Yan Sun

Yan Sun
CUNY Graduate Center | CUNY · Program in Political Science

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
Yan Sun currently works at the Program in Political Science, CUNY Graduate Center. Yan does research in Comparative Politics. Her most recent publication is her book, From Empire to Nation State: Ethnic Politics in China.

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Many scholars perceive ethnic politics in China as an untouchable topic due to lack of data and contentious, even prohibitive, politics. This book fills a gap in the literature, offering a historical-political perspective on China's contemporary ethnic conflict. Yan Sun accumulates research via field trips, local reports, and policy debates to reve...
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Previous scholarship has identified an emerging consensus for ethnic-policy reform in China, in the direction of strengthening national integration at the expense of ethnic autonomy and supporting a “melting pot” concept. This paper identifies three major contending schools in Chinese debates about the country’s system of ethnic governance: the lib...
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Previous scholarship has identified an emerging consensus for ethnic-policy reform in China, in the direction of strengthening national integration and a ‘melting pot.’ This article identifies three major contending schools in Chinese debates about the country’s ethnic governance: liberal autonomists, integrationists and socialist autonomists. It a...
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Bibliographies of research sources on studying Chinese corruption, both English and Chinese
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This paper evaluates the Tibet question through the looking glass of Taiwan, by considering four dimensions of comparative dynamics between the two cases of Taiwan and the Tibetan government-in-exile (TGIE) in relation to China: territorial, economic, ethnic and cultural. Of the four, the paper argues, Taiwan has high convergence with China in the...
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While democracy is widely expected to control corruption, by commonly used yardsticks democratic India has done no better than China at checking corruption, and may have fared worse. Important aspects of corruption in India reflect institutional and political shortcomings of its democracy. Differentiating among types of corruption, and among the ki...
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Why do so many corrupt officials rise up in the Chinese official hierarchy in the first place? This paper addresses this question by looking at corruption in the cadre recruitment system as a source of the problem. It attempts to show that despite meaningful reforms to improve cadre recruitment, especially through greater input and supervision from...
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It is significant to examine Chinese debates over corruption for several reasons. These debates confirm certain universal aspects of corruption that have been emphasized in the Western social science literature. They also suggest unique features of corruption that are useful for understanding the issue in the Chinese context. They further reveal ho...
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This article makes a systematic comparison of the reassessment of socialism in China under Deng Xiaoping and in the former Soviet Union under Gorbachev, focusing on the official discourse on diagnosing the problems and failures of socialism as theory and practice and prescribing for their remedy. First, the evolving processes of the two reassessmen...
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Thesis (Ph. D.)--Johns Hopkins University, 1993. Vita. U.M.I. no. 9313442. Includes bibliographical references (leaves [390]-406). Microfilm.