Prof. Shih Chih-Yu 石之瑜


Prof. Shih Chih-Yu 石之瑜

Home Institiution:

National Taiwan University

Duration of Stay:

June 25 - 28, 2014July 17 - 20, 2011Apr. 24 - May. 11, 2009


Department of Political Science, National Taiwan University, 21 Hsu Chow Rd., Taipei, Taiwan 100
Tel:+886 (02) 3519641 ext. 500; Fax:+886 (02) 3412806



Shih Chih-Yu has coached inter-mural basketball in Taiwan for 18 years, with 10 national titles under his belt. He prefers to play someone slower and shorter, though. He loves German sausages, admires Bavarian castles and is an aficionado for Tubingen ice cream. Being a night owl who keeps late hours, he lives on Internet while in the dark. Saturday Gathering on Chinese Affairs held weekly in his apartment enters the 23rd year in 2014. Professionally, he is currently teaching cultural studies and China studies in the Department of Political Science at National Taiwan University. He is additionally the author of many books including Harmonious Intervention (2014), Sinicizing International Relations (2013), Civilization, Nation and Modernity in East Asia (2014), and many others, Editor of the journal Asian Ethnicity and an editorial board member of a few international and domestic political science as well as China studies journals. He is MPP of Harvard University and Ph. D of the University of Denver. In 2005, he visited Durham University for two weeks.


University of Denver, Ph.D in International Studies (1988); Harvard University, MPP in International Security (1984); National Taiwan University, B.A. in Political Science / International Relations (1980)

Professional Experience

University Chair Professor (07-10), Full/Associate Professor, National Taiwan University (since 90), Visiting Professor, National Sun Yatsen University (05-07); National Chair Professor (01-04); Assistant Professor, Ramapo College of N.J. (88-90); Winona State University (87-88); Adjunct Professor, Colorado School of Mines (86)
Editor, Asian Ethnicity (08--); Editorial Board, English: Political Science (Wellington 99--); Human Rights & Human Welfare (Denver 01--); East Asia (Durham 05--); The Journal of Contemporary China (Denver 07--); Japanese Issues & Studies (07-); Issues & Studies (Taipei 91-96). Chinese: International Political Science (08- ); Chinese Social Science Quarterly (08- ); Political Science Journal (95-04); Newsletter for Mainland China Studies (93-04); Mainland China Studies (since 01); America and Europe Quarterly (01); Social Science Journal (94-95), etc.
Visiting Scholar ERCCT, Tuebingen University (09); National Sun Yatsen University (05-07); Chuo University (05), Center for China Studies, University of Durham (04), Center for International Studies, Princeton University (97), Institute for Asia-Pacific Studies, Duke University (94); Hoover Institution (86)
Professional Organization: Board of Directors, Association for Mainland China Studies (since 95); Current Foundation (also as Associate Director) (since 95); Director, Vanguard Institute for Policy Studies (since 91); APSA Conference Group on Taiwan Studies (91- 93)
Field Research, On poverty: (Yongshuen 6-06, 7-8/03, 1-2/03); (Fenghuang 3/05); (Nanning 4/04); On ethnic identity: Yungshuen (Tujia, Miao 8/06, 6/05, 1/00, 6/98, 9/97); Fangcheng (Jing 7/04); Huishui (Buyi 9/02); Luocheng, Longsheng (Molao, Multi-nation 7/02); Yizhou, Jinshou (Shui, Yao 1/02); Guilin (Zhuang, 6/01); Meigu , Chengbu (Yi, Dong 9/00) Mao (Qiang 6/00); Changde (Uygur 1/00); Jishou (Tujia, Miao 1/00); Beining (Man 7/99); Lishui (She 7/99) Liaoning, (Xian 1/99); Xishuangbanan (Dai 1/99, 4/98); Litong (Muslim 9/98); Dali, Lijiang (Bai, Naxi 11/97). On Village Autonomy: Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Wuhan (1/94, 4/95, 6/95, 2/96). On people's congresses (Beijing, Guangzhou, Haiko, Shanghai, Xiamen 1/94). On enterprise culture (Shanghai 6/92)
Research Assistant, University of Denver (85-87)
Military service, Lieutenant, 829 Army Hospital, Taipei (80-82)


University Chair Professor (National Taiwan University, 07-10); National Chair Professor (Ministry of Education, 01-04); Academic Award (Ministry of Education (00), Outstanding Award (National Science Council, 95-99, 04-07); Fulbright (97); and many others Reference Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century, Great Minds of the 21st Century, Distinguished & Admirable Achievers, Asian Admirable Achievers, Who's Who in Science and Engineering, Biography Today, Asian/American Who's Who, IBC 2000 scholars of 21st century, Afro-Asian Who's Who, Marquis Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in Asia, Asia's Men and Women of achievement, Asia/Pacific Who's Who, Biography Fame International, Cambridge Blue Book, Taiwan Who's Who.
Competition Coaching intramural basketball 1992~2006: 10 champions, 10 runner-ups.

Publications (reference upon request)

11 English (Democracy Made in Taiwan, Lexington 2007; Autonomy, Ethnicity and Poverty in Southwestern China, Palgrave 2007; Navigating Sovereignty, Palgrave 2003; Negotiating Ethnicity in China, Routledge 2002; Reform, Identity and Chinese Foreign Policy, Vanguard Research Center 2000; Collective Democracy, Chinese University Press of Hong Kong 1999; State and Society in China's Political Economy, Lynne Rienner 1995; Symbolic War, Institute of International Relations 1993; China's Just World, Lynne Rienner 1993; Contending Dramas, Praeger 1992; The Spirit of Chinese Foreign Policy, Macmillan 1990) and over 50 Chinese titles.