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Basic Data
NAME
Yen, Chen-shen J.
TITLE
Research Fellow
DIVISION
Division of American and European Studies
E_mail
YSYAN@nccu.edu.tw
EDUCATION
  • Ph.D., Political Science, the Purdue University
  • MA, History and Certificate of Archival Administration, University of Texas, Arlington
  • Graduate School of National Normal University
  • BA, English Literature, Fu Jen Catholic University
WORKING EXPERIENCES
  • Chair, Division of American and European Studies, Institute of International Relations, National Chengchi University
  • Research Fellow, Institute of International Relations, National Chengchi University
  • Editor in Chief, Issue & Studies, Institute of International Relations, National Chengchi University
  • Secretary General, Forum on African Studies in Taiwan, Institute of International Relations, National Chengchi University
  • Adjunct Professor, Political Science & International Studies, General Education Center, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Political Science, National Chengchi University
  • Professor of History and Political Science, International Study Programs, Council on International Educational Exchange, National Chengchi University
  • Chair, Committee for Academic Research and Cooperation, National Chengchi University
  • Associate Research Fellow, Institute of International Relations, National Chengchi University
  • Visiting Research Fellow, Institute for Far Eastern Studies, Kyungnam University, Seoul, Korea
  • Associate Professor and Chair, Social Sciences, Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage, Alaska
  • Assistant Professor, Social Sciences, Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage, Alaska
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, School of International Services, American University, Washington, D.C.
  • International Student Advisor, Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage, Alaska
  • Visiting Instructor, Political Science Department, Franklin College, Franklin, Indiana,
  • Graduate Instructor, Political Science Department, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
  • Graduate Instructor, Political Science Department, University of Texas-Arlington, Arlington, Texas
RESEARCH FIELD
  • American Politics
  • International Relations
  • Comparative Politics
  • American Constitution
  • East Asian Politics
  • African Politics
PUBLICATIONS
 
I. Journal Aricles  
  1. “Making Great Strides of the Limelight,” Taiwan Journal, Vol. 26, No. 11 (March 2009), pp. 6.
  2. *“Political Implications of Hu Jintao’s Visit to Africa: Exceeding Traditional Tributary System of Self-centered Values,” Prospection and exploration, Vol.7, No.3March, 2009pp. 23-27.
  3. *“Implications of Barack Obama’s Success in US Presidential Election,” Strategic and Security Analyses,Vol.43November, 2008pp. 6-9.
  4. “New Approach Is a Breath of Fresh Air,” Taiwan Journal, Vol. 25, No. 35 (September 2008), pp. 6.
  5. “What to Do about Robert Mugabe,” Taiwan Journal, Vol. 25, No. 30 (August 2008), pp. 6.
  6. “A Preliminary Analysis of the Positions Taken by the U.S. Presidential Candidates towards China and Taiwan,” Peace Forum (July 2008), pp. 1-3.
  7. Taiwan's Foreign Relations with Africa: The Need for New Thinking,” Taiwan Perspectives, No. 123 (April 2008), pp. 1-6.
  8. “Only Ad Hoc Politics, Not Adhocracy, under the DPP,” Issues & Studies, Vol. 43, No. 3 (December 2007), pp. 238-242. (SSCI)
  9. *“How to Strengthen the UN Studies,” New Century Think-tank Forum, Vol.39 (September 2007), pp. 43-54.
  10. *“How to Strengthen the UN Studies,” New Century Think-tank Forum, Vol.39 (September 2007), pp. 43-54.
  11. *“China’s Current Energy Strategy and Oil Diplomacy towards Africa,” The Journal of International Relations, No. 24 (July 2007), pp. 23-49.
  12. *“Panama CanalGlobalization and its Obstacle,” Campus Bimonthly, Vol.49, No.1 (January-February 2007), pp. 54-57.
  13. “Forum on China-Africa Cooperation: Platform for Strengthening China’s Assistance to Africa or Instrument of Securing Important Energy Resources?” Prospection and exploration, Vol. 4, No. 12 (December 2006), pp. 15-23.
  14. *“Analyses of the US Mid-Term Election,” Strategic and Security Analyses, Vol.20 (December 2006), pp. 6-10.
