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Prof. Yang Zhong

Department of Political Science

Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China) and the University of Tennessee (USA)


Email: yzhong@utk.edu


1992 Ph.D., University of Kentucky, Political Science

1987 M.A., The University of Akron, Political Science

1985 M.A., Institute of International Relations, International Relations

1983 B.A., Institute of International Relations, English

Publications (selected)

  1. “Religion and Political Tolerance in South Korea,” (with Junghyoun Kim), East Asia: An International Quarterly, Vol. 27, No. 2 (2010)
  2. “Chinese Township Government: Between a Rock and a Hard Place,” in Jae Ho Chung and Tao-chiu Lam, eds., China’s Local Administration: Traditions and Changes in the Sub-National Hierarchy (Routledge Press, 2010)
  3. “The Logic of Comparative Politics and the Development of Political Science in China,” Journal of Chinese Political Science, Vol. 14, No. 4 (2009)
  4. “How did China’s Transitions Impact People’s Welfare Benefits in the Reform Era?” (with Bo Li), Journal of Contemporary China, Vol. 18, No. 62 (2009)
  5. “What do America’s China Scholars Think about China and U.S.-China Relations,” (with Che-huan Shen), PS: Political Science and Politics, Vol. 41, No. 2 (2008)
  6. “Energy Politics among Major Powers of China, Russia and the United States,” in Wang Qi, ed., Sino-Russian Energy Cooperation: History, Present and Prospect (Tsinghua University Press, 2008)
  7. “Dissecting Chinese County Governmental Authorities,” in Zheng Yongnian and Joseph Fewsmith, eds., China’s Open Society: The Non-State Sector and Governance (Routledge Press, 2008)
  8. “The Internet and Political Participation in China,” in Shiping Hua and Sujian Guo, eds., China in the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities (Palgrave MacMillan Press, 2007)
  9. “Democratic Values among Chinese Peasantry: An Empirical Study,” China: An International Journal, Vol. 3, No. 2 (2005) This article was also reprinted as a book chapter in Yang Zhong and Shiping Hua, eds., Political Civilization and Modernization in China: The Political Context of China’s Reform (Singapore: World Scientific Press, 2006)
  10. “Political Interest in Rural Southern Jiangsu Province in China,” Journal of Chinese Political Science, Vol. 10, No. 2 (2005)
  11. “New Institution Building or Muddling Through in the Chinese Countryside?” in Weixing Chen and Yang Zhong, eds., Leadership in a Changing China (Palgrave MacMillan Press, 2005)
  12. “Political Cultural and Participation in Rural China,” PS: Political Science and Politics, Vol. XXXVII, No. 3 (2004)
  13. “To Act or not to Act: Policy Implementation at County and Township/Town Levels in China,” in Joseph Cheng, ed., China's Challenges in the Twenty-first Century (City University Press of Hong Kong, 2003). (This article was also reprinted as a book chapter in Wang Gungwu and Zheng Yongnian, eds., Damage Control: The Communist Party in the Jiang Zemin Era(Singapore: Eastern Universities Press, 2003)
  14. “Why Do People Vote in Semicompetitive Elections in China?” (with Jie Chen), The Journal of Politics, Vol. 64, No. 1 (2002)
  15. “To Vote or Not To Vote: An Analysis of Peasants’ Participation in Chinese Village Elections,” (with Jie Chen), Comparative Political Studies, Vol. 35, No. 6 (2002)
  16. “Village Democracy in China: Views from Below,” in Guoli Liu and Weixing Chen, eds., New Directions in Chinese Politics for the New Millennium (The Edwin Mellen Press, 2002)
  17. “Research Note: Valuation of Individual Liberty vs. Social Order among Democratic Supporters: A Cross-Validation” (with Jie Chen), Political Research Quarterly, Vol. 53, No. 2 (2000)
  18. “Taiwan’s Presidential Election and Sino-U.S. Relations,” Journal of Chinese Political Science, Vol. 6, No. 1 (Spring 2000)
  19. “Village Democracy in China: The Case of Southern Jiangsu Province,” in Thomas J. Bellows, ed. Taiwan and Mainland China: Democratization, Political Participation and Economic Development in the 1990s, (Center of Asian Studies, St. John’s University, 2000)
  20. “Mass Political interest (or Apathy) in Urban China” (with Jie Chen), Communist and Post-Communist Studies, Vol. 32 (1999). This article was also reprinted as a book chapter in Xiaobu Hu and Gang Lin, eds., Transition Toward Post-Deng China (Singapore: National University of Singapore Press, 2001), pp. 143-170.

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