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. FENG Hui  冯 辉


Education Background
PhD (International Relations), The University of Queensland, 2003
MA (International Relations), Peking University, 1998
BA (Political Science), Shandong University, 1995


Research Interests
International Political Economy

Post-communist Transitions

International Finance

Chinese Politics and Political Economy



Dr. FENG Hui is Research Fellow at the Griffith Asia Institute, Griffith University, Australia. Before joining Griffith in 2013, Dr. Feng had been Research Fellow at the School of Political Science and International Studies, University of Queensland since 2004.  Dr. Feng's research has been on the politics of economic transition with an empirical focus on China, particularly the politics of finance within a wider theoretical backdrop of institutional change.  His papers appear on renowned international journals, such as Review of International Political Economy and Political Studies, as well as area studies journals such as Modern China.  His most recent book is The Rise of The People's Bank of China: The Politics of Institutional Change (Harvard University Press 2013, with Stephen Bell).


     List of Publications


Tel: (65) 6516 6059






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. TIAN Zhihui  田智辉


Education Background

PhD (Communication), Communication University of China, 2008
MA (Communication), University of Westminster, 2009

MA (Chinese Modern & Contemporary Literature), Liaoning Normal University, 1995

BA (English Education), University of Hunan Science & Engineering, 1987


Research Interests

Communication and Society

Social Media

Social Participation

Social Campaign


Tel: (65) 6516 1573





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. YAN Hao 


Education Background

PhD (Sociology & Demography), Australian National University, 1999
MA, Australian National University, 1988

BSc (Physics), Lanzhou University, 1979

Yan Hao is currently a visiting senior research fellow at EAI. In China, he works as a research fellow in the Research Institute of Social Development (RISD) of the Academy of Macro-Economic Research of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC). Yan Hao enrolled in a graduate course in economics at Renmin University in 1979 after finishing an undergraduate course in physics at Lanzhou University. In 1980, he went to Germany to take an advanced training course in economics at Hamburg University. Yan Hao has worked since 1982 at the Institute of Economic Research of the State Planning Commission, now the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC). In between, he went to Australia and obtained M.A. and Ph.D. in demography from the Australian National University. In 2008, Yan Hao moved to RISD, a newly established research and consulting arm of NDRC. Yan Hao's major interest lies in population studies and relevant social development issues. Topics he has covered include population projection, age structure transition, old age support, migration, poverty alleviation, human resource development and labour market policies. Apart from reports, papers and book chapters in Chinese, he also published more than 20 conference papers, journal articles and book chapters in English. Apart from EAI, Yan Hao also worked in recent years as a visiting scholar in Germany at DIW (Germany Institute for Economic Research) and WZB (Social Science Research Center Berlin).

Tel: (65) 6516 3522






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