Professor Wang Yu
Professor Wang Yu, holds a Doctor Degree from Kyoto University (Japan)
in Urban Planning. Prior to working at Shanghai Jiaotong University,
she worked as an UN Researcher for United Nations Centre for Regional
Development (UNCRD) and as an urban planner for Urban Planning and
Management Bureau of Xian Municipality, China. Her research interests
mainly focus on urban governance and regional development. She is
Executive Standing Member of Urban Science Institute of Shanghai,
member of Senior Expert Committee, Shanghai Association for Science
& Technology (SAST), member of City Planning Institute of Japan.
1996-1999 Department of Engineering, Kyoto University，Japan, Ph.D.
1993-1996 Department of Engineering, Kyoto University，Japan, M.A.
1986-1990 Department of Urban Planning, Tongji University, China,
2002- Asso. professor and professor, School of International and
Public Affairs, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China
1999-2003 UN Researcher, United Nations Centre for Regional Development,
1990-1993 Planner, Urban Planning and Management Bureau of Xi’an
Main Research Projects and Papers:
WANG Yu, WEI Chengrui, DAI Sishi. Empirical Study on Evaluation
Index of Carrying Capacity of Urban Public Service in Shanghai [J].
Journal of Shanghai Jiaotong University. 2018,26(02)
WANG Yu. Security of Urban Living and Its Institutional Origins
in Risk Society [J]. Urban Development Studies, 2017,24(01)
WANG Yu. Definition and Improvement of Carrying Capacity of Urban
Public Services [J]. Journal of Shanghai Jiaotong University. 2016,24(06)
WANG Yu, ZHANG Yanjie，WANG Yanan. Institutional Origins of Urban
Problems and Its Countermeasures: A Case Study on Shanghai. Journal
of Shanghai Jiaotong University. 2014.6.
WANG Yu, FAN Lili. Policy Routes for Balanced Public Service Distribution
in Rapid Urbanization--Case studies on growth management policies
in Florida, U.S.A.[J]. Journal of Shanghai Jiaotong University.
WANG Yu, FAN Lili. Empirical Research on Equality of Public Environmental
Service and Evaluation Indicators [J]. Population, Resources and
Environment of China. 2012.4.
WANG Yu. Analysis on Equality of Public Environmental Service：Regional
and Urban-Rural Disparity [J]. Journal of Shanghai Jiaotong University.
WANG Yu, LI Yejie, DONG Lili. Value and Means of Democracy: Institutional
Framework of Public Hearing for Decision Making of Urban Planning
[J]. Urban Planning, 2010.5.
WANG Yu, DONG Lili, LI Yejie. Current Condition and Trends of Public
Hearing in Urban Planning Permit System [J]. Urban Development Studies.
WANG Yu. Regulation of Urban Sprawl and Its Transformation in U.S.A
[J]. Urban Issues. 2010.1.
WANG Yu. Comparative Studies on Legislative Process and Institutional
Building of Urban Planning System in the U.S.A, U.K., and Japan
[J]. Urban Issues. 2010.1.
WANG Yu. Current Condition, Problems and Trends of British Development
Regulation [J]. Regional studies and Development. 2009.5.
WANG Yu. Comparative Studies on Judicial Supervision of Urban Planning
System in the U.S.A, U.K. and Japan [J]. International Urban Planning.
WANG Yu. Evolution of Theories and Practices on Public Redistribution
of Development Benefits [J]. Journal of Urban Planning. 2008.6.
WANG Yu. Harmony and Symbiosis in Urban Development: Analysis of
Social Ecological Influence of Urban Renewal [J]. Journal of Shanghai
Jiaotong University. 2008.4.
WANG Yu. Financial Resources and Subway Project Management in Tokyo
Metropolitan Area [J]. Japan Studies. 2007.7.
WANG Yu. Structural Transformation and Its Influence in the Process
of Suburbanization in Shanghai [J]. Human Geography, 2007.05.
WANG Yu. Redistribution of Urban Function and Population in Shanghai
[J]. Population and Economy, 2007.04.
WANG Yu. Public Participation in Urban Planning: Case Study on
Japan [J]. Human Geography, 2006.05.
WANG Yu. Characters and Transformation of Coordinated Mechanism
in Regional Planning: Case Study on Japan [J]. Urban Planner, 2006.04.
