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Political Science Department
 

Physical Address:
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PHONE: (208) 885-6328
FAX: (208) 885-5102
polsci@uidaho.edu

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Political Science Department
c/o University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 5102
Moscow, ID 83844-3165


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Jie Chen

Jie Chen


Office: Morrill Hall, Room 104
Phone: 208 885 6244
Email: jiechen@uidaho.edu
Mailing Address: College of Graduate Studies
P.O. Box 443017
Moscow, Idaho 83844-3017

College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences
College of Graduate Studies & Department of Political Science
Dean & William Borah Distinguished Professor of Political Science

With UI Since 2011

  • Biography
    DR. JIE CHEN holds the named professorship, William Borah Distinguished Professor of Political Science, and serves as Dean of the College of Graduate Studies at University of Idaho. Before joining University of Idaho, Dr. Chen served as Chair of the Department of Political Science and Geography at Old Dominion University. He also holds the titles of the Changjiang Scholar Chair Professorship and Zhiyuan Chair Professorship bestowed, respectively, by the Ministry of Education, PRC, and by Shanghai Jiaotong University, China. He was a Fulbright Scholar conducting survey research in China, and a residential research fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

    Dr. Chen has authored and co-authored six books on Chinese politics and U.S. foreign policy. His most recent and forthcoming books include Popular Political Support in Urban China (Stanford University Press, 2004), Allies of the State: China's Private Entrepreneurs and Democratic Change (co-authored with Bruce Dickson, Harvard University Press, 2010), and A Middle Class without Democracy: Economic Growth and the Prospects for Democratization in China (Oxford University Press, 2013). He has also authored and co-authored many refereed articles on contemporary Chinese politics, which appeared in scholarly journals, such as Journal of Politics, Comparative Political Studies, Public Opinion Quarterly, Social Science Quarterly, Political Research Quarterly, the China Quarterly, Asian Survey, Modern China, and Journal of Contemporary China.

    Dr. Chen received research grants from National Science Foundation to conduct research projects on the political roles of the middle class and private entrepreneurs in China.
  • Selected Publications
    BOOKS:
    • 2013. A Middle Class without Democracy: Economic Growth and the Prospects for Democratization in China. New York: Oxford University Press.
    • 2011. 中国民众政治支持的测量与分析 (measuring and analyzing mass political support in China). Guangzhou, China: Sun Yat-sen University Press.
    • 2010. Allies of the State: China’s Private Entrepreneurs and Democratic Change (with Bruce Dickson). Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
    • 2004. Popular Political Support in Urban China. Stanford: Stanford University Press.
    • 1995. China Since the Cultural Revolution: From Totalitarianism to Authoritarianism (with Peng Deng). Westport: Praeger Publishers.
    • 1992. Ideology in U.S. Foreign Policy: Case Studies in U.S. China Policy. Westport: Praeger Publishers.
      
    RECENT REFEREED JOURNAL ARTICLES:
    • 2013. “Northeastern Asian Perceptions of China’s Rise — To What Extent Does Economic Interdependence Work?” (with Min Xia and Linan Jia). Modern China Studies (forthcoming).
    • 2012. “Informal Accountability, Socially Embedded Officials, and Public Goods Provision in Rural China: The Role of Lineage Groups” (with Huhe Narisong). Journal of Chinese Political Science 18 (1): 1-16.
    • 2011.“The Middle Class’ Attitudes toward Democratization in Later-Development Country: A Survey of Three Chinese Cities” (with Chunlong Lu). Political Research Quarterly 64: 64(3): 705–719.
    • 2011. “The Causal Mechanisms between Social Trust and Grassroots Governance in China.” 社会Society (one of the most prestigious refereed journals in social sciences in China, which is edited and published by Shanghai University).
    • 2011. “The Middle Class’ Attitudes toward Democratization in Later-Development Country: A Survey of Three Chinese Cities” (with Chunlong Lu). Political Research Quarterly.
    • 2010. “The Sociopolitical Mechanisms Linking Trust and Political Action: Findings and Insights from a Survey of Urban China.” 中国社会科学 Social Sciences in China (the most prestigious refereed journal in social sciences in China, which is edited and published by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences).
  • Awards and Honors
    • William Borah Distinguished Professor of Political Science, University of Idaho, 2011-present.
    • The Charles O. and Elisabeth C. Burgess Award for Faculty Research and Creativity, Old Dominion University, 2011.
    • Finalist of the Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award of the State Council State Council of Higher Education for Virginia in the Commonwealth of Virginia, 2010 and 2011.
    • Invited Member, the National Committee on United States-China Relations, 2010-present.
    • Joel S. Lewis Faculty Award for Excellence in Student Mentoring, College of Arts and Letters at Old Dominion University, 2009.
    • Award of Changjiang Endowed Chair Professorship, the highest honor bestowed by the Ministry of Education, People’s Republic of China, to acknowledge distinguished contributions made in various areas of scientific research, 2009.
    • Louis I. Jaffe Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, College of Arts and Letters at Old Dominion University, 2005.
    • Faculty of the Month Award in recognition for support and service contribution to students at Old Dominion University for 2003.
    • Fulbright Scholar (a Research Fellow) in China for the summer of 2002.Research Fellow of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars for the 2001-2002 academic year.
    • Provost’s Award for Leadership in International Education at Old Dominion University, 2001.

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