Edmund Li SHENG 盛力

Associate Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences
Professor
Programme Coordinator of Master of Arts in European Stuides
Programme Coordinator of Escola Superior das Forças de Segurança de Macau


Contact Information

Tel: +853 8822 4340
Office: Room 4025, Humanities and Social Sciences Building (E21)
E-mail: edmundsheng@um.edu.mo

  • Ph.D. (Political Economy), Universitaet Freiburg, Germany
  • M.A. (Political Economy), Universitaet Freiburg, Germany
  • B.A. (German Literature), Peking University
  • Political Economy

Journal Papers

  • Sheng, L. (2015) Theorizing Global Imbalances: A Perspective of Savings and Inequality. Cambridge Review of International Affairs, 28(2), 191-204. (SSCI Impact Factor: 0.896, 47/86, International Relations)
  • Sheng, L. (2015) Theorizing Income Inequality in the Face of Financial Globalization. The Social Science Journal, 52(3), 415-424. (SSCI Impact Factor: 0.715, 60/96, Social Science Interdisciplinary)
  • Sheng, L., and Zhao, W.B. (2016) Strategic Destination Management in the Face of Foreign Competition: The Case of Macao. Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing 33(2), 263-278. (SSCI Impact Factor: 1.453, 22/44, Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism)
  • Sheng, L. (2016) Explaining the Transformation of Urban Island Politics: The Case of Macau. Island Studies Journal, 11(2), 521-536. (SSCI Impact Factor: 0.897, 53/96, Social Science Interdisciplinary)
  • Sheng, L. (2016) Explaining US-China Economic Imbalances: A Social Perspective. Cambridge Review of International Affairs, 29(3), 1097-1111. (SSCI Impact Factor: 0.896, 47/86, International Relations)
  • Sheng, L. (2017) Explaining Urban Economic Governance: The City of Macao. Cities, 61(2017), 96-108. (SSCI Impact Factor: 2.449, 2/38, Urban Studies)
  • Sheng, L. Li, T. and Wang, J. (2017) Tourism and Externalities in an Urban Context: Theoretical Model and Empirical Evidence. Cities, 70(2017), 40-45. (SSCI Impact Factor: 2.449, 2/38, Urban Studies)
  • Sheng, L. and Wan, P. (in press) Explaining Urban Governance in the Midst of Political Transformation: The City of Macao. Asia Pacific Viewpoint (SSCI Impact Factor: 1.212, 6/69, Area Studies)

Co-authored Monograph

  • Sheng, L. (with Hao, Y.F., and Pan, G.J.) (2017) Political Economy of Macao since 1999: Dilemma of its Success. Singapore: Springer.

Full list of Publications

Professor Li Sheng received his M.A. and Ph.D. from Universitaet Freiburg, Germany, after graduating from Peking University. His research focuses mainly on tourism and international political economy, and recently on urban political economy and Macao studies. He has published over 50 research papers in peer-reviewed academic journals, among which 32 published in journals listed in the Social Sciences Citation Index.

Professor Sheng’s services, honors, and projects include Associate Dean of Faculty of Social Sciences, University Senate member, Programme Coordinator of Escola Superior das Forças de Segurança de Macau, Programme Coordinator of Master of Arts in European Studies, external advisor to Macao Central Policy Unit (政策研究室)with regard to Macao’s Urban Development Master Plan and Macao’s Territorial Sea Management, member of Economic Development Committee(經濟發展委員會)chaired by the Chief Executive, member of Public Services Evaluation Committee(公共服務評審委員會), member of Industrial Layout Experts Consultative Committee (產業規劃專家論證小組), Vice Chairman of Grand Thought Think Tank Macao, member of the editorial board of “Cities”, First Prize (research paper category) in the 3rd Macau Humanities and Social Sciences Outstanding Achievement Award (第三屆澳門人文社會科學研究優秀成果評獎), Second Prize (research paper category) in the 4th Macau Humanities and Social Sciences Outstanding Achievement Award (第四屆澳門人文社會科學研究優秀成果評獎), leading the project "A Political Economy Analysis of Economic Imbalances in the Post-Crisis Era" (2016-2018), the project “Explaining Cross-Destination Variations in Taxing Tourism: A Sustainability Perspective” (2017-2018), and the project "Economic and Legal Study on Macao Land for Macao People"(澳人澳地的經濟法律分析研究)(2013) commissioned by the Secretary of Transport and Public Works; and participation in the projects “Directions and Strategies of Macau’s Public Administration Reform” (2013), “Macao Tourism Carrying Capacity” (2005-2010) commissioned by the Secretary of Social and Cultural Affairs, “Study on European Social-Economic Model” (2005-2008) commissioned by the European Commission, and “One Country, Two Systems and Macao SAR” (2004). Professor Sheng is a member of European Association of Evolutionary Political Economy, Regional Studies Association International, International Studies Association and International Political Economy Society.

Prior to arriving at the University of Macau, he was a professor and coordinator of Bachelor of Gaming and Recreation Management Programme at Macao Polytechnic Institute. He was also a post-doctoral supervisor for Sun Yat-sen University-Macao Polytechnic Institute Center of Gaming Studies, and a visiting professor at Mainland-Hong Kong-Macao Cooperation Centre for Synergy in Innovation.

Professor Sheng has been residing in Macao since 1990s, and he masters German, English, Mandarin Chinese and Cantonese Chinese.