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2017
Student Name Thesis Title
CHO, Youn Soo
Public Housing in Colonial Hong Kong: Historical Formation and Transformation during the 1950s and 1960s
GE, Xincheng
葛欣珵
Does Media Reporting on Corruption Deteriorate Inequality Attitudes?
LI, Xiangning
李湘寧
Revolution, Collectivization and Occupational Mobility in North China in the Mid-Twentieth Century: Evidence from Shanxi Province
LIU, Mengyu
劉孟宇
English Proficiency and Earnings Inequality: Occupational Language Exclusion in Hong Kong
LIU, Wenli
劉文麗
Cultural Reproduction and Social Reproduction in Contemporary China
LU, Yao
路瑶
Adaptation Level of Chinese Immigrants in Zambia
NG, Ka Lun
吳嘉倫
Foreign and Equal? Persistent Post-secondary Educational Inequalities in Hong Kong
WANG, Yuqian
王雨前
Origins of University Coeducation in China: Beyond the May Fourth Movement
2016
Student Name Thesis Title
CHEN, Jiaying
陳佳莹
School Entry Age and Educational Attainment: Using the 1986 Compulsory Education Law as a Natural Experiment
CHEN, Ziyan
陳紫嫣
Somatization of Emotional Experience Among the Chinese
JIANG, Siyun
蔣思韵
Contingent Liberals: The Effects of State Dependence and Income Inequality on Middle Class Support for Emancipative Values in China
LI, Zeren
李澤人
Judicial Nomenklatura: Career Incentives and Court Effectiveness in Authoritarian Regimes
SHI, Shuang
石爽
A River of Two Fates: The Grand Canal of China
YANG, Wenhui
楊文輝
Elites, Ideology and Revolution: Evidence from the Chinese Revolution of 1911
YANG, Yang
楊陽
Does Negative Media Shock Matter for Political Turnover in China? Evidence from Coal Mine Accidents
YU, Zeyang
于澤洋
Political Legal Cycle in Autocracy: Evidence from China
ZHANG, Jing
張婧
Taking on the Leviathan? Administrative Litigation and Political Selection in China
2015
Student Name Thesis Title
CHEN, Bijia
陳必佳
Determinants of Interethnic Marriage in Shuangcheng in 19th Century China
DAI, Yue
戴越
Ethnicizing the Frontier: Elite Structure of Ethnic Minority and Ethnic Mobilization in Southwest China (1660s-1930s)
GONG, Yao
宮堯
Preference and Economic Transition: Evidence from the SOE Transformation in China
LAM, Yu Ching
林譽政
Choi Yuen Village Land Resumption and Anti-Express Rail Link Movement in Hong Kong - A Study of New Social Movements
SHEN, Taifeng
沈台鳳
Does Environmental Performance Matter for Promotion? Evidence from Local Leaders in China
SHEN, Xiaoxiao
沈瀟笑
Institutional Adaptability in Local China: A Comparison of the Wenzhou, Dongguan, and Suzhou Models
XU, Ruozhi
徐若之
Labor Supply Decision and Mental Health: Does Retirement Matter?
ZENG, Donglin
曾東林
Internal Return Migration in Transitional China, 1998-2000
2014
Student Name Thesis Title
CHAN, Hoi Wing
陳凱榮
Value Socialization in a Bicultural Situation: The Role of Perceived Norms in Mainland Chinese Immigrant and Ethnic-Minority Parents' Socialization Values
FAN, Xinguang
范新光
Heterogeneous Returns from Job Training in Urban China
LI, Kwan Ho
李鈞浩
What Messages Does a Face Convey?
