Min Jiang PhD LLM GCTE LLB

Min

Dr Min Jiang is a Research Fellow at Victoria University in Melbourne. As an environmental lawyer by training (Macquarie University, Sydney), Min has published internationally in academic journals and books in the areas of tourism adaptation to climate change and water governance. She has led and coordinated a number of research and industry consultancy projects on climate change adaptation, tourism and the green economy in Australia, China, and the South Pacific.

Career Summary & Highlights

  • PhD in Environmental Law with international research profile & publication record
  • Strong inter-disciplinary expertise: environmental law and policy expert with an interest in climate change adaptation and sustainable tourism and a focus on the Asia Pacific region
  • Involved in a range of research and consultancy projects to a value of AU$1,096,365 including a major AusAID funded Pacific Tourism – Climate Adaptation Project (PT-CAP) (ADRA0800029) (Role – Project Coordinator)
    Attracted research grant & consultancy income of AU$643,740
  • Authored 13 peer reviewed journals articles (including ARC ERA A* ranked journal), 2 edited books, 6 book chapters, 25 conference papers and presentations (including ARC ERA A ranked conference), 12 technical reports, and 9 government and industry presentations
  • Author of the commissioned book Towards Tradable Water Rights: China’s Water Law and Policy Reform by Springer
  • Co-Editor of the forthcoming book Green Growth and Travelism by Routledge
  • Co-Editor of the new book Green Growth and Travelism – Letters from Leaders launched at Rio+20
  • International teaching experience at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels
  • Registered research higher degree supervisor at Victoria University currently co-supervising two PhD students and one Masters by Research student
  • Effective working relationships with government, industry and professional bodies in Australia and overseas (especially in China and the South Pacific)
  • Award recipient of Victoria University Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Research and Research Training 2012 (Early Career Researcher)
  • Award recipient of Victoria University Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Research and Research Training 2013 (Research Team)

University Qualifications

  • Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Education (GCTE), 2011-2012, Victoria University.
  • PhD, 2005-2008, Centre for Environmental Law, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. (AU$105,000 international PhD scholarship awarded)
  • LLM, 2000-2003, School of Law, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. Master of Law in Civil and Commercial Law. (Tsinghua Law School is ranked 26th in the world, and highest in China, in the 2012 QS World University Rankings in Law)
    (RMB30, 000 or AU$7,500 Present General Registration Scholarship awarded)
  • LLB, 1996-2000, Department of Law, the South-Central University for Nationalities, Wuhan, China. Bachelor of Law in Economic Law.
    (RMB3, 500 or AU$875 Scholarship for Outstanding Students awarded)

Research Interests & Expertise

My interests are:

  • Climate change adaptation: vulnerability and resilience of the coupled human-environment systems to climate change, tourism adaptation to climate change, policy environments for climate change adaptation
  • Environmental law and policy: Chinese environmental law and policy, water governance, water allocation mechanisms and water property rights, water based tourism, sustainable use of natural resources
  • Sustainable tourism: tourism and climate change, tourism and the green economy, tourism use of water, community development and poverty reduction, China tourism, Pacific tourism

Selected Publications

Refereed Journal Articles

Accepted, In Press & Published

  • Wong, E., Jiang, M., Klint, L., Dominey-Howes, D., DeLacy, T., and Harrison, D. (accepted). Evaluation of policy environment for climate change adaptation in tourism, Tourism and Hospitality Research.
  • Filep, S., Cao, Dan, Jiang, M., Delacy, T. (2013) Savouring tourist experiences after a holiday. Leisure/Loisir, 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.
  • Lipman, G., DeLacy, T., Vorster, S., Hawkins, R., and Jiang, M. (2012). Green growth and travelism: A new paradigm. Progress in Responsible Tourism, 1(2), pp6-19.
  • 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.
  • Wong, E., Jiang, M., Klint, L., DeLacy, T., Harrison, D., and Dominey-Howes, D. (2012). 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, Available online DOI: 10.1080/10941665.2012.688511.
  • Klint, L., Jiang, M., Law, A., DeLacy, T., Filep, S., Calgaro, E., Dominey-Howes, D., and Harrison, D. (2012). Dive tourism in Luganville, Vanuatu: Shocks, stressors, and vulnerability to climate change, Tourism in Marine Environments, 8 (1/2), pp91-109.
  • 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

  • Jiang, M. (Commissioned – contract signed for publication in early 2015). Towards Tradable Water Rights: China’s Water Law and Policy Reform, Springer, Switzerland.
  • DeLacy, T., Jiang, M., Lipman, G., and Voster, S. (in press). (eds) Green Growth and Travelism: Concept, Policy and Practice for Sustainable Tourism, Routledge, London.
  • 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.