WANG Yu. Theories and Practices of Participatory Urban Renewal
in Low-Income Community [J]. Urban Studies, 2006.08.
Comparative Study on Legal and Institutional Framework of Urban
Planning and development regulation System in the U.S., U.K. &
Japan -Analytic Framework from Governance Theory [M]. Architecture
and construction Press of China, 2009.
Development of Informal Employment and Public Policies [M]. Chongqing
Influence and Urban Transformation of World Expo. Cities [C]. Fudan
university press. 2009
Comparison and Innovation: Urban Governance in World Cities, Shanghai
People Press, 2006.(Co-author)
Innovation of urban management in global city of Tokyo [M]. Tongji
university press, 2005;
Theories and Practices: Regional development and urban system planning
[C]. UNCRD, 2004.
Researches on Evaluation Methodologies and Improvement Approach
of Carrying Capacity of Public Services Provision in Metropolitan
Cities. Supported by national Foundations for Social Sciences. 2015-2017.
Researches on Critical Challenges and Problems in Urbanization.
Supported by national Foundations for Social Sciences. 2016-2018.
Studies on coordinated multi-agency regulation of urban development-From
the viewpoint of process dependency management. Funded by Shanghai
Social Science Academic Foundation. 2009-2011.
Studies on equalization of public services and its implication
on environment policies. Funded by Ministry of environment preservation,
Studies on process optimization and regulation mechanism of planning
system for urban sprawl control. Funded by Ministry of Education,
Comparative studies on urban planning system in U.S.A., U.K. and
Japan. Funded by Shanghai Social Science Academic Foundation. 2007-2010.
Annual Report of Informal Employment and Public Policies in China,
Research Project funded by Ford Foundation, U.S., 2006.
Competitiveness and Urban Restructuring in Shanghai Metropolitan
Area, International corporative research project, Funded by Korea
Research Institute for Human Settlement, 2006.
Coordinated development of spatial environment in Shanghai metropolitan
area. Funded by Bureau of Construction, Shanghai Municipality. 2004-2007.
Urban Governance and Urban Development. Main course for undergraduate
students. 2003 to now.
Urban Policies Analysis. Course for graduate students. 2011-now.
Urban Governance and Urban Policies. Course for students in Master
of Public Administration. 2004-now.
Evolution of Urban Histories and Civilization in Europe and China.
General education courses for all students. 2009-now.
Urban Planning in the U.S.A. Optional courses for all students.
Membership and Academic Activities
Member. Urban Planning Committee of Shanghai Municipality. From
2009 to now.
Executive Standing Member. Urban Science Institute of Shanghai.
From 2008 to now.
Member. Committee of international urban planning, Urban Planning
Society of China. From 2009 to now.
Member. City Planning Institute of Japan. From 1996 to 2004.
Editor and Referee in “Journal of Shanghai Jiaotong University.
From 2013 to now.
Referee in “Journal of International Urban Planning”. From 2010
Referee in “Population, Resources and Environment of China”. From
2011 to now.
Advisory member. Standing Committee of Min-Hang District Peoples
Congress, Shanghai. 2017-
Professional Honors and Awards
Annual Outstanding papers, Awarded by Urban Planning Society of
Chinese link: http://www.sipa.sjtu.edu.cn/szll/qzjs/ggxzx/wy.htm
Professor Zhang, Junhua
Dr. Junhua Zhang is a guest Professor of Political Science at the
School of International and Public Affairs of the Shanghai Jiao
Tong University (SJTU). He began to conduct research on Israel and
the Middle East in 2009. During Nov 2012-Jan 2013 he worked as a
visiting professor at the invitation of the Hebrew University.
His research involves the topics, among others, of comparative development
strategies, geopoplitics in Middle East and climate diplomacy. Past
research projects include the “Political Culture after the Power
Transition 2002 in China,”, the “Internet Policy of PRC”, “China’s
Climate Diplomacy” and the “Implication of China’s Labor Law Contract”.
