Shin, Hyun Bang

Dr Hyun Bang Shin  

Department

Position held

Associate

 

Associate Professor in Geography and Urban Studies

 

Non LSE positions held

White Rose East Asia Centre, University of Leeds

Research Associate

 

Experience keywords:

China; East Asia; Korea; Olympic games; Southeast Asia; cities; comparative studies; displacement; gentrification; governance; housing; mega-events; post-socialist transition; urban conservation; urban development; urban policy; urban politics; urban regeneration; urbanisation; urbanism

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Hyun Bang Shin, BSc (Seoul National University), MSc (LSE), PhD (LSE), joined the Department of Geography and Environment, LSE in 2008.

His research involves re-thinking of various concepts that are produced out of the development experience of post-industrial/Western cities, and aims at understanding how the experience of East Asian urbanisation propelled by strong states re-writes the social and physical landscape in the context of global uneven development.

Four themes have been at the centre of his research: (1) property-based urban redevelopment and state entrepreneurialism; (2) urban development politics; (3) Asian urbanisation; and (4) theorising gentrification in the Global South.

He was the recipient of the STICERD/LSE Annual Fund New Researcher Award in 2009, which funded his two-year research (May 2009 - July 2011) on the socio-spatial implications of the 2010 Asian Summer Games in Guangzhou, China.

Together with colleagues from the UK, Chile and Argentina, Hyun Shin also received funding from the Urban Studies Foundation and the Urban Studies journal to organise Urban Studies Seminar Series (2011-2012) on Towards an Emerging Geography of Gentrification in the Global South.

He is currently working on a number of publication projects including a co-authored monograph (Polity Press) and a co-edited volume (Policy Press) on critical discussions of gentrification in the global South context as well as a monograph on Making China Urban (Routledge).

Sectors and industries to which research relates:

Construction and Property; Consultancy; Policy and Regulatory Bodies; Public Administration

Countries and regions to which research relates:

China; East Asia; Korea; Latin America; Southeast Asia

Languages:

Chinese [Spoken: Intermediate, Written: Intermediate]; Japanese [Spoken: Basic, Written: Basic]; Korean [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Fluent]; Russian [Spoken: Basic, Written: Basic]; Spanish [Spoken: Basic, Written: Basic]

Media experience:

Radio

Contact Points

LSE phone number:

+44 (0)20 7955 6383

LSE email:

h.b.shin@lse.ac.uk

Publications

2016

Shin, Hyun Bang (2016) Spectacles urbains, méga-événements sportifs et inégalités en Chine In: Delcourt, Laurent, (ed.) Sport et mondialisation. Alternatives Sud, 23. CETRI, Belgium, 121-146. ISBN 9782849504963

Shin, Hyun Bang (2016) Economic transition and speculative urbanisation in China: gentrification versus dispossession Urban Studies, 53 (3). 471-489. ISSN 0042-0980

Lees, Loretta and Shin, Hyun Bang and López-Morales, Ernesto (2016) Planetary gentrification Polity Press, Cambridge, UK. ISBN 9780745671642

2015

Shin, Hyun Bang (2015) Urbanization in China In: Wright, James D., (ed.) International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences . Elsevier, Oxford, UK.

Lees, Loretta and Shin, Hyun Bang and López-Morales, Ernesto (2015) Conclusion: global gentrifications In: Lees, Loretta and Shin, Hyun Bang and López-Morales, Ernesto, (eds.) Global Gentrifications: Uneven Development and Displacement. Policy Press, Bristol, UK, 441-452. ISBN 9781447313489

Lees, Loretta and Shin, Hyun Bang and López-Morales, Ernesto (2015) Introduction: 'gentrification' - a global urban process? In: Lees, Loretta and Shin, Hyun Bang and López-Morales, Ernesto, (eds.) Global Gentrifications: Uneven Development and Displacement. Policy Press, Bristol, UK, 1-18. ISBN 9781447313489

Shin, Hyun Bang (2015) China meets Korea: the Asian Games, entrepreneurial local states and debt-driven development In: Gruneau, Rick and Horne, John, (eds.) Mega Events and Globalization: Capital and Spectacle in a Changing World Order. Routledge research in sport, culture and society. Routledge, Abingdon, UK. ISBN 9781138805613

Lees, Loretta and Shin, Hyun Bang and López-Morales, Ernesto, eds (2015) Global gentrifications: uneven development and displacement Policy Press, Bristol, UK. ISBN 9781447313489

Shin, Hyun Bang and Kim, Soo-Hyun (2015) The developmental state, speculative urbanisation and the politics of displacement in gentrifying Seoul Urban Studies, 53 (3). 540-559. ISSN 0042-0980

Shin, Hyun Bang and Lees, Loretta and López-Morales, Ernesto (2015) Introduction: locating gentrification in the Global East Urban Studies, 53 (3). 455-470. ISSN 0042-0980

2014

Shin, Hyun Bang (2014) Contesting speculative urbanisation and strategising discontents In: Brekke, Jaya Klara and Dalakoglou, Dimitris and Filippidis , Christos and Vradis, Antonis, (eds.) Crisis-scapes: Athens and beyond. Synthesi, Athens, Greece, 139-149. ISBN 9781938660153

Shin, Hyun Bang (2014) Book review: a middle class without democracy: economic growth and the prospects for democratization in China by Jie Chen LSE Review of Books (17 Apr 2014) Blog entry

Shin, Hyun Bang (2014) Urban spatial restructuring, event-led development and scalar politics Urban Studies, 51 (14). 2961-2978. ISSN 0042-0980

Shin, Hyun Bang (2014) Contesting speculative urbanisation and strategising discontents City: Analysis of Urban Trends, Culture, Theory, Policy, Action, 18 (4-5). 509-516. ISSN 1360-4813

