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Basic Data
NAME
Hsu, Szu-Chien
TITLE
Assistant Research Fellow

DIVISION

Division of China Politics
E_mail
sh81@gate.sinica.edu.tw
EDUCATION
  • Ph.D., Political Science, Columbia University
  • M.A., Political Science, Columbia University
  • .A., Political Science, National Taiwan University
WORKING EXPERIENCES
  • Adjunct Assistant Research Fellow, Institute of International Relations, National Chengchi University
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, China Studies M.A. Program, National Tsing Hua University
  • Member of Executive Committee, Center for Contemporary China, National Tsing Hua University
  • Assistant Research Fellow, Institute of Political Science, Academia Sinica
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Soochow University
  • Assistant Research Fellow, Division of China Politics, Institute of International Relations, National Chengchi University
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Graduate Institute of Chinese Studies, Chinese Culture University
  • Associate Professor, Graduate Institute of Chinese Studies, Chinese Culture University
  • Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Administrative Management, Chinese Culture University
  • Consultant, Center for China Studies, National Chengchi University.
  • Standing Board Member, Transparency International-Chinese Taipei.
  • Consultant, Peacetime Foundation of Taiwan.
  • Academic Consultant, Foundation on International and Cross-Strait Studies
  • Standing Board Member, Prout in Taiwan
RESEARCH FIELD
  • Comparative Politics, Contemporary Chinese Politics, Political Reform and Democratization in China, Chinese Rural Politics and Grassroots Democracy, Relationship between Local Governments and Enterprises in China, Central-Local Relations in China, International Relations (China Study), Impact of China’s Domestic Factors on Cross-Strait Relations, Impact of International Participation on China’s Environmental Policies, Cross-Strait Relations, Realism and Cross Strait Relations, Taiwan’s Public Opinion on Cross-Strait Relations
PUBLICATIONS
 

I. Journa Articles  

  1. *“Soft Disciplinary Constraint: The Internal Constraint of the Political Reform of Supervision in the Chinese Party-State,” Mainland China Studies, Vol.50 No.2 (June 2007), pp.35-60. (TSSCI)
  2. *“Introduction: The Rise of China under Globalization: A Partner or Rival of Taiwan,” Thought and Words, Vol.45, No.2 (June 2007), pp.1-12.
  3. *“Debates on China's Political Reform: A Literature Review,” Mainland China Studies, Vol.47 No.1 (March 2004), pp. 1-40. (TSSCI)
  4. *“Book Review: Across in Taiwan Strait: Democracy: The Bridge between Mainland China and Taiwan, ed., by Bruce Herschensohn (Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books, 2002), Taiwan Journal of Democracy, Vol.1, No.1 (March 2004), pp. 201-204.
  5. *“The CCP Sixteenth Party Congress and Political Reform” Mainland China Studies, Vol.46 No.4 (July 2003), pp. 25-45. (TSSCI)
  6. *“The Prospect of Political Reform after CCP’s Sixteenth Party Congress,” Exchange, Taipei: Strait Exchange Foundation, No.66 (December 2002), pp.19-21.
  7.  “The Impact of the PRC's Domestic Politics on Cross-Strait Relations,” Issues & Studies, Vol. 38, No.1 (March 2002), pp. 130-164. (SSCI)
  8. *“Politic Reform and Institutional Transition in Mainland China in the 1990s,” Mainland China Studies, Vol.44, No.2 (February 2002) pp. 1-30. (TSSCI)
  9. *“The Prospect of Mainland China’s Democratization from Taiwan’s Perspective,” China Affairs Quarterly, No.6 (October 2001) pp.43-57
  10. *“Succession of Power at the CCP 16th National Congress and Political Reform,” Exchange, Taipei: Straits Exchange Foundation, (June 2001), pp. 30-33.
  11. *“The Relationship between the Economic Development and the Grassroots Democracy in Rural China: TVE Property Rights Reform and Rural Grassroots Democracy,” Mainland China Studies, Vol.44, No.5 (May 2001), pp. 19-40. (TSSCI)
  12.  “International Linkage and China’s Environmental Policies,” Issues and Studies, Vol. 36, No.3 (May 2000), pp. 61-102. (SSCI)
  13. *“Globalization: Perspectives from Mainland Chinese Scholars,” Mainland China Studies, Vol.43 No.4 (April 2000), pp. 1-26. (TSSCI)
  14. “Central-Local Relations in the PRC under the Tax Assignment System,” Issues and Studies, Vol. 36, No.2 (March 2000), pp. 31-72. (SSCI)
  15. *“Rural Economic Development and Grassroots Democracy in China's Countryside,” Mainland China Studies, Vol.42 No.5 (May 1999), pp. 3-33. (TSSCI)
  16.  “Two Local Regime Types in China’s Rural Industrialization,” Issues and Studies, Vol. 35, No.1 (January 1999), pp. 80-130. (SSCI)
  17. *“Taiwan's Public Opinion on Policy Issues of Cross-Strait Political Negotiations: A Preliminary Probe for Affecting Factors,” Theory and Policy, Vol.12 No.4 (November 1998), pp.107-142.