Book Chapters

Accepted, In Press & Published

  • Jiang, M., and DeLacy, T. (in press). A climate change adaptation framework for Pacific Island tourism, in DeLacy, T., Jiang, M., Lipman, G., and Voster, S. (eds) Green Growth and Travelism: Concept, Policy and Practice for Sustainable Tourism, Routledge, London.
  • Lipman, G., Jiang, M., Vorster, S., and DeLacy, T. (in press). Signposts on the green growth path, in DeLacy, T., Jiang, M., Lipman, G., and Voster, S. (eds) Green Growth and Travelism: Concept, Policy and Practice for Sustainable Tourism, Routledge, London.
  • 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, Earthscan, pp.189-208.
  • Lipman, G., DeLacy T., Voster S., Hawkins, R., and Jiang, M. (2012). Introduction and overview, in Lipman, G., DeLacy, T., Voster, S., Hawkins, R. and Jiang, M., (eds) Green Growth and Travelism – Letters from leaders. Goodfellow Publishers, pp.1-7.
  • Lipman, G., DeLacy, T., Voster, S., Hawkins, R., and Jiang, M. (2012).Towards transformations, in Lipman, G., DeLacy, T., Voster, S., Hawkins, R. and Jiang, M., (eds) Green Growth and Travelism – Letters from leaders. Goodfellow Publishers, pp.8-21.
  • Lipman, G., DeLacy, T., Voster, S., Hawkins, R., and Jiang, M. (2012). New directions, in Lipman, G., DeLacy, T., Voster, S., Hawkins, R., and Jiang, M., (eds) Green Growth and Travelism – Letters from leaders. Goodfellow Publishers, pp.22-26.

Conference Publications

  • Cao, D., Jiang, M., and DeLacy, T. (2012). Policy environment for tourism adaptation to climate change: A case of Jiuzhaigou, China, the International Conference on Tourism, Climate Change and Sustainability, Bournemouth University, UK, 13-14 September 2012.
  • Wong, E., DeLacy, T., and Jiang, M. (2012). Climate change adaptation in tourism in South Pacific – Potential contribution of public-private partnerships, the 2nd Interdisciplinary Tourism Research Conference, Fethiye, Turkey, April 2012.
  • Jiang, M., Wong, E., Klint, L., DeLacy, T., and Dominey-Howes, D., (2011). Climate change adaptation for tourism in the Pacific: Analysing the policy environment in Fiji, in Andriotis, K., Theocharous, A., and Kotsi, F. (eds) Proceedings of the International Conference on Tourism (ICOT 2011): Tourism in an Era of Uncertainty, International Association for Tourism Policy.
  • Mkiramweni, N., Jiang, M., DeLacy, T., and Filep, S. (2011). Ecotourism vulnerability to climate change: Scoping out the shocks and stressors in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, the 8th Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute Scientific Conference, Arusha, 6-8 December 2011.
  • Jiang, M., Cao, D., and DeLacy, T. (2011). Conflict and coordination of multiple values of water resources: A legal and policy analysis from a perspective of fresh water based tourism in China, the International Conference on Drinking Water Safety, Security, and Sustainability, Hangzhou, China, 9-11 October 2011. (Chair and keynote presentation at the Session 5B: Trends and Approaches in Water Sustainability). Full paper published in the conference proceedings, pp. 125-138.
  • Klint, L., Jiang, M., Law, A., DeLacy,T., Calgaro, E. and Filep, S. (2011). Climate change and tourism – Sensitivities of the dive tourism sector in Vanuatu, the Conference of climate change in the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji, September 2011.
  • DeLacy, T. and Jiang, M. (2011) Enhancing the resilience of Pacific Islands tourism sector against impacts of climate change, UNWTO International Peace through Tourism Conference, Zambia, May 2011. (Invited paper)
  • Jiang, M., Wong, E., Klint, L., DeLacy, T., and Dominey-Howes, D., (2011), Climate change adaptation for tourism in the Pacific: Analysing the policy environment in Fiji, the International Conference on Tourism (ICOT) 2011, Rhodes, Greece, April 2011.
  • Klint, L., Jiang, M., Law, A., Calgaro, E., and DeLacy, T. (2011) Climate change and dive tourism: Understanding the vulnerability of Luganville’s dive tourism system to climate change, CAUTHE 2011 Conference, Adelaide, Australia, February 2011.
  • Jiang, M. (2010), Tourism adaptation to climate change in China: A policy review, the Second International Conference on Climate Change Impacts and Responses, Brisbane, Australia, 8-10 July 2010.
  • Jiang, M., Wong, E., Calgaro, E., Dominey-Howes, D., Harrison, D., and DeLacy, T.(2010), Adaptation to climate change risks for the South Pacific tourism sector, CAUTHE 2010 Conference, Hobart, Australia, 8-11 February 2010.
  • Jiang, M., DeLacy, T., and Noakes, S.(2009), Tourism, the millennium development goals and climate change in the South Pacific Islands, the International Conference on Meeting the Millennium Development Goals: Old Problems, New Challenges, Melbourne, Australia, December 2009. Available online at http://www.latrobe.edu.au/humansecurity/assets/downloads/MDGconfpapers/Min_Jiang.pdf.
  • DeLacy, T., Wong, E., Jiang, M., Dominey-Howes, D., and Harrison, D. (2010), Policy analysis for enhancing the resilience of Pacific Islands tourism sector against impacts of climate change, the third International Conference on Sustainable Tourism, Crete, Greece, April 2010.
  • Jiang, M. (2008), Government Allocation, Market Allocation and Government Intervention in China’s Water Policy Reform, the International Water Resources Association 13th World Water Congress, Global Changes and Water Resources: Confronting the Expanding and Diversifying Pressures, Montpellier, France, 1-4 September 2008.
  • Jiang, M. (2008), Water Rights Trading in China's Water Policy Reform: Current Practices and Future Development, Water Down Under 2008 incorporating 31st Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium and 4th International Conference on Water Resources and Environment Research, Adelaide. Australia, 14-17 April 2008. Proceedings of Water Down Under 2008, Engineers Australia, pp.1831-1842. (ARC ERA A ranked conference)

