Prof Ray Yep joined the Department in 1998. He is a political scientist by training and specializes in the study of political economy of China’s reforms, late colonial governance of Hong Kong and contentious politics. He is very active in community services and is currently member of the Advisory Council for Environment, Strategy Subcommittee of Sustainable Development Council and Central Policy Unit. He is also Research Director of SynergyNet, a local policy think tank. He held visiting position in Bristol University, Peking University, University of Macao and Brookings Institution.
Negotiating Autonomy in Greater China: Hong Kong and its Sovereign before and after 1997
, Amsterdam: Nordic Institute of Asian Studies Press, forthcoming.
"The Crusade Against Corruption in Hong Kong in the 1970s: Governor MacLehose as a Zealous Reformer or Reluctant Hero?", China Information
"Containing Land Grab: A Misguided Response to Conflicts over Land", Journal of Contemporary China
, Vol. 22, No. 80 (March), pp. 273-291.
"Cultural Revolution in Hong Kong: Emergency Powers, Administration of Justice and the Turbulent year of 1967", Modern Asian Studies, Vol. 46, Part 4 (July), pp. 1007-1032.
"Revisiting the Golden Era of MacLehose and the Dynamics of Social Reforms" (with Lui Tai Lok), China Information
, November 2010, Vol. 29, No. 3, pp. 249-272.
May Day in Hong Kong: Riot and Emergency in 1967
, (co-edited with Robert Bickers), Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, (2009).
"Enhancing Redistributive Capacity of the Chinese State? Impact of Fiscal Reforms on Country Finance", Pacific Review
, May 2008, Vol. 21, No. 2, pp. 231-255.
"1967 Riots in Hong Kong: The Diplomatic and Domestic Fronts of the Colonial Governor", China Quarterly
, March 2008, No. 193, pp. 122-139.
- Political economy of China’s reform
- Rural China
- Hong Kong-mainland interaction
- Hong Kong politics
- Comparative politics