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    MAIA Programme Director and Associate Professor of Teaching
BA (National Taiwan); MA (lowa); PhD (UC Santa Barbara)
  Office: Rm. 321, Dorothy Y L Wong Building
Lingnan University
Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
  TEL: (852) 2616 7189
  FAX: (852) 2465 1429
Che-po Chan is an Associate Professor of Teaching in the Department. He has published on issues of Chinese youth politics, the state-society relationship in China, Chinese central and local administrative reforms, the Chinese People's Liberation Army soldiers, comparisons of Chinese and Japanese nationalisms, Taiwan-Japan relationship, Hong Kong voting behaviors, and the Hong Kong church-state relationship. His research articles published in various book chapters and academic journals, among others, Asian Perspective, Asian Profile, China Information, China Report, International Review of Administrative Sciences, Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, Journal of Contemporary China and Pacific Affairs.

His teaching responsibilities in the last few years include introduction to political science, political psychology and behaviour, government and politics of contemporary China, Chinese politics in the reform era, democracy versus dictatorship and other related courses.

Research in Progress | Top
  • "The role of university graduate village official in Chinese village governance"
  • "The Changing political culture among contemporary Chinese university students"

Selected Publications | Top

"Divergence and Diversity: Changing Chinese Perceptions of North Korea under Kim Jong Un" (co-authored with Brian Bridges), Journal of Contemporary China, vol. 27, no. 109, January 2018, pp. 16-31.

"Encouraging 'Grassroots Employment' for Chinese University Graduates: Promotion of 'Socialist Citizenship' under Incentive Schemes", China: an International Journal, vol. 15, no. 4, November 2017, pp. 22-42.

"Post-Umbrella Movement: Localism and Radicalness of the Hong Kong Student Movement", Contemporary Chinese Political Economy and Strategic Relations: An International Journal, Vol. 2, No. 2, August/September 2016, pp. 885-908.

"Can North Korea Keep Playing Off Its Two Large Neighbors", (co-authored with Brian Bridges), Global Asia, Vol. 11, No. 1, Spring 2016, pp. 76-82.

"The Hong Kong Umbrella Movement: a students' or a people's movement?" E-international relations, November 11, 2014,

"The Chinese Local Administrative Measures for Building Up the 'Headquarter Economy': a comparison between Pudong and Shenzhen", (coauthored with Wai-kit Poon), Journal of Contemporary China, vol. 21, no. 73, January 2012, pp. 149-167.

"Recruitment of the People's Liberation Army Soldiers: Issues, Problems and Prospects", Asian Profile, vol. 38, no. 6, December 2010, pp. 565-578.

"Looking North: Taiwan's Relations with Japan under Chen Shui-bian" (co-authored with Brian Bridges), Pacific Affairs, vol. 81, no. 4, Winter 2008-2009, pp. 577-596.

"The Shanghai Administrative Reform in the Last Decade: More Rationalisation and Marketisation?" (co-authored with Ren Xiao), China Report, vol. 44, issue 3, July-September 2008, pp. 233-249.

"Evolution of the Pudong Government: Chinese Local Administrative Reform in Adapting to an Expanding Market Economy", (co-authored with Wai-kit Poon), China Information, vol. 20, No. 2, July 2006, pp. 237-274.

"China, Japan and the Clash of Nationalisms", (co-authored with Brian Bridges), Asian Perspective, Vol. 30, No. 1, 2006, pp. 127-156.

"The Changing Ethics within the Chinese People's Liberation Army: Yesterday's Lei Feng vs. Today's Young Soldiers", Asian Profile, Vol. 34, No. 1, February 2006, pp. 1-15.

"Corporatism, Civil Society and Democratisation in the People's Republic of China," (co-authored with Wong Yiu-chung), China Report, Vol. II, No. 38, November, 2002, pp. 233-257.

"Civil Service Reform in the People's Republic of China: Another Mirage of the 'New Global Paradigm' of Public Administration?" (co-authored with Gavin Drewry), International Review of Administrative Sciences, Vol. 67, No. 3, September 2001, pp. 461-478, (published in both English and French).

"The 1998 State Council Organizational Streamlining: Personnel Reduction and Change of Government Function", (co-authored with Gavin Drewry), Journal of Contemporary China, Vol. 10, No. 29, November 2001, pp. 553-572.

"The Voting Propensity of Hong Kong Christians: Individual Disposition, Church Influence, and the China Factor", (co-authored with Beatrice Leung) Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, Vol. 39, No. 3, September 2000, pp. 297-306. 

"The Political Pragmatism of Chinese University Students: Ten Years after the 1989 Movement", Journal of Contemporary China, Vol. 8, No. 22, November 1999, pp. 381- 403.



Teaching Subjects | Top


Academic Year:  2019-2020:

1st Term:
  CLE9024 Democracy versus Dictatorship
      SSC3202 Contemporary China: Economics, Politics and Society
      SSC4304 Chinese Politics in the Reform Era
2nd Term:
  CLE9024 Democracy versus Dictatorship
      POL2101 Introduction to Political Science
      SSC3213 Political Psychology and Behaviour