STAFF Full-time Academic Staff: Teaching Staff - Prof. G.C.S. Lin
Full-time Academic Staff:
|Prof. George C.S. Lin 林初昇 講座教授 副院長
PhD Brit Col; MA Akron; MSc, BSc Zhongshan;
Chair Professor of Geography and Associate Dean (Research)
Phone: +852 3917-7023
Professor George C.S. Lin received his Ph.D. degree in Human Geography from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, 1994; MA in Urban Geography from the University of Akron, Ohio, USA, 1989; MSc in Economic Geography from Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China, 1984; BSc in City Planning from Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China, 1981.
He is the author of Red Capitalism in South China: Growth and Development of the Pearl River Delta (University of British Columbia Press, Vancouver, Canada, 1997), Developing China: Land, Politics, and Social Conditions (Routledge, London, 2009), co-author of China's Urban Space: Development under Market Socialism (Routledge, London, 2007), and over 90 articles published in internationally refereed journals and books.
His research interests include China's urban development and urbanization, land use and land management, the growth of urbanism, rural industrialization and regional development in the Pearl River Delta, transnationalism, cross-border population mobility, and the geography of Chinese diaspora.
- Research Interests
Urban and regional development in China; land property rights in China; transnationalism and Chinese diaspora; social geography of China; public policy and regional development; economic geography; Hong Kong-Guangdong integration.
Zijiang Chair Professor, East China Normal University, 2010;
Outstanding Young Researcher Award, HKU, 2002;
University Teaching Fellow, HKU, 1998;
Young Canadian Researcher Award, IDRC, Ottawa, Canada, 1992.
- Selected Publications
Lin, G.C.S. (2009) Developing China: Land, Politics, and Social Conditions. London: Routledge (342pp. ISBN: 978-0-415-41322-0).
McGee, T.G., Lin, G.C.S., Wang, M.Y.L., Marton, A., and Wu, J. (2007) China's Urban Space: Development under Market Socialism. London: Routledge.
Lin, G.C.S. (1997) Red Capitalism in South China: Growth and Development of the Pearl River Delta. Vancouver: UBC Press.
- Journal Articles
WANG, C. and Lin, G.C.S. (2013) "Dynamics of Innovation in Globalizing China: Regional Environment, Inter-firm Relations and Firm Attributes." Journal of Economic Geography, 13(3): 397-418. UK: Oxford University Press.
WANG, C. and Lin, G.C.S. (2013) "Emerging Geography of Technological Innovation in China's ICT Industry: Region, Inter-firm Linkages and Innovative Performance in a Transitional Economy." Asia Pacific Viewpoint, 54(1): 33-48. Blackwell.
Hu, F.Z.Y. and Lin, G.C.S. (2013) "Placing the Transformation of State-owned Enterprises in North-east China: The State, Region and Firm in a Transitional Economy." Regional Studies, 47(4): 563-579. UK: Routledge.
Sun, Y., Zhou, Y., Lin, G.C.S. and Wei, Y.H.D. (2013) "Subcontracting and Supplier Innovativeness in a Developing Economy: Evidence from China's Information and Communication Technology Industry." Regional Studies, 47(10): 1766-1784. UK: Routledge.
Wei, Y.H.D., Zhou, Y., Sun, Y. and Lin, G.C.S. (2012) "Production and R&D networks of foreign ventures in China: Implications for technological dynamism and regional development." Applied Geography, 32(1): 106-118. Pergamon.
Wang, C.C., Lin, G.C.S., Yang, F. and Ouyang, A.J. (2012) "State-firm Strategic Coordination and Tehnological Innovation in the Software Industry in China: A Comparative Study of Shanghai and Shenzhen." Issues & Studies, 48(4): 37-71. Taiwan: National Chengchi University.
Lin, G.C.S., Yang, F. and Hu, Z. (2012) "The New Geography of Information and Consulting Services in China: Comparing Beijing and Guangzhou." Habitat International, 36: 481-492.
Hu, F.Z.Y., Lin, G.C.S. (2011) "Situating regional advantage in geographical political economy: Transformation of the state-owned enterprises in Guangzhou, China." Geoforum, 42(6): 696-707. Pergamon.
Lin, G.C.S., Wang, C.C., Zhou, Y., Sun, Y. and Wei, Y.D. (2011) "Placing technological innovation in globalising China: Production linkage, knowledge exchange and innovative performance of the ICT industry in a developing economy." Urban Studies, 48(14): 2999-3018. US: Sage Publications Ltd.
Lin, G.C.S. (2011) "A review of 'The Great Urban Transformation: Politics of Land and Property in China' (Book Review)." Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 101(2): 445-447. UK: Routledge.
