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Professor CHAN, Hon S
BSocSc MPhil CUHK, MA PhD Syracuse
Professor Hon Chan has worked with the City University since 1989 and was Head of the Department of Public and Social Administration from 2005 to 2011. He is now the Associate Dean (Internationalization and Outreach) of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. He has served as a member of a number of key committees and boards at the departmental, faculty and university levels. Professor Chan, who received a MA and PhD at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University, specializes in public policy and administration. His major teaching and research interests cover Chinese cadre personnel management, performance measurement, civil service reforms, comparative institutional and policy capacity studies and environmental policies. He has published articles in SSCI-listed journals, most of which are top ranked in the fields of public administration and area studies. He is a member of the editorial boards of more than ten journals including American Review of Public Administration, Australian Journal of Public Administration, Chinese Public Administration Review, International Journal of Public Administration and Public Performance and Management Review, etc. He has received grants from the Research Grant Council and CityU (HK), the National Science Foundation of the Executive Yuan (Taiwan), the National Research Foundation of Korea Grant, and Ministry of Education, Singapore Government. He was a senior visiting research fellow at the East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore in September-December 2017.
Office: YEUNG-B7511
Phone: +852 3442 8924
Fax: +852 3442 0413
Email: sahschan@cityu.edu.hk
Web: CV/Personal Website
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arrowNomenklatura in China
arrowIntroduction to public administration
arrowContemporary Chinese Politics
arrowCivil service reform and administrative reorganization in China
Selected publications
“The Making of Chinese Civil Service Law: Ideals, Technicalities and Realities,” American Review of Public Administration, 2016, Vol. 46, pp. 379-398.
“Envisioning Public Administration in the Field of Public Administration in the Year 2020,” Public Administration Review, Dec 2010, Vol. 70, pp 302-303.
“Politics over Markets: Integrating State-Owned Enterprises into Chinese Socialist Market,” Public Administration and Development, February 2009, Special Issue, Vol. 29, Number 1, pp. 43-54.
“Continuity and Change in Cadre Personnel Management in China: From the 1990 to the 1998 Nomenklatura System,” China Quarterly, Vol. 179 (September 2004), pp. 703-734.
“The Civil Service under One Country, Two Systems: The Case of Hong Kong and the People’s Republic of China,” Public Administration Review, Vol. 63, No. 4 (2003 July/August), pp. 405-417.
“The Politics of Redundancy: The Non-leading Cadre System in the Chinese Bureaucracy (with Gao Jie),” The China Quarterly, 2018 (September), 622-643.
“Can the Same Key Open Different Locks? Administrative Values Underlying Performance Measurement in China,” (with Gao Jie), Public Administration, 2013, Vol. 91, No. 2, pp. 336-380.
“Death versus GDP! Decoding the fatality indicators on work safety regulation in Post-Deng China,” (with Gao Jie), The China Quarterly, June 2012, Vol. 210, pp.355-377.
“How are they paid? A Study of Civil Service Pay in China,” (With Ma Jun), International Review of Administrative Sciences, 2 June 2011, Vol. 77, pp. 294-321.
“Four Challenges to Accountability in Contemporary Public Administration: Lessons From the United States and China,” (with David Rosenbloom), Administration & Society, Vol. 42, Supplement 1, April 2010, pp. 11S-33S.
“Public Enterprise Reforms in the United States and the People’s Republic of China: A Drift towards Constitutionalization and Departmentalization of Enterprise Management,” (with David Rosenbloom), Public Administration Review, Vol. 69, Supplement 1, December 2009, pp S38-S45.
“The Quality of Governance in China and Beyond,” (with Paul Collins and Gong Ting), Public Administration Development, Vol. 37, Issue 3, 2017, pp. 155-159.
“Public Employee’s Psychological Climates and Turnover Intention: Evidence from Korean Central Government Agencies,”  (with Jung, C. S and Hiseh, C. W.), Public Management Review, Vol. 19, Issue 6, 2017, pp. 880-904.
“Party Management of Talent: Building a Party-led, Merit-based Talent Market in China,” (with Chen Lijun, Gao Jie and Yu Jianxing), Australian Journal of Public Administration, Vol. 72, Issue 3, September 2015, pp. 298-311.
“The Concept of Merit in Australia, China and Taiwan,” (with Andrew Podger), Australian Journal of Public Administration, Vol. 73, Issue 3, September 2015, pp. 257-269.
“Recalibrating a Dynamic Balance: Local Autonomy within National Policy Frameworks Able to Adjust to Changing Circumstances,” (with Andrew Podger, Jun Ma, John Wanna, Su Tsai-tsu), Australian Journal of Public Administration, Vol. 72, Issue 3, September 2013, pp. 189-201.
“Citizen’s engagement in Australia and China, Engaging to improve policy and delivery, Engaging to improve performance,” (with John Wanna, Andrew Podger, Su Tsai-tsu, Ma Jun), Australian Journal of Public Administration, Vol. 71, Issue 2, June 2012, pp. 101-255.
“Putting the Citizens at the Centre: Making Government More Responsive,” (with Andrew Podger, John Wanna, Su Tsai-Tsu and Ma Jun), Australian Journal of Public Administration, June 2012, Vol. 71 (2), pp. 101-110.