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Professor Lin, George Chu Sheng 林初昇

Title:
Professor
Professor, Chair of Geography
Institute Fellow
Director, International Centre for China Development Studies
Associate Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences

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Professor Lin, George Chu Sheng 林初昇

Title:
Professor
Professor, Chair of Geography
Institute Fellow
Director, International Centre for China Development Studies
Associate Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences

Also Cited As:
Lin, George CS
Lin, GC
Lin, Chusheng
Lin, George Chusheng
Lin, G Chu-Sheng

Professional Qualifications
YearAwarding InstitutionQualification
1981Sun Yat-sen University, ChinaB.Sc. in City Planning
1984Sun Yat-sen University, ChinaM.Sc. in Economic Geography
1989The University of Akron, USAM.A. in Urban Geography
1994The University of British Columbia, CanadaPh.D. in Human Geography
Biography

Professor George C.S. Lin received his Ph.D. degree in Human Geography from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, 1994; MA in Urban Geography from the University of Akron, Ohio, USA, 1989; MSc in Economic Geography from Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China, 1984; BSc in City Planning from Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China, 1981. 

He is the author of Red Capitalism in South China: Growth and Development of the Pearl River Delta (University of British Columbia Press, Vancouver, Canada, 1997), Developing China: Land, Politics, and Social Conditions (Routledge, London, 2009), co-author of China's Urban Space: Development under Market Socialism (Routledge, London, 2007), and over 90 articles published in internationally refereed journals and books. 

His research interests include China's urban development and urbanization, land use and land management, the growth of urbanism, rural industrialization and regional development in the Pearl River Delta, transnationalism, cross-border population mobility, and the geography of Chinese diaspora.

 
Honours, Awards & Prizes
AwardeesAward DateHonours / Awards / PrizesCategory
2012-04-302011 China Geography Outstanding Service Award: China Geography Specialty Group, Association of American Geographers, 26 April 2012, New York City, USA
Research Achievement
1995-07-01CRCG Research Grant
Research Achievement
1995-07-01First Class Award for Academic Book Publication, Association of University Press, South China
Research Achievement
1996-01-01Hang Seng Bank Golden Jubilee Education Fund
Research Achievement
Professional Societies
Term PeriodPositionProfessional Societies
03/2006-03/2007Vice-ChairAssociation of American Geographers, China Specialty Division
09/2005 to presentVice-ChairChina's Geographic Society, Economic Geography Commission
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Area of Expertise:
Area of Expertise (EN)Area of Expertise (ZH)
Urban and regional development in China (中國城市區域發展)
Urban and regional development in China中國城市區域發展
Transnationalism and Chinese diaspora (中國華僑地理)
Transnationalism and Chinese diaspora中國華僑地理
Social geography of China; public policy and regional development; economic geography; Hong Kong-Guangdong integration (經濟地理)
Social geography of China; public policy and regional development; economic geography; Hong Kong-Guangdong integration經濟地理
Land property rights in China (中國土地管理)
Land property rights in China中國土地管理
Spoken Languages:
Spoken Language(s) (EN)Spoken Language(s) (ZH)
English, Putonghua, Cantonese, Chaozhouese (Teochew)英語、普通話、粵語、潮州語
English, Cantonese, Putonghua, Chaozhouese (Teochew)英語、粵語、普通話、潮州語
Written Languages:
Written Language(s) (EN)Written Language(s) (ZH)
English, Chinese英文、中文
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