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      Assistant Professor
BSocSc (CityU); MPhil, PhD (CUHK)

  Office: Rm. 104/1, Visitors' Quarters
Lingnan University
Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
  TEL: (852) 2616 7946
  FAX: (852) 2465 1429
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    e-Mail: [email protected]

Terry Shen Yang is an Assistant Professor at the School of Graduate Studies and Department of Government and International Affairs, Lingnan University. Previously, he was a Visiting Fellow at the Harvard-Yenching Institute (2018-2019) and an Assistant Professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (2019-2021). He is trained to be a comparative political scientist with special expertise in the politics of mainland China and Hong Kong. His research interests cover comparative politics, contentious politics, and governance. He has published articles in peer-reviewed journals including China Journal, Law & Social InquirySocial Movement Studies, and Voluntas.

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Articles in peer-reviewed journals:

Yang, Shen. Forthcoming. “Decoding Mixed Identities in Hong Kong: A Clustering Analysis of Multiple Identity Indicators.” Social Indicators Research.

Wu, Jie and Shen Yang*. Forthcoming. “The Rise of Pro-regime Intellectuals and Their Mass Persuasion Strategies on China’s Internet.” Journal of Contemporary China

Yang, Shen and Alfred M. Wu*. Forthcoming. “The Political Effects of Economic Inequality: Evidence from Hong Kong.” Social Indicators Research.

Yang, Shen, and Fengshi Wu*. 2022. “From Online Mass Incidents to Defiant Enclaves: Political Dissent on China’s Internet.” The China Journal, 87(1) 20-39. 

Yang, Shen*, Bo Miao and Alfred M. Wu. 2022. “Immigration and Public Attitudes towards Social Assistance: Evidence from Hong Kong.” Journal of Economic Policy Reform, 25(1), 28-44.

Li, Linda Chelan, Man Luo and Shen Yang. 2020. “Institutional Differentiation and Institutional Change : The Reform of the Greater Bay Area” Journal of Public Administration 19 (2): 23 – 39. (in Chinese)

Yang, Shen, 2020. “Enclave Deliberation and Social Movement Mobilization: the DDays in Occupy Central.” Social Movement Studies 19 (2): 144-159.

Yang, Shen. 2019. “In the Name of the Law: Legal Frames and the Ending of the Occupy Movement in Hong Kong.” Law & Social Inquiry 44 (2): 468–90.

Wu, Fengshi, and Shen Yang. 2016. “Web 2.0 and Political Engagement in China.” VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations 27 (5): 2055–76.

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Academic Year:  2023-2024

1st Term:
  GOV3210 Comparative Politics

2nd Term:

  GOV3201 Government and Politics of Contemporary China