GPGC in GPA Biannual Newsletter December 2020, Department of Government and Public Administration
The latest issue of GPA e-newsletter has sharing information about MSSc in GPGC. It is now available here. We hope you enjoy reading. Please stay tuned with us for further programme updates and development.
CUHK GPGC - Admission 2021
Review of applications has already started. Early applications are encouraged.
Applications must be made online. Please visit the website of the Graduate School, CUHK via http://www.gs.cuhk.edu.hk/ for details.
Public Lecture & Admission Consultation Session (December 7, 2020)
GPGC is delighted to invite you to join our Public Lecture and Admission Consultation Session for 2021 Entry.
Time: 2:30pm-5:45pm, 7th December (Monday, Hong Kong)
Venue: Online via Zoom (Zoom Meeting Link will be provided after registration)
PART I 2:30-4:30pm Public lecture on「反思新冠疫情——“劇情反轉”與制度比較」(Reflections on the Covid-19 Pandemic: “Plot Twist” and Institutional Comparison) by Prof Qin Hui.
PART II 4:45- 5:45pm Admission Consultation Session for GPGC and MPUP programme (by Prof Zhan Jing and Prof Carlos Lo)
The lecture will be conducted in Putonghua. Please see the attached poster for registration details.
GPGC Orientation Day (August 29, 2020)
GPGC organized an Online Orientation for new students of the 2020 entry on 29 August 2020, which furnished students with important programme information and let them meet the course teachers and their fellow classmates online.
While Prof. Zhan Jing, Prof. Qin Hui, Prof. Tsao King Kwun and Prof. Chow Po Chung attended the real time online gathering and gave welcoming speeches, Prof. Michel Bonnin sent his warm remarks to the students from Paris via a prerecorded video. Despite the fact that the session was organized online via Zoom due to special arrangements in response to COVID-19, teachers and students enjoyed the flexible setting, and grasped the opportunity to exchange ideas.
We wish all GPGC students a healthy and fruitful academic year ahead.
Update From GPGC Alumni
ZHANG Ye (GPGC 2014/15) is just accepted by the world-leading Ph.D. programme in Political Science of MIT- Massachusetts Institute of Technology and will be relocated from New York to Boston this fall. Congratulations!
“If you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem,” this is what ZHANG Ye believes. She described political science as a discipline providing students with holistic education academically and practically. She thanked GPGC for further developing her critical thinking abilities, a spirit of service, and brought her new academic inspiration and linkages, which have had a significant impact on her academic achievements.
GPGC Alumni Day 2020 (Mar. 28)
GPGC strives to make connections between our alumni and students. We organize Alumni Day activities every year since 2016, and now it becomes one of the most memorable tradition of the programme. This year we have two activities as below:
1. Career Talks
We are honored to have alumni from GPGC and MPUP, another taught master programme of the GPA Department to share valuable experience in their careers. The webinar details are as follows:
Date: 28 March 2020 (Saturday)
Time: 2:30pm - 4:00pm
|Ms. Xuefei FENG (GPGC)
|Ms. Meiying JIANG (GPGC)
|Mr. Luyao LIN (GPGC)
|Ms. Xinchun WU (GPGC)
|Mr. Hao YAN (GPGC)
|Ms. Nicole LIN (MPUP)
2. On-line Lecture for GPGC Alumni and Students by Prof. Qin Hui.
Date: 28 March 2020 (Saturday)
Time: 8:00pm - 10:00 pm
Topic: Educated Youth in Guangxi during the Cultural Revolution
Speaker: Professor Qin Hui
Professor Qin is a leading scholar of modern Chinese history and political development and a retired professor of the History Department in Tsinghua University. He is most highly regarded for his pathbreaking comparative study of peasant politics in Russia and China. He is also one of the most influential thinkers on contemporary China.
A Letter For GPGC Families （Nov. 25, 2019）
We are writing to confirm that the CUHK campus in Shatin has resumed operation on November 25, 2019 and all offices are now functioning as normal. However, please be aware that the University Station of MTR remains closed. Thus, the best way to access our campus is by public bus service (to the University Station bus exchange or the entrances on Tai Po Road), private car or taxi. Only the main entrance on Tai Po road is open to vehicles. Please be sure to bring your CU Link card or alumni card when you visit campus. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us before your visit.
Furthermore, we want to express our heartfelt gratitude to the entire GPGC family for your understanding and support during the past few weeks. Universities are places nurturing new generations and new ideas. Throughout history, quite some renowned universities, such as UC Berkeley and Peking University, have contributed to or been involved in social movements of their times. They have survived and thrived afterwards. We trust that CUHK has full intellectual and organizational capacity to handle its challenges. We also believe that GPGC will continue to grow and make its unique contributions to enhancing the communication and mutual understanding among the educated young people in Greater China areas.