  18. *“The Impact of the Localization of Property Rights on the Rationalization of State Bureaucracy in Post-Mao China: Rural Industrialization as an Example,” Hwa Kang Journal of Social Science, Vol.12 (August 1997), pp.79-100.
  II Books and Chaptes
  1. “The Domestic Origin of China’s Rise and Its International Impact,” in Michael Hsin-Huang Hsiao, ed., Rise of China: Beijings Strategies and Implications for the Asia-Pacific. New York: Routledge, 2009.
  2. *“Soft Disciplinary Constraint: The Internal Constraint of the Political Reform in the Chinese Party-State,” in Szu-Chien Hsu and Yu-Shan Wu eds., Transformation of the Party-State: Elite and Policies in the Chinese Communist Regime. Taipei: Wu-nan Publisher, 2007, Ch. 5, pp. 143-175.
  3. *“The Transformation of the Party-State: Elite and Policies in the Chinese Communist Regime,” in Szu-Chien Hsu and Yu-Shan Wu eds., Transformation of the Party-State: Elite and Policies in the Chinese Communist Regime. Taipei: Wu-nan Publisher, 2007, Ch. 1, pp. 1-15.
  4. “Reforming the Party and the State under Hu Jintao,” in John Wong and Hongyi Lai eds., China into the Hu-Wen Era: Policy Initiatives and Challenges. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing, 2006, pp. 153-189.
  5. *“Geopolitics and China’s Foreign Strategies toward U.S.” as First author, co-authored with Andrew N.T. Yang, in Geopolitics and China’s Foreign Strategies. Taipei: Datun Publisher, 2005, pp. 5-67, (with the academic review by a committee cochaired by Taiwan Political Science Association and Chinese Political Science Association).
  6. *“Democratic Implications of Mainland China’s Urban Grassroots Democracy and City Governance,” in Hsin-Min Chu ed., Studies of Urban Grassroots Democracy in Mainland China. Taipei: Yuanjing Foundation, 2004.
  7. *“Chinese Political Situations: Reform of Political Institutions,” in Shuh-Fan Ding ed., Macro Trends in China. Taipei: Hsin Hsin Wen Publisher, 2004, pp. 54-79.
  8. *“‘Orderly Participation’ and Protection of Peasants’ Rights in China,” in Chinese Institute of Reform and Development ed., Protecting Peasants’ Rights in China. Beijing: Zhongguo Jingji Chubanshe, 2004, pp. 313-328.
  9. *“Limited Political Reform under the Degenarative Totalitarian Regim,” in Chia-Lung Lin ed., The Future China: Degenerative Totalitarianism. Taipei: China Times Publisher, 2004, pp. 166~207.
  10. *“Introduction: Degenerative Totalitarian Regime and the Future Development of China,” co-authored with Chia-Lung Lin, in The Future China: Degenerative Totalitarianism. Taipei: China Times Publisher, 2004, pp. 11-30.
  11. *“Debates on Mainland China’s Political Reform: A Literature Review,” in Szu-Yin Ho Te-Sheng Chen and Shu Keng eds., Research Results and Methods of Mainland China Studies. Taipei: Institute of International Relations, National Chengchi University, 2003, pp. 32-72.
  12. *“A Peaceful and Stable Cross-Strait Relation,” in Chia-Cheng Lin ed., 2010 Taiwan. Taipei: Research Development and Evaluation Commission, Executive Yuan, ROC, 2003, pp. 469-505.
  13. *“Peace and Democracy,” in Edmund Ryden, S.J. ed., The Peace Study Papers 2001. Taipei: Tang Shang Publisher, 2003, pp. 249-289.
  14. *“The Prospect of Political Situation of Mainland China after the Sixteen CCP Party Congress,” in Hu Chang and Kuang-Tai Hsu, eds., The Evolution of CCP after the Sixteenth Party Congress. 2003, pp. 3-9.