He compiled the monograph in German Die schwierige Geburt der Freiheit
(Peter Lang, 2001) and he is editor of China′s Digital Dream –Impact
of the Internet on Chinese Society (European University Press, 2002)
and authors of various articles on Chinese politics in international
journals. His recent article about the Israeli politics is “Trends
after the Israeli election 2013 and China’s Role in the Israel-Palestine
Die schwierige Geburt der Freiheit (Peter Lang, 2001)
Zhang Junhua and Martin Woesler (eds.), China’s Digital Dream:
The Impact of the Internet on Chinese Society. Bochum: University
Press Bochum (China— Science and Scholarship; 5), 2002. 272 pp.
Perspectives of the Labour Contract Law in China (with XuXiaohong),
Participatory Budgeting in Asia and Europe - Key Challenges ofParticipation
(with Rudolf Traub-Merz, ed.) 2012,Houndmills, Basingstoke:Palgrave
Citizens' participation, especially participatory budgeting, has
spread out in both continents, even if the context is very different.
This book offers an overview of the latest developments in democratic
innovation, presenting contributions from scholars and practitioners
of each continent who are highly recognised as experts in their
Rethinking Contemporary Capitalism , CASS Publishing House Beijing
Israel’s Contemporary Political and Economic Developments , CASS
Publishing House, Beijing, 2018.
Study on Israel's Turning Right From the Perspective of Political
Starting from 1990s, Israeli government has been increasingly turning
right, which, to a certain extent, counters the efforts of international
community in facilitating peace in the region. This article tries
to explore the cause of the turning right in the Israeli society
in a perspective of political demography. The author holds that
the Israeli social structure has been fundamentally changed due
to massive immigration from the former Soviet Union, which laid
the groundwork of a right-wing government. More importantly, the
conservative feature in terms of political attitude among the young
generations inherited from the elder one has been hardly altered
regardless of Israel's "melting pot". The widely used
Russian language in media for this group made the formation of "social
inertia" possible. Under such circumstances, the peace process
can hardly move forward.
Chinese link: http://www.sipa.sjtu.edu.cn/szll/qzjs/gjgxx/zjh_kzjs_.htm
Doctor Huang Ping
Dr. HUANG Ping is an assistant professor at the Department of International
Relations, Shanghai Jiao Tong University. She received her M.A.
in international relations from Fudan University and her Ph.D. in
sociology of religion from Hong Kong Baptist University. She was
a postdoctoral research fellow at the Berkley Center for Religion,
Peace and World Affairs, Georgetown University. She also did research
work at the Academia Sinica in Taiwan and at the Chinese University
of Hong Kong.
Dr. Huang teaches at Shanghai Jiao Tong University graduate courses
“Religion and Chinese Society”, “Public Diplomacy”, as well as undergraduate
courses “Religion and Society”, and “China's Foreign Policy”. Dr.
Huang is author of scholarly articles on religion and international
relations, public diplomacy as well as Chinese religions. Moreover,
She writes articles about international relations for newspapers
and magazines in China.
Abstract of the papers
 Internet，Religion and International Relations: From the Perspective
of Resource Mobilization Theory
【Abstract】This paper uses “structuration theory” as a standing
point for discussion in which religion and international relations
are depicted as two analytic categories playing the role of a structure
as well as an initiating agency． These two categories have an overlapping
area where governmental and religious non － governmental agents
interact with each other and among themselves． Given the fact that
the structures of both religion and international relations are
relatively stable，Internet as a mobilizing resource for religious
non － governmental actors significantly increases their abilities
to engage in international affairs，therefore enlarging the area
of interaction for religion and international relations．
Source: World Economics and Politics, 2011(09):52-66.
 Change, Structure and Discourse：A Discussion on the Symbiosis
Theory of International Society from the Perspective of Global Governance
Abstract：Since the late 20th century, international relations are
undergoing a slow and profound change, at the same time, China also
began to rise peacefully in the international community. For these
new phenomena, Chinese scholars explore their own cultural resources
and refer to advanced western theories to put forward the symbiosis
theory of international society, trying to explain and provide solutions
to these new phenomena. From the perspective of sociology, this
paper takes global governance as the entry point, discusses the
various changes in the international society from the aspects of
change, structure and discourse, and discusses the value and significance
of the symbiosis theory of international society in solving the
changes and problems.
Source：International Review, 2014(01):63-70.
