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Tse-Kang Leng

Tse-Kang Leng Department of Political Science
Ph.D., Government and Foreign Affairs,
University of Virginia, U.S.A.
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  • Ph.D. in Government and Foreign Affairs, University of Virginia , Charlottesville, USA, 1995


  • Professor, Department of Political Science, National Chengchi University, 2004-now
  • Chief, Academic Service, Office of Research and Development, National Chengchi University, 2003-2006
  • Secretary General, Chinese Association of Political Science, 2003-2005
  • Research Fellow, Institute of International Relations, National Chengchi University, 2003-2004
  • Associate Research Fellow, Institute of International Relations, National Chengchi University,
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Graduate Institute of Political Science, Soochow University, 1996-2003
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Sociology , Catholic Fu-Jen University, Taipei
  • Visiting Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University, U.S.A, 1999-2000
  • Visiting Scholar, York Center for Applied Sustainability , York University, Canada, 1999
  • Chief, Cooperation and Exchange Section, Institute of International Relations, National Chengchi University, 1995-1997

Research Interests

  • Politics of Globalization
  • Political Economy of China's Development
  • Cross-Taiwan Strait Relations


A. Journal Papers

  • October, 2013, “Paradox of Political Realism: the Taiwanese and Chinese Perspectives on the Rise of China Compared”, The Journal of Contemporary China Studies, (Waseda University, Vol.2, No. 2).

  • March, 2013, Tse-Kang Leng and Jenn-hwan Wang, “Local States, Institutional Changes and Innovation Systems: Beijing and Shanghai compared”, Journal of Contemporary China, (Volume 22, Issue 80,) pp. 219-236

  • March, 2012, Jenn-hwan Wang and Tse-Kang Leng, “Production of Space and Space of Production:High Tech Industrial Parks in Beijing and Shanghai,”Cross Currents (Vol 1, No.1). pp. 47-73 .

  • December, 2011, “Coping with China in Hard Times: Taiwan in global and domestic Perspectives,” Pacific Focus , (vol. 26, no. 3).

  • 2010, with Yun-han Chu, “Introduction,” in Tse-Kang Leng and Yun-han Chu ed., Dynamics of Local Governance of China during the Reform Era (New York: Roman and Littlefield).

  • 2009, “Politics of Centrally-Administered Municipalities in China,” in Jae Ho Chung ed., The Ladder of Governance: Traditions and Changes in China’s Local Administrative Hierarchy (London: Rougledge, 2009), Chapter 3.

  • 2008, “Globalizing Shanghai and Taipei: A Comparative Aspect,” in Proceedings of Second China Studies Forum (Shanghai: Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences.

  • January 2005, "State and Business in the Era of Globalization: the Case of Cross-Strait Linkages in the Computer Industry", The China Journal, Issue 53

  • December, 2004, , Tse-Kang Leng and Szu-yin Ho, "Accounting for Taiwan's Economic Policies toward China", Journal of Contemporary China

  • March/April, 2002, "Economic Globalization and IT Talent Flows : The Taipei/Shanghai/Silicon Valley Triangle", Asian Survey

  • April, 2002, "Securing Cross-Straits Economic Relations: New Challenges and Opportunities", Journal of Contemporary China

  • B. Conference Papers

  • Tse-Kang Leng and Changliao Nianchong, “Taiwan-Japan Relations in the Shadow of Major Politics”, paper presented at the International Conference on The Rise of China and East Asia International Relations, May 31, 2014.

  • Tse-Kang Leng, “Historic Conservation in Yangtze River Delta Cities: A Comparative Perspective”paper presented at the Asia Network on Study Local China, Seoul, May 2-3, 2014.

  • Tse-Kang Leng, “Culture Governance and Local Politics in Taiwan and China: the Case of Taipei and Nanjing”, presented at the International Conference on Taiwan Inclusive, University of Virginia, Nov. 15-16, 2013.

  • Tse-Kang Leng, “Culture Politics across the Taiwan Strait: Aspects from Political realism of international relations”, presented at the 2013 Annual Conference of American Association of Chinese Studies, Jersey City, Rutgers University, Oct 11-14, 2013.

  • April 8-9, 2005 " The Political Economy of Cross-Strait High-tech Relations", Paper prepared for delivery at the conference on "Remaking Economic Strengths in East Asia: Dealing with the Repercussions of Increased Interdependence", Institute of East Asian Studies , University of California, Berkeley

  • January 7-8, 2004 "Globalization and Localization of Cross-Straits Political Economy"

  • Paper presented at the Conference on "State of Contemporary China" , organized by the University Service Center for China Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong

  • May 1-3, 2003, Tse-Kang Leng and Szu-yin Ho, "Accounting for Taiwan's Economic Policies toward China", paper presented at School of International Affairs, Denver University, Denver

  • January 20-21,2003, "International and Domestic Interpretations of Taiwan's Economic Engagement with China", Paper presented at Keio University, Tokoy

  • December 16-17, 2002 "Global Networking and the New Division of Labor Across the Taiwan Straits", paper presented at Conference on "New Information Technologies and the Reshaping of Power Relations: An Approach to Greater China's Political Economy", organized by Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches Internationales, Paris, France

  • November 25, 2002, "Challenges and Opportunities of Cross-Straits Economic Relations", paper presented at the Conference on Economic Development in Taiwan, organized by Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Xiamen

  • October 9, 2002 "Political Forces and Cross-Straits Economic Relations", paper presented at Institute of World Economy and International Studies (IMEMO), Russian Academy of Science, Moscow, Russia

  • January 2, 2002,"Domestic Changes and Taiwan's Engagement with Mainland China", Paper presented at the Taiwan-Japan Security Forum, organized by National Taiwan University and Keio University