• The Rise of Education-featured Gated Communities in Chinese Cities: Formation Mechanism and Implications on Housing Differentiation, The Case of Guangzhou (Ref: 17614720), University Grants Committee of Hong Kong, General Research Fund (GRF), 01/2021-12/2023.
  • Multi-dimensional Housing Inequalities under Financialisation in Pandemic-stricken Chinese and European Megacities, University Research Committee, The University of Hong Kong, 01/2021-12/2023.
  • Equalisation of and Accessibility to Basic Public Services in Developed Regions in China: Theorisation and Practices, National Social Science Foundation of China, Major Research Project, 04/2020-04/2022.
  • The mechanism of low-income housing development and its integrative effects in urban China, National Science Foundation of China, General Program (Ref: 41871165), 01/2019 -12/2022.
  • Uneven Distribution of High-quality Healthcare Resources in Chinese Cities and Its Socio-spatial Implications, National Science Foundation of China, General Program (Ref: 41671153), 01/2017 -12/2020.
  • Chinese Investment in Bangladesh Infrastructure Projects, commissioned by Chinese Academy of Sciences, 01/2020-12/2020.
  • A Pilot Study on Green Development in Nepal, commissioned by Centre for International Knowledge on Development, Development Research Centre of the State Council of the People’s Republic China, 05/2019-05/2020.
  • Small Property Right Housing Development in China, University Research Committee, The University of Hong Kong, 06/2016-06/2019.
  • Low-end Housing Provision under Financialisation and Its Socio-spatial Implications in Urban China, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, 2016 China Program International Fellowship, 02/2016-02/2017.
  • Urban Socio-Spatial Restructuring in China, National Science Foundation of China, Excellent Young Scientist Fund (Ref: 41322003), 01/2014 -12/2016.
  • A political economy analysis of China’s urban redevelopment and its socio-spatial outcomes, National Science Foundation of China, General Program (Ref: 41271180), 01/2013 -12/2016.
  • Socio-spatial restructuring under the ‘three old’ redevelopment policy in Pearl River Delta, the State Key Laboratory of Sub-tropical Building Sciences, China, 12/2011-12/2013.
  • Urban redevelopment and socio-spatial restructuring from the analytical perspective of urban regime theory, the Ministry of Education, China, 01/2011-12/2012.
  • Two waves of gentrification and its socio-spatial consequences in Guangzhou, the Ministry of Education, China, 01/2011-12/2012
  • Gentrification in large Chinese cities under market transition, a case study of Guangzhou, National Science Foundation of China, Young Scholars Program (Ref: 40801061), 01/2009 -12/2011.