Research Projects & Recent Publications


Walid Jumblatt Abdullah.

  • Muslim Activism in Singapore


Felicity HH Chan:
  • HAB-itat (sense of home and belonging in the age of global mobility)
  • Urban Imprints of Immigration in Singapore: the socio-spatial impacts of international schools on locales (SUG)
  • Inter-cultural Learning and Urban Planning in Diverse Places
Chung-An Chen:
  • Preparing public affairs (PA) students for future public service (Tier 1)


Meng-Hsuan Chou:
  • Competing for talent in a globalized world (COMPETE) (NTU Nanyang Assistant Professorship Start-Up Grant)
  • Comparative Regionalism and the Politics of Food (NTU Nanayng Assistant Professorship Start-Up Grant)
Azusa Katagiri:
  • The Strategic Sequencing of Signals in Crisis Bargaining: Computational Approach to Foreign Relations Documents (Tier 1)
  • Political and Diplomatic Communication in Interstate Conflicts: A Computational Approach to Historical Documents (SUG)


Kei Koga:
  • Security Policy under Strategic Uncertainty: Behavior of Secondary Powers in the age of the East Asian Power Shifts
  • Managing Great Power Politics: ASEAN, Institutional Strategy, and South China Sea
Christopher Holman:
  • Democracy and Comparative Political Theory: Imaginative Encounters in the History of Political Thought (Tier 1)


Liu Hong:
  • Transnational Knowledge Transfer and Dynamic Governance in the Global South (Tier-2)
  • SG200: Heritage, Identity, Progress (NTU Strategic initiative Grant)


Dylan M.H. Loh
  • Diplomacy at the margins: How non-state actors sustain, contest and supplant international diplomacy


Sabrina Luk:
  • Sustainability of healthcare financing and the importance of healthy ageing: The case study of Singapore
Wang Jue:
  • A comparative study of innovation system (Shenzhen S&T Innovation Commission)
  • Transformations of Career Development in Academia (TUM Global Incentive Fund. 2018-2019)




