Professor, Department of Geography
Associate Dean (Research), Faculty of Social Sciences
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Chun YANG is a Professor in the Department of Geography at Hong Kong Baptist University, where she serves as the Associate Dean (Research) at the Faculty of Social Sciences. Prior to joining HKBU, she held academic positions at the Institute of Pacific Asian Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Department of Geography at the University of Hong Kong, Centre for Southeast Asian Studies at Sun Yat-sen University, and engaged in public-policy research at One Country Two Systems Research Institute, Hong Kong. She was a Visiting Scholar at Fairbank Centre for Chinese Studies, Harvard University, United States (2008) and Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies, Newcastle University, United Kingdom (2019).
Prof. Yang’s research interests lie in the areas of economic geography; urban and regional development; global production networks/global value chains and local economic development; geographies of technologies and innovation, geographies of transnational corporations and foreign investment, digital transformation and platform ecosystems, industrial restructuring, cross-border regions and governance, with a geographcial focus on China (particularly Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area) and Southeast Asia (particularly Vietnam, Cambodia). She has published extensively in leading international journals, such as Economic Geography, Political Geography, Regional Studies, Urban Studies, Environment and Planning A, Annals of the American Associatoin of Geographers, Applied Geography, Geofum, etc.
Prof. Yang is on the editorial board of Journal of Economic Geography (Dec. 2014- ), Progress in Economic Geography (Oct. 2022- ), Bandung: Journal of Global South (Jan. 2015 - ), Editorial Advisory Board of Environment and Planning A: Space and Economy (July 2022- ) and International Advisory Board of Weizenbaum Journal of the Digital Society (Jan. 2021-) and was Associate Editor, Regional Studies, Regional Science (Jan. 2014- Dec. 2016).