 Identity Anxiety and Religious Dependence：The Issue of Muslim
Immigrants in Europe from the Perspective of Olivier Roy’s “Neofundamentalism”
Abstract：Muslim immigrants in Europe have a strong anxiety to identity，especially
for the second-and third- generation immigrants. Neofundamentalism
is a new development of Islamic fundamentalism in the context of
globalization，which abandons the strategy of achieving political
normalization within the framework of modern nation-state， choose
to receive Islam at the transnational level，and supports the establishment
of a global Muslim community on the basic of Islamic law. Due to
the unique background of European society，Neofundamentalism in some
sense echoes the identity anxiety of Muslim immigrants. Therefore,
Neofundamentalism has spread its influences in Europe and has caused
various political consequences. Neofundamentalism in European has
several characteristics such as deterriorialisation and reterritorialization,
deculturation and re-Islamization, and individualization and Jihadism.
Source :The Journal of International Studies, 2017,38(05):40-62+4.
 Religious Risks in the Belt and Road Initiative: A Case Study
Abstract: Most countries involved in the “Belt andRoad Initiative”
have a long history of religious tradition and a strong religious
atmosphere. To evaluate risks involved in the successful implementation
on the Belt and Road Initiative, religious risks should not be ignored.
Religious risks can be roughly divided into cognitive risks and
developing risks. This paper mainly discusses the developing risks
which emphasizes the fact that religious (at least nominally) leads
to violence and conflict, and therefore, becomes a type of risk.
In Pakistan, an important state in the Belt and Road Initiative,
religious conflict, sectarianism and religious extremism are the
three main religious risks. These risks, which will deteriorate
political environment, bring economic losses and safety problems，are
quite worthy of attention.
Source: Journal of Shanghai Jiao Tong University Philosophy and
Social Sciences, 2017,25(03):14-22.
 Religious Dialogue and the Construction of Human Destiny Community
Abstract：In the face of the increasing interdependence of countries
in the world and the increasingly fierce global challenges, Xi Jinping
has put forward the important idea of "a Human Destiny Community
", in which exchanges and mutual learning among different civilizations
are very important. This paper believes that in the exchange and
mutual understanding of civilization, China should pay attention
to the role of religious dialogue. Because religious dialogue can
shape the value ties of the community of human destiny, it can lay
a path of governance for constructing a community of human destiny.
In addition, China has rich ideological wisdom and action practices
in religious dialogue. Therefore, China should not be absent from
Source: The Religious Cultures in the World, 2018(04):24-29.
Chinese link: http://www.sipa.sjtu.edu.cn/szll/qzjs/gjgxx/hp.htm
Professor Uzi Rabi
Dr. Uzi Rabi is the Director of the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle
Eastern Studies at Tel Aviv University. Prof. Rabi regularly appears
on national and international news programs for his commentary on
current events in the Middle East.
Uzi Rabi's edited volume, International Intervention in Local Conflicts:
Conflict Management and Crisis Revolution Since the Cold War
was published by I.B. Tauris in the Fall of 2010. Rabi's paper,
"A Political Culture and Foreign Policy Shaped by a Moderate
Religious View – the Case of the Sultanate of Oman," was presented
at a conference on Ibadism of Oman, held at the University of Tuebingen,
Germany, in May 2011. In early September he spoke at the University
of Sao Paulo, Brazil, and in Buenos Aires on "Is a Palestinian
State Imminent? Perspectives and Possible Scenarios." These
events were organized by the Friends of TAU-Argentina. Also in September,
Rabi participated in the annual conference hosted by the International
Institute for Counter-Terrorism at the Interdisciplinary Center
(IDC) Herzliya, in a workshop entitled, "The Middle East: Between
Democracy and State Failure?" The topic of his presentation
was, "Is Yemen a Failed State?"
Associate Professor Wang Yu
Israeli history, contemporary Israeli politics and society
“Economic and Cultural Interactions between Israel and China: Opportunities
and challenges”, in Anoushiravan Ehteshami & Niv Horesh (eds.),
China's Presence in the Middle East: The Implications of the One
Belt, One Road Initiative, London: Routledge, 2018, pp. 137-157
“Changing Ways of Commemorating the Holocaust in Israel: Possible
Lessons for China?” World history Studies (English Edition) Vol.
3, No. 1, June 2016, pp. 74-90.
A National Minority in Ethnic Democracy: Arabs in Israel in the
Decade of Transition 1967-1977 (Lambert Academic Publishing), 2010
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