MIAO, Jia
繆佳
Urbanization, Socioeconomic Status and Health in Mainland China: Evidence from Nine Provinces
TIAN, Yuan
田媛
Matthew Effect in the Market: A Regression Discontinuity Approach
WU, Lingwei
武玲蔚
Are Only Children Worse Off on Subjective Well-being? Evidence from China's One-Child Policy
XIANG, Nuannuan
項暖暖
Rationalization of State Bureaucracy and Democratization of Hybrid Regimes: The Case of Taiwan
ZANG, Xiaolu
臧曉露
Industrial Segregation in the Choice of Majors across Five Decades: Evidence from Soochow University in China
ZHANG, Shengyuan
張聲遠
Human Behavior, Building Code and Urban Residential Energy Consumption in China
ZHENG, Runze
鄭潤澤
Fiscal Incentives of Local Governments and the Enterprise Tax Burden: Firm-level Evidence from China
2013
Student Name Thesis Title
CHAN, Ming Yan
陳明茵
Exploring the Nature of Anhedonia
JIA, Xinshan
賈昕珊
Lay Beliefs about Happiness: Measurement and Consequences
LI, Yiran
李亦然
A Reexamination of the Principal-Agent Problem in Supervising the Granary System in Qing China, 1736-1850
LI, Zhonglu
李忠路
Can a College Degree Ensure Equal Opportunities? Family Origin and College Graduates' Outcomes
TANG, Yun Tong
鄧潤棠
A New Urban Movement Seeking Democratic Management of the City in Hong Kong: The Campaign to Preserve Lee Tung Street
WANG, Jia
王佳
Psychological Cost in Transitional Economies: State-to-Nonstate Job Mobility and Subjective Well-being in Urban China, 1992-2008
WANG, Yanrong
王彥蓉
The Impacts of Mass Movements and Economic Reform on Educational Assortative Mating in China from 1949-2000
WEN, Meizhen
温美珍
Minority Migration and Government Policies for Minority Migrants: Taking Wenzhou as a Case
WONG, Wai Yin
黃慧賢
The Making of a Subaltern Public Sphere - A Case Study of Citizens' Radio in Hong Kong
XIA, Qing
夏青
Healthcare Expenditures for the Middle-aged and the Elderly in China: The Older, The Fewer? Evidence from CHARLS National Baseline Data
XU, Duoduo
許多多
Two Essays on the Educational Stratification in Hong Kong: Gender, Immigrant Status, and Academic Achievement
ZHANG, Jing
張晶
Criminal Injustice in China: the Causes and Correction of Wrongful Convictions in the Post-Reform Period
2012
Student Name Thesis Title
DONG, Hao
董浩
Kinship Matters: The Long-Term Mortality Consequences of Childhood Migration, Historical Evidence from Northeast China, 1792 - 1909
HE, Guangye
賀光燁
Gender Earnings Inequality in Reform-Era Urban China
HU, Jing
胡婧
Does Economic Status Affect Nationalism Fostering within a Nation? -- Evidence from Secondary School Students in Three Cities of China
MA, Sen
馬森
The Effects of Environmental Regulation on Industrial Pollution and Industrial Activities: Evidence from China
SUN, Meng
孫猛
China's Trade Unions Disoriented: A Case Study
WANG, Tong
王桐
On the Differences Between Ideal Affect and Normative Affect: A Mixed-Method Examination
WANG, Yige
王一鴿
Ethnic Preference vs. Bureaucratic Competence in Qing China: The Case of Disaster Grain Relief
WEN, Fangqi
温芳琪
The Later the Less? A Sibling Analysis of Birth Order Effect on Educational Attainment in Taiwan
XIE, Jiaxin
謝佳欣
University Presidents' Career Concerns and the Allocation of Education Resources in China
YANG, Feng
楊鋒
