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Professor GONG, Ting
MA PhD Syracuse
Gong Ting is Professor of Political Science. She earned her MA and PhD from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs of Syracuse University, USA. Before joining City University of Hong Kong, she taught in the United States for more than a dozen years. Her research interests cover corruption and anti-corruption reform, integrity management,  comparative governance, and post-communist transformation. She is the author of the first English book-length study of China’s corruption, The Politics of Corruption in Contemporary China: An Analysis of Policy Outcomes. Her most recent book (co-authored with Ian Scott) on Corruption Prevention and Governance in Hong Kong was published by Routledge (UK) in 2019. She has also published extensively in political science and public administration journals. She is an associate editor of Policy and Politics and serves on the editorial board of some top-ranking journals such as Governance, The China Quarterly, Public Administration Review, and Government and Opposition. She has received grants and awards from the University Grants Committee of Hong Kong (RGC), J. William Fulbright Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, American Political Science Association, and American Association of University Women.
Office: YEUNG-B7311
Phone: +852 3442 4667
Fax: +852 3442 0413
Email: tgong2@cityu.edu.hk
arrowCorruption and public governance
arrowPost-communist transformation in China
arrowBureaucratic behavior and ethics
arrowCorruption and governance
arrowContemporary Chinese politics
arrowResearch methods

Recent publications:
Gong, T., & Yang, S.L. (2020). Why Do Innovations Succeed or Fail? Local Anti-corruption Reform in China. The China Review.
Scott, I & Gong, T (2019). Corruption Prevention and Governance in Hong Kong.  London, UK: Routledge. 250pp.
Li, H & Gong, T (2019). Panacea or Pandora’s Box? The Dual Effect of Marketization on Corruption. Problems of Post-Communism, DOI: 10.1080/10758216.2019.1634478.
Gong, T, SR Wang & H. LI (2019). Sentencing Disparities in Corruption Cases:
Evidence from China
, Journal of Contemporary China 28 (116): 245-259
Ongaro, E, Gong T. & Jing, YJ (2018). Towards multi-level governance (MLG) in
China?  Coping with complex public affairs across jurisdictions and organizations, Public Policy and Administration, DOI: 10.1177/0952076718799397

Gong, T & Scott, I (eds.) (2017). Routledge Handbook of Corruption in Asia, London, UK: Routledge. 344pp. 
Gong, T & Xiao, HY (2017). The Formation and Impact of Isomorphic Pressures: Extravagant Position-Related Consumption in China, Governance 30 (3): 387-405.
Gong, T & Xiao, HY (2017). Socially Embedded Anti-Corruption Governance: Evidence from Hong Kong, Public Administration and Development 37(3): 176-190.
Gong, T, Collin, P & Chan, H (2017). The Quality of Governance in China and Beyond, Public Administration and Development 37(3): 155-159.

Research Grants:
Research Grants Council General Research Fund (GRF), Institutional Trust and Perceptions of Effectiveness in Corruption Prevention, 2019-2022, Principal Investigator, HK$789,000
Research Grants Council General Research Fund (GRF), The Quest for Joined-up Government: Structural Relationships and the Problem of "Silos" in Hong Kong, 2017-2020, Principal Investigator, HK$429,000
Teaching Development Grant (TDG), Local Knowledge Matters: Incorporating Greater China-Based Case Studies into the Curriculum of Public Human Resource Management Courses, 2018-2019, Co-Investigator, HK$230,000
Research Grants Council General Research Fund (GRF), Public Perceptions of Corruption in Hong Kong, 2014-2017, Principal Investigator, HK$696,675.
The Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) research grant, Study on Factors Leading to the Development of Corruption-free Hong Kong, 2016-2017, Principal
Investigator, HK$498,884.
UGC KT Earmarked Fund. A Tale of Three Cities: Public Attitudes towards Corruption    and Anti-corruption Policy, 2016-2017, Principal Investigator, HK$200,000.
The Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation Conference Grant (CCKF), Controlling Corruption: China in Comparative Perspective, 2015, Project Director, US$ 24,000= approx. HK$187,000
Economic and Social Research Council (UK) & Research Grants Council (Hong Kong), (ESRC-RGC) Joint Research Scheme, Re-designing the Integrity Management Framework in the British, Chinese and Hong Kong Public Services, 2011-2014, Principal Investigator, HK$347,163
Research Grants Council General Research Fund (GRF), Controlling Corruption at Local Levels in China, 2010-2013, Principal Investigator, HK$797,225
The Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) research grant, Study of Corruption Risks Faced by Small and Medium Enterprises Operating in the Pearl River Delta Region, 2009-2010, Principal Investigator, HK$499,974