Head and Associate Professor, Department of Geography
University of Hong Kong
Dr. James Jixian WANG is associate professor of Department of Geography, the University of Hong Kong. Born in Beijing, he received his Bachelor in Economics from the People’s University of China, M. Phil from the University of Hong Kong, and Ph.D. from University of Toronto. Currently he is council member of Hong Kong Society for Transport Studies, and Fellow of Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (FCILT-HK). His research area is Transport Geography, with special interests in port development and port-city relations, and public transport in China. He has published widely in many internationally refereed journals and is editorial board member of Journal of Transport Geography, Transportmetrica A, Transportmetrica B, Transport and Society, Asian Geographer. He is chief editor of Ports, Cities, and Global Supply Chains published by Ashgate in 2007, and “Port-City Interplays in China” by Ashgate (2014) is his latest publication. As a portcity specialist, Dr Wang has participated in port-city planning projects and strategic studies for more than 30 Chinese and other Asian port cities and regions. His recent research interests include the impacts of high-speed train and airport on cities. Currently, he is advisor of various committees on transport or port area development for port city governments in China, including Guangzhou, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Hong Kong.