MA Shu Yun 馬樹人

Research Projects


  • Plagues and Institutions: The Status of Chinese Medicine in Tung Wah Hospital
  • MA Shu Yun
    1 April 2004
    CUHK Research Committee Funding (Direct Grants)

    This project is a study on institutional stability and change. It will examine the impact of the bubonic plague in 1894 and SARS in 2003 in the institutional status of Chinese medicine in Hong Kong’s public health system in general, and in Tung Wah Hospital in particular. Specifically, it will focus on the following key issues:
    Tung Wah Hospital and Chinese medicine as social institutions;
    The policy environment of Chinese medicine in Tung Wah Hospital;
    The impact of plagues on the institutional status of Chinese medicine In Hong Kong’s public health system in general, and in Tung Wah Hospital in particular;
    Implications of the case on theories on institutional stability and change. (SS03761)


  • The Politics of Listing Chinese State Enterprises on Hong Kong
  • MA Shu Yun
    31 December 2000
    Research Grants Council (Earmarked Grants)

    Listing of Chinese state enterprises in Hong Kong began in the mid-1980s, first in the form of "red chip" companies, and later through the issuing of "Hshares". As of end of 1999, there were 42 "red chip" and 44 "H-share" companies. The project will study the formation of these "red-chip" and "H-share" companies from a political perspective. It will use this case to examine the relative strength of the Chinese state. (CU00354)


  • The Voluntary Sector and Heritage Conservation in Hong Kong
  • MA Shu Yun
    1 January 2008
    CUHK Research Committee Funding (Direct Grants)

    This project will explore the potential role of the voluntary sector in heritage conservation in Hong Kong. In particular, it will investigate the applicability of the experience of the British and the U.S. National Trusts to Hong Kong. The project is an attempt to look for a “third way” (other than the market and the state) to improve heritage conservation in Hong Kong. While the voluntary sector has played an important role in heritage conservation in many developed countries, this approach has seldom been discussed in Hong Kong. This project has direct policy relevance to heritage conservation in Hong Kong, an issue that has attracted growing public attention in recent years. The project will also contribute to the theoretical understanding of the role of the voluntary sector, and thus the importance of civil society, in providing public goods that are not available through market and the state. (SS07300)



Research Publications


  • "Finding the Scapegoat: Hong Kong's Post-SARS Revival Programme". Paper presented in the Proceedings of the International Research Foundation for Development World Forum on Small Island Developing States, organized by Mauritius Conference 2005. 2005.



  • "Listing Chinese Enterprises in Hong Kong and China's Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations". Problems of Pos-Communism vol.50 no.6, United States of America: M E Sharpe, 2003.11. pp.28-37.


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