  15. *“The Progress and Prospect of Political Reform at the Dawn of CCP’s Sixteenth Party Congress,” in Shuh-Fan Ding ed., The Challenge for Hu Jintao’s Era. Taipei: The Hsin Hsin Wen Publisher, 2002, pp. 122-159.
  16. *“Globalization: Perspectives of Scholars from Mainland China,” in Kuo-Cheng Sung ed., China in the 21st Century: Globalization and the Development of China. Taipei: Institute of International Relations, National Chengchi University, 2002, pp. 85-117.
  17. The Impact of Rural Industrialization on Local State Agents in Post-Mao China, 1980-1994 -- A Comparative Study of Four Coastal Rural Townships. Ph. D Thesis. Columbia University , 1997.
  III Conference Paper
  1. “Enlisted Participation in China’s Public Governance: Situating the Transition of the “Authoritarian Resilience,” the 37th Taiwan-American Conference on Contemporary China: “Cross-Strait at the Turning Point: Institution, Identity and Democracy,” August 26-27, 2008, IIR, Taipei.
  2. “Strengthening the Soft Discipline Constraint: Limited Reform in Curbing Leading Cadres’ Power,” the 6th International Symposium of the Center for China-US Cooperation, “‘Washington Consensus’ Versus ‘Beijing Consensus’: Sustainability of China’s Development Model,” May 30-31, 2008, Center for China Studies, National Taiwan University, and Center for China-US Cooperation, University of Denver, Denver, Colorado.
  3. “Will ‘Intra-Party Democracy’ Democratize China: The Case of Direct Election Experiment for Township Party Secretary,” International Conference of The Washington-Taipei-Beijing Relations: Variables & Prospects, December 3, 2007, Foundation of International and Cross-Strait Studies, at Grand Formosa Regent, Taipei, Taiwan.
  4. “Institutionally-Induced Identity Politics in Taiwan: The Challenge of Nationalism to Democracy,” After the Third Wave: International Conference on Problems and Challenges for the New Democracies, August 13, 2007, Far Eastern Plaza Hotel, Taipei, Taiwan.
  5. “Institutional Evolution or Institutional Involution? From ‘Work Report and Appraisal System’ to ‘Supervision Law’ of the People’s Congress in PRC,” The International Symposium on Civil Society Development and Local Government Innovations, May 29-30, 2007, Institute of Public Administration, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang.
  6. “The Perceptions of ‘Democracy’ in China and Their Implications,” co-authored with Yi-Ching Hsiao, International Conference of “Economic Development and Democratic Transformation: Taiwan and East Asia,” April 13, 2007, College of Social Sciences, NCCU, International Conference Hall, College of Social Sciences, NCCU, Taipei, Taiwan.
  7. “The Domestic Origin of China’s Rise and Its International Impact: The Party-State Developmental Syndicate,” International Conference of “The Rise of China: Beijing’s Strategies and Implications for the Asia-Pacific,” August 24-25, 2006, Center for Asia-Pacific Area Studies RCHSS, Academia Sinica, and Mainland Affairs Council,  Taipei: International Conference Room, Foreign Service Institute, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, R.O.C.
  8. *“Chinese High-tech Industry under International Competition: Semi-conductor Industry as a Case,” Seminar at the Chinese Economic Database Workshop, June 13, 2006, School of Social Sciences, National Chengchi University, Taipei.
  9. “Institutional Selectivism: How Local Political Reforms Respond to Social Demands in Chinese Politics,” 2006 AAS Annual Meeting San Francisco, March 6-9, 2006, Session 43.
  10. *“Soft Disciplinary Constraint: The Internal Constraint of the Political Reform in the Chinese Party-State,” Conference on “Changes in Chinese Communist Regime: Elite, System, and Policy,” December 19, 2005, Institute of Political Science, Academia Sinica, Taipei.
  11. *“Semiconductor Industry in Soochow: Growing from Off-Planning,” First author, co-authored with Erhao Lu, the 2005 Annual Conference of Chinese Political Science Association, October 1-2, 2005, Academia Sinica, Taipei.
  12.  “Reforming the Party and the State under Hu Jintao,” International Conference on ‘China under Hu Jintao': Policy Initiatives and Challenges, August 15-16, 2005, East Asian Institute, National Singapore University, Singapore: York Hotel.
  13.  “A Taiwan Realism,” International Conference of “At the Edge of Empires,” December 18-19, 2004, Center for Contemporary China, National Tsing Hua University, co-sponsored by the Council for Cultural Affairs, Executive Yuan; Tsing Hua Cultural Foundation, Taipei, Taiwan.
