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Dr. Kang Yi (康怡 博士)
Email: yikang@hkbu.edu.hk
Tel: 3411-5658
Assistant Professor

Teaching

Taught Courses:

  • Advanced China Studies
  • Globalization and WTO
  • Public Administration
  • Public Affairs and Public Policy
  • Research Methods for Public Administration Practitioners
  • Fieldwork Learning and China Public Administration
  • Foundations of Political Science
  • Introduction to China Studies
  • World Order Issues
  • Comparative Public Administration

Supervision of Graduate Students:

  • Principal Supervisor, 1 Ph.D. student
  • Principal Supervisor, 1 MPhil. student
  • Principal Supervisor, 20 Master of Public Administration (MPA) students
  • Co-supervisor, 4 PhD. students

Background

Academic qualifications:

  • Ph.D., Political Science, Yale University
  • M.Phil. & M.A., Political Science, Yale University
  • M.Phil., Government & International Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University
  • B.A., Philosophy, Fudan University
Research Interests
  • Comparative Politics
  • Chinese Politics
  • East Asian Politics
  • Public Policy
  • Non-state and Non-profit Sectors
Publications

Chen, Feng, and Kang, Yi. 2017. "Disorganized Popular Contention and Local Institutional Building in China: A Case Study in Guangdong." in Suisheng Zhao (ed.), Debating Regime Legitimacy in Contemporary China: Popular Protests and Regime Performances, New York: Routledge.

Kang, Yi. 2014. Disaster Management in China in A Changing Era. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.

Kang, Yi. Forthcoming. "Social Empowerment through Knowledge Transfer: Transborder Actions of Hong Kong Social Workers in Mainland China." China Information. (SSCI. JCR: Q1 in Area Studies; SJR: Q2 in Social Sciences; 2019 IF - 1.417)

Kang, Yi. Forthcoming. "Packaging New Knowledge to Fit the Chinese Context: Local Cadres' Innovation Partnerships with Hong Kong Social Workers." China Review-An Interdisciplinary Journal on Greater China. (SSCI. JCR: Q2 in Area Studies; SJR: Q1 in Culture Studies; 2019 IF – 0.935)

Kang, Yi. 2020. "Dispersed Domination through Patron-Clientelism: The Evolution of the Local State-NGO Relationship in Post-Disaster Sichuan." Journal of Contemporary China, 29(124): 598–613. https://doi.org/10.1080/10670564.2019.1677367. (SSCI. JCR: Q1 in Area Studies; SJR: Q1 in Political Science and International Relations; 2019 IF – 2.345)

Kang, Yi. 2019. "Food Safety Governance in China: Change and Continuity." Food Control 106: 106752, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodcont.2019.106752. (SCIE. JCR: Q1 in Food Science and Technology; SJR: Q1 in Food Science; 2019 IF – 4.258)

Kang, Yi. 2019. "What Does China's Twin-Pillared NGO Funding Game Entail? Growing Diversity and Increasing Isomorphism." Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations 30(3): 499-515. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11266-018-00085-1. (SSCI. JCR: Q3 in Social Issues; SJR: Q1 in Public Administration, Sociology and Political Science; 2019 IF - 1.538)

Kelly Y.L. Ku, Qiuyi Kong, Yunya Song, Lipeng Deng, Yi Kang, Aihua Hu. 2019. "What predicts adolescents' critical thinking about real-life news? The roles of social media news consumption and news media literacy." Thinking Skills and Creativity 33: 100570, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tsc.2019.05.004. (SSCI. JCR: Q2 in Education & Educational Research; SJR: Q1 in Education; 2019 IF – 2.068)

Kang, Yi. 2017. "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): 1648–72. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11266-017-9837-1. (SSCI. JCR: Q3 in Social Issues; SJR: Q1 in Public Administration, Sociology and Political Science; 2019 IF - 1.538)

Chen, Yi-Feng, Kang, Yi, and Tjosvold, Dean. 2017. "Constructive Controversy and Guanxi Relationships for Disaster Recovery." International Journal of Conflict Management 28(4): 410–36. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJCMA-06-2016-0051. (SSCI. JCR: Q2 in Communication; SJR: Q1 in Communication; 2019 IF - 1.806)

Chen, Feng, and Kang, Yi. 2017. "比較政治學如何研究?範例與啟示." ("How to Study Comparative Politics? Examples and Implications") 《比較政治學研究》第十期: 9-39. (CSSCI)

Chen, Feng, and Kang, Yi. 2016. “Disorganized Popular Contention and Local Institutional Building in China: A Case Study in Guangdong.” Journal of Contemporary China 25(100): 596–612. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10670564.2015.1132959. (SSCI. JCR: Q1 in Area Studies; SJR: Q1 in Political Science and International Relations; 2019 IF – 2.345)

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

Kang, Yi. 2018. Solicited book review for Shaken Authority: China's Communist Party and the 2008 Sichuan Earthquake (by Christian P. Sorace [Ithaca; London: Cornell University Press, 2017]). Pacific Affairs 91(2): 351-53. (SSCI. JCR: Q2 in Area Studies; SJR: Q1 in Sociology and Political Science; 2019 IF – 1.171)

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

Kang, Yi. 2014. "A New Era for Hong Kong." Foreign Policy, 9/10/2014. (English)

Research Grants & Awards

Research Grants:

  • Research Grants Council General Research Fund (GRF), Grassroots Party Building in Urban China in the Reform Era, 2018-2020 (GRF-12607217), Principal Investigator, HK$ 1,251,332
  • Hong Kong Baptist University Public Policy Research Scheme, Mapping the Ecology of Civic Engagement: Agency, Social Capital, and Urban Governance in Hong Kong, 2018-2019 (RC- PPRS/17-18/), Principal Investigator, HK$ 1,198,500
  • Public Policy Research Fund (PPR) (Special Round), The Socioeconomic and Political Origins of the Hong Kong Protests, 2020 (SR2020.A1.011), Co-Investigator, HK$ 412,850
  • Public Policy Research Fund (PPR), Investigating Hong Kong Students' Critical News Literacy in the Age of Social Media, 2017-2018 (2016.A2.014.17A), Co-Investigator, HK$ 492,982
  • Research Grants Council Early Career Scheme (ECS), Turning Crises into Opportunities? Post-disaster Management in Contemporary China, 2015-2017 (ECS-22400214), Principal Investigator, HK$ 1,017,000
  • Hong Kong Baptist University Faculty Research Grant (FRG), Turning Crises into Chances? Post-Natural Disaster Politics in China and Taiwan, 2013-2014 (FRG1/13-14/043), Principal Investigator, HK$ 50,000
  • Hong Kong Baptist University Faculty Research Grant (FRG), Primary Party Organizations of the Communist Party of China in the Reform Era, 2011-2012 (FRG1/11-12/023), Principal Investigator, HK$ 50,000
  • Hong Kong Baptist University Start-Up Grant, 2012, HK$ 100,000
  • The Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, 2011-2012, Principal Investigator, US$ 15,000
  • Yale University MacMillan Center Dissertation Fellowship, 2008-2009, Principal Investigator, US$ 7,416.
  • Yale University Council on East Asian Studies Dissertation Research Grant, 2008-2009, Principal Investigator, US$ 7,000

Research Awards:

  • The Early Career Award 2014/15, Research Grants Council (2014)
  • Award for the Best Thesis of the Year, Hong Kong Political Science Association (2005)