Doctoral Theses
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2017
Student Name Thesis Title
DONG, Hao
董浩
Patriarchy, Family System and Kin Effects on Individual Demographic Behavior throughout the Life Course: East Asia, 1678-1945
MIAO, Jia
繆佳
Social Participation, Neighborhood, and Subjective Well-being of Chinese Elderly
XIE, Jiaxin
謝佳欣
Essays on College Major Choice: Evidence from China's College Entrance Exam
XU, Duoduo
許多多
Three Essays on Educational Inequality in China: The Causal Impacts of Migration, Segregation, and College Education
ZHANG, Shengyuan
張聲遠
Three Papers on the Role of Human Behaviors in China's Low-Carbon Development
2016
Student Name Thesis Title
HE, Guangye
賀光燁
Three Essays on Gender Stratification in Contemporary Urban China
LI, Zhonglu
李忠路
Three Essays on the Transmission of Values in Contemporary China - Impacts of Educational Attainment, Social Policy, and Overseas Study
WANG, Jia
王佳
Three Essays on Subjective Inequality in Contemporary China
WANG, Yanrong
王彦蓉
Changing Family Behavior in Contemporary China: Intermarriage, Fertility and Elderly Health Care
ZHANG, Jing
張晶
Government and Responsibility Shifting in Dispute Resolution: Setting Medical Disputes in China
2015
Student Name Thesis Title
BAI, Ying
白营
Essays on the Historical Development of China: Human Capital, Institutions, and Economic Prosperity
CHEN, Ting
陳婷
Essays on Political Connections: Evidence from China's Land Market
ZENG, Jing
曾靖
Dimensionalizing the World of Emotions
2014
Student Name Thesis Title
GU, Yanfeng
顧燕峰
Essays on Market Integration: The Dynamics and Its Determinants in Late Imperial China, 1736-1911
YU, Jia
於嘉
Social Change and the Family: Three Papers on Family Formation and Parenthood in China
ZHOU, Titi
周媞媞
The Geography of Power Elites in China: Facts, Causes and Consequences
2013
Student Name Thesis Title
LEUNG, Pak Nang
梁柏能
Leading Strikes in the Workshop of the World: Labor Activists and Struggles of the New Working Class in the Pearl River Delta
LEUNG, Yee Man Yvonne
梁以文
Education Reform in Hong Kong: Power-Status, School Strategy and Social Inequality
MA, Kwok Wai
馬國偉
Innovation Process in Knowledge-intensive Business Service Firms
SHENG, Zhiming
盛智明
Pursuing Empowerment: Homeowners' Activism in China
WONG, Tze Wai
黃子為
Government Change and Democratic Breakdown in Parliamentary and Presidential Democracies: A Study of 75 Countries from 1951 to 2006
ZHENG, Bingdao
鄭冰島
Three Essays on Migration in China
2012
Student Name Thesis Title
JIANG, Qin
蔣勤
Essays on Social Mobility in Later Imperial China: Attainments in Civil Exams and Officials' Career Mobility
LI, Jun
李駿
Three Essays on the Dynamics of China's Urban Labor Market: Hukou-based Stratification, Size-earnings Relation, and Sector-segmented Mobility
YE, Hua
葉華
College Expansion and School-to-Work Transitions in China
ZHU, Lin
朱琳
The Disciplining of Government Officials in China
2011
Student Name Thesis Title
CHEN, Shuo
陳碩
Essays on Malthus: New World Crops, Population Growth, and Civil Conflicts in Late Imperial China
LI, Bing
李兵
Global Business, Local Politics: Essays on Foreign Direct Investment in China
LI, Nan
李楠
Essays on Cultural Diffusion, Migration, and Human Capital: Investigation from China's Historical Experience
MA, Chicheng
馬馳騁
Essays on Economics of Conflicts: Piracy and Peasant Rebellions in Historical China
ZHANG, Zhuoni
張卓妮
The Household Registration System, Population Migration, and Social Stratification in Contemporary China
2010
Student Name Thesis Title
GUAN, Bing
管兵
Rights Protection Actions and Political Participation in China: The Case of Homeowners in Beijing
MAN, Chi Wai Charles
文志威
Impacts of Digital Inequality on Civic and Political Participation
2009
Student Name Thesis Title
HAN, Donglin
韓冬臨
International Migration and Domestic Politics: Perspectives from Overseas Return Migration in China, 1920-2007
LEUNG, Chi Yuen
梁志遠
Everday Life Resistance in a Post-colonial Global City - A Study of Two Illegal Hawker Agglomerations in Hong Kong
2008
Student Name Thesis Title
LAM, Gigi
林之
How Does Gender Equity Affect Fertility in Hong Kong?