  15. *“Truth Commissions and Transitional Justice,” Campus Bimonthly, Vol.48, No.6 (November-December 2006), pp.39-43.
  16. “Colonel Gaddafi Rejoins the International Community: An Account of the Rapprochement between Libya and the United States,” Prospection and Exploration, Vol. 4, No. 6 (June 2006), pp. 21-26.
  17. “A Commentary on ‘China’s Africa Policy’ Paper, Year of 2006,” Prospection and Exploration, Vol.4, No. 3 (March 2006), pp. 5-10.
  18. “The Strait Can Still Be Dangerous, Despite the Easing of Tension,” Issues & Studies, Vol. 41, No. 4 (December 2005), pp.252-255. (SSCI)
  19. “Civil Liberties Issues in the Aftermath of the September 11th Terrorist Attacks,” EurAmerica, Vol. 35, No.4 (December 2005), pp.689-731. (TSSCI)
  20. *“African Union and New Partnership for Africa’s Development,” Wenti Yu Yanjiu (Chinese version of Issues & Studies), Vol. 44, No. 6 (November-December 2005), pp.49-77. (TSSCI)
  21. *“Analysis of Issues Relating to the Possible Selections of Supreme Court Justices in the Second Bush Administration,” Wenti Yu Yanjiu (Chinese version of Issues & Studies), Vol. 44, No. 2 (March-April 2005), pp.35-61. (TSSCI)
  22. *“Liberty and Security: Lessons in U.S. Historical Experiences,” Taiwan Democracy Quarterly, Vol. 1, No. 3 (September 2004), pp. 49-72. (TSSCI)
  23. *“Angola’s Civil War and Peace Accords: 1975-2002,” Wenti Yu Yanjiu (Chinese version of Issues & Studies), Vol. 43, No. 2 (March-April 2004), pp.31-61. (TSSCI)
  24. *“Liberia’s Civil War, Regional Conflict and International Intervention,” Wenti Yu Yanjiu (Chinese version of Issues & Studies), Vol. 42, No. 4 (July-August 2003), pp.75-103. (TSSCI)
  25. *“Examination and Evaluation of U.S. Foreign Policy Toward Africa,” Wenti Yu Yanjiu (Chinese version of Issues & Studies), Vol. 41, No. 6 (November-December 2002), pp. 125-150. (TSSCI)
  26. *“Conflict and Civil War in Sierra Leone in the 1990s: Domestic Factors and International Intervention,” Wenti Yu Yanjiu (Chinese version of Issues & Studies), Vol. 38, No. 12 (December 1999), pp. 29-53. (TSSCI)
  27. *“The Question of Puerto Rico’s Status: The Role of Plebiscites,” Wenti Yu Yanjiu (Chinese version of Issues & Studies), Vol. 37, No. 12 (December 1998), pp.17-45. (TSSCI)
  28. *“Controversies Surrounding the Freedom of Religion Clauses in the U.S. Constitution: An Examination of Supreme Court Cases on the Applicability of Nonestablishment Test in Public Schools,” Americas and Europe Quarterly, Vol. 12, No. 2 (June 1997), pp.106-160.
  29. *“The Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution: Applications and Cases of ‘No Double Jeopardy’,” Americas & Europe Quarterly, Vol. 12, No. 1 (March 1997), pp.143-161.
  30. *“A Preliminary Analysis of the 1996 U.S. Congressional Elections,” Mei Ou Yueh Kan (America & Europe Monthly), Vol. 11, No. 12 (December 1996), pp.44-74.
  31. *“Free from Unreasonable Search and Seizure: An In-depth Analysis of the Fourth Amendment Rights of the U.S. Constitution,” Mei Ou Yueh Kan (America & Europe Monthly), Vol. 11, No. 10 (October 1996), pp.73-95.
  32. *“Protection against Self-Incrimination in the U.S. Constitution: Controversies Surrounding the ‘Miranda Rights’,” Mei Ou Yueh Kan (America & Europe Monthly), Vol. 11, No. 6 (June 1996), pp.120-141.
  33. *“Nigeria - An Exception to the "Third Wave of Democracy,” Wenti Yu Yanjiu (Chinese version of Issues & Studies), Vol. 35, No. 4 (April 1996), pp.67-81.
