James Jixian Wang

Dr. James Jixian WANG was born in Beijing. He received his Bachelor in Economics from the People's University of China, M.Phil. from the University of Hong Kong, and Ph.D. from University of Toronto. Currently he is council member of Hong Kong Society for Transport Studies, and Fellow member of Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (HK) (FCILT). He worked at University of Hong Kong from 1993 to 2017 as lecturer, associate professor, and department head (2011-13). His research area is transport geography, with special interests in nodal transport development, including ports, airports, high-speed-railway stations, and port-city relations. Dr Wang is currently a member of steeling committee of Transport Group of International Geographic Union (IGU). He has published widely in internationally refereed journals and is editorial board member of Journal of Transport Geography, Transportmetrica, Transport Behavior and Society, Asian Geographer, and Urban Planning International. He published sole authored Port-City Interplays in China (Routledge, 2015), and edited the book Ports, Cities, and Global Supply Chains published (Ashgate, 2007). As a port-city specialist, Dr Wang has participated in port-city planning projects and strategic studies for more than 40 Chinese and other Asian port cities and regions. His recent research interests extended to cross-border e-commerce, and the impacts of the Belt-and Road Initiative.


With more than 25 years of experience and expertise, He has been invited as a transport expert or panel member by various city governments, including Hong Kong SAR Government, Guangzhou City Government, Shanghai City Government, and Zhuhai City Government, for projects of urban/regional planning and transport planning.