Staff List

Dr. Kang Yi (康怡 博士)
Tel: 3411-5658
Assistant Professor


Taught Courses (Graduate-Level)

  • Advanced China Studies
  • Globalization and WTO
  • Public Administration
  • Research Methods for Public Administration Practitioners
  • Fieldwork Learning and China Public Administration

Taught Courses (Undergraduate-Level)

  • Foundations of Political Science
  • Introduction to China Studies
  • World Order Issues
  • Comparative Public Administration
  • Public Affairs and Public Policy

Supervision of Graduate Students

  • Principal Supervisor, 1 Ph.D. student (September 2018-Present)
  • Principal Supervisor, 1 MPhil. student (September 2015-Present)
  • Principal Supervisor, 20 MPA students (September 2012-Present)
  • Co-supervisor, 3 PhD. students (September 2013-Present)


Academic qualifications:

  • Ph.D., M.Phil., M.A., Political Science, Yale University, USA
  • M.Phil., Department of Government & International Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University
  • B.A., Philosophy (minor in Law), Fudan University, China
Research Interests
  • Comparative Politics
  • Political Economy
  • East Asian Politics
  • Chinese Politics

(2014) Disaster Management in China in A Changing Era. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer. (Research Book, English)

(Forthcoming) Yi Kang, Dong Dong, How Chinese Grassroots NGOs Cope with the New Funding Game: Exploit Limited Alternatives, Acclimate to Isomorphism or Bravely Exit, VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations (English) (SSCI, 2017 Impact Factor - 1.273)

(Forthcoming) Yi Kang, Food Safety Problems in Contemporary China, Journal of Chinese Political Science (English) (SSCI, 2017 Impact Factor – 0.667)

(September 14, 2017) Yi-Feng Chen, Yi Kang, Dean Tjosvold, Constructive Controversy and Guanxi Relationships for Disaster Recovery, International Journal of Conflict Management, Vol. 28, Issue: 4, pp.410-436. (English) (SSCI, 2017 Impact Factor - 1.000)

(July 31, 2017) Yi Kang, The Development of Grassroots Chinese NGOs Following the Wenchuan Earthquake of 2008: Three Case Studies, Four Modi Vivendi, VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, 28(4), 1648-1672. (English; First Online: 06 February 2017) (SSCI, 2017 Impact Factor - 1.273)

(April 2016) Feng Chen, Yi Kang, Disorganized Popular Contention and Local Institutional Building in China, Journal of Contemporary China, Volume 25, 2016 – Issue 100, pp. 596-612. (English) (SSCI, 2017 Impact Factor - 1.575)

(April 27 2018) Yi Kang, Sichuan, Year Zero? Made in China: A Quarterly on Chinese Labour, Civil Society, and Rights, Vol. 3, Issue: 1, pp.62-65. (English)

(2017) Feng Chen, Yi Kang, "比較政治學如何研究?範例與啟示", 《比較政治學研究》,二〇一七年,第十期,9-39頁. (Chinese)

SHAKEN AUTHORITY: China's Communist Party and the 2008 Sichuan Earthquake. By Christian P. Sorace. Ithaca; London: Cornell University Press, 2017. x, 231 pp. (Maps, B&W photos., illustrations.), Pacific Affairs, June 2018, Volume 91, No. 2 (English) (SSCI, 2017 Impact Factor - 1.119)

Are Hong Kong's Protesters Getting Bamboozled? (Expert Opinion), Foreign Policy, 3/10/2014. (English)

A New Era for Hong Kong (Expert Opinion), Foreign Policy, 9/10/2014. (English)

Scholarly / Professional Activities

Research Grants (Externally-funded):

  • Grassroots Party Building in Urban China in the Reform Era, General Research Fund, Research Grants Council of Hong Kong (GRF-12607217, HK$ 1,251,332) (2018-2020), Principal Investigator.
  • Investigating Hong Kong Students' Critical News Literacy in the Age of Social Media, Public Policy Research (PPR) Funding Scheme, (2016.A2.014.17A, HK$ 492,982.00) (2017-2018), Co-Investigator.
  • Turning Crises into Opportunities? Post-disaster Management in Contemporary China, General Research Fund (Early Career Scheme), Research Grants Council of Hong Kong (ECS-22400214, HK$ 1,017,000) (2015-2017), Principal Investigator.

Research Grants (Internally-funded):

  • Turning Crises into Chances? Post-Natural Disaster Politics in China and Taiwan, Faculty Research Grant, Hong Kong Baptist University (FRG1/13-14/043) (2013-2014), Principal Investigator.
  • Primary Party Organizations of the Communist Party of China in the Reform Era, Faculty Research Grant, Hong Kong Baptist University (FRG1/11-12/023) (2011-2012), Principal Investigator.
  • Start Up Grants for Newly Recruited Academics, Hong Kong Baptist University (2012), Principal Investigator.
Honors, Awards and Prizes

The Early Career Award 2014/15, Research Grants Council (2014)


Major Academic / Administrative Responsibilities:

  • The Committee on the Use of Human & Animal Subjects in Teaching and Research (HASC), Hong Kong Baptist University (2017/18-2018/19)
  • Social Science Faculty Representative on the University Library Committee, Hong Kong Baptist University (2017-2019)
  • Programme Advising Coordinator and Major Advisor for BSSc GIS Programme (2018-2019)
  • Ex Officio Member of Social Science Faculty Workplace Policy Advisory Committee (FWPAC), Hong Kong Baptist University (2017-2019)
  • Task Force on Research Excellence of the Faculty of Social Science, Hong Kong Baptist University (2018)
  • Research Policy Advisory Committee of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Hong Kong Baptist University (2017-2019)
  • Mainland Strategy Taskforce, Hong Kong Baptist University (2012-Present).
  • Advisor of Social Sciences Internship (SSI) Programme, Hong Kong Baptist University (2012-Present).
  • Editorial Board of the SOSC Bulletin, Hong Kong Baptist University (2012-Present).
  • Social Science Programmes Mainland Admission Panel, Hong Kong Baptist University (2012-2015).
  • Research Fellow, Centre for China Urban and Regional Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University (2013-Present).
  • Library Coordinator, Government and International Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University (2013-2019).

Community and Professional Services:

  • Guest lectures at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Baptist University.
  • Panel organizer, discussant and panel chair for multiple conferences.
  • Judge, Hong Kong Politikos Quest Championship (2015).
  • Judge, Hong Kong Joint University Debating Championship (2015-2016).
  • Reviewer for: Palgrave Macmillan Press, Springer Press, Political Studies, Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management, Political Behavior, International Journal of Political Science and Development, etc.