Jean-Pierre Cabestan is Professor and Head of the Department of Government and International Studies at Hong Kong Baptist University. He is also Director General of the European Union Academic Programme in Hong Kong as well as an associate researcher at the Asia Centre, Paris and at the French Centre for Research on Contemporary China in Hong Kong. Before August 2007, he was a Senior Researcher at the French National Center for Scientific Research (Centre national de la recherche scientifique). From 1998 to 2003, he was Director of the French Centre for Research on Contemporary China (Centre d'études français sur la Chine contemporaine, CEFC) in Hong Kong and Chief Editor of the English and French editions of China Perspectives. From 1994 to 1998, he was Director of the Taipei Office of the CEFC. In 1990-1991, he was a lecturer at the Politics Department of the School of Oriental and African Studies.

Cabestan’s recent English-language publications include China and the Global Financial Crisis: A Comparison with Europe (coedited with Jean-François Di Meglio and Xavier Richet, Routledge 2012), Secessionism and Separatism in Europe and Asia: To Have a State of One’s Own (co-edited with Aleksandar Pavkovic, Routledge 2013), and Political Changes in Taiwan Under Ma Ying-jeou: Partisan Conflict, Policy Choices, External Constraints and Security Challenges (co-edited with Jacques deLisle, Routledge 2014). He has also published numerous articles and contributions in English on China’s political system and reform, Chinese law, the relations across the Taiwan Strait, and Taiwanese politics. He received his Ph.D. from the University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.

Last Updated: August 30, 2016



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