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Dr. James J. Wang 王緝憲 副教授

BA People's Univ of China; MPhil HK; PhD Tor; FCIT
Associate Professor 

Office: 1009 
Phone: +852 3917-7026

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Dr. James Jixian WANG is associate professor, head of the Department. Born in Beijing, he received his B.Eco. from People's University of China, M.Phil. from HKU, and Ph.D. from University of Toronto. His research specialties lie in nodal transport development such as port, airport, and railway stations. He is council member of Hong Kong Society for Transport Studies, and Fellow of Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. He has published widely in many internationally refereed journals and is editorial board member of Journal of Transport Geography and Transportmatrica. His recent sole-authored book Port-City Interactions and Development in China 《中國港口城市的互動與發展》was published by Southest University Press in 2010. As a portcity specialist, Dr Wang has participated in port-city planning projects and strategic studies for more than 25 Chinese and other Asian port cities and regions.

Research Interests

Transportation geography: travel behaviour modelling; time budget/use studies; urban public transport in Hong Kong and China; container port systems; high-speed train development and impacts.

Selected Publications

Wang, J.J., Rong, C., Xu, J. and Or, S.W.O. (2012) "The funding of hierarchical railway development in China", Research In Transportation Economics, 35(1), 26-33.

Xu, J. and Wang, J.J. (2012) "Reassembling the state in urban China", Asia Pacific Viewpoint, 53(1), 7-20.

Ng, A.K.Y. and Wang, J.J. (2012) "Transport development in China", AResearch In Transportation Economics, 35(1), 1-2.

Wang, J.J. (2011) "Entepreneurial Region and Gatway-making in China: A case study of Guangxi", In Hall, PV., McCalla, R, Comtois, C ... (et al)(Eds.), Integrating Seaports and Trade Corridors, Farnham, Surrey ; Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 247-260.

Wang, J.J. and Ng, A.K.Y. (2011) "The geographical connectedness of chinese seaports with foreland markets: A new trend?", Tijdschrift Voor Economische En Sociale Geografie, 102(2), 188-204.

Wang, J.J. and Cheng, M.C. (2010) "From a hub port city to a global supply chain management center: a case study of Hong Kong", Journal Of Transport Geography, 18 (1), 104-115.

Wang, Jixian (2010) "Port-City Interactions and Development in China" 《中国港口城市的互动与发展》, Southeast University Publishing House, Nanjing. China.

Wang, J.J. Luo, P. and Luo, C. (2010) "Study on Inland Waterway Transport Development in the Greater Pearl River Delta Region" 《大珠江三角洲内河航运发展研究: 研究报告》, 香港: 香港特别行政区政府规划署. 

Wang, James and Cheng, M. (2009) "From a hub port city to a global supply chain management center: a case study of Hong Kong", Journal of Transport Geography.

Wang, James, Olivier, D., Slack, B., and Notteboom, T. (eds) (2007) Ports, Cities, and Global Supply Chains. Ashgate, London, UK.

Wang, James and Olivier, Daniel (2007) "Hong Kong and Shenzhen: The Nexus in South China", in Cullinane, K and Song, D-W (eds) Asian Container Ports, Palgrave MacMillan, Houndmills, Basingstoke, UK. 198-212.

Wang, James (2007) "Logistics in China", in Waters, Donald (ed.) Global Logistics (5th Edition), peer reviewed, Kogan Page, London. 391-402.

Wang, James Jixian (2006) "Port Choice and Port Competition in the Pearl River Delta: A logistics approach", in A G. Yeh et al (eds) Developing A competitive Pearl River Delta in South China under One Country-Two Systems, HKU Press, 435-446.

Wang, J.J. and D. Olivier (2006) "Port zones as spaces of global articulation: the case of Tianjin, China", Environment and Planning A, London: Pion Ltd. 38(8) 1487 – 1503

Wang, J.J. A.K-Y Ng, D. Olivier (2004) "Port governance in China: a review of policies in an era of internationalizing port management practices", Transport Policy, University of Oxford, Elsevier, Vol.11, 237-250.

Wang, J.J. and B. Slack (2004) "Regional governance of port development in China: a case study of Shanghai International Shipping Center", Maritime Policy and Management. London: Guildhall University, 31(4), 357-373.

Wang, J.J. and D. Olivier (2003) «La gouvernance des ports et la relation ville-port en Chine? Les Cahiers Scientifiques due transport 44, 25-54. Lyon, France.

Comtois, C. and Wang, J.J. (2003) "Gépolitiques et transport: nouvelles perspectives stratéiques dans le déroit de Taiwan", Éudes Internatonales, 36(2), 213-226, Université Laval, Québec, Canada.

Slack, Brian and Wang, J.J. (2002) "The Challenge of Peripheral Ports: an Asian perspective", GeoJournal, Kluwer Academic Publishers (the Netherlands), 56: 159-166.

Wang, J.J. and Xu, J. (2002) "An unplanned commercial district in a fast-growing city: a case study of Shenzhen, China" Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services (Pergamon), 9, 317-326.

Wang, J. (2002) "Landuse-Transport Interactions in Metropolitan Regions", Urban Planning Overseas, 17(6), 1-3. Beijing.

Wang, J. and Ho, C. (2002) "Competition, Cooperation and Governance of Airports in the Greater Pearl River Delta". In: A.G.O. Yeh, Y.S.F. Lee, T. Lee and N.D. Sze (eds.), Building a Competitive Pearl River Delta Region: Cooperation, Coordination and Planning, Hong Kong: Centre of Urban Planning and Environmental Management, University of Hong Kong.

Wang, J. and K. Po (2001) "Bus routing strategies in a transit market: a case study of Hong Kong", Journal of Advanced Transportation, 35(3), 259-288.

Wang, Jixian (2001) "Regional appraisal of the transportation and communication infrastructure", in Sit, V.F.S, and Lu, D. (eds): China's Regional Disparities: Issues and Policies, New York: Nova Science Publishers, 131-152, with Jin, F.

Wang, J.J. and Slack, B. (2000) "The evolution of a regional container port system: the Pearl River Delta", Journal of Transport Geography, (Pergamon) 8(4), 263-275.

Wang, J.J. (1998) "The Dynamic relationship between central government and local authorities in orienting foreign direct investment: a case study of automotive industry"in Li, S.M. and Tang W.S. (eds.) The Spatial Economic Development in Mainland China, The Chinese University Press, Hong Kong, with Liu, W.

Wang, J.J. (1998) "A container load Center with a developing Hinterland: a case study of Hong Kong", Journal of Transport Geography, (Pergamon) 6(3), 187-201.

Wang Jixian (1998) "An analysis of Beijing's new-tech agglomeration: A new industrial district in the making?", Environment and Planning A (Pion) 30(4), 681-701, with Wang, Jici.

Wang, Jixian (1998) "Regional development patterns of transportation and communication infrastructure in China", Scientia Geographica Sinica, Vol 18, No. 4, 335-341 (in Chinese), with Jin, F.

Wang, J.J. (1997) "Hong Kong container port: the South China load center under treat", Journal of the Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies, Vol. 2 No.1, Autumn, 101-114.

Scholarly Journal Editorship

Editorial board member of Journal of Transport Geography
Editorial board member of Transportmetrica
Guest Editor for Urban Planning International (Chinese)

Visiting Scholarship
Visiting Professor (2010-2012), Chinese Academy of Urban Planning and Design
Visiting Professor (2010-2012), Faculty of Urban Planning and Design, Peking University at Shenzhen