  34. *“Controversies Surrounding Freedom of Press, Libel and Right to Privacy: Interpretations Based on U.S. Constitutional Laws,” Mei Ou Yueh Kan (America & Europe Monthly), Vol. 11, No. 3 (March 1996), pp.106-124.
  35. *“O. J. Simpson Case and the Controversies of the Jury System in the United States,” Mei Ou Yueh Kan (America & Europe Monthly), Vol. 11, No. 1 (January 1996), pp.117-134.
  36. “Sandang Bu Guoban and Political Stability in Taiwan: The Relevancy of Electoral System and Subethnic Cleavage,” Issues & Studies, Vol. 31, No. 12 (December 1995), pp.1-21.(SSCI)
  37. *“A Comparative Study of the Historical Experience of Finlandization and Cross-Straits Relations between Taiwan and Mainland China,” Wenti Yu Yanjiu (Chinese version of Issues & Studies), Vol. 34, No. 12 (December 1995), pp.73-83. (TSSCI)
  38. “Socio-Economic Exchanges and Officious Talks Between the Two Chinas: Implications for Inter-Korean Relations,” Issues & Studies, Vol. 31, No. 4 (April 1995), pp.98-112.(SSCI)
  39. “Factors Affecting U.S. Foreign Policy Decision-Making in the Post-Cold War Era,” Mei Ou Yue Kan (America & Europe Monthly), Vol. 9, No. 12 (December 1994), pp. 109-120.
  II Books and Chapters
  1. *International Security Strategies in Transition. ed. Taipei: Institute of International Relations, National Chengchi University, 2008.
  2. *“Challenges of Africa’s Economic Integration and Free Trade Areas: The Prospects of Southern Africa Development Community,” in Tain-Jy Chen ed., Free Trade Areas and International Political Economy. Taipei: Cross-Strait Interflow Prospect Foundation, 2007, pp. 223-258.
  3. *“African Terrorism Situation and Anti-terrorism Measures,” in National Security Series. 2007.
  4. “China-Taiwan Inc.? Assessing the Impact of Economic Integration across the Taiwan Strait,” in Greg Mills and Natasha Skidmore eds., Towards China Inc? Assessing the Implications for Africa. Johannesburg: South African Institute of International Affairs, 2004, pp. 19-28.
  5. “Changes in American Foreign Policy after September 11: Taiwan’s Perspective,” in Dachi Liao ed., American Policy in Asia-Pacific Region after 9-11: Perspectives from Politics, Economics and Security. Kaohsiung: Sun Yat-sen American Center, National Sun Yat-sen University, 2002, pp.191-208.
  6. “The Role of ASEAN and APEC,” in Monika Glinzler, William Mabena and Greg Mills eds., Multilateral Organisations in the Asia-Pacific: Lessons and Experiences for Southern Africa. Johannesburg: South African Institute of International Affairs, 2001, pp. 39-49.
  7. *U.S. Supreme Court and Religious Freedom: Controversies of Nonestablishment Clause and Free Exercise Clause. Taipei: Chih-Yi Publisher, 1998.
  8. “The Search for Parliamentary Democracy: A Comparative Analysis of South Korean and Taiwanese Efforts,” in Sang-Oak Kee and Duk-Soo Park eds. Perspectives on Korea. Sydney, Australia: Wild Peony, 1998, pp. 537-550.
  9. “The Hong Kong 1997 Factor,” in Greg Austin ed., Missile Diplomacy and Taiwan’s Future: Innovations in Politics and Military Power. Canberra, Australia: Strategic and Defense Studies Centre, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Australian National University, 1997, pp. 111-125.
  10. “Introduction,” in Yu-Ming Shaw ed., Tendencies of Regionalism in Contemporary China. Taipei: Institute of International Relations, Chengchi University, 1997, pp. xi-xvii.
  III Conference Papers
  1.  “China's Grand Strategy in the Pursuit of African Oil,” 66th Annual National Conference, April 5, 2008, Midwest Political Science Association.
  2. *“Competition between US and China in Africa,” Study on the Relations between Taiwan, United States and China: 2004-2007, November 30, 2007, Institute of European and American Studies, Academia Sinica.