Vivian ZHAN & Brenda LIU
MSSc in Government and Politics (Greater China)
Public Lecture (31-10-2019, Thursday)
Public Lecture (Oct.3rd, Thursday)
GPGC Orientation Day (Sep. 7, 2019)
Prof. Vivian Zhan, Prof. Qin Hui, Prof. Tsao King Kwun and Dr. Yeh Kuo Hao attended the gathering and gave warm welcoming speeches. This year our entrance scholarship goes to Mr. Jiang Zhongming. Please click here for the photos of that event.
Professor Lianjiang Li, Programme Director of GPGC from 2017 to 2019, is now a CASBS Fellow at Stanford University in the 2019-2020 Academic Year. Prof. Vivian Zhan is named as new Programme Director of MSSc in GPGC from 2019 to 2021.
Vivian Zhan is an Associate Professor of the Department of Government and Public Administration at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She received her BA in English and International Studies from Foreign Affairs College of China, and her PhD in political science from University of California, Los Angeles. Her research interests span comparative political economy, contemporary Chinese politics, and research methodology, with a focus on post-Mao reforms, intergovernmental relations and local governance. She is also interested in informal institutions and their impact on political and economic behaviours.
Please clink the below link for a recent interview Prof. Zhan conducted in Belgrade with Politika, a Serbian newspaper (you may need google translation to read the content).
Programme Information Seminar For Mainland Undergraduates
Dr. Liu Chun Brenda, Programme Manager of GPGC delivered an information seminar in 15th (Monday) for a group comprised of mainland undergraduates from Humanities, Education and Social Science invited by the Business School of CUHK.
Besides a general introduction on CUHK MSSc programmes, Dr. Liu especially introduced the features of GPA Department and the GPGC programme. She also give the young students advices on how to pursue further study as well as chasing their own dreams. Please click here for some snapshot of that day.
Alumni Homecoming & Career Development Day 2019
GPGC Programme organized Alumni Homecoming & Career Development Day on Mar. 30 at Yun Chi Hsien, New Asia College. This year we invited 10 alumni from public sector, finance, consulting, IT companies and law firm to give current students in-depth sharing on career development. The Programme Manager presented awards to Top 3 GPA Ranking students. She was also glad to announce that one graduate of the 17/18 cohort and one current student have recently received admission offers from PhD programmes of CUHK and HKU. Congratulations! Click here to see photos from the lovely Saturday.
Asian Future Leaders Scholarship Program 2019/20
(Application Deadline: 31 January 2019)
The Asian Future Leaders Scholarship Program (AFLSP) awards up to 105 scholarships to high-caliber students in Asia each year to study abroad in leading universities across East Asia. Scholars are welcome to pursue the designated degree programs at any of the Anchor Universities (AU) or Participating Universities (PU), which include The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK).
Coverage of the Scholarship
The scholarship offers each student up to US$25,000 per year or a total of US$50,000 per scholar, which may be used towards university tuition, accommodation costs, and personal living expenses.
BXAI Summer Program costs (for accommodation, food, and round-trip economy class flights) are separately covered by BXAI.
Students are eligible for the AFLSP if they are:
(1) Asian students interested in pursuing a full-time degree program at AU; OR
(2) Prospective and existing Asian students of PU from Mainland China, Hong Kong SAR, Macao SAR, Taiwan, Japan, and Korea.
AFLSF Scholarship only supports Asian students who wish to study abroad in Asia at one of the AUs or PUs. For example, prospective and existing Asian students from Mainland China, Macao SAR, Taiwan, Japan, and Korea who will study full-time taught Master’s degree programs at CUHK in the academic year 2019/20 are eligible for this exercise of AFLSP.
Scholars must commit to attending the 3-week BXAI Summer Program.
Please visit BXAI’s website at http://www.bxai.org/ for all eligibility, selection criteria and commitments.
Students interested in applying for the AFLSP at AU should contact the relevant university direct.
Students interested in applying for the AFLSP at PU should: (1) apply for admission directly with the university (prospective students only), and (2) complete the BXAI online application form on BXAI’s website (both prospective and existing students) on or before 31 January 2019.
Further details of application procedures are also obtainable from BXAI’s website.
Dr. Li Hak Yin will be leaving our Department in December 2018. He will be a visiting research fellow of the East Asian Institute at the National University of Singapore from Dec 2018 to Mar 2019, he will then take up an associate professorship of the Institute for International Strategy at Tokyo International University in Apr 2019. Dr. Li has been teaching GPGC programme since 2016. We thank him for his exceptional service to the programme, and we wish him every success in the future.
