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.  She recently completed a new book manuscript examining the search for regime ideology in post-communist China and Russia.  Currently, Chen is working on a research project comparing anti-corruption campaigns in contemporary China and Russia.

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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