  3. “The Challenges in Creating Sustainable Peace for Africa's Post-Conflict Nations,” Asia & Africa Spiritual Summit: Awakening of Global Compassionate Leadership, October 27, 2007, Dharma Drum Mountain.
  4. “Democratization and Australia/Taiwan Relations,” Australia-Taiwan Relations: A ‘Security Nexus?’ May 3-4, 2007, Institute of International Relations, National Chengchi University and the Department of International Relations, RSPAS, Australian National University.
  5. “Implications of the Rise of China for Africa: A Model, a Partner or a Competitor?” the 49th Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association, November 16-19, 2006, Westin St. Francis Hotel, San Francisco, California, U.S.A.
  6. “Democratic Consolidation and Democratic Governance in Taiwan,” the 14th Taipei-Seoul Forum: Regional Security and Development, November 18-20, 2005, Institute of International Relations and the Seoul Forum, Far Eastern Plaza Hotel, Taipei.
  7. “Foreign Policy and International Participation – On Taiwan’s Diplomatic Initiatives and Participation in IGOs and NGOs,” December 9, 2004, Taiwan Foundation for Democracy and Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, D.C., U.S.A.
  8. “China-Taiwan Inc.? Assessing the Impact of Economic Integration Across the Taiwan Strait,” the International Conference on the Rise of China in Global Economy, November 13, 2003, Institute of International Affairs, Jan Smuts House, East Campus, University of the Witswatersrand, Johannesburg.
  9. “Civil Liberties Issues in the Aftermath of September 11th Terrorist Attack,” the International Conference on Changes of US Government and Policy After the September 11th Terrorist Attacks, December 5-6, 2002, Institute of European and American Studies, Academia Sinica, Taipei.
  10. USA Patriot Act: A Compromise on America’s Civil Rights and Civil Liberties? A Historical Perspective,” the International Conference on American Values, June 17-18, 2002, Graduate Institute of American Studies, Tamkang University.
  11. “Changes in American Foreign Policy after September 11: Taiwan’s Perspective,” the International Conference on American Policy in Asia-Pacific Region after 9-11: Perspectives from Politics, Economics and Security, March 7-9, 2002, Sun Yat-sen American Center, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Kaohsiung.
  12. “Overview of the Role of Asia-Pacific Regional Organizations: The Economic Domain,” the Reviewing Multilateral Organizations in the Asia-Pacific Region: Cooperative Lessons and Experiences for Southern Africa, February 1, 2001, Institute of International Affairs, Jan Smuts House, East Campus, University of the Witswatersrand, Johannesburg.
  13. “Economic Distress and Political Legitimacy in East Asia,” the Twenty-eighth Sino-American Conference on Contemporary China, June 11-14, 1999, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina.
  14. “After Democracy, What's Next for Taiwan,” the Seventh Seoul-Taipei Forum, October 4-5, 1996, The Seoul Forum and the Institute of International Relations, Hilton Hotel, Seoul, Korea.
  15. “From Cooperation to Competition and From Competition to Cooperation: Some Practical Measures to Improve Korea-Taiwan Relations,” the ROC-ROK Forum on New Asia, August 23, 1996, The Institute of International Relations and Yoido Society, Taipei.
  16. “Gongmin Toupiao in Taiwan: Will Local Practice of Referendum Evolve Into National Level of Plebiscite?” the Mid-America Chinese Professional Annual Convention (MACPAC) on Marching Toward the New Century, June 21-23, 1996, Wyndham Hamilton Hotel, Itasca, Illinois.
  17. *“Party Government and Government by the People: Future Direction of Implementing Democracy in Our Country,” the Chinese Political Science Association Meeting on Postwar Political Development in Taiwan, October 21-22, 1995, International Conference Center, Taipei, Taiwan.
  18. “Economic Organizations and Regional Integration of the Pacific Rim Area,” the Chinese American Association of Professional Conference (CAAPCON) - 1993, July 2-5, 1993, Marriot Hotel, Chicago.
  19. “Official vs. Officious Approach to Unification: A Comparison of Korean and Chinese Experiences,” the Thirty-fourth Annual Conference of the American Association for Chinese Studies, October 23-25, 1992, Novi Hilton, Novi, Michigan.