Terms, Incentives and Social Services Provision: Evidence from Chinese Municipal Mayors
ZENG, Zhaojin
曾召金
The Long-Run Impact of China's "Anti-Rightist Campaign" on Human Capital
2011
Student Name Thesis Title
CHAN, Wing Sun
陳永新
Mobile Mothering: Women on Two-Way Permit in Hong Kong
CHEN, Ting
陳婷
Which One Matters to Growth, Administrative vs. Fiscal Decentralization?  Empirical Evidences from Chinese Counties
LI, Lan
李蘭
Regional Variation in Educational Assortative Marriage in China, 1978-2000
LIN, Yu-ling Evelyn
林毓玲
The Impact of Family Structure on Taiwanese Adolescents' Academic Peroformance and Deviant Behavior
SUN, Qi
孫琦
A Tale of Two Counties: Economy, Market, and Income in North and South China in the Early Twentieth Century
TO, Chi Wai
涂志偉
Arbitrating Cross-Border and Domestic Commercial Disputes in Reform China: A Case Study of China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) in Beijing
WANG, Qian
王茜
Embrace or Marginalize?  The Political Integration of Elite Private Entrepreneurs
XIAO, Dongliang
肖東亮
Social Protection, Health Status, and Earnings Inequality in Chinese Urban Labour Market
XIN, Jiyun
辛濟云
The Economic Consequences of  "Preferential Treatment":  An Empirical Analysis of China's Policies Towards the Ethnic Minorities
YANG, Fan
楊帆
Maternal Health Knowledge and Calcium Deficiency among Children in China
YU, Jia
於嘉
The Varying Display of "Gender Display"- A Comparative Study of Mainland China and Taiwan
YU, Shanshan
余珊珊
The Impact of Migration on Education of Children Left Behind: Evidence from Rural China
ZENG, Jing
曾靖
Emotion Judgments Viewed From the Anchoring and Adjustment Perspective
ZHOU, Titi
周媞媞
Interest Group and the Making of Monetary Policy in China: The Case of Property Sector
2010
Student Name Thesis Title
CHOW, Sik Yan Samson
鄒錫欣
Living with the Dead - Is it necessarily to be so?  The Funeral Place: NIMBY, Spatial Justice and Sense of Place in Hung Hom
JIANG, Da
蔣達
What Affective Feelings do Chinese People Want to Feel?
LUO, Weixiang
駱為祥
Differences Between Only Children and Non-only Children in the Choice of Labor Migration in China 
SHENG, Zhiming
盛智明
Motivations and Strategies of Homeowner-Leaders: The Professionalization of Homeowners' Activism in Beijing
SO, Lok Yee Sophia
蘇樂怡
The Victims of Privatization: The Case Study of the Link REIT in Hong Kong
SONG, Xi
宋 㬢
Trends of Housing Inequality in Urban China 1988-2005
XU, Pianpian
許翩翩
Gendered Employment and Earnings: A Comparative Analysis of Urban China and Japan
YANG, Zixiao
楊子瀟
Determinants of Foreign Public Opinion on China
YIU, Chun Fai
姚俊輝
Implementation of WTO Agreement on Trade-related Aspects on Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) in China: An Economic History Perspective
YUEN, Chi Yan
袁智仁
The Transformation of Local Regime in Hong Kong From 1950s to 2000s - A Case Study of Kwuntong District
ZHENG, Bingdao
鄭冰島
Communist Party Recruitment and Social Stratification in Urban China, 2003
2009
Student Name Thesis Title
CHE, Yi
車翼
Land Rental Market Development in Ruarl China
CHEN, Tao
陳濤
Causes and Consequences of Dualism Effects: Micro- and Macroeconomic Evidences
FOK, Hung Kit
霍鴻桀
Applying Regulatory Fit in an Education Setting: The Mediating Role of Affective Experience and Evaluation
