NUS Home | myEmail | Search:

      EAI East Asian Institute
Home   |  About Us   |   Staff   |   Research   |   Publications   |   Seminars & Events  |   Contact Us

  Current Staff

   Home > Staff > Current Staff > Research Staff > Senior Research Fellows  

Research Staff: Senior Research Fellows



Dr. CHEN Chien-Hsun  (陳建


Education Background
PhD (Economics), Oklahoma State University, 1985
MS (Econs), Oklahoma State University, 1981
M.Laws (East Asian Studies), National Chengchi University, 1979
B.Laws (Public Finance), National Chengchi University, 1975


Research Interests
Macroeconomics & Monetary Economics

Economic Development

Chinese Economy


     List of Publications


Tel: (65) 6516 8335






Dr. GUO Liangping  @ GORE Lance Liangping(郭良平)


Education Background
PhD (Political Science), University of Washington, 1996
MA (Sociology), The Johns Hopkins University, 1988
BA (Literature), Beijing Normal University, 1985


Research Interests

Political Economy

Comparative Politics

Political Impact of the Market: CCP and China's Capitalist Revolution

State-Market Relations



Dr. Gore obtained his Ph. D in political science from the University of Washington and M.A. in sociology from Johns Hopkins University. His research interests span a wide range of topics on China and East Asia. He has done research and published on Chinese environmental politics (around the so-called "Green GDP" experiment), the reforms in China's steel industry, energy sector, patterns of entrepreneurship in Mainland China, the economic bureaucracies of Chinese government, cadre performance evaluation, the impact of China's socioeconomic changes on the Chinese Communist Party, industrial relations in China, elite politics and the People's Liberation Army. He developed and taught courses on the Politics and Societies in Southeast Asia, the International Relations of the Asia-Pacific, Contemporary Chinese Politics, Chinese Foreign Policy and International Political Economy at Bowdoin College (US). He also taught contemporary Chinese politics and modern Chinese history at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy of Tufts University in Boston. He has published a book titled "Chinese Communist Party and China's Capitalist Revolution: the Political Impact of Market" (Routledge). His book "Market Communism: the Institutional Foundations of China's Post-Mao Hyper-Growth" was published by Oxford University Press in 1998. His most recent book is Chinese Politics Illustrated: the Cultural, Social and Historical Contexts (World Scientific 2014). He is currently working on a book project on comparing the entrepreneurial roles of local governments in economic development to shed light on the so-called "China model" and the emerging shape of China's political economy.


Tel: (65) 6516 1596







Dr. LAM Peng Er  (蓝平儿)

Education Background
PhD (Political Science), Columbia University, 1994
Inter-University Centre for Japanese Studies (Yokohama) administered by Stanford University, 1991
MA (International Relations), Australian National University, 1986
Bachelor of Social Science (1st Class Hons), National University of Singapore, 1984


Research Interests

Japan's peace-building in Asia and Africa

Sino-Japanese relations

Japan-Southeast Asia relations

Japanese domestic politics





Dr. Lam Peng Er obtained his PhD from Columbia University and is a political scientist. His publications have appeared in international journals such as the Pacific Affairs, Asian Survey, Asian Affairs, Japan Forum and Government and Opposition: An International Journal of Comparative Politics. Lam's forthcoming book is Japan's Peace Building Diplomacy in Asia: Searching for an Active Political Role (New York and London: Routledge). Other books include Japan's Relations with China: Facing a Rising Power (New York and London: Routledge, 2006) edited and Green Politics in Japan (London: Routledge, 1999). His research interest includes Tokyo's peace-building in Asia and Africa, and Japanese local politics.


