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Tun-jen Cheng

Class of 1935 Professor, Government

Office: Tyler Hall 235
Email: [[tjchen]]
Office Phone: 757-221-3032

Areas of Specialization

International relations (political economy), comparative politics (East Asia)


Professor T. J. Cheng received B.A. from National Taiwan University, M.A. from University of Waterloo, Ontario and Ph.D. from University of California, Berkeley. He has previously taught at University of California, San Diego, and has been a visiting scholar at University of Tsukuba, Japan and an associate visiting professor at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. His primary interests are in comparative political economy and East Asian development. He has published 48 journal articles and book chapters, co-authored Newly Industrializing East Asia in Transition and co-edited Political Change in Taiwan, Inherited Rivalry, The Security Environment in the Asia-Pacific, New Leadership and New Agenda, and Religious Organizations and Democracy in Contemporary Asia. Professor Cheng is also Director of Pacific Asia Program, Chair of East Asian Studies Program (both at William and Mary), and Editor-in-Chief of the American Asian Review, a major refereed quarterly on Asian affairs.