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讲题   政府、族群、学者:当代中国

               的民族识别 (1950-1980)

主讲者 杨斌 博士

   2014 4 11 ( 星期五) , 

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EAI Distinguished Public Lecture

China's Nationality Policy from the Perspective of International Minority Rights

by Professor Zang Xiaowei

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 at 4:30pm


EAI Seminar

Revolutionizing Guanxi: The Formation of the Maoist Strategy in Yan'an Communism, China

by Dr Xu Xiaohong

Friday, 2 May 2014 at 3:30pm


Latest Publications


East Asian Policy

(Volume 6, No 1, Jan/Mar 2014)


an SSCI Journal


China: An International Journal
(Volume 11, Number 3, December 2013)


The Political Economy of Deng's Nanxun: Breakthrough

in China's Reform and Development

by John WONG


Another China Cycle: Committing to Reform

by WANG Gungwu


Food Security: The Role of Asia and Europe in Production, Trade and Regionalism

Edited by Wilhelm HOFMEISTER, Patrick RUEPPEL and John WONG


Advancing Singapore-China Economic Relations

Edited by SAW Swee-Hock & John WONG




黄朝翰、赵力涛 著


Parliaments in Asia: Institution Building and Political Development

Edited by ZHENG Yongnian, LYE Liang Fook & Wilhelm HOFMEISTER


East Asian Institute Ranks Fifth in Asia and the Pacific Region in 2013 Global Go To Think Tank Survey

East Asian Institute (EAI) is placed fifth overall in the Asia and the Pacific category (which excludes China, India, Japan and South Korea) of the 2013 Global Go To Think Tank Survey's annual rankings.

For the second year running, EAI has retained its fifth position since it was first nominated in 2011. The 2013 international rankings report was released on 22 January 2014 by the University of Pennsylvania's Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program at the United Nations University and the World Bank in Washington DC.

Out of 6,826 think tanks invited to participate in the 2013 survey that consisted of 47 categories, 171 think tanks advanced into the nomination round and were ranked based on a set of stringent selection criteria such as quality and commitment of think tank's leadership, quality and reputation of research staff as well as the research and analysis produced and so on. EAI encompasses these attributes that contribute to its overall institutional standings.

EAI shares the roll of honour for the aforementioned category with four other Singapore think tanks, namely the Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA), which secures the top spot; the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, which is ranked 11th; the Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies ranked 16th; and the Political Risks Assessment Group ranked 29th.  

The 2013 Global Go To Think Tank Survey rankings report can be accessed at the Go To Think Tank website.

China: An International Journal (CIJ), indexed and abstracted in SSCI, JCR and CC/Social and Behavioral Sciences of Thomson Reuters

The East Asian Institute (EAI) is pleased to announce that, effective from December 2010, China: An International Journal (CIJ) will be indexed and abstracted in the renowned and authoritative interdisciplinary citation indexes of Thomson Reuters:

Social Sciences Citation Index®;

Journal Citation Reports/Social Sciences Edition; and

Current Contents®/Social and Behavioral Sciences.

The earliest issue of CIJ available for access in Thomson Reuters database is volume 7, issue 1, published in March 2009.

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EAI Weekly Talking Point

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

The Annual Chinese "lianghui" 2014

EAI China watchers analysed the recently concluded annual Chinese "lianghui" 2014 — or plenary meetings of China's top legislative and consultative bodies, the National People's Congress (NPC) and the National People's Consultative Conference — focusing on finance sector reform and urbanisation.

China's Response to Crimea Referendum

The disputed Crimea referendum, in which an overwhelmingly 97% of Crimean voters cast their ballot to rejoin Russia, may have sent jitters in Chinese top leadership because China also faces similar issues domestically, with growing separatist movements in Tibet and Xinjiang, and independence movement in Taiwan.

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Tuesday, 4 March 2014

The Ukraine Crisis

There are many issues at play in the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, as EAI politics watchers read into the situation. EAI political analysts argue that democracy, the lack of which, or chaotic democratisation is only a secondary factor, not a root cause, contributing to the unrest in Ukraine. In fact, poor governance, geopolitical issues, and ethnic/cultural factor are underlying causes to the Ukrainiansí uprising.

The Terrorist Attack at Kunming Railway Station

The recent terrorist attack at Kunming Railway Station has highlighted rising religious fundamentalism in China, especially among the fervent Uyghur Muslim separatists in Xinjiang province.  

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in focus

International Conference

Urbanisation in China: Challenges and Prospects

5-6 September 2013

China has achieved an urbanisation rate of 51.3% in 2011, a remarkable increase from a mere 18% in 1978 when it embarked on economic reforms. Currently the world's second-largest economy, China faces challenges in the next phase of economic growth. The new leadership has singled out urbanisation as a key strategy to boost domestic demand and consumption to sustain the country's economic growth, which was largely driven by investments and exports for the past three decades but are now losing momentum as key economic drivers.

To take the pulse of China's current economic and social development, East Asian Institute (EAI) organised a two-day international conference, titled "Urbanisation in China: Challenges and Prospects", to examine the rationale and objectives behind China's renewed emphasis on urbanisation, and the economic, social and environmental impacts of urbanisation. The conference, held from 5 to 6 September 2013, convened over 20 academics and experts from Australia, mainland China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, the United States and Singapore to present their research and valuable insights on the topic as well as engage in lively question-and-answer exchanges.  

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LATEST China AnalysEs


Simon SHEN, 6 March 2014

Hong Kong's power to exercise 'external affairs' remains ambiguous. In anti-terror efforts, Hong Kong is allowed to play an external security role, but not on other fronts especially when poor China-US relations prevail. A gray area is in the Diaoyutai Islands dispute where civil activities are seeking diplomatic results at the national level. In the Manila Hostage Crisis in 2010, Hong Kong Chief Executive Donald Tsang attempted to make direct phone calls to the Philippine President, which was seen as stretching the limits of Hong Kong's external relations. The crisis had caught the general public's attention over the ambiguity of 'sub-sovereignty'. The Congo Case in 2011 reflected a dilemma faced by Hong Kong court system in handling sovereignty-related issues. A a court ruling that is contrary to Beijing's interests can be regarded as a loophole in Chinese diplomacy, while relying on Beijing's constitutional interpretation in every ambiguity would jeopardise the integrity of Hong Kong's legal system. The Hong Kong government would do well to develop an external relations strategy. Meanwhile, Beijing should also design a clear foreign policy that could gain the trust of Hong Kongers as well as fully explore the island's external relations for its own benefit.

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Sarah Y. TONG & WU Dan, 6 March 2014

WTO membership has been instrumental to China's rapid integration with the world economy. Strong interdependence serves to facilitate the country's growth and economic transformation. As the world's largest commodities exporter and the second largest importer, China is now an indispensible player in world trade. While China has implemented numerous policy changes to comply with its WTO commitment, it has largely maintained a low profile throughout the Doha Round negotiations. In recent years, recognising the significance of strong international trade institutions, China is expected to play a more leadership role in overhauling the global trading system. Meanwhile, there are positive signs that China's new leadership is committed to new reforms and liberalisation.

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