LIN, Thung-hong
林宗弘
Social Classes in China: An Analysis of China's Transition to Capitalism
MA, Jianxiong
馬健雄
The Collapse of Social Life: Marginalization and Exit Among the Lahu Minority in Southwest China
TJIA, Yin Nor Linda
謝燕娜
Explaining Railway Reform in China - A Train of Property Rights Re-arrangements
2007
Student Name Thesis Title
LIANG, Yucheng
梁玉成
The Study of Social Stratification under Gradual Market Transition in China
中國漸進市場轉型進程中的社會分層研究
SUN, Xiulin
孫秀林
Village Governance in Contemporary China: Variations and Outcomes
當代中國的村莊治理與績效分析
YU, Xiao Min
余曉敏
Putting Corporate Codes of Conduct Regarding Labor Standards in a Global-national-local Context: A case study of Reebok's Atheletic Footwear Suppliers Factory in China 
2006
Student Name Thesis Title
HUANG, Xianbi
黃先碧
The Role of Social Networks in Employment Processes in Urban China
LI, Yu
李煜
Towards a Meritorcratic Society? -Intergenerational Mobility in Urban China (1966-2003)
走向績效社會?中國城鎮的代際流動(1966-2003)
TSANG, Yuk Ching Christina
曾玉清
Deciding Stay Claims of Chinese Illegal Immigrant: A Study of the Immigration Official's Exercise on Discretion in Hong Kong 1980-1996
WONG, Yin Yue Sharon
黃燕如
Globalization and the Transformation of Higher Education in Hong Kong
ZHANG, Lijuan
張立娟
Institutional Trans-formation and the Multi-facet Logic of Differentiation of State-owned Enterprise Workers
體制轉型與國有企業工人分化的多重邏輯
2004
Student Name Thesis Title
CHAN, Ching Shing
陳政成
Rearticulating A Politics of Recognition -Praxis, Theory and Narration of Three HK Intellectuals in Public Writing
HO, Wai Yip
何偉業
Understanding the Civilizing Process of Islamic Modernity: Conceptualizing Ethnographic Voices From Muslim Diaspora
SREEKUMAR, T T State, Civil Society and Development E-topia: Information and Communication Technologies and the Making of a Rural Network Society in India
2003
Student Name Thesis Title
CHEUNG, Siu Lan Karen
張莜蘭
Scalar Expansion and Normal Longevity in Hong Kong
FANG, Huirong
方慧容
Land Pawning Practices in Republican China: Theory and Reality
典地制度與二十世紀上半期中國農村的經濟發展
TAO, Yick Ku
涂憶劬
HK Chinese Students' Learning Motivation: The Role of Social- versus Individual-Oriented Achievement Motivation
WANG, Jianping
王建平
Household Trends and Projections in HK: A Macro-simulation Model
2002
Student Name Thesis Title
ZHAO, Yang
趙陽
Re-understanding China Rural Land Institutions: Theory and Practice
中國農地制度的再認識:理論與實證
2001
Student Name Thesis Title
LI, Qiong
李琼
Self-Group Relationships under Positiveness and Distinctiveness Threats: The Role of Ingroup Identification and Cultural Variations
ZHOU, Fei Zhou
周飛舟
From Handicrafts to Putting-out: The Role of Institutional Change in the Rural Industrialization Process in Repulican China
制度變遷和農村工業化: 包買制在清末民初手工業發展中的歷史角色
2000
Student Name Thesis Title
ZHANG, Zhanxin
張展新
Labor Institutions, State Power, and Earnings Inequalify in Reforming Urban China