Dean’s List 2017-18
GPGC programme is very happy to announce that THREE newly graduated alumni are granted Dean’s List (2017-18) of the Faculty of Social Science. They are YANG Yingxuan, XU Lan and LEE Pui Yeung. They are also awarded GPGC Dean’s List Scholarship. Congratulations!
Click here for their photos
Invitation: Prof. Qin Hui’s Talk On The Great Cultural Revolution (Nov. 26)
Professor Qin Hui, Adjunct Professor of GPGC, will give a talk (in Putonghua) on his co-authored book 「中外學者談文革」at 12:00 noon on November 26 (Monday). Anyone interested are welcome to join.
Application For Admission 2019/20
Applications for GPGC programme 2019/20 are accepted from NOW on. Please check our Graduate School’s website to process on-line application:
Important notice for non-local applicants: When preparing your official transcripts, please make sure that first, there’s a stamp of “Registration Section” on your official transcripts; second, there’s an official statement about the Grading Scheme; and third, your average Grade Point Average (GPA) during undergraduate study. Official transcripts should be sent directly to relevant Graduate Division in a sealed envelope from the issuing university. Applicants who obtained degrees from universities in Mainland China are required to provide an Online Verification Report (中國高等教育學歷認證報告) issued by the CHESICC (學信網).
If you exchanged abroad and your courses and grades are listed on your home institution's transcript, then you do not need to upload a separate study abroad transcript. If the coursework and grades for your study abroad program are not listed on your home institution's transcript, then you are required to provide a separate transcript from your study abroad program that shows the coursework and grades.
Click here for our Programme Poster 2019/20
GPGC Orientation Day (Sep. 1 2018)
Prof. Carlos Lo, Prof. Qin Hui, Prof. Li Lianjiang, Prof. Michel Bonnin and Dr. Li Hak-yin attended the gathering and gave warm welcoming speeches. This year Luo Hanning, Wang Xichen and Zhu Xinrong were granted “Government and Politics (Greater China) Scholarship.” Please click here for the photos of that day.
GPGC Welcomes New Teaching Staff
GPGC welcomes Prof. Qinhui to its staff for the 2018-19 academic year. Prof. Qin Hui is a full professor retired from the Department of History, Tsinghua University and one of the leading historian and public intellectuals in China. Prof. Qin started from writing on Ming and Qing agriculture, and since has expanded to contemporary issues ranging from politics to economics and philosophy. He has published numerous scholarly books, which include among others 《走出帝制：從晚清到民國的歷史回望》、《農民社會與農民文化研究》、《田園詩與狂想曲：關中模式與前近代社會的再認識》、《經濟轉軌與社會公正》、《農民中國：歷史反思與現實選擇》、《傳統十論：本土社會的制度、文化及其變革》、《十年滄桑：東歐諸國的經濟社會轉軌與思想變遷》（all published in Chinese）.
Alumni Day & Career Talk 2018
GPGC Programme organized Alumni Day & Career Talk on April 15 at United College Si Yuan Amenities Centre. This year we invited 5 alumni from education/media, finance, insurance, human resources consulting and IT companies to give current students an in-depth consultation on career development. The Programme Manager was also proud to share with alumni that one graduate of 15/16 and two current students have recently received admission offers from Mphil/PhD programmes of prestigious universities such as The University of Tübingen, Germany and National University of Singapore. Congratulations! Prof. Li Lianjiang and Tsao King Kwun attended the gathering. Click here to see photos from the Sunday.
Updates Of Our Teaching Staff
Prof. Vivian Zhan, Associate Professor and Acting Programme Director of GPGC 2014/15 have been invited to give the following talks in the past few months. If any of the information is useful for you, feel free to use it.