Lin, G.C.S. and Hu, F. (2011) "Getting the China story right: Insights from national economic censuses." Eurasian Geography and Economics, 52 (5): 712-746.
Lin, G.C.S. (2011) “Urban China in transformation: Hybrid economy, juxtaposed space, and new testing ground for geographical enquiries.” The Chinese Geographical Science, 21 (1): 1-16. Beijing: Science Press & Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.
Lin, G.C.S. and Yi, Francine (2011) “Urbanization of Capital or Capitalization on Urban Land? Land Development and Municipal Finance in Urbanizing China.” Urban Geography, 32 (1): 50-79. Columbia, USA: Bellwether.
Zhou, Y., Sun, Y., Wei, Y.H., and Lin, G.C.S. (2011) “De-centering spatial-fix—Patterns of territorialization and regional technological dynamism of ICT hubs in China.” Journal of Economic Geography. 11 (1):119-150. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Lin, G. C.S. (2010)“Understanding land development problems in globalizing China.” Eurasian Geography and Economics, 51 (1): 80-103. Columbia, USA:Bellwether.
Wang, Cassandra C., Lin, G. C.S., and Li, G. (2010) “Industrial clustering and technological innovation in China: new evidence from the ICT industry in Shenzhen.” Environment and Planning A, 42 (9): 1987-2010. London, UK: Pion.
Hu, F.Z.Y. and Lin, G. C.S. (2010) “Same bed, different dreams: A comparative analysis of the growth and performance of SOEs in Northeast and South China.” Issues & Studies, 46 (2): 33-86.
Lin, G. C.S. (2009) “Scaling up regional development in globalizing China: Local capital accumulation, land-centered politics, and reproduction of space.” Regional Studies 43 (3): 429-447. Abingdon, UK: Carfax.
Lin, G. C.S. and Wang, Cassandra C. (2009) “Technological Innovation in China’s High-Tech Sector: Insights from a 2008 Survey of the Integrated Circuit Design Industry in Shanghai.” Eurasian Geography and Economics, 50 (4): 404-424. Columbia, USA: Bellwether.
Lin, G.C.S. (2007) "Reproducing Spaces of Chinese Urbanization: New City-Based and Land-Centered Urban Transformation." Urban Studies. 44(9):1827-1855. London: Routledge.
Lin, G.C.S. (2007) "Chinese Urbanism in Question: State, Society, and the Reproduction of Urban Spaces." Urban Geography. 28(1): 7-29. Columbia, MD: Bellwether.
Smart, A. and Lin, G.C.S. (2007) "Local Capitalisms, Local Citizenship and Translocality: Rescaling from Below in the Pearl River Delta Region, China" International Journal of Urban and Regional Research. 31(2):280-302. Oxford: Blackwell.
Lin, G.C.S. (2006) "Peri-urbanism in Globalizing China: A Study of New Urbanism in Dongguan." Eurasian Geography and Economics. 47(1): 28-53. Columbia, MD: Bellwether.
Lin, G.C.S. and Tse, P.H.M. (2005) "Flexible sojourning in the era of globalization: cross-border population mobility in the Hong Kong-Guangdong border region." International Journal of Urban and Regional Research. 29(4):867-894. Oxford: Blackwell.
Lin, G.C.S. and Ho, S.P.S. (2005) "The state, land system, and land development processes in contemporary China." Annals of the Association of American Geographers. 95(2):411-436. Oxford: Blackwell.
Lin, G.C.S. (2004) Toward a Post-Socialist City? Economic tertiarization and urban reformation in the Guangzhou Metropolis, China. Eurasian Geography and Economics. 45(1):18-44. Columbia, MD: Bellwether.
Lin, G.C.S. (2004) The Chinese globalizing cities: national centers of globalization and urban transformation. Progress in Planning. 61(3):143-157. London: Elsevier.
Ho, S.P.S. and Lin, G.C.S. (2004) Converting land to non-agricultural use in China's coastal provinces-Evidence from Jiangsu. Modern China. 30(1):81-112, Los Angeles: Sage.
Ho, S.P.S. and Lin, G.C.S. (2004) Non-Agricultural Land Use in Post-Reform China. The China Quarterly. No. 179: 758-781. Cambridge: Cambridge University.
Smart, A. and Lin, G.C.S. (2004) Border Management and Growth Coalition in the Hong Kong Transborder Region. Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power. 11(3):377-396. London: Routledge.
Lin, G.C.S. and Ho, S.P.S. (2003) China's land: Insights from the 1996 land survey. Land Use Policy. 20(2):87-107. London: Elsevier.
Ho, S.P.S. and Lin, G.C.S. (2003) Emerging land markets in rural and urban China: Policy and practices. The China Quarterly. No. 175: 681-707. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Yeung, H.W.C. and Lin, G.C.S. (2003) Theorizing economic geographies of Asia. Economic Geography. 79(2):107-128. Worcester, MA: Clark University.