  14. “Electoral Institutions, Political Participation, and Grassroots Democracy in Rural China,” International Conference of “The Transformation of Citizen Politics and Civic Attitudes in Three Chinese Societies,” November 19-20, 2004, Institute of Political Science, Academia Sinica, and The Asian Barometer Survey Project, National Taiwan University, Taipei.
  15. *“The Lack of Political Participation of Chinese Peasantry: Institutions and Power,” Conference on China’s Agriculture and Rural Governance, November, 13-14, 2004, Institute of International Relations, National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan.
  16. “Escalation and De-escalation across the Taiwan Strait: A Taiwan Perspective,” International Conference on the PLA Affairs 2004, October 20-23, 2004, Chinese Council of Advanced Policy Studies (CAPS) in conjunction with RAND, and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, U.S.A., Far Eastern Plaza Hotel, Taipei, Taiwan.
  17. *“Developmental State with Chinese Characteristics: Taking IC industry in the Yangtze River Delta as A Case,” Symposium at the Institute of Political Science, March 31, 2004, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan.
  18. *“A Comparison of the Township Direct Election Tests in China,” The Second Academic Conference on China’s Local Governance, January 12-15, 2004, Zhongshan University, Guangzhou, China.
  19. *“Marketized State Capitalism: A Typological Analysis,” the 2003 Annual Conference of the Taiwan Political Science Association, December 12-14, 2003, Soochow University, Taipei.
  20. “Comparing Election Institutions in China: Pushes from Below and Choices from Above,” The 32nd Annual Sino-American Conference on Contemporary Chinese Affairs, September 18-19, 2003, Institute of International Relations, NCCU, and Foreign Policy Research Institute, at University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, Penn, USA.
  21. *“‘Orderly Participation’ and Protection of Peasants’ Rights in China,” International Conference on Protecting Peasants’ Rights in China, July 31 - August 1, 2003, Chinese Institute of Reform and Development, Haikou, Hanan, China.
  22. *“Debates on Mainland China’s Political Reform: A Literature Review,” Conference on Research Results and Methods of Mainland China Studies, April 1-2, 2003, Institute of International Relations, National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan.
  23. “Social Conflicts in Mainland China at the Dawn of the Sixteenth Party Congress of CCP,” Conference of Transforming China, October 25, 2002, Taiwan Research Institute, Taipei.
  24. *“China’s Grassroots Democracy and Political Development: A Comparative Perspective,” co-authored with Chia-Lung Lin, Japan Conference of Chinese Grassroots Self-Governance, August 30 - September 1, 2002, Osaka University, Osaka.
  25. *“The CCP’s Sixteen Party Congress and Political Reform,” Conference on the Development of Cross-Strait Political and Economic Development, June 9-10, 2002, School of Social Sciences, National Chengchi University, Taipei.
  26. “Taiwan's Mainland China Policy: An Interplay of International and Domestic Politics,” Taiwan and the World, May 18-20, 2002, Technology University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal.
  27. *“Democracy and Peace,” Conference on Peace Studies in Taiwan, September 20, 2001, Peacetime Foundation of Taiwan, Taipei.
  28. *“The Relationship between the Economic Development and the Grassroots Democracy in Rural China: TVE Property Rights Reform and Rural Grassroots Democracy,” International Conference on Village Self-Governance and the Social Development of China’s Rural Communities, September 2-5, 2001, Ministry of Civil Affairs and Carter Center, Beijing.
  29. “WTO and Its Impact upon PRC's Domestic Politics,” the Thirtieth Sino-American Conference on Contemporary China, May 4-5, 2001, U.C. San Diego, California.
  30. *“Political Integration and the Cross-Strait Relations: A Perspective from the Compromise between the Societies and Peoples across the Strait,” April 3, 2001, Shanghai Institute of Taiwan Studies and Institute of International Relations, NCCU, Hengshan Hotel, Shanghai.
  31. “The Impact of PRC's Domestic Politics on the Cross-Strait Relations,” Sino-New Zealand Conference on Cross-Strait Relations, December 4-5, 2000, Grand Hotel, Taipei.
  32. “The 'Tax Assignment System' in Operation: Macro and Micro Perspectives,” co-authored with Philip Szue-Chin Hsu, the 2000 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, August 31-September 3, 2000, Washington, D. C.
