Professor Yue-man Yeung is Emeritus Professor of Geography of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is currently a research consultant of Central Policy Unit of HKSARG, a consultant of Shenzhen Social Science Academy and also guest, Honorary or Advisory Professor of several prominent Mainland China universities.
Prof. Yeung is formerly the director of Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, the head of Shaw College, and university registrar of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He worked almost a decade for Canada’s International Research Centre (IDRC) based in Singapore and Ottawa. His wide-ranging research interests have recently focused on the development of China’s coastal cities, China’s reform, globalization and Asian cities. He is a prolific writer who has to his credit 44 books and numerous articles in international refereed journals and book chapters.
Prof. Yeung is a graduate of The University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He was conferred a Master of Arts degree by Western University and a Doctorate degree by The University of Chicago. He was awarded the Academician by International Eurasian Academy of Sciences, Honorary Member by the Hong Kong Institute of Planners and Honorary Fellowship of the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Prof. Yeung was appointed as director of Commonwealth Geographical Bureau (1992 1996), member of International Scientific Advisory Board under UNESCO (1997-1999) and Chair of the Preparatory Committee for The Shaw Prize (2002-2003). Prof. Yeung has extensively served in Hong Kong government’s advisory committees and public bodies. He was the Chair of Land and Building Advisory Committee. He also served in the Basic Law Consultative Committee, Housing Authority, Board of Directors of the Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation, Town Planning Board, Consultative Committee for the New Airport and Related Projects, Hong Kong Committee of Pacific Economic Cooperation Council, Barrister Disciplinary Tribunal.
Currently, Prof. Yeung is Chair of the panel on the Pan-Pearl River Delta of the Central Policy Unit and a member of commission on strategic development. He was appointed a Justice of the Peace in 1995. He was made an officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1996 and awarded Silver Bauhinia Star (SBS) by the Government of HKSAR in 2003.
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