Lin, G.C.S. (2002) Changing discourses in China Geography: A narrative evaluation. Environment and Planning A 34(10):1809-1831. London, UK: Pion.
Lin, G.C.S. (2002) Transnationalism and the Geography of Sub-ethnicity in Hong Kong. Urban Geography 23(1):57-84. Columbia, MD: Bellwether.
Lin, G.C.S. (2002) The growth and structural change of Chinese cities: a contextual and geographic analysis. Cities 19(5):299-316. London, UK: Elsevier.
Lin, G.C.S. (2002) Hong Kong and the Globalization of the Chinese Diaspora: A geographical perspective. Asia-Pacific Viewpoint 43(1):63-91. Oxford, UK: Blackwell.
Lin, G.C.S. (2002) Urbanization and the Changing System of Cities in Socialist China. Journal of Population Studies 24:89-139. Taipei: National Taiwan University.
Lin, G.C.S. and Wei, D.Y.H. (2002) China's restless urban landscapes 1: new challenges for theoretical reconstruction. Environment and Planning A 34(9):1535-1544. London, UK: Pion.
Wei, Y.H.D. and Lin, G.C.S. (2002) China's restless urban landscapes 2: socialist state, globalization, and urban change. Environment and Planning A 34(10):1721-1724.
Lin, G.C.S. (2001) Regional integration in South China: Processes and consequences in a local economy of the Pearl River Delta. Asian Perspective 25(4):93-125. Korea: Kyungnam University.
Lin, G.C.S. (2001) Evolving spatial form of urban-rural interaction in the Pearl River Delta, China. Professional Geographer 53(1): 56-70. Washington, DC: Association of American Geographers. Malden, MA, USA: Blackwell.
Lin, G.C.S. (2001) Metropolitan development in a transitional socialist economy: Spatial restructuring in the Pearl River Delta, China. Urban Studies 38(3): 383-406. London, UK: Carfax.
Lin, G.C.S. (2000) State, capital, and space in China in an age of volatile globalization. Environment and Planning A. 32(3):455-471. London, UK: Pion.
Lin, G.C.S. (1999) State policy and spatial restructuring in post-reform China, 1978-1995. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 23(4):670-696, Oxford, UK: Blackwell.
Lin, G.C.S. (1999) Transportation and metropolitan development in China's Pearl River Delta: The experience of Panyu. Habitat International 23(2):249-270, Exeter, UK: Elsevier.
Lin, G.C.S. (1998) China's industrialization with controlled urbanization: Anti-urbanism or urban-biased? Issues & Studies 34(6): 98-116.
Lin, G.C.S. (1997) Transformation of A Rural Economy in the Zhujiang Delta, China, The China Quarterly 149:56-80, London, UK: Oxford University Press.
Lin, G.C.S. (1994) Changing Theoretical Perspectives on Urbanization in Asian Developing Countries, Third World Planning Review 16(1):1-23, Liverpool,UK: Liverpool University Press.
- Scholarly Journal Editorship
Editorial Board Member, Annals of the Association of American Geographers (flagship journal of the Association of American Geographers) (New York: Routledge; January 2007-December 2015);
Editorial Board Member, Transactions, Institute of British Geographers/Royal Geographical Society of the UK (flagship journal of the Institute of British Geographers & Royal Geographical Society of the UK) (London: Blackwell; January 2010-December 2012);
Editorial Board Member, The Canadian Geographer (flagship journal of the Canadian Association of Geographers) (New York: John Wiley; January 2006-December 2015);
Editorial Board Member, Urban Geography (Columbia: Bellwether; January 2007-December 2015);
Editorial Board Member, Chinese Geographical Science (Beijing: Science Press & Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg; January 2010-December 2015);
Associate Editor, Eurasian Geography and Economics (Columbia: Bellwether; January 2006 to present);
Guest-editor, Progress in Planning (London: Elsevier; June 2004);
Co-guest-editor (with Yehua Dennis Wei): Environment and Planning A (London: Pion; September and October 2002);
Co-guest-editor (with Henry Yeung): Economic Geography (Worcester: Clark University; April 2003);
Co-guest-editor (with Roger Chan): China Review: An Interdisciplinary Journal on Greater China (Hong Kong: Chinese University Press, March 2008).
- GEOG1017 6 credits (*core)
Human geography in a globalizing world
- GEOG2101 6 credits
Globalizing China I: resources, politics, and population
- GEOG3103 6 credits
Globalizing China II: economy, society, and regional development
- GEOG3407 6 credits
Locational changes of global economic activities
- GEOG7123 Directed Project in China Development Studies
- GEOG1017 6 credits (*core)
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