THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITYSPEED
Dr LAM, Tao-chiu
林道超

Senior Lecturer 高級講師

BSSc, MPhil (C.U.H.K.); PhD (ANU)
Email : tchiulam@speed-polyu.edu.hk  


Teaching and Scholarly Interests

  • Local Governments
  • Public Administration and Business - Government Relations in the PRC
 

Biography

Dr. Lam Tao-chiu got PhD at The Australian National University.  He taught in the Department of Management at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University for 17 years before moving to PolyU SPEED. He is currently the Scheme Leader of Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) Scheme.  Dr Lam's main research interests are local governments, public administration and business - government relations in the PRC. He also closely follows public sector management and reforms in Hong Kong. He has published on local government and public sector management in China.

 

Publications

“The Civil Service System: Policy Formulation and Implementation,” in Lo Chi Kin, Susan Pepper and Tsui Kai Yuen, (eds.), China Review 1995, Hong Kong, Chinese University Press, 1995, pp.2.1-2.43. (with Chan Hon S.)

“Designing China’s Civil Service System: General Principles and Realities,” International Journal of Public Administration, Vol.18, No.8 (1995), pp.1297-332. (with Chan Hon S.)

“A Discipline in the Shadow of the State: Public Administration in Post-Mao China,” International Journal of Public Administration, Vol.19 No.2 (February 1996),   pp.179-210. (with Wong Hoi-kwok)

“Local Interest Articulation in the 1980s,” in Yeung Yue-man and Sung Yun-wing (eds.), Shanghai: Transformation and Modernisation under China’s Open Policy, Hong Kong, Chinese University Press, 1996, pp.123-52.

“The Rise and Challenge of Administrative Reform in China: Post-Mao and Beyond,” in Joseph Y.S. Cheng (ed.), China after Deng, Hong Kong, Chinese University Press, 1998, pp. 137-70. (with Cheung Kai-chee)

“Reforming China’s Cadre Management System: Two Views of a Civil Service,” Asian Survey,  Vol.XXXVI, No.8 (August 1996), pp.772-86. (with Chan Hon S.)

"Institutional Constraints, Leadership, and Development Strategies: Panyu and Nanhai under Reform," in Cities in Post-Mao China: Recipes of Economic Development in the Reform Era, edited by Jae Ho Chung, London, Routledge, 1999, pp.256-95.

"An Instrumental Discipline for the Party and State: Public Administration Education and Training in China," in Handbook of Comparative Public Administration in the Asia-Pacific Basin, edited by Hon Chan and H.K. Wong, New York, Marcel Dekker, 1999, pp.325-51. (with H.K. Wong).

“Development, Issues and Challenges: Public Administration Education and Training in China,” in Serving the State: Global Public Administration Education ad Training, Vol. II: Diversity and Change, edited by Morton Davies, John Greenwood, Lynton Robins and Nick Walkley, Aldershot, Ashgate, 2000, pp.1-22. (with H.K. Wong)

"Reforming the Shadow of the State: Institutional Constraints and Service Organizations in China," Policy Studies Journal, Spring 2001, pp.12-32. (with James L. Perry)

“Service Organizations in China: Reform and its Limits,” in Remaking Public Management in China, edited by Peter N.S. Lee and Carlos Lo, Conn., Westport, 2001, pp.19-40. (with James Perry)

 “Allocation of responsibility: Managerial perspectives on pollution in three Chinese municipalities,” Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy 2003, Vol.21, pp.445-65. (with Gerald Fryxell, Carlos Lo)

“China’s City System in Flux: Explaining Post-Mao Administrative Changes,” The China Quarterly, No.180 (December 2004), pp.945-64. (with Jae Ho Chung).

Lam Tao-chiu, “The federalist possibility? Breaking the Chinese exceptionalism,” in Jae Ho Chung (ed.), Determinants of China’s Future, Rowman & Littlefield, 2007, pp.81-106.

China’s Local Administration: Traditions and Changes in the Sub-National Hierarchy, Roudledge, 2010. (edited with Jae Ho Chung)

“County System and County Governance,” in Jae Ho Chung and Lam Tao Chiu (eds.), China’s Local Administration: Traditions and Changes in the Sub-National Hierarchy, Roudledge, pp.149-73.

 “Urban District: a half or a full level of state administration,” in Jae Ho Chung and Lam Tao Chiu (eds.), China’s Local Administration: Traditions and Changes in the Sub-National Hierarchy, Roudledge, pp.196-220. (with Carlos Lo).

Book Reviews

Review of Bureaucracy, Politics, and Decision-making in Post-Mao China (edited by Kenneth Lieberthal and David Lampton. University of California Press, 1992), in Australian Journal of Chinese Affairs, January 1995, pp.157-159.

Review of The Waning of the Communist State: Economic Origins of Political Decline in China and Hungary (edited by Andrew Walder. University of California Press, 1995), in The China Journal, January 1997, 122-24.

Review of Perspectives on Hong Kong Society (by Benjamin Leung. Oxford University Press, 1996), in The China Journal, January 1997, pp.193-95.

Review of Tethered Deer: Government and Economy in a Chinese County (by Marc Blecher and Vivienne Shue. Stanford University Press, 1996), in The China Journal, July 1997, 179-181.

Review of Inflation and Investment Controls in China: The Political Economy of Central-Local Relations during the Reform Era (by Yasheng Huang. Cambridge University Press, 1996), in The China Journal, January 1997, pp.133-136.

Review of Small Town in China: Governance, Economy, Environment and Lifestyle in Three Zhen, by Richard Kirby, Ian Bradbury, and Guanbao Shen, Aldershot; Ashgate, 2000, in The China Journal, January 2002, pp.162-3.

Review of Remaking the Chinese Leviathan: Market Transition and the Politics of Governance in China, by Dali Yang, in The China Journal, No.58, July 2007, 202-3.