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Prof. dr. W.H.M. (Maggi) Leung

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
GPIO : Governance and Inclusive Development
Photographer: Hannes Bläser

Visiting address
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
  • Room number: B4.07
Postal address
  • Postbus 15629
    1001 NC Amsterdam
  • Publications




    • Waters, J., & Leung, W. H. M. (2020). Rhythms, flows and structures of cross-boundary schooling: state power and educational mobilities between Shenzhen and Hong Kong. Population Space and Place, 26(3), [e2298].


    • Gebru, K. M., Leung, M., Rammelt, C., Zoomers, A., & van Westen, G. (2019). Vegetable Business and Smallholders’ Food Security: Empirical Findings from Northern Ethiopia. Sustainability, 11(3), [743]. [details]
    • Gebru, K. M., Rammelt, C., Leung, M., Zoomers, A., & van Westen, G. (2019). Inclusive malt barley business and household food security in Lay Gayint district of northern Ethiopia. Food Security, 11(4), 953-966. [details]
    • Sin, I. L., Leung, W. H. M., & Waters, J. (2019). Degrees of value: comparing the contextual complexities of UK transnational education in Malaysia and Hong Kong. Compare, 49(1), 132-148.
    • Waters, J., & Leung, W. H. M. (2019). South-South Cooperation through education? In E. Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, & P. Daley (Eds.), The example of China with/in Africa (pp. 370-379). (Routledge handbooks). Routledge.


    • Kesper-Biermann, S., Leung, W. H. M., Nethi, V., & Somalingam, T. (2018). Transnational education: teaching and learning across borders: An introduction. Transnational Social Review, 8(2), 116-123.
    • Leung, M., & Theo, R. (2018). Academic mobility and identities: Stories from (ethnic) Chinese students and scholars en route. In Trajectories and Imaginaries in Migration (pp. 182-199). Routledge.
    • Rammelt, C. F., Leung, M., & Gebru, K. M. (2018). The Exclusive Nature of Inclusive Productive Employment in the Rural Areas of Northern Ethiopia. Work, Employment and Society, 32(6), 1044-1060. [details]
    • Schumacher, P., & Leung, W. H. M. (2018). Knowledge (im)mobility through mirco-level interactions: An analysis of the communication process in Chinese-Zambian medical cooperation. Transnational Social Review, 8(1), 64-78.
    • Theo, R., & Leung, M. W. H. (2018). China’s Confucius Institute in Indonesia: Mobility, frictions and local surprises. Sustainability, 10(2), [530].


    • Leung, W. H. M. (2017). Social mobility via academic mobility: Reconfigurations in class and gender identities among Asian scholars in the global north. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 43(16), 2704-2719.
    • Leung, W. H. M., & Waters, J. (2017). Educators sans frontières? Borders and power geometries in transnational education. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 43(8), 1276-1291.
    • Nijenhuis, G., & Leung, M. (2017). Rethinking Migration in the 2030 Agenda: Towards a De-Territorialized Conceptualization of Development. Forum for Development Studies, 44(1), 51-68.
    • Rammelt, C. F., & Leung, M. W. H. (2017). Tracing the Causal Loops Through Local Perceptions of Rural Road Impacts in Ethiopia. World Development, 95, 1-14. [details]
    • Rammelt, C. F., van Schie, M., Nega Tegabu, F., & Leung, M. (2017). Vaguely right or exactly wrong: Measuring the (spatial) distribution of land resources, income and wealth in rural Ethiopia. Sustainability (Switzerland), 9(6), [962]. [details]
    • Waters, J., & Leung, W. H. M. (2017). Domesticating transnational education: discourses of social value, self-worth and the institutionalisation of failure in ‘meritocratic’ Hong Kong. Transactions - Institute of British Geographers, 42(2), 233-245.
    • Waters, J., & Leung, W. H. M. (2017). Trans-knowledge? Geography, mobility and knowledge in transnational education. In H. Jöns, P. Meusburger, & M. Heffernan (Eds.), Mobilities of Knowledge (pp. 269-285). (Knowledge and Space). Springer.
    • van Noorloos, F., & Leung, W. H. M. (2017). Circulating Asian Urbanisms. In E. Woertz (Ed.), An Analysis of Policy and Media Discourse in Africa and Latin America (pp. 125-142). (Europa Regional Perspectives). Routledge.


    • Leung, W. H. M. (2016). 'One Country, Two Systems', 'one city, two systems': Citizenship as a stage for politics of mobility and bordering practices in Hong Kong. Migration Letters, 13(1), 49-63.
    • Waters, J., & Leung, W. H. M. (2016). Immobile Transnationalisms? Young People and Their in situ Experiences of ‘International’ Education in Hong Kong. In T. Bunnell, M. Hayden, & J. Thompson (Eds.), International Education SAGE.
    • Zoomers, A., Leung, M., & Westen, G. V. (2016). Local Development in the Context of Global Migration and the Global Land Rush: The Need for a Conceptual Update. Geography Compass, 10(2), 56-66.


    • Leung, M. W. H. (2015). "Talk to Her, She is also Chinese": A Reflection on the Spatial-Temporal Reach of Co-Ethnicity in Migration Research. Forum, qualitative social research, 16(2).
    • Leung, M. W. H. (2015). Engaging a temporal-spatial stretch: An inquiry into the role of the state in cultivating and claiming the Chinese knowledge diaspora. Geoforum, 59, 187-196.
    • Leung, M. W. H. (2015). Thresholds in academic mobility: The China story. In T. van Naerssen, & M. van der Velde (Eds.), Mobility and Migration Choices (pp. 55-69). Ashgate.