Technical Reports

  • Pyke, J., Jiang, M., DeLacy, T., Smith, E., Li, G-J, and Li, A-M. (2013). New ways to connect with China: Tourism and the international education nexus, A strategic discussion paper, Victoria University, Melbourne, Pp16.
  • Pyke, J., Smith, E., Jiang, M., Li, G-J., Li, A-M., DeLacy, T. (2013). The role and influence of China based Australian Alumni on travel and tourism, Centre for Tourism and Services Research, Victoria University, Melbourne, Pp65.
  • Klint, L., Jiang, M., Dominey-Howes, D., DeLacy T., and van der Veeken, S. (2012). Tourism adaptation to climate change: A framework for building resilient tourism destinations. A Technical Report for the AusAID Pacific Tourism – Climate Adaptation Project. PT-CAP Technical Report No. 10, Centre for Tourism and Services Research, Victoria University, Melbourne, Pp43.
  • Jiang, M., Calgaro, E., Klint, L., Bisht, T., Hendriyetty, N., van der Veeken, S., Van den Eynde, A., Dominey-Howes, D., and DeLacy, T. (2012). Vulnerability resilience assessment for Samoa. A Technical Report for the AusAID Pacific Tourism – Climate Adaptation Project. PT-CAP Technical Report No. 9, Centre for Tourism and Services Research, Victoria University, Melbourne, Pp97.
  • van der Veeken, S., Calgaro, E., Jiang, M., Law, A., and Klint, L., and DeLacy, T. (2012) Vulnerability resilience assessment for Vanuatu. A Technical Report for the AusAID Pacific Tourism – Climate Adaptation Project. PT-CAP Technical Report No. 8, Centre for Tourism and Services Research, Victoria University, Melbourne, Pp86.
  • Law, A., Jiang, M., Wong, E., Klint, L., DeLacy, T. (2012). Policy analysis for Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands. A Technical Report for the AusAID Pacific Tourism – Climate Adaptation Project. PT-CAP Technical Report No. 6, Centre for Tourism and Services Research, Victoria University, Melbourne, Pp46.
  • Klint, L., Calgaro, E., Jiang, M., Law, A., and DeLacy, T. (2011). Vulnerability resilience assessment for Vanuatu. A Technical Report for the AusAID Pacific Tourism – Climate Adaptation Project. PT-CAP Technical Report No. 7, Centre for Tourism and Services Research, Victoria University, Melbourne, Pp104.
  • Cao, D., Law, A., Jiang, M., Wong, E., Klint, L., and DeLacy, T. (2011). Policy analysis for Tonga, A Technical Report for the AusAID Pacific Tourism – Climate Adaptation Project. PT-CAP Technical Report No. 5, Centre for Tourism and Services Research, Victoria University, Melbourne, Pp22.
  • Jiang, M., Wong, E., Klint, L. DeLacy, T., Dominey-Howes, D. and Harrison, D. (2010). Policy analysis for Fiji. A Technical Report for the AusAID Pacific Tourism – Climate Adaptation Project. PT-CAP Technical Report No. 4, Centre for Tourism and Services Research, Victoria University, Melbourne, Pp65.
  • Wong, E., Jiang, M., Klint, L., DeLacy, T., Dominey-Howes, D., and Harrison, D. (2010). Policy analysis for Samoa. A Technical Report for the AusAID Pacific Tourism – Climate Adaptation Project. PT-CAP Technical Report No. 3, Centre for Tourism and Services Research, Victoria University, Melbourne, Pp43.
  • Klint, L., Jiang, M., Wong, E., DeLacy, T., Dominey-Howes, D., and Harrison, D. (2010) Policy analysis for Vanuatu. A Technical Report for the AusAID Pacific Tourism – Climate Adaptation Project. PT-CAP Technical Report No. 2, Centre for Tourism and Services Research, Victoria University, Melbourne, Pp92.
  • Jiang, M., Dominey-Howes, D., Wong, E., Harrison, D., Too Go, S., Horoi, R., Noakes, S., and DeLacy, T. (2009) PT-CAP engagement and context. A Technical Report for the AusAID Pacific Tourism – Climate Adaptation Project. PT-CAP Technical Report No. 1, Centre for Tourism and Services Research, Victoria University, Melbourne, Pp20.