     List of Publications


Tel: (65) 6516 3717






Dr. SHAO Qin  (邵 勤)


Education Background

Ph. D. (Modern East Asia), History Department, Michigan State University, 1994

M.A. (Premodern China), History Department, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China, 1983

B.A. (History), History Department, Anhui Normal University (ANU), Wuhu, China, 1977


Research Interests

Politically Imposed Physical Displacement in China

Post-Mao Housing Reform

Emotion, Dignity, and Mental Health in Post-Mao China

Urban Studies

Traditional Chinese State Craft


Dr. Shao Qin is Professor of History at The College of New Jersey and former fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies, Harvard University and at the International Research Center on Work and Lifecycle in Global History, Humboldt University, Berlin. Her publications include Shanghai Gone: Domicide and Defiance in a Chinese Megacity (Rowman & Littlefield, 2013), Culturing Modernity: the Nantong Model, 1890-1930 (Stanford University Press, 2004), and articles in China Quarterly, the Journal of Asian Studies, Modern ChinaPositions: East Asian Cultures Critique, Historical Studies (历史研究), and Guangming ribao (光明日报). Shao's research crosses temporal and thematic boundaries. She has written about ancient Chinese statecraft and China's early modernization effort in the late 19th Century. Her recent work has focused on the human dimension of rapid urbanization in post-Mao China, especially on such issues as mental health, dignity, property rights, and grass-roots resistance. Dr. Shao's research has been awarded other fellowships, including the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington D.C, the Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Her current project studies the impact of politically induced and imposed physical displacement under Mao.


     List of Publications


Tel: (65) 6516 8334





Dr. TONG Yueting, Sarah  (仝月婷)


Education Background
PhD, University of California, San Diego, 2000

Research Interests

International Trade
Economic Growth and Development
Chinese Economy
Economic Transition
Asian Economies



Dr. Sarah Y Tong is Senior Research Fellow at the East Asian Institute. She obtained her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California at San Diego and held an academic position in the University of Hong Kong before joining NUS. Her research interests include international trade, foreign direct investment, economic reforms and industrial restructuring. Her publications have appeared in international journals such as the China: An International Journal, China and the World Economy, China Economic Review, Global Economic Review, Journal of International Economics, and Review of Development Economics.  She co-edited a book titled China and Global Economic Crisis, published by World Scientific in early 2010. She is editor for Trade, Investment and Economic Integration (Volume 2 of Globalization, Development, and Security in Asia) to be published by World Scientific (


     List of Publications


Tel: (65) 6516 3718






Dr. YANG Mu  (杨 沐)

Senior Research Scholar


Education Background
PhD. (Econs), China's Academy of Social Sciences, 1988
MBA, Leuven University, 1981
B Eng, Jiao Tong University, 1970


Tel: (65) 6516 2934






Dr. YOU Ji  (由 冀)


Education Background

PhD (Political Science), Australian National University, 1994
M.A., Australian National University, 1989
B.A. (Hons), Victoria University of Wellington, 1985
B.A., Beijing University, 1980


Research Interests

Chinese Politics and Government

PLA studies (changing civil-military relations and force transformation

Regional security challenges, North Korea, disputes in the East and South China Seas

Great-power relations, Sino-US, Sino-Japanese, Sino-Russo relations


     List of Publications


Tel: (65) 6516 8334





Dr. ZHAO Litao  (赵力涛)

Education Background

PhD (Sociology), Stanford University, 2004
M.A. (Sociology), Peking University, 1998
B.A. (Sociology), Peking University, 1995


Research Interests

Social stratification, sociology of education, organizational analysis, China's social policy.



Dr. Zhao Litao obtained his PhD in Sociology from Stanford University. His main research interests include social stratification and mobility, sociology of education, organisational analysis, and China's social policy. His research has appeared or is forthcoming in China Quarterly, Research in Social Stratification and mobility, International Journal of Educational Development, Built Environment, Social Sciences in China, China: An International Journal, and Frontiers of Education in China. He is the author of Paths to Private Entrepreneurship: Markets and Mobility in Rural China (VDM Verlag, 2008). With Yang Dali, he edited China's Reforms at 30: Challenges and Prospects (World Scientific, 2008). He is now working with Lim Tin Seng on another volume on China's social policy.


     List of Publications


Tel: (65) 6516 3711





Go to Top



NUS Home | Contact NUS | NUS Campus Map | Search | EAI Site Map

©Copyright 2008 National University of Singapore. All Rights Reserved.
Terms of Use | Privacy | Non-discrimination