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S. Philip Hsu (徐斯勤) is a professor of political science and director of the Center for China Studies at National Taiwan University. He is also serving as a Fulbright Scholar and as a visiting fellow in the Brookings Institution’s Center for East Asia Policy Studies from July 2022 until January 2023.
Dr. Hsu is on the board of directors of the Association of International Relations in Taiwan and on the Advisory Committee under the Straits Exchange Foundation. He previously served as the chair of the Department of Political Science at National Taiwan University, the president of the Chinese Association of Political Science in Taipei, and a member of the Advisory Committee under the Mainland Affairs Council of Taiwan’s Executive Yuan.
Dr. Hsu obtained his doctoral degree from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver. His research interests include comparative politics (with particular emphasis on the People’s Republic of China), political economy, and international relations (with particular emphasis on Asia-Pacific international security and economic cooperation). Dr. Hsu’s articles have been published in The Pacific Review, Australian Journal of Public Administration, Journal of Contemporary China, Cambridge Review of International Affairs, Issues & Studies, Journal of Chinese Governance, etc. He is also a co-editor of twelve edited volumes published in Taiwan, China, and the English-speaking world, such as In Search of China’s Development Model: Beyond the Beijing Consensus (co-edited with Yu-Shan Wu and Suisheng Zhao) (New York: Routledge, 2011), and Minzhu, Minzhuhua, and Zhili Jixiao (Democracy, Democratization and Governance Performance)(with Yu Xunda)(Hangzhou, China: Zhejiang University Press, 2011).