Sabrina Luk (2020) Ageing, Long-term Care Insurance and Healthcare Finance in Asia, Abingdon, Oxon; New York, NY: Routledge [forthcoming].
[Articles, Book Chapters, etc.]
Chung-An Chen and Chengwei Xu. (2020). “No, I Cannot Just Walk Away”: Government Career Entrenchment in China. International Review of Administrative Science [forthcoming].
Chung-An Chen, Don-Yun Chen, Zhou-Peng Liao, and Ming-Feng Kuo. (2020). Winnowing Out High-PSM Candidates: The Adverse Selection Effect of Competitive Public Service Exams. International Public Management Journal, available online.
Chung-An Chen, Chih-Wei Hsieh, and Don-Yun Chen. (2020). Can Training Enhance Public Employees’ Public Service Motivation? A Pretest-Posttest Design. Review of Public Personnel Administration, available online.
Kei Koga. (2020). Japan’s “Indo-Pacific” question: countering China or shaping a new regional order? International Affairs [forthcoming]
Ting-Yan Wang and Hong Liu, eds. (2019). An Emerging Asian Model of Governance and Transnational Knowledge Transfer. Routledge.
[Articles, Book Chapters, etc.]
Walid Jumblatt Abdullah. (2019). Electoral Secularism in Singapore: Political Responses to Homosexuality. Asian Studies Review, 43(2), 239-255.
Felicity HH Chan.(2019). Claiming ordinary space in the ‘cosmopolitan grid’: The case of Singapore. In Tridib Banerjee and Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris, eds. The New Companion to Urban Design. Routledge.
Lucie Cerna and Meng-Hsuan Chou (2019) Defining “Talent”: Insights from Management and Migration Literatures for Policy Design. Policy Studies Journal, 47(3), 819-848.
Exequiel Cabanda, Ee Siong Tan, and Meng-Hsuan Chou (2019) Higher Education Regionalism in Asia: What Implications for Europe? European Journal of Higher Education, 9(1), 87-101.
Exequiel Cabanda and Meng-Hsuan Chou (2019). Designing the export of nurses: whither “Asian values” in emigration policies of the Philippines? In Heike Grimm, ed., Public Policy Research in the Global South. Springer Fachmedien, pp. 197-213.
Meng-Hsuan Chou and Pauline Ravinet (2019). Designing Global Public Policies in the 21st Century. In Diane Stone and Kim Moloney, eds., Oxford Handbook on Global Public Policy and Transnational Administration. Oxford University Press, pp. 437-452.
Assel Mussagulova, Zeger van der Wal, and Chung-An Chen. (2019). What Is Wrong with Job Security? Public Administration and Development, 39(3), 121-132.
Chung-An Chen, Barry Bozeman, and Evan Berman. (2019). The Grass is Greener, but Why? Evidence of Employees’ Perceived Sector Mismatch. International Public Management Journal, 22(3), 560-589.
Mehmet Akif Demircioglu and Chung-An Chen. (2019). Public Employees’ Use of Social Media: Its Impact on Need Satisfaction and Intrinsic Work Motivation. Government Information Quarterly, 36(1), 51-60.
Hong Liu and Gunie Lim. (2019). The Political Economy of a Rising China in Southeast Asia: Malaysia’s Responses to the Belt and Road Initiative. Journal of Contemporary China, 28(116), 216-231.
Na Ren and Hong Liu. (2019). Domesticating ‘Transnational Cultural Capital’:  The Chinese State and Diasporic Technopreneur Returnees. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 45(13), 2308-27.
Hong Liu and Taomo Zhou. (2019). Bandung Humanism and a New Understanding of the Global South: An Introduction. Critical Asian Studies, 51(2), 1-3.
Hong Liu. (2019).  Global Talent Management and Higher Education Governance: The Singapore Experience in a Comparative Perspective. In Eric Yipeng Liu, ed. Research Handbook of International Talent Management. Edward Elgar, pp. 339-363.
Hong Liu and Yishu Zhou. (2019). New Chinese Capitalism and ASEAN Economic Community. In Yos Santasombat, ed. The Sociology of Chinese Capitalism in Southeast Asia: Challenges and Prospects. Palgrave Macmillam, pp. 55-75.
Xu-Dong Zhang, Sabrina Ching Yuen Luk, Yue-Hong Han, Gui-Rong Chen, Gui-Lei Zhang, Bao-Sheng Zhu, and Stanley Luchters. (2019). Ethical Considerations for Conducting Sexual and Reproductive Health Research with Female Adolescents Engaged in High-risk Behaviours in China. Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare, 20, 46-53.
Sabrina Ching Yuen Luk. (2019). A Human Rights Based Approach to Bridge Gender Digital Divide: The Case Study of India. In Idongesit Williams, Olga Kretova and Roslyn Layton, ed. Gender Gaps and the Social Inclusion Movement in ICT. IGI Global, pp.24-44.
Sabrina Ching Yuen Luk. (2019). A Human Rights Based Approach to Teenage Pregnancy Prevention in China. In Devi Akella, ed. Socio-Cultural Influences on Teenage Pregnancy and Contemporary Prevention Measures. IGI Global, pp.95-116.
Sabrina Ching Yuen Luk. (2019). Strengthening Cybersecurity in Singapore: Challenges, Responses and the Way Forward. In Ryma Abassi and Aida Ben Chehida Douss, eds. Security Frameworks in Contemporary Electronic Government. IGI Global, pp.96-128.
Azusa Katagiri and Eric Min. (2019). "The Credibility of Public and Private Diplomatic Signals: A Document-Based Approach". American Political Science Review, 113(1), 156-172.
Kei Koga. (2019).  Japan’s Diplomatic Strategy toward East Asia: Creation and Evolution of ‘Dual-Track Diplomacy’ in the Post-Cold War Era. Baltic Journal of European Studies, 9(2), 40-60 [Forthcoming].
Kei Koga. (2019). Japan and Southeast Asia in the Indo-Pacific. In Kyle Springer, ed., Implementing the Indo-Pacific: Japan’s region building initiatives (Perth: PerthUSAsia Centre), pp. 24-37.