FUNG, Pik Ki
馮碧琪
House Building Movement in the Context of Rural-Urban Transformation: A Case Study on C Village in Southern China
GU, Yanfeng
顧燕峰
Land Reform in A North Zhejiang Village: The Role of "Exploitation" in Class Determination and Land Redistribution
HOU, Miaomiao
候苗苗
Health-Related Lifestyle, Socioeconomic Mediation, and Successful Aging: Evidence from China
LI, Jun
李駿
The Legitimation of Inequality in Transitional Urban China
SONG, Huadong
宋華棟
People's Commune and China's Fertility: Evidence from County-level Data
WANG, Danqing
王丹青
Does Tracking Matter? Key-Point Schools and Education Attainment in Urban China
WANG, Fang
王芳
Chinese Cadre Disciplining: The Impact of Rank
YE, Hua
葉華
Earnings Returns to Tertiary Education and Gender Earnings Gap in Urban China, 1988-2005
ZHANG, Chuncen
張純岑
Housing Inequalities in Urban China, 1978-2003
ZHU, Lin
朱琳
Political Opportunity and Resistance: A Study of Migrant Workers' Protests in China
2008
Student Name Thesis Title
CHEN, Shuo
陳碩
Loyalty Signaling and Political Radicalism in China's "Great Leap Forward"
JIANG, Qin
蔣勤
The Creation and Moderation of Commune Income Differentials: The Dual Rationality of the Non-agricultural Sector in Southern Jiangsu
JIANG, Ying
姜莹
Consumption, Lifestyle, and Middle Class Identity: A Case Study in Gated Community in Shanghai
LI, Nan
李楠
Commercialization, Migration, and Social Mobility in China: The Case of Manchuria in the 1930s
LI, Siliang
黎思亮
The Effectiveness of Environmental Protests in China: A Study of 53 Cases
MA, Chicheng
馬馳騁
Institutional Environment and Private Entrepreneurs' Political Connections
SHI, Weiwei
史偉偉
Relocation Under the Three Gorges Project: Explaining Policy Implementation in Rural China
SUN, Yuanjia Peter
孫元嘉
Circulation and Reproduction: The Elite Recruitment in China, 1949-1996
WONG, Chi Hang
王智衡
Cross-border Governance in Southern China
WONG, Tze Wai
黃子為
Class Voting in Hong Kong and Taiwan: A Comparative Study
YAU, Tze Ken
丘梓勤
Rethinking the Discourse of Working Class in China: A Perspective of Nationalism
YEUNG, Lai Shan Alice
楊麗珊
Gender Equality and Marriage Formation in Hong Kong, 1981-2006
ZHANG, Zhuoni
張卓妮
Chinese Immigrants and Their Offspring in Hong Kong, 1991-2006
ZHUANG, Sijin
庄斯瑾
Trends in Educational Assortative Mating in Hong Kong From 1981 to 2006
2007
Student Name Thesis Title
GUAN, Bing
管兵
Homeowners' Resistance to Local Government in Shenzhen
HAN, Jia
韓佳
Institutional Approach to Political Corruption: Statistical Evidence From East Asia
LEUNG, Pak Nang Parry
梁柏能
The New Chinese Working Class in Struggle: A Case Study of Collective Action in Gemstone Industry
LEUNG, Yee Man
Yvonne
梁以文
Identity Formation(s) of Mainland Immigrants in Hong Kong
XU, Yan
徐艷
Patterns of Mobilization of Social Capital of Laid-Off Workers in China
ZHANG, Lei
張磊
Social Capital Accumulation, Business Governance, and Enterprise Performance: A Structural-Equation-Model Approach
2006
Student Name Thesis Title
CHIU, Wan Ting Kitty
趙韻婷
The Innovator's Dilemma? Re-thinking Disruptive Technology in the Hard Disk Drive Industry
GUAN, Kai
關凱
Who Benefits From Autonomy - Dilemma of Ethnic Regional Autonomy in Contemporary P.R.C.