  20. “Relations Across the Taiwan Strait: Lessons from the Korean Experiences,” the Annual Conference of Chinese American Association for Professionals (CAAP) on ‘Challenges in a Changing World’, June 20-21, 1992, Red Lion Hotel, Seattle, Washington.
  21. “The Implications of the 1911 Hsin-Hai Revolution for 1991 and Beyond,” the Thirty-third Annual Conference of the American Association for Chinese Studies, November 8-10, 1991, Sheraton Charlottesville Hotel, Charlottesville, Virginia.
  22. “Constitutions of Japan, Republic of China, and Republic of Korea,” a special bi-centennial celebration of U.S. Constitution, June 15, 1990, Alaska Constitutional Institute, University of Alaska.
  23. “The Applicability of Taiwan's Development Model to China,” a special conference on ‘Development and Democracy in the Two Chinas,’ for the 100th issue of Chinese Ethos Monthly, February 18-19, 1989, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin.
  24. “Positioning China in the Pacific Community,” International Conference on Social Studies Education with the theme ‘Focus on the Pacific Rim’, June 22-25, 1988, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.
  25. “The Components of the Pacific Rim Community,” the Annual Conference of Alaska Council for the Social Studies, March 11-12, 1988, Clarion Hotel, Anchorage, Alaska.
  26. “The Transition to Democracy in an Orderly Authoritarian Society: The Case of the Republic of China on Taiwan,” the Annual Meeting of Midwest Political Science Association, April 9-11, 1987, Palmer House, Chicago.
  27. “Consequences of Socio-Economic Development in South Korea, Singapore, and Taiwan: Democracy or a Continuation of Authoritarianism?” the Annual Meeting of Midwest International Studies Association, November 7-8, 1986, Indianapolis, Indiana.
  IV Research Grants and rojects
  1. *“American Revolution and Early History of the American Republic” granted from National Science Council, Taiwan, 2008 & 2009.
  2. *“The Challenges in Creating Sustainable Peace for Africa’s Post-conflict Nations: Establishment of Political Authority and Reconstruction of Social Order,” granted from National Science Council, Taiwan, 2007, 2008 & 2009.
  3. *“An Examination of Intervention into Regional and Domestic Conflicts by International Organizations: On the Contributions and Shortcomings of UN Peacekeeping Operations in Africa,” granted from National Science Council, Taiwan, 2006.
  4. *“Historical Choices for the New Democracies of Africa in the Post-Authoritarian Era: Justice, Truth and Reconciliation,” granted from National Science Council, Taiwan, 2005.
  5. *“The Prospects and Challenges of the African Integration in the 21st Century: From the Organization of African Unity (OAU) to African Union (AU),” granted from National Science Council, Taiwan, 2004.
  6. *“The Prospects and Challenges of the African Integration in the 21st Century: From the Organization of African Unity (OAU) to African Union (AU),” granted from National Science Council, Taiwan, 2004.
  7. *“Military Coups in Africa after the Third Wave of Democracy: Fragility of Multi-Ethnic Society or Failure of Democratic Consolidation?” granted from National Science Council, Taiwan, 2003.
  8. *“Examination and Assessment of Democratization Experiences of Africa in 1990s: Democratic Transition, Democratic Consolidation or Democratic Reversal,” granted from National Science Council, Taiwan, 2002.
  9. *“Ethnic Conflicts and Civil Wars: The Breakdown of Political Order in Africa,” granted from National Science Council, Taiwan, 2001.
  10. *“Government's Subsidies for the Parochial Schools and Students: Controversies Surrounding the ‘Establishment Clause’ of the First Amendment of U.S. Constitution,” granted from National Science Council, Taiwan, 2000.
  11. *“A Study of the Line-Item Veto Power of the U.S. President,” granted from National Science Council, Taiwan, 1999.
  12. *“Controversies Surrounding the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and the Judicial Interpretation of Free Exercise Clause,” granted from National Science Council, Taiwan, 1998.
  13. *“The Question of Puerto Rico's Status and Its Experiences in Plebiscite,” granted from National Science Council, Taiwan, 1996.
  14. *“A Comparative Study of Political Elite in the Republic of China and the Republic of Singapore,” granted from Pacific Cultural Foundation, Taiwan, 1993-1995.