Shin, Hyun Bang (2014) Elite vision before people: state entrepreneurialism and the limits of participation In: Altrock, Uwe and Schoon, Sonia, (eds.) Maturing Megacities: the Pearl River Delta in Progressive Transition. Advances in Asian Human-Environmental Research . Springer, Dortrecht, Germany. ISBN 9789400766730

2013

Shin, Hyun Bang (2013) China's speculative urbanism and the built environment China Policy Institute Blog (24 Apr 2013) Blog entry

Shin, Hyun Bang (2013) Development and dissent in China's 'urban age' Cities in Conflict Series (25 Feb 2013) Blog entry

Shin, Hyun Bang (2013) [Book review]: The new Asian city: three dimensional fictions of space and urban form Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 31 (5). 947-948. ISSN 0263-774X

Jennings, Will and Shin, Hyun Bang and Perryman, Mark and Davis, Juliet and Burdett, Ricky and Power, Anne (2013) Introducing our latest eCollection: 2012 London Olympics British Politics and Policy at LSE (11 Jan 2013) Blog entry

Shin, Hyun Bang and Li, Bingqin (2013) Whose games? The costs of being 'Olympic citizens' in Beijing Environment and Urbanization, 25 (2). 549-566. ISSN 0956-2478

Shin, Hyun Bang and Li, Bingqin (2013) Whose games? The costs of being "Olympic citizens" in Beijing Environment and Urbanization, 25 (2). 559-576. ISSN 0956-2478

Li, Bingqin and Shin, Hyun Bang (2013) Intergenerational housing support between retired old parents and their children in urban China Urban Studies, 50 (16). 3225-3242. ISSN 1360-063X

Shin, Hyun Bang (2013) The right to the city and critical reflections on China's property rights activism Antipode: a Radical Journal of Geography, 45 (5). 1167-1189. ISSN 0066-4812

2012

Shin, Hyun Bang (2012) Looking back and ahead: lessons from the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games British Politics and Policy at LSE (1 Aug 2012) Blog entry

Shin, Hyun Bang (2012) Urban land battles in China: resistance and land politics LSE Review of Books (25 Jun 2012) Blog entry

Shin, Hyun Bang (2012) Book review: ghetto at the center of the world: Chungking Mansions, Hong Kong LSE Review of Books (20 Nov 2012) Blog entry

Shin, Hyun Bang (2012) Unequal cities of spectacle and mega-events in China City: Analysis of Urban Trends, Culture, Theory, Policy, Action, 6 (6). 728-744. ISSN 1360-4813

Shin, Hyun Bang and Li, Bingqin (2012) Migrants, landlords and their uneven experiences of the Beijing Olympic Games CASE paper, CASE/163. Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, London, UK.

2011

Shin, Hyun Bang (2011) Vertical accumulation and accelerated urbanism: the East Asian experience In: Gandy, Matthew, (ed.) Urban Constellations. Jovis Verlag, Berlin, Germany, 48-53. ISBN 9783868591187

Shin, Hyun Bang (2011) Right to the city and critical reflections on property rights activism in China’s urban renewal contexts CASEpapers, CASE/156. Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

2010

Shin, Hyun Bang (2010) Empowerment or marginalisation: land, housing and property rights in poor neighbourhoods In: Wu, Fulong and Webster, Chris, (eds.) Marginalization in Urban China: Comparative Perspectives. International political economy series. Palgrave Macmillan, 112-130. ISBN 9780230237728

Shin, Hyun Bang (2010) Book review: "Shanghai Pudong: urban development in an Era of global-local interaction" by Y. Chen International Journal of Housing Policy , 10 (1). 97-100. ISSN 1461-6718

Shin, Hyun Bang (2010) Urban conservation and revalorisation of dilapidated historic quarters: the case of Nanluoguxiang in Beijing Cities, 27 Sup (1 (S)). S43-S54. ISSN 0264-2751

Shin, Hyun Bang (2009) Life in the shadow of mega-events: Beijing Summer Olympiad and its impact on housing Journal of Asian Public Policy, 2 (2). 122-141. ISSN 1751-6242

Shin, Hyun Bang (2009) Property-based redevelopment and gentrification: the case of Seoul, South Korea Geoforum, 40 (5). 906-917. ISSN 0016-7185

2008

Shin, Hyun Bang (2008) Living on the edge: financing post-displacement housing in urban redevelopment projects in Seoul Environment and Urbanization, 20 (2). 411-426. ISSN 0956-2478

Shin, Hyun Bang (2008) Driven to swim with the tide?: urban redevelopment and community participation in China CASEpapers, CASE/130. Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

2007

Shin, Hyun Bang (2007) Understanding China's urban transformation in post-reform period: an interview with Fulong Wu Planning and Policy, 305. 81-101. ISSN 1739-3450

Shin, Hyun Bang (2007) Residential redevelopment and social impacts in Beijing In: Wu, Fulong, (ed.) China’s Emerging Cities: the Making of New Urbanism. Routledge contemporary China series. Routledge, London, UK, 163-184. ISBN 9780415416177

Shin, Hyun Bang (2007) The role of communities in urban regeneration and social mix: an interview with Anne Power Planning and Policy, 309. 85-97. ISSN 1739-3450

Shin, Hyun Bang (2007) ‘Entrepreneurial’ local state: the implications of Beijing’s shifting emphasis on urban redevelopment policies Working Paper, 22. Asia Research Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

2005

Shin, Hyun Bang (2005) Changes in China's social welfare system during the reform period (in Korean) Health and Welfare Forum, 104. 116-135. ISSN 1226-3648

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