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Dr Min Jiang

PhD (MQ), LLM (Tsinghua), Grad Cert Tertiary Ed (VU), LLB (SCUN)

Senior Research Fellow, College of Business

Dr Min Jiang is a Senior Research Fellow at the College of Business, Victoria University.

She has been coordinating and undertaking a number of major research projects on understanding tourism vulnerability and developing adaptation strategies for tourism to build resilience to climate change.

Min is developing an international reputation for her pioneering research in tourism adaptation to climate change. Since completing her PhD Min has contributed to attracting a total of $462,036 external grants for seven research and industry consultancy projects.

She has also published more than 40 academic publications of various kinds including two edited books and several A or A* journal/conference papers. In 2012 Min was awarded a Victoria University Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Research and Research Training (Early Career Researcher).

Focusing on China's water law and policy reform, Min's PhD investigated the international water governance debate around tradable water rights across a number of countries, and explored the legal and institutional arrangements of water rights trading for China. Her new book titled Towards Tradable Water Rights: China's Water Law and Policy Reform will be published by Springer in 2015. Min's current research interests are in adaptation to climate change, sustainable tourism, and water law and policy.

Recent publications

Refereed journal articles

Abascal, T. E., Fluker, M., and Jiang, M. (2014) Domestic demand for Indigenous tourism in Australia: understanding motivations, barriers, and implications for future development. Journal of Heritage Tourism, pp1-20.doi:10.1080/1743873X.2014.921183

Wong, E., Jiang, M., Klint, L. M., Dominey-Howes, D., and DeLacy, T. (2013) Evaluation of policy environment for climate change adaptation in tourism. Tourism and Hospitality Research, 13(4), pp201-225. doi:10.1177/1467358414524978

Wong, E., Jiang, M., Klint, L., DeLacy, T., Harrison, D., and Dominey-Howes, D. (2013) Policy Environment for the Tourism Sector's Adaptation to Climate Change in the South Pacific - The Case of Samoa. Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research, 18(1-2), pp52-71. doi:10.1080/10941665.2012.688511

Filep, S., Cao, D., Jiang, M., and DeLacy, T. (2013). Savouring tourist experiences after a holiday. Leisure/ Loisir, 37(3), pp191-203. doi:10.1080/14927713.2013.842731

Jiang, M., Wong, E., Klint, L., DeLacy, T. and Dominey-Howes, D. (2012) Tourism adaptation to climate change: Analysing the policy environment of Fiji. International Journal of Tourism Policy, 4(3), pp238-260

Wong, E., DeLacy, T. and Jiang, M. (2012) Climate change adaptation in tourism in the South Pacific – Potential contribution of public-private partnerships. Journal of Tourism Management Perspectives, 4, pp136-144

Klint, L.,Wong, E., Jiang, M., DeLacy, T., Harrison, D. and Dominey-Howes, D. (2012) Climate change adaptation in the Pacific island tourism sector: Analysing the policy environment in Vanuatu. Current Issues in Tourism, 15(3), pp247-274

Jiang, M., DeLacy, T., Mkiramweni, N. and Harrison, D. (2011) Some evidence on tourism alleviating poverty. Annals of Tourism Research, 38(3), pp1181-1184

Jiang, M. (2011) Tourism adaptation to climate change in China: A policy review. International Journal of Climate Change Impacts and Responses, 2(4), pp1-8

Books

DeLacy, T., Jiang, M., Lipman, G., and Vorster, S. (2014) (eds) Green Growth and Travelism: Concept, Policy and Practice for Sustainable Tourism. London and New York: Routledge. ISBN: 9780415531795 / 0415531799

Lipman, G., DeLacy, T., Hawkins, R., Voster, S. and Jiang, M. (2012) (eds) Green Growth and Travelism – Letters from Leaders, Goodfellow Publishers, London. ISBN: 978-1-908999-17-7 HBK, 978-1-908999-18-4 PBK

Books under contract

Jiang, M. (2015) Towards Tradable Water Rights: China’s Water Law and Policy Reform, Switzerland: Springer

Refereed chapters

Jiang, M. and DeLacy, T. (2014) A climate change adaptation framework for Pacific Island tourism. In: DeLacy, T., Jiang, M., Lipman, G., and Vorster, S. (eds.), Green Growth and Travelism: Concept, Policy and Practice for Sustainable Tourism. London and New York: Routledge, pp225-240

Lipman, G., Jiang, M., Vorster, S., and DeLacy, T. (2014) Signposts on the green growth path. In: DeLacy, T., Jiang, M., Lipman, G., and Vorster, S. (eds.), Green Growth and Travelism: Concept, Policy and Practice for Sustainable Tourism. London and New York: Routledge, pp259-270

Jiang, M., DeLacy, T., Klint, L. and Wong, E. (2013) Tourism adaptation to climate change in the South Pacific. In: Reddy, M. V. and Wilkes, K. (eds), Tourism, Climate Change and Sustainability, London and New York: Routledge (Earthscan), pp.189-208

View the full list of Min's publications in Victoria University's Institutional Repository.

Higher Degree Research supervision

Completions: 1 PhD student, 1 Masters by Research student

Current principal supervision: 1 PhD student

Current associate supervision: 3 PhD students

Recent research grants

Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre: Assessing the economic value and vulnerability of nature based tourism industry in the Ovens and Alpine Area of North East Victoria (2013), AU$75,000

Australia-China Council: Leading-edge information, communication and geospatial technologies to support green growth and sustainable tourism in China and Australia (2013), AU$29,100

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH: Coping with climate change in the Pacific Islands Region (CCCPIR) – Community tourism and climate change (2013), EU$175,357(AU$219,206)

Australia-China Council: Chinese/Australian alumni travelling patterns and behaviour: Implications for tourism development (2012), AU$5,000

Victoria University

International Collaborative Research Grant Scheme with Central University of Finance and Economics: Unmet demand from China: The role and potential of international China-based alumni networks for Australian tourism promotion and product and service development opportunities (2014), AU$20,000

International Collaborative Research Grant Scheme with Central University of Finance and Economics: Developing a roadmap for tourism destinations to move towards green growth: Focus on Beijing, China (2013), AU$20,000

Researcher Development Grant: Tourism adaptation to climate change in Jiuzhaigou Biosphere Reserve, Sichuan, China (2012), AU$21,942

International Collaborative Research Grant Scheme with Central University of Finance and Economics: Chinese-Australian alumni travel patterns and behaviour: An exploration of the implications for economic development (2012), AU$20,000

Professional membership

  • International Association for Society and Natural Resources (IASNR)
  • Expert Network of Pacific Asia Tourism Pty Ltd (PAT)
  • National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF)

Portfolios

Areas of expertise

  • Climate change adaptation: tourism adaptation to climate change, tourism vulnerability and resilience
  • Environmental law and policy: Chinese environmental law and policy, water governance, water allocation mechanisms and water property rights, water based tourism
  • Sustainable tourism: tourism and climate change, tourism and the green economy, Pacific tourism, China tourism
Min Jiang

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