Assistant Professor, University of Hong Kong

I am a political economist and human geographer based in Hong Kong. I received my PhD from the Australian National University in 2011 and was Lecturer at Griffith University in Australia during 2011-15.

I specialize in the study of public perception of the environment, environmental policy and politics, and the political economy of climate change.

In 2015, I was awarded the Pete Hay Prize by the the Australian Political Studies Association. In 2014, I was appointed a World Social Science Fellow by the International Social Science Council. I am also recipient of the Li Ka Shing Prize, Dr. Stephen S.F. Hui Prizes, and Ada and Arthur Hill Prize from the University of Hong Kong. I received a Universitas 21 Fellowship to visit the University of Queensland in 2017.

I am author of ‘Carbon Trading in China’ , published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2016.

Experience

  • 2015–present
    Assistant Professor, University of Hong Kong
  • 2011–2015
    Lecturer, Griffith University
  • 2011–2011
    Teaching and Research Associate, Vienna University of Economics and Business

Education

  • 2011 
    Australian National University, Doctor of Philosophy
  • 2009 
    University of Hong Kong, Master of Philosophy
  • 2007 
    University of Hong Kong, Master of Science in Environmental Management
  • 2003 
    Chinese University of Hong Kong, Bachelor of Business Administration

Publications

  • 2017
    After CDM: Domestic carbon offsetting in China, Journal of Cleaner Production 141, 1391–1399
  • 2017
    Emission trading and carbon market performance in Shenzhen, China, Applied Energy 193, 414-425
  • 2016
    Carbon Trading in China: Environmental Discourse and Politics, Palgrave Macmillan
  • 2016
    Challenges to the development of carbon markets in China, Climate Policy 16 (1), 109-124
  • 2015
    Political Ambiguity in the Chinese Climate Change Discourses, Environmental Values 24 (6), 755-776
  • 2015
    Carbon finance and the carbon market in China, Nature Climate Change, 5 (1), 15-16
  • 2015
    National Development and Carbon Trading: The Symbolism of Chinese Climate Capitalism , Eurasian Geography and Economics
  • 2015
    Power and Carbon Sovereignty in a Non-Traditional Capitalist State: Discourses of Carbon Trading in China, Global Environmental Politics, 15 (1)
  • 2015
    National Development and Carbon Trading: The Symbolism of Chinese Climate Capitalism, Eurasian Geography and Economics 56 (2), 111-126
  • 2015
    Climate for Business: Opportunities for Financial Institutions and Sustainable Development in the Chinese Carbon Market, Sustainable Development 23 (6), 369-380
  • 2013
    Powered by the State or Finance? The Organization of China’s Carbon Markets, Eurasian Geography and Economics, 54(4), pp. 386-408
  • 2013
    Carbon trading in a socialist market economy: Can China make a difference?, Ecological Economics, 87, pp. 72-74
  • 2012
    Carbon Emission Trading in China, Nature Climate Change, 2(11), pp. 765-766.
  • 2012
    Australia's carbon tax: A sheep in wolf's clothing?, Economic and Labour Relations Review, 23(1), pp. 67-86
  • 2012
    How Green is your scheme? Greenhouse gas control the Australian way, Energy Policy, 50, pp. 150-153
  • 2010
    Active conflict or passive coherence: The political economy of climate change in China, Environmental Politics.19 (6), pp. 1012-1017
  • 2010
    China’s Response to Climate Change, Environmental Science and Technology. 44 (15), pp. 5689-5690.

Grants and Contracts

  • 2017
    Young Scientists' Funds
    Role:
    Principal Investigator
    Funding Source:
    National Natural Science Foundation of China
  • 2017
    Universitas 21 Fellowship
    Role:
    Principal Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Universitas 21
  • 2015
    Early Career Grant Scheme
    Role:
    Principal Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Regional Studies Association (UK)
  • 2014
    Australia-China Joint-Action Program
    Role:
    Principal Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia
  • 2014
    New Researcher Grant
    Role:
    Principal Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Griffith University
  • 2013
    Australia-China Joint-Action Program
    Role:
    Principal Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia
  • 2013
    GCCRP Seed Funding
    Role:
    Principal Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Griffith University
  • 2012
    GCCRP Seed Funding
    Role:
    Principal Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Griffith University