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Name: LIU  Weidong
Current Appointment:
Professor in Economic Geography;
Deputy Head of the Department of Human Geography and Regional Development
Education:
• 1996.11-2000.3, Department of Geography, University of Hong Kong, Ph.D.;
• 1988.7 -1991.4, Institute of Geography, Chinese Academy of Sciences, MS.;
• 1984.9-1988.7, Department of Geography, Peking University, BS.
Areas of Specialization: Economic geography and regional development studies.
• Spatial implications of new information and communication technologies;
• Global production network and foreign direct investment in China;
• Regional development and disparities in China
• Local and regional sustainable development
Academic Awards:
• Elio Matacena Award for Outstanding Papers by Young Scholars in China, 2003,
• National Outstanding Young Geographer, 2003;
• Outstanding Ph.D. Thesis, Faculty of Arts, University of Hong Kong, 2000;
• 2nd Class Award for Science and Technology Progress, CAS, 1998;
• 2st Class Award for Science and Technology Progress, Xiamen, China, 1996
Society Appointments:
• Chair, Commission on Economic Geography, the Geographical Society of China;
• Full member of the IGU Commission on Local Development;
• Advisory Board Member, Progress in Human Geography;
• Editorial Board member, Eurasian Geography and Economics;
• Head, CNC-IHDP/Industrial Transformation Working Group;
• Member of the Membership Committee of the Association of American Geographers;
• Honorary research fellow, AACS, Hong Kong Baptist University;
• Co-Chair, Second Global Conference on Economic Geography, June 25-28, 2007.
Consultancy:
• Consultant to the Office of the Leading Group of Western Region Development of the State Council, for Making the 11th Five-Year-Plan of Western China;
• Consultant to the National Sustainable Communities, the Ministry of Science and Technology of China;
• 2006-07, Part-time consultant to the Asia Development Bank, for the project of “Gansu Provincial Development Strategy”;
• 2004-05, Part-time consultant to China-EU Environmental Management Cooperation Program (Lot 2: Local and Municipal Development), for making Planning Guide for Local Sustainable Development in China,
• 2003-05, Part-time consultant to the World Bank, for the project of “Study of Small Town Development Strategy in China”;
• 2002.2-6, Part-time consultant to the World Bank, for the project of “City Development Strategy in China” (China CDS2);
• 2001.4-6, Part-time consultant to the World Bank, for the project of “Development of Lagging Regions in China”. 
Publications:
1. Liu, Weidong, 2009, Where is the bridge? Progress in Human Geography, 33(1):7-9;
2. Liu, Weidong & Yeung, H.W.C., 2008, China’s Dynamic Industrial Sector: The Automobile Industry, Eurasian Geography and Economics, 49(5):523-548.
3. Liu, Weidong & Wu, Wei, 2008, Development of Local Financial Systems in Mainland China, Eurasian Geography and Economics, 49(2):160-179.
4. Yeung, H.W.C & Liu, Weidong, 2008, Globalizing China: The Rise of Mainland Chinese Firms in the Global Economy, Eurasian Geography and Economics, 49(1):57-86;
5. Liu, Weidong & Dicken, P., 2006, Transnational corporations and ‘obligated embeddedness’: foreign direct investment in China’s automobile Industry, Environment and Planning A, 38(7):1229-1247;
6. Yeung, H.W.C, Liu, Weidong & Dicken, P., 2006, Transnational Corporations and Network Effects of a Local Manufacturing Cluster in Mobile Telecommunications Equipment in China, World Development, 34(3):520-540;
7. Yeung, H.W.C. & Liu W.D., 2006, Teaching Economic Geography in Two Contrasting Asian Contexts: Decentering Anglo-American Economic Geography in China and Singapore, Journal of Geography in Higher Education, V30(3), 449-455.
8. Liu, Weidong, Dicken, P. & Yeung, H.W.C., 2004, New Information and Communication Technologies and Local Clustering of Firms: A case study of the Xingwang industrial park in Beijing, Urban Geography, 25(4):390-407;
9. Liu, Weidong & Lu Dadao, 2002, Rethinking the Development of Economic Geography in Mainland China, Environment and Planning A, 34(12):2107-2126;
10. Sit, V.F.S. & Liu, Weidong, 2000, Restructuring and Spatial Change of China's Auto Industry under Institutional Reform and Globalization, Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 90(4):653-673;
11. Liu Weidong, 2002, Development of the Internet in China and Its Spatial Characteristics, in Hayter R. & Heron R. (eds.), Knowledge, Territory and Industrial Space, Hampshire, UK: Ashgate, pp.87-106;
12. Liu Weidong, 2001, Assessing Total Regional Development in China, in Sit, V.F.S. & Lu, Da-dao (eds.), China’s Regional Disparity: Issues and Policies, New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc., pp.39-83;
13. Wang J. Jixian & Liu Weidong, 2000, The Dynamic Relationship between Central Government and Local Authorities in Orienting Foreign Direct Investment: a case of automotive industry, in Li, S. M. & Tang, W. S. (eds.), China’s Regions, Polity, & Economy, Hong Kong: The Chinese University Press, pp.217-246;
14. Liu Weidong & Lu Dadao, 2005, Methodological Basis for Making Regional Spatial Planning in China in the New Era, Acta Geographic Sinica (in Chinese), V60(6): 894-902;
15. Liu Weidong & Lu Dadao, 2004, Progress in Economic Geography, Annals of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (in Chinese), V.19(1), 35-39;
16. Ye Qi & Liu Weidong, 2004, Progress in the Study of Labour Issues by Economic Geographers in Western Countries, Acta Geographic Sinica (in Chinese), V.50(S); 191-197;
17. Lu, Dadao & Liu, Weidong, 2000, Analysis of Geo-factors behind Regional Development and Regional Policy in China, Geographical Science (in Chinese), V20(6), 487-493.
Major Research Projects since 2004:
• Assessing the Impacts of Industrial Restructuring on Carbon Emission in China, 2007-10, funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology of China, principle investigator;
• A Study of the Spatial Strategy of the Development of Central China, 2005-07, funded by CAS, principle investigator;
• Analysis of Factors and Dynamics of Regional Sustainable Development, 2005-06, funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology of China, principle investigator;
• Modeling of Regional Sustainable Development, 2005-06, funded by IGSNRR, CAS, principle investigator.
• A Study of the Natural Resources and Environmental Basis for Sustainable Development of Central China and Its Spatial Patterns, 2005-06, funded by CAS, principle investigator
• A Study of the Impacts of New Information and Communication Technologies on Firm’s Spatial Organization, 2006-08, funded by China National Natural Sciences Foundation, principle investigator.
• A Study of Small Town Development Strategy in China, 2003-05, the World Bank, expert on industrial economics; 
• Strategy of Sustainable Development of Northeast China, 2004, entrusted by the State Council and granted by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, major investigator
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 Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100101, China
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 Email:
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