
  4. "Examining the Chinese Communist Party's Incorporation of New Social Groups: The Case of the Rising Entrepreneurial Party Secretaries in Rural China", International Conference on "Political Development in Time of Crisis: Democracy, State, and Governance", Fudan University, Shanghai, April 2013.
  5. "Regime Inclusion in Chinese Politics", International Conference on "Comparative Politics Studies: Status Quo, Cutting-Edge Trends, and China", Fudan University, Shanghai, May 2014.
  6. "Constructing a United Front: The Local People's Political Consultative Conference in Post-Mao Chinese Politics", Academia Sinica, Taipei, June 2015.
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Research Topic:

Participatory Reforms in China

2013-14 Research Grants Council, Early Career Scheme (HKD733,240)

  • Principal Investigator
  • Institutional Innovation under Authoritarianism: Pathways of Local Government Reform in Post-Deng China
  1. Reforming Governance under Authoritarianism: Motivations and Pathways of Local Participatory Reform in the People's Republic of China" (with Xin Ge), Democratization, forthcoming.
  2. Participatory Budgeting Under Authoritarianism: The Local Budgetary Reforms in the People's Republic of China" (with Xin Ge), Policy & Politics, Vol. 44, No. 2, April 2016, pp.215-234.
    Policy & Politics Blog Introduction
  1. (with Xin Ge) "Participatory Policy Making Under Authoritarianism: The Pathways of Local Budgetary Reform in the People's Republic of China", 72nd Annual Midwest Political Science Association Conference, Chicago, IL, April 2015.
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Research Topic:

University Students in the People's Republic of China

2013 HKU, Small Project Funding (HKD80,000)

  • Principal Investigator
  • Authoritarian Political Control over University Students in Post-Deng China
  1. Yan Xiaojun,"Engineering Stability: Authoritarian Political Control over University Students in Post-Deng China", The China Quarterly, 218, June 2014, pp. 493-513. [SSCI]
  1. "Engineering Stability: Political Control in Chinese Universities", Annual Conference of Association for Asian Studies, Chicago, IL, USA, March 2015.
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Research Topic:

State and Social Movement in China

2014 HKU, Seed Funding for Basic Research (HKD83, 800)

  • Principal Investigator
  • The Quest for Stability: Policing Popular Protest in the People's Republic of China

2012 HKU, Small Project Funding (HKD73,600)

  • Principal Investigator
  • Decision Making Process in the Judicial System of the People's Republic of China: The Case of an Intermediary People's Court in Guangdong
  1. Yan Xiaojun, "Patrolling Harmony: Pre-emptive Authoritarianism and the Preservation of Stability in W County", Journal of Contemporary China, forthcoming. [SSCI]
  2. Zhou Kai & Yan Xiaojun, "The Quest for Stability: Policing Popular Protest in the People's Republic of China", Problems of Post-Communism, Vol. 61, Issue 3, May/June 2014, pp.3-17. [SSCI]
  3. Yan Xiaojun, "Where Have All the People Gone? Some Reflections on Civil Society and Regime Stability in the People's Republic of China", Taiwan Journal of Democracy, Vol. 8, No. 2, December 2012, pp.17-24.
  1. (with Zhou Kai) "Dealing with the Communist State: Claim-makers and the Variation of Outcome of Social Protest in Contemporary China", 70th Annual Midwest Political Science Association Conference, Chicago, IL, April 2013.