College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences
With UI Since 2011
College of Graduate Studies & Department of Political Science
Dean & William Borah Distinguished Professor of Political Science
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. 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 served as a Fulbright Scholar conducting survey research in China in 2002, and a residential research fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in 2001-2002.
Dr. Chen has authored and co-authored five 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), and Allies of the State: China's Private Entrepreneurs and Democratic Change (co-authored with Bruce Dickson, Harvard University Press, 2010). His forthcoming book, Contingent Democratic Supporters: the Middle Class and the Prospects for Democracy in China, will be published by Oxford University Press. 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.
RECENT REFEREED JOURNAL ARTICLES:
- 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.
- 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).
- 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.