GUO, Maocan
郭茂燦
Party Sponsorship and Political Incorporation: Communist Party Membership and Social Stratification in Urban China
HAN, Donglin
韓冬臨
Structural Transformation and Its Impacts: Evidence From Zhejiang
HUA, Tao
花濤
Study on Marriage Squeeze in Hong Kong
HUANG, Yang
黃揚
Microfinance Commercialization in Rural China
LEE, Hoi Yan Irene
李凱恩
On the Relationships between Personality and Emotional Reactions Among the Chinese
LI, Bing
李兵
Industrial Concentration in China, 1992-2002
SHEN, Jing
申靜
How Do Networks Matter in the Labor Market? - Rethinking the Effects of Using Contacts in Job Searches
SIU, Yu Kwan Kaxton
蕭裕均
Worker's Protest Without Workers: A Study of New Labour Mobilization in the Era of Flexible Production
TAM, Pui Nga Jane
譚佩雅
Who Owns My Body? The Traumatic Narratives of Chinese Injured Migrant Workers and Their Families in South China
TIAN, Fangmeng
田方萌
Remigration of Talented Chinese Among Hong Kong, Canada, and the US in the Late Half 1990s
ZHOU, Hang
周航
Saving Nu Jiang - Embedded Political Opportunity for Chinese NGOs under Globalization
ZHU, Kejia
朱可嘉
Guanxi with Government Officials in China's Private Sector
2005
Student Name Thesis Title
CHAN, Hoi Pui
陳凱蓓
Production, Consumption, and Identity: Shenzhen Masseuses' Life Experiences
CHENG, Fung Ping
Rosangela
鄭鳳萍
An Exploratory Study on Developing a Framework for Adopting Community-oriented Approach in Constructing 3D Social-based Sustainable Development Indicators
KWONG, Hoi Ying Sam
鄺愷盈
Party-Group Relations in Hong Kong: Comparing the DAB and the DP
LEUNG, Suk Man
梁淑敏
Service Innovation in the IT-intensive Integrated Logistics Industry in HK
WONG, Pei Wai Jason
黃丕偉
Institutions, Knowledge Acquisition and Cooperation: Innovation in the Emerging Domestic Mobile Phone Industry in China
Yu, Ka Man
余嘉敏
Competitive Leninist-Style Party in a Pluralistic Environment: A Case Study of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment of Hong Kong (DAB)
2003
Student Name Thesis Title
CHAN, Sau Yin
陳秀賢
Power Relation & Masculinity in Mobile Environment - Case Studies of Cross Border Truck Drivers in Hong Kong
TANG, Wing Yan
鄧穎欣
Patterns of Social Disorder in Mainland China 1996 to 2000
WONG, Chau Ying
黃秋英
Participation and Dialogue in Rural Development - Fangxiang Women in Guizhou
2002
Student Name Thesis Title
CHEUNG, Hok Wong
張學煌
The Demand of Reparations and the Grievances of War Crime Victims in China
CHIU, Shui Kau
趙瑞球
The Difference of the Risk Perception Among the Educated Youth Between HK and China: The Issue of Using Computer
KOH, Yee Sing
柯意成
Weaving the Right Guanxi: A Study of the Role of Social Network in the Job Search Process in Chinese Society
TANG, Yong
唐咏
Going Out of Ivory: Social Networks and University Graduates' Job Searches in Guangdong, China
WONG, Yin Mei Rosanna
黃燕美
Effect of Cultural Priming Cooperation in Prisoner's Dilemma Among Bicultural Individuals
2001
Student Name Thesis Title
LAI, Wan Wa
賴韻華
Being Global Versus Being Chinese: A Case Study of Returned Students in Hong Kong
LI, Shan Shan
李珊珊
The Center's Scrutiny Elasticity and the Local's Response: The Anti-smuggling Campaign in Xiamen, 1999-2001
TSANG, Yuk Ching Christina
曾玉清
Immigration and The Making and Remaking of Self of Mainland Woman in Hong Kong
2000
Student Name Thesis Title
CHOW, King Kan Domio
周勁勤
Caring Mother, Coquette, Confidante: Emotional Labor, The Labor Intimacy of the Cantonese and Putonghua Teacher for their Global Elite Clients
HACKETT, Margaret
Maria
The Unexplored Myth of Culture Shock: The Disempowerment of Expatriate Wives
