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Dr Yan, Xiaojun 閻小駿

Title:
Associate Professor

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Professional Qualifications
YearAwarding InstitutionQualification
Peking UniversityBachelor of Law in International Politics
Peking UniversityMaster of Law in International Politics
Harvard UniversityA.M.
Harvard UniversityPh.D. in political science
Biography

Associate Professor: He obtained his Bachelor of Law (International Politics) and Master of Law (International Politics) degrees from Peking University and an A.M. and Ph.D. in political science from Harvard University. He is a comparative political scientist with special expertise in the politics of China. His research interests evolve around political development, authoritarianism, democratization, local government, contentious politics, comparative historical study of revolution, and the Chinese reforms.  In 2012, he received an Early Career Scheme Grant of HK$733,240 from the Research Grants Council to support his research on local government reforms in the People’s Republic of China.  He is awarded the 2012 Gordon White Prize by the China Quarterlyfor his article entitled “ ‘To Get Rich Is Not Only Glorious’: Economic Reform and the New Entrepreneurial Party Secretaries”(The China Quarterly, June 2012, No. 210).  Recipient of a Harvard University Certificate of Distinction in Teaching (2007), he is a member of HKU’s Common Core Curriculum Committee and an Area of Inquiry (AoI) Leader. He is recipient of HKU’s Outstanding Teaching Award (2013).

 
Honours, Awards & Prizes
AwardeesAward DateHonours / Awards / PrizesCategory
2013-01-01Gordon White Prize: The China Quarterly, Cambridge University Press
Research Achievement
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Area of Expertise:
Area of Expertise (EN)Area of Expertise (ZH)
Comparative political development
Comparative historical study of reform and revolution
Authoritarianism, democratization, contentious politics
Spoken Languages:
Spoken Language(s) (EN)Spoken Language(s) (ZH)
English, Putonghua英語、普通話
Written Languages:
Written Language(s) (EN)Written Language(s) (ZH)
English, Chinese英文、中文
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