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Research Team
Professor Wang Yu, Executive Director
Professor Zhang, Junhua  ,Honorary Director
Doctor Huang Ping
Professor Uzi Rabi
Associate Professor Wang Yu

Professor Wang Yu
Executive Director
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, B.A.

Working Experience
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, Nagoya, Japan.
1990-1993 Planner, Urban Planning and Management Bureau of Xi’an Municipality, China.

Main Research Projects and Papers:
Journal 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. 2012.6.
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. 2011.3.
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. 2010.2.
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. 2009.4.
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 Press. 2009.
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.

Research projects:
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, China. 2010.
Studies on process optimization and regulation mechanism of planning system for urban sprawl control. Funded by Ministry of Education, China. 2007-2010.
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. 2004-2011.

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 to now.
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 China. 2011

Chinese link: http://www.sipa.sjtu.edu.cn/szll/qzjs/ggxzx/wy.htm

Professor Zhang, Junhua 
Honorary Director
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 Peace Process”. 
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), 2010.
Participatory Budgeting in Asia and Europe - Key Challenges ofParticipation (with Rudolf Traub-Merz, ed.) 2012,Houndmills, Basingstoke:Palgrave Macmillan;
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 fields.
Rethinking Contemporary Capitalism , CASS Publishing House Beijing 2017;
Israel’s Contemporary Political and Economic Developments , CASS Publishing House, Beijing, 2018.
Study on Israel's Turning Right From the Perspective of Political Demography
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
[1] 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.

[2] 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.

[3] 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.

[4] Religious Risks in the Belt and Road Initiative: A Case Study of Pakistan

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.

[5] 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 religious dialogue.

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
Deputy director
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[1] 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
Research areas
Israeli history, contemporary Israeli politics and society
Journal Papers
“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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