Yang, David C. 楊濟華

CCS Faculty
Professor, Accountancy
Director, Center for Chinese Studies
BusAd D-310: 956-6975
Department: 956-7332
Fax: 956-9888
Email: yangd@hawaii.edu

BA 1977, National Taiwan University
MBA 1979, University of California, Berkeley
PhD 1985, Columbia University

Professor David Yang (Ph.D.,CMA,CFM) received his BA degree from the National Taiwan University, his MBA degree from the University of California at Berkeley and his Mph and PhD degrees from Columbia University. He has co-authored the first comprehensive English book on Chinese Accounting and Auditing after China’s Accounting reform of 1993, Accounting and Auditing in China (1998, Ashgate). His book on financial management, published in China, has sold over 50,000 copies in China. Recently he co-edited China’s Economic Powerhouse: Economic Reform in Guangdong Province (2003, Palgrave MacMillan). Having taught at Peking University and National Taiwan University, he has consulted on financial and accounting management concerns for major firms in China and the U.S.A. Specializing in financial accounting and reporting, financial analysis and international accounting, with a particular emphasis on Chinese accounting systems, Professor Yang has been honored with numerous awards for teaching excellence, including the Outstanding Professor Award by the Delta Theta Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, Dennis Ching/First Interstate Memorial Teaching Award, the University of Hawaii College of Business Administration Teaching Excellence Award and the University of Hawaii Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Teaching. Professor Yang served as Director of the School of Accountancy from 1992 to 1994 and from 1997 to 2000. He is a member of Beta Alpha Psi and Beta Gamma Sigma. He served as the President of the Association of Chinese Scholars in Hawaii (2000-2001), President of Chinese Accounting Professors Association-North America (1997-98), Associate Director of Peking University’s Research Center for International Accounting and Finance (1996-1998), an Executive member of Center for Chinese Studies at the University of Hawaii (1996-2002) and Vice President of Association for Chinese Management Educators (1999-2000). Since 1996 he has served as an independent Board member of City Mill, which received the Hawaii 2003 Best in Business I of the Year (“over 10 Million in revenuse” category) award. Professor Yang, a CFM (Certified Financial Manager) and a CMA (Certified Management Accountant), is currently a Professor of the School of Accountancy at College of Business Administration, University of Hawaii.

China-Related Courses

Acc 620 International Accounting
Mgt 650 Economic Environment of Strategy in China
Fin 660 Chinese Capital Markets


Accounting and Auditing in China: Transition and Development (w/Z. Jun Lin and Liyan Wang). UK: Ashgate, 1998. “Accounting Development in China: Past, Present and Future” (w/Shouhua Zhou) in Lane Kelley and Yadong Luo (Eds.) China 2000: Emerging Business Issues. Sage Publications, 1998. Book review of Howard Gensler’s Auditing Standards of the People’s Republic of China, 1996 edition. China Review International (Fall 1997): 348. “The Development of the Computerization of Accounting in Contemporary China.” (w/Jinqi Chen) in John Blake and Simon Gao (Eds.) Accounting and Finance in China. Routledge, 1995. “The Comparison of Accounting Standards and Practices Across the Taiwan Strait” (w/Shouhua Zhou and Chien-Rong Kao).Finance and Accounting (June 1995): 33–35 “Financial Accounting Standards in Contemporary China.” (w/Russell A. Taussig and Mao Xin-Hua). Advances in International Accounting (1994): 29–42. “A Comparison between the FASB Conceptual Framework and the Draft of Accounting Standards of the People’s Republic of China.” (w/Chien-Rong Kao). Journal of International Accounting, Auditing & Taxation (July 1994): 71–83.