PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Human Geography and Urban/Rural Planning School of Geography
Field: Urbanization, institutions, urban-rural dualism, villages-in-the-city, rural restructuring, China (不招收研究生)


Ph.D., Geography, University of Washington, 2012
M.A., Geography, Miami University
M.A., China Area Studies, University of Hong Kong
B.S., Economic Geography and Urban/Rural Regional Planning, Minor in Finance, Sun Yat-sen University


2014 to present, South China Normal University, Assistant Professor
2007-2011, University of Washington, Teaching Assistant
2006-2007, University of Washington, Research Assistant
2004-2006, Miami University, Teaching/Research Assistant
2002-2003, WZG Strategy Consultants Guangzhou Office, Planner
1998-2001, Guangdong Urban & Rural Planning and Design Institute, Assistant Planner


Urban and Rural Geography (Undergraduate Required)
Land Use and Planning (Undergraduate Required)
International Urban Planning (Undergraduate Selective)
Geography of China, (in English, Undergraduate Selective)

Methodology of Geography (Bilingual, Graduate Required)
Contemporary Studies on China (Bilingual, Graduate Selective)
Methods and Empirical Studies in Human Geography (Bilingual, Graduate Selective)

Research Support

Research Project:

2015-2017,National Natural Science Funding of China,“Study on the Interaction and Mechanism between New Urbanization and Rural Restructuring from the Institutional Perspective: Case Study in the Pearl River Delta Region.” ¥230,000.

Publications & Presentations:

Chen, Hong, 2012, ’Villages-in-the-City’ and Urbanization in Guangzhou, China. Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Geography, University of Washington.
Huang, Huiming, Yinsheng Tian and Hong CHEN, 2013, Design management based on the morphological categories----A case study of residential land use control in Guangzhou Old City, Urban Planning Forum, 2013(3): 113-120.

Chen, Hong, 2015, Holdout, obedience, and transmutation: the redevelopment of chengzhongcun in Guangzhou, the 10th China-Japan-Korea Joint Conference on Geography& the 1st Asian Conference on Geography, Shanghai, October 10th, 2015.
Chen, Hong, 2014, The changing land properties and rural spatial reconstruction: a case study of chengzhongcun in Guangzhou, Annual Meeting of the Geographical Society of China, Chengdu, October 26th, 2014.
Chen, Hong, 2014, Holdout, obedience, and transmutation: redevelopment of chengzhongcun in Guangzhou. Invited seminar, Department of Anthropology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, April 4th, 2014.
Chen, Hong, 2012, Redevelopment of chengzhongcun in Guangzhou, invited talk, South China Normal University, Guangzhou, China, October 10th, 2012.
Chen, Hong, 2011, Chengzhongcun and urbanization in Guangzhou.Paper Session. Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Seattle WA, April 15th, 2011.
Chen, Hong, 2007, China’s changing urban politics and the impacts on Chinese Cities. Paper Session. Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, San Francisco CA, April 21st, 2007.
Chen, Hong, 2006, Post-socialist urban development in China: a case study on sports events in Guangzhou. Paper Session. Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Chicago IL, March 9th, 2006.
Chen, Hong, 2005, Post-socialist urban development in China. Paper Session. Annual Meeting of the East Lake District of the Association of American Geographers, Bowling Green OH, October 22nd, 2005.
Chen, Hong, 2005, Urban entrepreneurialism in China. Poster Session. Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Denver CO, April 7th, 2005.

Professional Service:

2009 to present, anonymous reviewers:
    Eurasian Geography and Economics
    Urban Studies
Progress in Geography (Chinese academic journal, CAJ)
    Resources Science (CAJ)

Publications and Presentations

2009, 2010, Howard Martin Funds for academic fieldwork. Department of Geography, University of Washington, $2,500.
2009, The China Program Fellowship. China Studies Program, University of Washington, $2,500.
2006 -2007, Distinguished Graduate Student Fellowship at the University of Madison at Milwaukee. $15,000. Declined to accept the University of Washington 2006-2009 three-years Appointment of Teaching Assistantships with tuition waivers.
2005, Summer Research Grants, Department of Geography, Miami University, $900.

Professional Activities


2014 - , The Geographical Society of China
2005 - , Association of American Geographers
2007-2008, elected as the Student Representative, China Geography Specialty Group, Association of American Geographers


Research and Pedagogical Preparation

October-November 2014, Training and Examinations for Colleges and Universities Teachers, passed exams and got the National Teaching Certificate in July 2015, Guangdong Provincial Department of Higher Education Training, Guangzhou
May 2014, Enhanced Skills for Teaching at Colleges and Universities in Guangzhou University Town, Guangdong Provincial Department of Higher Education Training, Guangzhou
May 2009, participated inChina-U.S. Professional Workshop on Regional Sustainable Development. University of Washington, Seattle
January 2007, participated in Public Lectures of The Third Graduate Seminar on China, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Student Supervision (selective):
2016-2017, advising 7 undergraduate students on research projects.
2015-2016, supervised 6 of Class 2016 undergraduate theses.
2015-2016, advised 5 of Class 2017 undergraduate students on research projects.
2014-2015, supervised 9 of Class 2015 undergraduate theses, 4 of them got grade A.
2015, Xiaoxuan Hong, Outstanding Undergraduate Thesis of SCNU, “The Causes and Suggestions on Hollowing Villages in Chaozhou, A Case Study of Longjia Village in Chaoan District,” Advisor.

Contact Information
School of Geography, South China Normal University
Shipai Campus, Guangzhou 510631, China

                                                                                         (Last updated on Monday, April 18th, 2016)