• “礦產資源與中國地方治理和發展”, Institute for Advanced Study in Humanities and Social Sciences, Zhejiang University, China (2018-03) (http://www.iash.zju.edu.cn/prod_view.aspx?TypeId=10&Id=603&FId=t3:10:3)
• “以反腐促改革：中國反腐重點領域的變遷”, School of International and Public Affairs, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China (2018-03) (http://www.sipa.sjtu.edu.cn/info/1197/5720.htm)
• “模棱之道：中國政府間信息不對稱研究”, School of Political Science and Public Administration, East China University of Politics and Law, China (2018-03) (http://www.zzgg.ecupl.edu.cn/s/291/t/74/76/57/info30295.htm)
• “資源衝突應對的中國經驗 “, School of Public Affairs, Zhejiang University, China (2018-03) (http://www.lepp.zju.edu.cn/show.aspx?id=2454&cid=31)
• “China's Foreign Policy” & “China: A Global Power” in Faculty Training Workshop organized by United Board, Harvard-Yenching Institute & Christ University, Christ University, India (2018-01)
• “China's Resource Curse: Minerals, Local Governance and Development”, Division of Social Science, the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, Hong Kong (2017- 12) (http://www.shss.ust.hk/blog/events/chinas-resource-curse-minerals-local-governance-and-development/)
• “從改革視角看中國反腐重點領域的變遷”, School of Public Administration, Nanchang University , China (2017-11) (http://skc.ncu.edu.cn/show.asp?id=2733)
• “Political Research Methods and Contemporary Chinese Political Studies”, Institute of Advanced Studies of Humanities and Social Sciences, Chongqing University, China (2017 -10)
• “The Art of Political Ambiguity: Top-down Intergovernmental Information Asymmetry in China”, Institute of Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences, Chongqing University, China (2017-09)
New Admission Deadline For 2018/19 Intake
For administrative reasons, our admission deadline for 2018/19 has been updated to 30 April 2018 on both Admission Website & Online Application System of the Graduate School.
Guest Lecture: Mr. Busby GPGC5003
Mr. Busby, a political officer from US Consulate General in Hong Kong and Macau joined Dr. Li Hak Yin’s GPGC5003 class on March 19 for a talk on US-HK relations and HK between China and the West. The talk is well received by the students.
Attending Seminar On Mainland-HK Relations (Nov. 6)
More than 20 GPGC students attended a forum which was delivered by former chief executive Leung Chun-ying to discuss Mainland-Hong Kong relations at HKCEC on Nov. 6 2017. Please click here for some photos of that day.
Visiting Phoenix Television (October 21 2017)
Invited by Brightway Hong Kong, and led by the Programme Manager, GPGC students visit the Phoenix TV at Tai Po Industrial Estate. They were warmly received by the Public Relations Manager, who guided the group around the Global News Centre, exhibition corridors and studio. Through a dialogue with the Deputy Head of Phoenix Chinese Channel, students learnt how the Hong Kong-based Chinese television broadcaster built its fame among highly-educated intellectuals in Mainland China, as well as the challenges it faces. Click here for some photos of that day.
GPGC Orientation And Academic Consultation Was Conducted On Sep. 2 2017
Professor Li Lianjiang, the Acting Programme Director of GPGC attended the gathering together with Prof. Michel Bonnin, Prof. Tsao King Kwun, Prof. Chow Po-chung, Dr. Yeh Kuo-hao, and Dr. Liu Chun. This year Chen Xin, Chen Xinyu and Chen Yuting were granted “Government and Politics (Greater China) Scholarship.” Please click here for the photos of that day.
MSSc in GPGC is pleased to announce that we’ve invited Professor Wang Zhengxu from Fudan University to deliver a seminar at USC in June 7. All are welcome!
Alumni Day 2017
GPGC Alumni Day 2017 took place on Mar. 18 at SCR Clubhouse CUHK. We were so thrilled to welcome 12 alumni who are based in Hong Kong to come back and reconnect with old friends and current students. Click here to see photos from the weekend.
Dean’s List 2016-17
GPGC programme is very happy to announce that FIVE alumni are granted Dean’s List in the year of 2016-17. They are ZHOU Shunzi, LIU Mengqi, HAN Jiawei, SHI Shuai, and LI Teng. Congratulations!
Scholarships Have Been Set Up For Excellent Applicants And Graduates!
The Programme Committee of GPGC has decided to set up two scholarships for students of the Programme with effect from 16/17 academic year. The first scholarship is named “Government and Politics (Greater China) Research Scholarship.” It is to honor the top 10 percent of enrolled students of the Programme who have achieved excellent academic records in their previous study and deploy high potential in the research on government and politics (Greater China). This year FOUR recipients were singled out by our Admission Committee based on their past academic performance. Each of them is granted a check of HK$10,000 and a certification.
Congratulations to Xinyao, Li Mi, Yuxuan and Yongshi! Please click here for photos.
Another scholarship is “Dean’s List Scholarship.” GPGC will grant each excellent graduate, whose name is on Dean’s List, a scholarship of HK$5,000.
Orientation Day (Sep. 1, 2016)
Same as previous years, GPGC organized an orientation programme for new postgraduate students this year on September 1st before semester starts. Please click here for the photos of that day.
GPGC Alumni Day 2016
GPGC Programme organized the first ever Alumni Day activity on April 16 2016. We were so thrilled to welcome over 20 Hong Kong-based alumni back to campus to reconnect with old friends, teachers and current students. The function also served as career development consultation for our current students. Click here to see photos of the weekend.