Cheng Chen

Cheng Chen, PhD

Associate Professor
Specialization: Comparative Politics
Department of Political Science

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About Professor Chen

Cheng Chen is an Associate Professor of Political Science at University at Albany, SUNY.  Her research and teaching interests include post-communist politics, nationalism and nation-building, democratization, Chinese politics, and comparative-historical methodology.  She is the author of The Prospects for Liberal Nationalism in Post-Leninist States (University Park, PA: Penn State University Press, 2007, 2012) and the co-editor of The Emergence of a New Urban China: Insider's Perspectives (Lanham: Lexington, 2012, 2013), which was selected by Choice as an "Outstanding Academic Title" in 2013.  In addition, she has published articles in many refereed journals and edited volumes. 

Her new book, The Return of Ideology: The Search for Regime Identities in Post-Communist Russia and China, is forthcoming from the University of Michigan Press.  Currently, Chen is working on a new research project on anti-corruption campaigns in Russia and China.

Selected Publications

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