Faculty & Staff Details

qi Chen

Hong Jiang, Associate Professor

Degree: Ph.D. Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts, 1997.

Office Location:437 Saunders Hall
Phone Number: (808) 956-8164
Fax Number: (808) 956-3512
Email: hjiang@hawaii.edu


Ph.D., Geography, Clark University. 1997.

M.A.,Geography, Clark University. 1994.

M.S. Geography, Beijing Normal University, China. 1988.

B.S. Geography, Beijing Normal University, China. 1985.

Courses Taught

GEOG 102 - World Regional Geography

GEOG 330 - Culture and Environment

GEOG 353 - Geography of China

GEOG 468 - (new course number pending) – Special Topics in “Env, Science, Politics”

GEOG 757 - Graduate Seminar: Cultural Geography


Cultural geography of the environment, perception of nature, environmental ideology and politics; minority people and resource use in China, ideas of nature in Chinese thought


  • Jiang, Hong (accepted). Science and policy discourse of desertification and its control in China. In Roy Behnke ed., Desertification: Science, politics and public perception. Springer.

  • Jiang, Hong. 2013 (in press). Encountering propaganda documents in China. In M. Conran and F. Suzanne eds., Tweets from the field: Ethnographic updates from Asia and the Pacific. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press.

  • Jiang, Hong. 2012 Great Green Wall (China). In Sam Geall, Jingjing Liu, & Sony Pellissery eds., China, India, and East and Southeast Asia: Assessing Sustainability (The Encyclopedia of Sustainability Vol. 7). Great Barrington, MA: Berkshire Publishing. 174–176.

  • Jiang, Hong. 2011 Whither the Mongols? Trace Foundation Newsletter 2011 (August). (Web access: http://www.trace.org/news/whither-mongols)

  • Jiang, Hong. 2010. Desertification in China: Problems with policies and perceptions. In Joel J. Kassiola and Sujian Guo eds., China's environmental crisis. Palgrave Macmillan. 13-40.

  • Jiang, Hong. 2008. Grassland campaigns in China’s collective era: Socialist politics and local initiatives in Uxin Ju, a “Pastoral Dazhai”. In P. Ho and R. L. Edmonds (eds.) China’s Embedded Activism: Opportunities and constraints of a social movement (Rutledge Studies on China in Transition). London: Routledge. 89-110.

  • Reynolds, J. F., D. M. Stafford Smith, E. F. Lambin et al. (one of 17 authors). 2007. Global desertification: Building a science for dryland development. Science. Vol. 316, May 2007, 847-851.

  • Jiang, Hong. 2006. Poaching state politics in socialist China: Uxin Ju’s grassland campaign during 1958-1966. Geographical Review 96 (4): 633-656.

  • Jiang, Hong 2006. Decentralization, ecological construction, and the environment in post-reform China: Case study from Uxin banner, Inner Mongolia. World Development 34 (11): 1907-1921.

  • Jiang, Hong. 2006. Fences, ecologies, and changes in pastoral life: Sandy land reclamation in Inner Mongolia, China. In Karl Zimmerer ed., Globalization and new geographies of conservation. University of Chicago Press. 296-314.

  • Jiang, Hong. 2005. Grassland management and views of nature in China since 1949: Regional policies and local changes in Uxin Ju, Inner Mongolia. Geoforum 36 (5): 641-653.

  • Jiang, Hong. 2004. Cooperation, land use, and the environment in Uxin Ju: A changing landscape of a Mongolian-Chinese borderland in China. Annals of Association of American Geographers 94 (1): 117-139

  • Jiang, Hong. 2003. Stories remote sensing images can tell: Integrating remote sensing analysis with ethnographic research in the study of cultural landscape. Human Ecology 31(2): 215-232.

  • Jiang, Hong. 2002. Culture, ecology, and nature’s changing balance: Sandification on Mu Us Sandy Land, Inner Mongolia, China. In J. F. Reynolds and D. M. Stafford Smith eds., Global desertification: Do humans cause deserts? Berlin: Dahlem University Press. 181-196.

  • Robbins, P. F., N. Abel, H. Jiang, M. Mortimore, M. Mulligan, G.S. Okin, D.M. Stafford Smith, and B.L. Turner II. 2002. Desertification at the community scale: Sustaining dynamic human-environment systems. In J. F. Reynolds and D. M. Stafford Smith eds., Global desertification: Do humans cause deserts? Berlin: Dahlem University Press. 325-356.

  • Jiang, Hong, and J. Ronald Eastman. 2000. Application of fuzzy measures in multi-criteria evaluation in GIS. International Journal of Geographic Information Science 14(2): 173-184.

  • Jiang, Hong. 1999. The Ordos Plateau of China: An endangered environment. Tokyo: United Nations University Press. p. 210.