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International Seminar Series: “How is China Ruled? Understanding China’s Political System”

Wednesday, September 4th 2019
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Event Description

This talk will provide a brief analysis of China’s political system and the way that political power is exercised.

Dr. T.Y. Wang is Professor and Chair of Politics and Government at Illinois State University (ISU) and currently serves as the co-editor of the Journal of Asian and African Studies. He was the Coordinator of the Conference Group of Taiwan Studies (CGOTS) of the American Political Science Association. His current research focuses on national identity, East Asian politics, electoral behavior, US policy towards China and Taiwan and research methodology.  He has secured more than a quarter of a million dollars to support his research.  As a result of this external funding, he published eight (8) single-authored, co-authored, and edited books.  He also published more than fifty (50) articles and book chapters in such scholarly journals as the American Political Science Review, Asian Survey, Electoral Studies, International Studies Quarterly, Issues and Studies, Journal of Peace Research, Political Research Quarterly and Social Science Quarterly, along with more than eighty (80) conference presentations. His most recent book (co-edited with Christopher H. Achen) is The Taiwan Voter (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2017).  He is also the guest editor of the Symposium on “Generations, Political Attitudes and Voting Behavior in Taiwan and Hong Kong” in Electoral Studies (v. 58, 2019).

The International Seminar Series offers the Illinois State campus and Bloomington-Normal communities weekly opportunities to learn about a wide range of international topics. Guest speakers are usually experts in their fields across a range of disciplines who cover a wide array of cultural, historical, political and social topics.

Series events have become one of the most popular internationally focused events on campus and continue to draw ever-growing crowds of students, faculty and community members. Audience members are given time at each event to raise questions to enable a two-way participation and learning.

International Seminar Series events are free and open to the public and occur every Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. in the Bone Student Center. The Fall 2019 series will focus on understanding contemporary China.

If you will need special accommodations, please contact the event organizer.


Office of International Studies and Programs
(309) 438-5276


Bone Student Center
Old Main Room