    • Leung, M. W. H. (2014). Unsettling the yin-yang harmony: An analysis of gender inequalities in academic mobility among Chinese scholars. Asian and Pacific Migration Journal, 23(2), 155-182.
    • Leung, M. W. H. (2014). ‘Academic Mobility for Development’ as A Contested Notion: An Analysis of the Reach of the Chinese State in Regulating the Transnational Brains. Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie, 105(5), 558-572.
    • Nijenhuis, G., & Leung, M. W. H. (2014). Introduction to the Dossier: Institutions and Skilled Mobility. Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie, 105(5), 507-510.
    • Nijenhuis, G., & Leung, M. W. H. (Eds.) (2014). Institutions and skilled mobility. Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie, 105(5), 507-638.
    • Waters, J., & Leung, M. W. H. (2014). ‘These are not the best students’: Continuing education, transnationalisation and Hong Kong’s young adult ‘educational non-elite. Children's Geographies, 12(1), 56-69.


    • Leung, M. W. H. (2013). 'Read ten thousand books, walk ten thousand miles': geographical mobility and capital accumulation among Chinese scholars. Transactions - Institute of British Geographers, 38(2), 311-324.
    • Leung, M. W. H. (2013). Unraveling the skilled mobility for sustainable development mantra: An analysis of China-EU academic mobility. Sustainability, 5(6), 2644-2663.
    • Leung, M. W. H., & Waters, J. (2013). British degrees made in Hong Kong: An inquiry into the role of space and place in transnational education. Asia Pacific Education Review, 14(1), 43-53.
    • Leung, M. W. H., & Waters, J. L. (2013). Transnational higher education for capacity development? An analysis of British degree programmes in Hong Kong. Globalisation, Societies and Education, 11(4), 479-497.
    • Waters, J., & Leung, M. (2013). A colourful university life? Transnational higher education and the spatial dimensions of institutional social capital in Hong Kong. Population Space and Place, 19(2), 155-167.
    • Waters, J., & Leung, M. W. H. (2013). Immobile transnationalisms? Young people and their in situ Experiences of “international’ education in Hong Kong. Urban Studies, 50(3), 606-620.
    • Zoomers, E. B. (Guest ed.), & Leung, W. H. M. (Guest ed.) (2013). International Migration and Sustainable Development: Globalization, Move-In Move-Out Migration and Translocal Development. Sustainability.


    • Waters, J., & Leung, M. W. H. (2012). Young people and the reproduction of disadvantage through transnational higher education in Hong Kong. Sociological Research Online, 17(3), 239-246.


    • Leung, M. W. H. (2011). David Ley, Millionaire Migrants: Trans-Pacific Life Lines (2010). Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 37(9), 1551-1552.
    • Leung, M. W. H. (2011). Of corridors and chains: translocal developmental impact of academic mobility between China and Germany. International Development Planning Review, 33(4), 475-489.


    • Leung, M. W. H. (2010). Re-charting the 'Sinosphere' and 'Eurosphere': A study of Chinese migrant entrepreneurs as agencies in shaping 'Chineseness' and 'Europeanness'. In Economic Dynamism in the Sinospheres and Anglospeheres: Identities, Integration, Competition Center of Asian Studies, The University of Hong Kong.


    • Kosten, J-W., & Leung, M. W. H. (2013). Angst voor vertraging: Studiepuntmobiliteit in Utrecht. Geografie, 11/12, 38-39.


    • Leung, W. H. M. (2016). Roundtable discussion: China and Southeast Asia. Paper presented at International Forum on Regional Economic Development in Southeast Asia.
    • van Noorloos, H. J., & Leung, W. H. M. (2016). Circulating Asian urbanisms. Paper presented at CIDOB Conference: Reconfiguration of the Global South: Africa, Latin America and the "Asian Century".


    • Leung, W. H. M. (2015). One Country, Two Systems’, ‘one city, two systems”: The controversial citizenship policy in Hong Kong: International Workshop ‘Naturalization policies and practices’.
    • Leung, W. H. M. (2015). South-south learning: Trends and challenges in the exploration of an emerging research agenda: Round Table with Emma Mawdsley.
    • Leung, W. H. M. (2015). Theorising mobilities within and to the Global South: International Worksop on ‘Mobility within and to the Global South: Alternative histories, labour policies and citizenship regimes'.
    • Leung, W. H. M., & Waters, J. (2015). Mobilities and border crossings in transnational education: A providers’ perspective: International Conference on Transnational Academic Spaces.


    • Leung, W. H. M. (2013). Theorising contemporary Chinese mobilities: International Worksop on ‘Theorising Mobilities in/from Asia’.


    • Leung, W. H. M. (2012). Across time and space: Rethinking the notions of ‘rights’ and ‘responsibilities’ in the globalised migrant care-work regime: Marga Klompé International Symposium on Globalisation and Care Workshop.
    • Leung, W. H. M. (2012). Chinese academic mobility to Germany: Actor and institutional perspectives: 35th Academic Cooperation Association European Policy Seminar.
    • Leung, W. H. M. (2012). Engaging a temporal-spatial stretch: an inquiry into the role of the state in making and tapping of the Chinese knowledge diaspora: International Worksop on The ‘Diaspora Strategies’ of Migrant-Sending Countries: Migration-As-Development Reinvented?.
    • Leung, W. H. M. (2012). Fates of European heritage in post-colonial contexts: Political economy of memory and forgetting in Hong Kong: Stockholm Symposium on Geographies of Heritage Transnationalisation.
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