BA (Calgary); MA (Toronto); MA, PhD (USC)
Office: Rm. 310, Dorothy Y L Wong Building
Department of Political Science
Lingnan University
Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
TEL: (852) 2616 7174
FAX: (852) 24651429

Chien-peng (C.P.) Chung is a Professor of politics in the Department of Political Science. His research interests include the politics and history of China, Chinese and Asian foreign and security relations, the dynamics of political change in Asia, and the domestic-international nexus of diplomatic bargaining.

Dr. Chung has written a book on the Domestic Politics, International Bargaining, and Territorial Disputes of China (Routledge). He has also contributed chapters to edited books, and published articles in journals such as the Korean Journal of Defense Analysis, Problems of Post-Communism, China Report, China Quarterly, Pacific Affairs, Asian Affairs: An American Review, Issues & Studies, American Asian Review, Harvard International Review, and Foreign Affairs.

His teaching responsibilities at Lingnan University include courses on introductory international politics, contemporary Asian-Pacific affairs, China's domestic politics and international relations, Southeast Asia, and regional cooperation and integration.

Dr. Chung received his doctorate and master's in political science at the University of Southern California, his master's in economics at the University of Toronto, and his Bachelor's in economics at the University of Calgary. He has been a research fellow at the University of Toronto and a faculty member of the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

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China's Multilateral Cooperation in Asia and the Pacific: Institutionalizing Beijing's "Good Neighbour Policy", London and New York: Routledge, 2010, 169 pages.

Domestic Politics, International Bargaining, and China's Territorial Disputes (London & New York: Routledge, 2004).

Book Chapters:

"China's Roles in the SCO and the ARF: Implications for the Asia-Pacific Region," in The Rise of China: Beijing's Strategies and Implications for the Asia-Pacific, ed. Michael H. H. Hsiao and Cheng-yi Lin (London and New York: RoutledgeCurzon, 2009).

"Southeast Asia-China Relations: Dialectics of 'Hedging' and 'Counter-Hedging'," in Southeast Asian Affairs 2004, ed. China Kin Wah and Daljit Singh (Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies Publications Unit, 2004).

"Southeast Asia's 'Hedging' Relations With Major Powers of the Asia-Pacific," in Alternative Perspectives on Southeast Asia, ed. Michael L. R. Smith, Andrew T.H. Tan, and Kay Kim Khoo (London: ASEAN Academic Publishing, 2004).

Refereed Journal Articles:

"The Role of Asian-Pacific Organizations in Maintaining Regional Security," in Korean Journal of Defense Analysis, Vol. 20, No. 2, June 2008, pp. 169-185.

"Is There a Rising Contestation between China and Japan over the Pacific Islands?" in Asia-Pacific Forum (Center for Asia-Pacific Area Studies, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan), No. 39, March 2008, pp. 207-229.

"Separatism in Modern China: An Analytical Framework," in Issues & Studies, Vol. 44, No. 1, March 2008, pp. 169-203.

"Shanghai hezuo zuzhi de zhiduhua," (Institutionalization of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization,) in Zhonggong Yanjiu (Chinese Communist Studies), Vol. 42, No. 12, December 2007, pp. 1-14.

"Resolving China's Island Disputes: a Two-Level Game Analysis,? in Journal of Chinese Political Science, Vol. 12, No. 1, Spring 2007, pp. 49-71.

"China and the Institutionalization of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization," in Problems of Post-Communism, Vol. 53, No. 5, September / October 2006, pp. 3-14.

"Confronting Terrorism and Other Evils in China: All Quiet on the Western Front?" in China and Eurasian Forum Quarterly, Vol. 4, No. 2, May 2006, pp. 75-87.

“Has China's Anti-Secession Law Made the World a Safer Place?” in China Report, Vol. 41, No.4, October – December 2005, pp. 437-444.

