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[WP25] Cross-strait relationship and community building in East Asia

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[ARI Working Paper Series No. 25]


Cross-strait relationship and community building in East Asia


CHU Yun-han     

Academia Sinica and National Taiwan University


LENG Tse-Kang   

Academia Sinica and National Chengchi University



Notes on Contributor

CHU Yun-han is Distinguished Research Fellow of the Institute of Political Science at Academia Sinica and Professor of Political Science at National Taiwan University. He also serves concurrently as President of Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange, a major funding source for sinological research in North America and Europe. Professor Chu received his Ph. D. in political science from the University of Minnesota and joined the faculty of National Taiwan University in 1987. He was a visiting associate professor at Columbia University in 1990-1991 and has been appointed as a visiting professor by the School of International Relations of Peking University since 2007. Professor Chu specializes in politics of Greater China, East Asian political economy and democratization. He has served on the Planning Committee of the Comparative Study of Electoral Systems (CSES) from 2000 to 2009. He has been the Coordinator of Asian Barometer Survey, a regional network of survey on democracy, governance and development covering more than sixteen Asian countries, since its founding in 2000. He is also one of the founding members of the Global Barometer Survey. Prof. Chu was former president of Chinese Association of Political Science (Taipei) in 2002-2004 and a member of the International Council of the Asia Society between 2001 and 2007. He currently serves on the editorial board of Journal of Democracy, Pacific Affairs, China Review, Journal of Contemporary China and Journal of East Asian Studies. He is the author, co-author, editor or co-editor of thirteen books. Among his recent English publications are Consolidating Third-Wave Democracies (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997), China Under Jiang Zemin (Lynne Reinner, 2000), The New Chinese Leadership: Challenges and Opportunities after the 16th Party Congress (Cambridge University Press 2004) and How East Asians View Democracy (Columbia University Press, 2008). His works have also appeared in World Politics, International Organization, Journal of Politics, China Quarterly, Journal of Democracy, Pacific Affairs, Asian Survey, etc.


LENG Tse-Kang is Research Fellow of Institute of Political Science of Academia Sinica (IPSAS) and Professor of Political Science at National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan. Professor Leng received his Ph.D. in Government and Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia in 1995. Dr. Leng was a Professor and Chair of Political Science Department of National Chengchi University.  He served as Section Chief of R & D Office , and Research Fellow of Institute of International Relations at National Chengchi University. He was the Visiting Professor of Modern East Asian Research Center of Leiden University and the Hoover Institution of Stanford University.  Professor Leng also served as Secretary General of Chinese Association of Political Science (CAPS Taipei). Professor Leng’s research interests include theories of international relations and cross-Straits relations, political economy of globalization, and political economy of urban development in China. His recent publications include : Tse-Kang Leng, “Centrally-Administered Municipalities: Locomotives of National Development” In Jae Ho Chung and Tao-chiu Lam ed., China’s Local Administration: Traditions and Changes in the Sub-National Hierarchy ( London: Routledge: 2010), Chapter 3;Tse-Kang Leng and Yun-han Chu, ed.,  Dynamics of Local Governance of China during the Reform Era (New York: Roman and Littlefield, 2010 ); Gerald McBeath and Tse-Kang Leng,  Governance of Biodiversity Conservation in China and Taiwan (London: Edward Elgar, 2006 );  Tse-Kang Leng, The Taiwan-China Connection: Democracy and Development Across the Taiwan Straits,( Boulder, Co: Westview Press). Professor Leng also published other book chapters and articles in major journals such as The China Journal, Asian Survey, Journal of Contemporary China, and Issues and Studies.



The 1st East Asian Community Forum


Date: May 28, 2011