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    MAIA Associate Programme Director and Assistant Professor
BA. (Peking University) MA. (Peking University), Ph.D (Northwestern University)
  Office: Rm. 316, Dorothy Y L Wong Building
Lingnan University
Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
  TEL: (852) 2616 7636
  FAX: (852) 2465 1429

Dr. Dong Zhang received his doctorate in political science from Northwestern University in June 2016. He was a Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellow in contemporary Asia at the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center of Stanford University (2016-2017). He worked as a consultant of the World Bank and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). He holds bachelor's degrees in public policy and economics, and a master's degree in public policy from Peking University, Beijing. His research interests include political economy of development, authoritarian politics, corruption and governance.

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Selected Publications | Top

"Weapons of the Powerful: Authoritarian Elite Competition and Politicized Anticorruption in China"(with Jiangnan Zhu). Comparative Political Studies 50,9 (2017): 1186-1220

"Does Corruption Hinder Private Businesses? Leadership Stability and Predictable Corruption in China" (with Jiangnan Zhu). Governance: An International Journal of Policy, Administration and Institutions 30, 3 (2017): 343-363

Teaching Subjects | Top


Academic Year:  2020-2021

1st Term:
  POL3101 Empirical Political Analysis: Approaches and Method
2nd Term:
  CLD9029 Consumers, Voters, and Information Technology
  POL3210 Comparative Politics
      POL4007 Politics and Government of Japan