PERSONAL PROFILE

Dr. Fox Hu Zhiyong

Dr. Fox Hu Zhiyong is an Associate Professor with the Department of Asian and Policy Studies (APS) of the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (FLASS) at The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK). Prior to his current appointment, he was Post-doctoral Fellow in the Department of Geography at The University of Hong Kong (2009-2012) and Assistant Professor in the Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research at the Chinese Academy of Sciences (2002-2006).

Dr. Hu’s research interests focus on the spatial restructuring of China’s SOEs, the political-economy of China’s ownership reform and industrial transformation, urban and regional development, and urban land redevelopment in China. Dr. Hu has published widely in the areas of economic geography and urban and regional development. His articles appear in leading international journals such as Regional Studies (UK); Environment and Planning A (UK); Geoforum (UK); Eurasian Geography and Economics (USA); Issues & Studies (Taiwan); Habitat International (UK), as well as in various Chinese journals.

Dr. Hu has received the Outstanding Ph.D. Dissertation Award from the University of Hong Kong in 2007, the Student paper competition award from China Geography Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers in 2004, and was the recipient of a Grant Research Award from the Urban China Research Network in 2004. He is also the recipient of various grants from the National Science Foundation of China at the Peking University-Lincoln Institute Center for Urban Development and Land Policy, and the Small Project Funding Scheme of the University of Hong Kong.

EDUCATION

  • PhD (The University of Hong Kong)
  • MSc (Peking University‚ China)
  • BSc (Peking University‚ China)

RESEARCH AREAS

  • Urban and Regional Development
  • China’s Market Transition
  • Regional Political Economy
  • Urban Land Redevelopment
  • Social Impact of Public Housing

COURSES TAUGHT

  • SSC3192 Urbanization in Greater China
  • GSC3002 Economic Growth and Sustainable Livelihood in Greater China
  • GCS3009/GCS3012 Capstone Project (Phase I)
  • SSC6181 Thesis Writing and Research Thesis on Greater China Studies
  • GCS3006 Managing Development and Civil Society in Greater China
  • GCS1001 Understanding Greater China: History‚ Politics and Change

RECENT PUBLICATION

Scholarly Books, Monographs and Chapters:

Hu, F.Z.Y. (2015). State-owned Enterprise. In D. Richardson, W.D. Liu and G. Pratt (Eds.), The Wiley-AAG International Encyclopedia of Geography: People, the Earth, Environment, and Technology. New York: Wiley.

Journal Articles:

Chen, W.Y., Hu, F.Z.Y., Li, X. and Hua, J.Y. (2017). Strategic interaction in municipal governments’ provision of public green spaces: A dynamic spatial panel data analysis in transitional China. Cities, 71, 1-10.

Hu, F.Z.Y. and Chou, K.L. (2016). Public housing and educational attainment in Asian’s global city: An empirical study of Hong Kong, Environment and Planning C. UK: Sage. DOI: 10.1177/0263774X16642770.

Hu, F.Z.Y. and Chou, K.L. (2016). Understanding the transition to independent living among urban youth: A decomposition analysis for Hong Kong, Habitat International, 51: 141-148. UK: Elsevier.

Hu, F.Z.Y. (2015). Industrial capitalisation and spatial transformation in Chinese cities: Strategic repositioning, state-owned enterprise capitalisation, and the reproduction of urban space in Beijing. Urban Studies, 52(15), 2799-2821. UK: Sage.

Hu, F.Z.Y. and Chou, K.L. (2015). The antipoverty effect of public rental housing in Hong Kong. Habitat International, 46, 206-213.

Chen, W.Y. and Hu, F.Z.Y. (2015). Producing nature for public: land-based urbanization and provision of public green spaces in China. Applied Geography, 58, 32-40.

Lin, G.C.S., Li, X., Yang, F.F. and Hu, F.Z.Y. (2014). Strategizing urbanism in the era of Neoliberlization: Power reshuffling, land development and municipal finance in urbanizing China. Urban Studies, 52(11), 1962-1982.

Hu, F.Z.Y. and Lin, G.C.S. (2013). Placing the transformation of state-owned enterprises in Northeast China: The state, region, and firm in a transitional economy. Regional Studies, 47(3), 563-579.

Lin, G.C.S, Yang, F.F. and Hu, F.Z.Y. (2012). The new geography of information and consulting services in China: Comparing Beijing and Guangzhou. Habitat International, 36(4), 481-492.

Hu, F.Z.Y. and 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.

Lin, G.C.S. and Hu, F.Z.Y. (2011). China’s economic transformation: Insights from the first and second economic census. Eurasian Geography and Economics, 52(5), 712-746.

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.

Hu, F. Z. Y. and Lin, G.C.S. (2009). Understanding the changing geography of China’s state-owned enterprises: A statistical examination. Asian Geographer, 26, 23-48.