"The Shanghai Cooperation Organization and China's Roles and Influence in Central Asia," in The China Quarterly, Vol. 180, No. 1, December 2004, pp. 989-1009.

"Democratization in South Korea and Inter-Korean Relations," in Pacific Affairs, Vol. 76, No. 2, Summer 2003, pp. 9-35.

"China's Political, Economic and Strategic Roles in Central Asia: The Forward Defense of Xinjiang," in Harvard International Review, XXV, Issue 2, Summer 2003, pp. 58-62.

"China's 'Counter-hedging' Engagement with Southeast Asia," in Prospect Quarterly, Vol. 3, No.4, October 2002, pp. 47-67.

"China's 'War on Terror' – September 11 and Uighur Separatism," in Foreign Affairs, Vol. 81, No. 4, July / August 2002, pp. 8-12.

"Taiwan's Future: Mongolia or Tibet?" in Asian Affairs: An American Review, Vol. 27, No. 4, Winter 2001, pp. 233-245.

"The PRC's Changing Moral and Realist Perceptions Toward Territorial Disputes," in Issues & Studies, Vol. 36, No. 5, September / October 2000, pp. 176-196.

"Southeast Asian Perceptions of Major Power Relations in Northeast Asia," in Regional Security Issues and Mongolia, (No. 8), Institute for Strategic Studies, 2000. A modified version of this article is published on the Pacific Forum – CSIS electronic journal as PACNET 30 on July 28, 2000.

"The Role of Trans-national and Sub-national Actors in the South China Sea Islands Dispute," in The Journal of Social, Political and Economic Studies, Vol. 24, No. 1, Spring 1999, pp. 17-36.

"The Diaoyutai / Tiaoyutai / Senkaku Islands Dispute: Domestic Politics and the Limits of Diplomacy," in American Asian Review, Vol.  XVI, No.3, Fall 1998, pp. 135-164.

"Regional 'Autonomy' For Minority 'Nationalities' in the People's Republic of China: Rhetoric or Reality?" in Selected Papers in Asian Studies (No. 59), Western Conference of the Association for Asian Studies, 1997.

Refereed Electronic Journal Articles:

"The Shanghai Cooperation Organization: Institutionalization, Cooperation and Rivalry," on the electronic journal JAPAN FOCUS on October 14, 2005.

Newsletters, Working Papers and Reports:

"Designing Asia - Pacific Economic Cooperation," CAPS Working Paper No. 189, Centre for Asian Pacific Studies, Lingnan University, October 2007.

Ethnic Restlessness in Contemporary China: Policies, Concerns and Rights," Asia-Pacific Studies Working Paper Series No. 6, East Asian Studies Program, Renison College, University of Waterloo, June 2006.

"Chinese Approaches to Institutionalizing Regional Multilateralism," CAPS Working Paper No. 161, Centre for Asian Pacific Studies, Lingnan University, October 2005.

"Seeking Aid Through Threat: North Korea’s Strategy for Survival," IDSS Commentaries, Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies, Nanyang Technological University, November 2002.

"Democratization in South Korea and Taiwan: The Effect of Social Division on Inter-Korean and Cross-Strait Relations," IDSS Working Paper (No. 24), Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies, Nanyang Technological University, May 2002.

"China's Engagement with Southeast Asia after the Leadership Transition: A ‘Counter-hedging’ Strategy?" EAI Working Paper No. 87, East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore, May 2002.

IDSS Study for Ministry of Defence, Republic of Singapore, 2000: "Kosovo and the Failure of NATO’s Coercive Diplomacy" 

IDSS Report to the President, Republic of Singapore, 2001 (Co-authored): "President George W. Bush's East Asia Policy"


Teaching Subjects | Top

Academic Year:  2013-2014:
1st Term: POL307 APEC and Regional Cooperation
  CLE9014/GEC361 Ethnicity and Nationalism
2nd Term: POL320 Int'l Politics of Southeast Asia
  SSC201 Trade & International Relations of Asia Pacific
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