KAN, Ka Kit Samuel
簡家傑
In the Name of Justice: A Case Study of Direct Selling From a Social Movement Perspective
KWOK, Man Kit Gavin
郭文傑
Party Institutionalization in Hong Kong Transition: A Study of the Frontier
LEUNG, Chi Yeung Ricky
梁子揚
Comparing University Students' and Peasants' Human Rights Consciousness in China
MA, Jianxiong
馬健雄
Ghosts, Gods and Pirates: Local Elite and Popular Religion in South China
SHAIK, Abdul Kader Sithi Hawwa From Cross to Crescent: The Religious Conversion of Filipina Domestic Helpers in Hong Kong
1999
Student Name Thesis Title
KIKON, Rosemary Ethnic Identity and the India-Naga Conflict
ZHONG, Jing
鍾靜
One Voice Among Many: The New China Lobby and Sino-US Relations in the 1990s
1998
Student Name Thesis Title
MAN, Chi Kwong
萬志光
State Power and Job Rights: Consequences of Reforming University Graduate Job Assignment System in China
YIP, Tin Sang
葉天生
United Front Policy in Practice: A Case Study of the China Democratic League, 1939-1949
1997
Student Name Thesis Title
CAI, Yongshun
蔡永順
Peasants and Farmland Use in the Agricultural Area of Jiangsu Province: A Case Study of Five Villages
CHEN, Jin
陳進
Workers In Between: Social Relations in Shenzhen Factory
LEE, Kam Ling
李金寧
Collectivism, Seniority, Cognitive "Busyness" as Correlates of Reward Allocation Judgements
LUO, Qizhi
羅奇志
Legal Aid Practices in the PRC in the 1990s: Dynamics, Contents and Implications
SHARIF, Naubahar
白立邦
A Comparative Study of the Role of Culture and Business Activity: The Case of the Chinese and Indians in Malaysia
SHIRO, Mitsumori
光盛史郎
Adoption of Mobile Communication Standards: A Comparative Study in China, Japan, South Korea and Hong Kong
WONG, Kin Wai
黃健偉
Dilemmas of Gender: A Discourse Analysis of the Debate Over the Female Inheritance of Land in New Territories
ZHANG, Zhanxin
張展新
Reform of Public Agency Finance and Behavior of Revenue-Generating
1996
Student Name Thesis Title
AU YEUNG, Chi Kong
歐陽志剛
External Actors and Democratization: The Hong Kong Case
CHAN, Woon Yin Wendy
陳煥賢
Home But Not Home: A Case Study of Some Canadian Returnees in Hong Kong
KONG, Siu Ping
江少萍
Perception and Decision-Making: The Evolution of the Chinese Communist Party's Policies Toward the United States in 1942-1947
PITTS, Elizabeth
Katherine
Chinese Foreign Relations in a Local Setting: The Sister City Program of the People's Republic of China
WONG, Man Olive
王旼
Colonial Government and the Mass Media: Policy Towards Sex and Violence Comics in Hong Kong, 1970-1995
WONG, Wai Kwok
黃偉國
China's United Front Work in Hong Kong Since the 1980s
YU, Wing Yat
余永逸
Organizational Adaptation of Political Parties: A Case Study of the Hong Kong Democratic Party
1995
Student Name Thesis Title
CHANG, Jing-Feng
常京鳳
Voice of Lao Sanjie: The Impact of Ten Years of Cultural Revolution on the Late Life of Lao Sanjie
論十年文革中的經歷對老三屆后來生活的影響
CHENG, Lai Ling
鄭麗玲
The Social Construction of Creativity Among Outreaching Social Workers in Hong Kong
TAM, Wai Keung
譚偉強
A Principal-Agent Analysis of Central-Provincial Fiscal Relations in Post-Mao China
1994
Student Name Thesis Title
LEE, Fung Sze
李鳳詩
Sexual Discourse Among Hong Kong College Students
LUK, Chi Fai
陸志輝
China Land Management: With Special Reference to Shenzhen
WONG, Ngar Lai Candy
黃雅麗
Industrial Workers Response to Economic Reform in China: A View from Within State Enterprises
WU, Ching Yee
胡靜儀
Politicizing Protest and Protesting Politics: The Social Construction of Identities in the Anti-Double Rent Movement in Hong Kong
YIP, Man Yu
葉敏如
Surplus Labour and Labour Transfer in Rural China Since 1978