Corruption in the Public Sector (CorPuS)

People's Republic of China: Hong Kong (SAR)

City University of Hong Kong

  • Ting GONG (公婷) ( is Professor of Political Science. She earned her MA and PhD from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs of Syracuse University, USA. Before joining City University of Hong Kong, she taught in the United States for more than a dozen years. Her research interests cover corruption and anti-corruption reform, post-communist transformation, and integrity management. She is the author of the first English book-length study of China’s corruption, The Politics of Corruption in Contemporary China: An Analysis of Policy Outcomes. Her most recent book, Preventing Corruption in Asia: Institutional Design and Policy Capacity (co-edited with Stephen K. Ma) was published by Routledge (UK) in 2009. She has also published extensively in political science and public administration journals. She was the recipient of grants and awards from the University Grants Committee of Hong Kong (RGC), J. William Fulbright Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, American Political Science Association, and American Association of University Women.

  • Sunny Litianqing YANG (楊麗天晴) ( is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Public Policy.

  • Richard Walker (華樂勤) ( is a Chair Professor and holds the Chan Hon-pun Professor in Behavioural and Policy Sciences. He is the Director of the Laboratory for Public Management and Policy. The Lab focuses on questions at the intersection of management and policy and seeks to understand how the behaviour of public service organizations can achieve positive policy outcomes to enhance public values. The current agenda of the lab focuses on (1) replicating experimental studies in public management to develop stronger theoretical insights into the behaviour of public service organizations, examining government-citizen relationship on topics such as performance information use and policy tools, and using big data and computational social sciences to examine the research-practice gap in public management, and (2) integration studies using meta-analytical and bibliometric techniques to synthesize existing knowledge on questions of public management and policy.”

  • Wenyan TU (涂文燕) ( is PhD student at the Department of Public Policy.

The Education University of Hong Kong

  • Hanyu XIAO ( is Assistant Professor in the Department of Asian and Policy Studies (APS) of the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (FLASS) at The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK). Previously, he was a Visiting Fellow and Postdoctoral Fellow at City University of Hong Kong. Dr. Xiao’s current research interests include corruption and anti-corruption reform, public budgeting and the management of financial resources. He uses both qualitative and quantitative methods in conducting research. His recent publications appear in Governance, Social Indicators Research, Policy & Society, Public Administration and Development, Public Money & Management, and some Chinese journals. He obtained his PhD degree from City University of Hong Kong, and MA and BA degrees from Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China.

People's Republic of China: Mainland

Renmin University of China, Beijing

  • Liang MA ( is Associate Professor at the School of Public Administration and Policy. "My research interests include organizational learning and innovation, performance measurement and management, and policy diffusion, with a specific focus on China. I am interested in joining this project for two reasons, substantive and methodological. I believe the China story should be part of the comparative study on corruption and anticorruption. Also, I want to learn cross-cultural experimental methods from this collaborative research."

Republic of China (Taiwan)

National Taiwan University

  • Tsai-tsu SU (蘇彩足) ( is Professor at the Department of Political Science and Graduate Institute of Public Affairs, National Taiwan University. Her teaching and research are focused on public budgeting, administrative reform, and policy analysis. She received a PhD degree from Carnegie Mellon University and taught at the State University of New York at Stony Brook before returning to Taiwan. She served as director at the Department of Political Science from 2005 to 2009 and at the Graduate Institute of Public Affairs from 2014 to 2018. She has also served as a committee member or consultant to various government agencies and was the President of Taiwan Association for Schools of Public Administration and Affairs (TASPAA) for two terms.

  • Mei-Jen HUNG (洪美仁) ( is Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science and Graduate Institute of Public Affairs, National Taiwan University. Her teaching and research interests include bureaucracy, e-government, citizen participation, public private collaboration. She has served as a consultant to Taipei city government. Her publications appear in Australian Journal of Public Administration, Chinese Public Administration Review, and Journal of Dispute Resolution.

  • Ming-Feng KUO (郭銘峰) ( is Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science and Graduate Institute of Public Affairs, National Taiwan University, Taiwan. His research interests include public management, anticorruption studies, local governance, citizen participation, policy analysis, and applied econometrics. He received several academic awards in recent years, such as Best Article Awards in TASPAA and SCPA of ASPA.

South Korea

Korea University

  • Dong Chul SHIM ( is Assistant Professor at the Department of Public Administration at Korea University.

Seoul National University of Science & Technology