Research Grant, Cosultancy Income and Awards

Career total income: AUS $643,740
Research Grants – Successful

  • AU$75,000 – Assessing the economic value and vulnerability of nature based tourism industry in the Ovens & Alpine Area of North East Victoria, (submitted), Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre. Role – Chief Investigator (with three others).
  • AU$29,100 – July 2013. Leading-edge information, communication and geospatial technologies to support Green Growth and sustainable tourism in China and Australia. Australia-China Council 2013-2014 Grant Round. (Category One) Role – Chief Investigator (with six others)
  • AU$20,000 – November 2012. Developing a roadmap for tourism destinations to move towards green growth: Focus on Beijing, China. International Collaborative Research Grant Scheme Victoria University, Melbourne and Central University of Finance and Economics, Beijing. Role - Chief Investigator (with four others)
  • AU$5,000 – July 2012. Chinese/Australian alumni travelling patterns and behaviour: Implications for tourism development. Australia-China Council 2012-2013 Grant Round. (Category One) Role – Chief Investigator (with three others)
  • AU$21,942 – Jan 2012. Tourism adaptation to climate change in Jiuzhaigou Biosphere Reserve, Sichuan, China – Towards a comparative analysis on nature based tourism. Victoria University Researcher Development Grant. Role – Chief Investigator
  • AU$20,000 – Jan 2012. Chinese-Australian alumni travel patterns and behaviour: An exploration of the implications for economic development. International Collaborative Research Grant Scheme Victoria University, Melbourne and Central University of Finance and Economics, Beijing. Role - Chief Investigator (with two others)
  • AU$15,637 – Jan 2010. Potential contribution of public private partnerships in climate change adaptation of the Pacific Island tourism sector- The case of Samoa. Victoria University Research Development Grant. Role – Chief Investigator (for the second half of the project)

Other Funds and Consultancy Income – Successful

  • EU$175,357 (AU$219,206) - Coping with climate change in the Pacific Islands Region (CCCPIR) – Community tourism and climate change, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. Role – International Expert and Project Manager.
  • AU$93,730 – Oct 2012. Emerging trends in global services. Victoria Department of Business and Innovation. Role – Tourism Sector Specialist.
  • AU$40,000 – Jan 2012. Indentifying investment and trade opportunities for Victoria with China. Victoria Department of Business and Innovation. Role- Tourism Sector Specialist.
  • AU$4,000 – Sep 2008. Macquarie Postgraduate Research Fund (PGRF) and Macquarie International Travel Grant, 2008. For paper presentation at the International Water Resources Association 13th World Water Congress, Global Changes and Water Resources: Confronting the Expanding and Diversifying Pressures, 1-4 September 2008, Montpellier, France.
  • AU$1,000 – Apr 2008. Divisional fund, Macquarie Division of Law. For paper presentation at Water Down Under 2008, April 2008, Adelaide, Australia.
  • AU$1,500 – Nov 2006. Divisional fund, Macquarie Division of Law. For paper presentation at the International Conference on New Legal Issues in European Economic Integration, 17-19 November 2006, Wuhan, China.
  • AU$1,500 – Nov 2006. Divisional fund, Macquarie Division of Law. For the data collection fieldwork of the PhD thesis project, November 2006, China.
  • AU$105,000 – Feb 2005. International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) and International Macquarie University Research Scholarship (iMURS), full scholarship for 3.5 year PhD candidature including international student tuition fee waiver, basic medical insurance, and living stipend, one of the six recipients of IPRS 2005 at Macquarie.