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.
Cheng Chen, "Muddling through the Shadow of the Past(s): Post-Communist Russia's Search for a New Regime Identity," Demokratizatsiya 19:1 (Winter 2011): 37-57.
Cheng Chen, Kyungmin Ko and Ji-Yong Lee, "North Korea's Internet Strategy and Its Political Implications," The Pacific Review 23:5 (December 2010): 649-670.