  33. “An Agency Theory of State-Society Relations in Mainland China and Taiwan,” co-authored with Jih-Wen Lin, the 2000 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, August 31-September 3, 2000, Washington, D. C.
  34. *“A Constructivist Theory of Cross-Strait Integration,” Roundtable of EU Model and Cross-Strait Relations, June 9, 2000, Academia Sinica, Nankang, Taipei.
  35. *“Political Reform and Institutional Evolution in Mainland China in 1990s,” Seminar on Mainland China's Reform and Institutional Evolution, April 28, 2000, Academica Sinica, Nankang, Taipei.
  36. *“Mainland China's perspectives on Globalization,” Cross-Strait Forum of Young Scholars, April 21-22, 2000, National Donghua University, Hualian, Taiwan.
  37. “A Rational People or the Passionate Masses? Domestic Opinion Regarding Taiwan's Mainland China Policy," Annual Conference of American Political Science Association, September 2-5, 1999, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
  38. “Central-Local Relations under China's Tax-Assignment System,” the 28th Sino-US Annual Academic Conference, June 12-14, 1999, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA.
  39. “International Linkage and China's Environmental Policies,” the 51st Annual Meeting of the Association for Asian Studies, March 11-14, 1999, Marriott Copley Place, Boston.
  40. *“A Game-Theoretical Account of the Central-Local Relations under the Tax Assignment System in Mainland China,” the Fifth Annual Meeting of Taiwan Political Science Association, December 12-13, 1998, Soochow University, Taipei.
  41. *“The Relationship between Village Grassroots Democracy and Rural Economic Development,” the Forth Annual Meeting of Taiwan Political Science Association, December 13-14, 1997, Soochow University, Taipei.
  42. *“The Impact of the Localization of Property Rights on the Rationalization of State Bureaucracy in Post-Mao China,” the Third Annual Meeting of Taiwan Political Science Association, December 14-15, 1996, National Taiwan University, Taipei.
  43. “Two Local Regime Types in China's Rural Industrialization,” the Second Annual Meeting of Taiwan Political Science Association, December 23-24, 1995, National Taiwan University, Taipei.
  IV Research Grants an Projects
  1. *“Paving Way for Democracy or Consolidating Authoritarianism: Analyzing the Logic of China's Political Reform,” granted from National Science Council, Taiwan, 2008 & 2009.
  2. *“International Cooperative Project on Index for China’s Democratization,” granted from Mainland Affairs Council, Taiwan, 2007.
  3. *“Chinese Developmental State under the International Competition: the Case of Semi-conductor Industry,” granted from National Science Council, Taiwan, 2006.
  4. *“Data Base of China’s Democratization and Political Development,” granted from Science and Technology Research and Information Center, Taiwan, 2006/5/26-2006/12/1.
  5. *“Data Base of China’s Democratization”, granted from Mainland Affairs Council, Taiwan, 2005/07/21-2005/12/31.  
  6. *“The Chinese Developmental State: the Case of Semi-conductor Industry,” granted from National Science Council, Taiwan, 2005.
  7. *“Index for China’s Democratization,” granted from Mainland Affairs Council, 2004.
  8. *“Developmental State’ or ‘Global City Region’: Yangtze River Delta as A Case” granted from National Science Council, Taiwan, 2003 & 2004.
  9. *“China’s State Transformation and CCP’s Sixteenth Party Congress,” granted from Taiwan Thinktank, 2002/01/01-2003/04/31.
  10. *“Institutional Transformation and State-Society Relations: The Township-Village Relations in Rural China since the Late 1990s,” granted from National Science Council, Taiwan, 2001 & 2002.
  11. *“The Transition of the Chinese State in the Dawn of the Sixteenth Party Congress: The Degenerative Totalitarian Regime,” Book Project, granted from Taiwan Thinktank, Taiwan.
  12. *“Taiwan's Public Opinion on Policy Issues of Cross-Strait Political Negotiations: A Preliminary Probe for Affecting Factors,” granted from National Science Council, Taiwan, 2000/08/01-2002/01/31.
  13. *“China’s Grassroots Election: Institutional Participation, Value Transformation and Regime Transition,” granted from Ministry of Education, Taiwan, 1999/8/1-2002/7/31.
  14. *“The Relationship between Economic Property Rights, Local Elites, and Grassroots Democracy in Rural China,” granted from National Science Council, Taiwan, 1998/08/01-2000/01/31.
  15. *“The Relationship between Village Grassroots Democracy and Rural Economy: A Political Economic Study,” granted from National Science Council, Taiwan, 1997.