Prof Linda Chelan Li
Associate Provost (Strategic Planning)
Department of Public Policy
City University of Hong Kong


Professor Linda Li’s work stresses the necessity to examine both dimensions of collaboration and conflict in understanding public policy and political processes. Topics she studied include the dynamics of institutional and agency change processes in central-local relations in China, government reforms, rural public finance, and education and fiscal policy. Process sustainability permeates her work and, in an award-winning article published in 1997, she argued for a broadened analytical framework to take note of opportunities of collaboration amidst a context of mistrust and conflicts. Her portfolio as Associate Provost (Strategic Planning) of the University includes the development of the University’s sustainability agenda.