Kei Koga. (2019). Japan-Southeast Asia Relations: The Emerging Indo-Pacific Era. In Carl Baker and Brad Glosserman, eds., Comparative Connections (Honolulu: Pacific Forum), pp. 125-133.
Kei Koga. (2019). JAPAN: Coming Up with the Indo-Pacific Concept. In John Hemmings, ed., Infrastructure, Ideas, and Strategy in the Indo-Pacific (London: The Henry Jackson Society), pp. 20-24.
Dylan M.H. Loh (2019). Institutional Habitus, State identity, and China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs. International Studies Review. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/isr/viz051
Dylan M.H. Loh (2019). The ‘Chinese Dream’ and the ‘Belt and Road Initiative’: narratives, practices, and sub-state actors. International Relations of the Asia-Pacific. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/irap/lcz018
Rosalie Hooi and Jue Wang (2019), “Research Funding and Academic Engagement: a Singapore Case”. Knowledge Management Research & Practice (forthcoming).
Wei Li, Jue Wang, Rongxiao Chen, Yongqin Xi, Shi Qiang Liu, Feimei Wu, Mahmoud Masoud, and Xueping Wu. (2019). Innovation-driven industrial green development: the moderating role of regional factors. Journal of Cleaner Production, 222, 344-354.
Jue Wang, Rosalie Hooi, Andrew Li and Meng-Hsuan Chou. (2019). Collaboration patterns of mobile academics: the impact of international mobility. Science and Public Policy, 46(3), 450-462.
Jue Wang and Rosalie Hooi. (2019). The moderation effect of workplace experience on innovation motivation: a study of STEM faculty in Singapore. Technology Analysis & Strategic Management 31(7): 862-874
B. Guy Pters, Giliberto Capano, Michael Howlett, Ishani Mukherjee, Meng-Hsuan Chou, and Pauline Ravinet. (2018) Designing for Policy Effectiveness: Defining and Understanding a Concept. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Christopher Holman. (2018). Machiavelli and the Politics of Democratic Innovation. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
Long Denggao and Liu Hong, eds. (2018) Shangmai yu Shangdao: Guoji Huashang Yanjiu Wenji [Commercial Networks and Business Behaviours: Studies in Global Chinese Entrepreneurship], Zhejiang University Press.
Gregor Benton and Liu Hong. (2018). Dear China: Emigrant Letters and Remittances, 1820-1980. University of California Press.
Gregor Benton, Liu Hong, and Huimei Zhang, eds. (2018). The Qiaopi Trade and Transnational Networks in the Chinese Diaspora. Routledge.
Nilay Saiya. (2018) Weapon of Peace: How Religious Liberty Combats Terrorism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
[Articles, Book Chapters, etc.]
Walid Jumblatt Abdullah. (2018). Bureaucratizing Islam: State Strategies and Muslim Responses in Singapore. Journal of Religious and Political Practice, 4 (3), 297-313.
Walid Jumblatt Abdullah. (2018).  Inclusion-Moderation or Political Opportunity? Lessons from the Case of Parti Islam Se-Malaysia (Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party, PAS). Commonwealth & Comparative Politics, 56 (4), 407-426.
Walid Jumblatt Abdullah. (2018). Selective History and Hegemony-Making: The Case of Singapore. International Political Science Review, 39 (4), 473-486.
Martina Vukasovic, Jens Jungblut, Meng-Hsuan Chou, and Pauline Ravinet (2018). Multi-level, Multi-actor and Multi-issue Dimensions of Governance of the European Higher Education. In Adrian Curaj, Ligia Deca, and Remus Pricopie, eds., European Higher Education Area: The Impact of Past and Future Policies. SpringerOpen, pp. 321-334
Tamson Pietsch and Meng-Hsuan Chou (2018). In Ludovic Tournes and Giles Scott-Smith, eds., The Politics of Scholarly Exchange: Taking the Long View on the Rhodes Scholarships. In Global Exchanges: Scholarships and Transnational Circulations in the Modern World. Berghahn, pp. 33-49.
Chung-An Chen, Don-Yun Chen, and Chengwei Xu. (2018). Applying Self-Determination Theory to Understand Public Employee’s Motivation for a Public Service Career: An East Asian Case (Taiwan). Public Performance and Management Review, 41(2), 365-389.
Christopher Holman. (2018). Machiavelli’s Two Utopias. Utopian Studies 29(1), 88-108
Christopher Holman. (2018). The Councils as Ontological Form: Cornelius Castoriadis and the Autonomous Potential of Council Democracy. In James Muldoon, ed. Council Democracy: Towards a Democratic Socialist Politics. London: Routledge, pp. 131-149
Hong Liu. (2018) Transnational Asia and Regional Networks: Toward a New Political Economy of East Asia. East Asian Community Review, 1(1), 33-47.
Tingyan Wang and Hong Liu. (2018). An Emerging Asian Model of Governance and Transnational Knowledge Transfer: An Introduction. Journal of Asian Public Policy, 11(2), 121-135.
Taomo Zhou and Hong Liu. (2018). Chinese Foreign Policy: Southeast Asia. In Weiping Wu and Mark Frazier, eds. The SAGE Handbook of Contemporary China. Sage Publications, pp. 610-630.
Els Van Dongen and Hong Liu. (2018). Diaspora and Migration: History of the Chinese in Southeast Asia. In Gracia Farrer-Liu and Brenda Yeoh, eds. Routledge Handbook of Asian Migration. Routledge, pp. 33-48.
Liu Hong. (2018).人才流与人大“——从运型思到常化机制[Brain Circulation and “Grabbing Talent”: Transitioning from Movement Mentality to Institutionalized Mechanisms]. 中国人民大学国家展与略研究院《政策简报》,20187月第12期,共17. Policy Briefing, 12, July 2018.
Sabrina Ching Yuen Luk. (2018). Universal Health Insurance Reform in China: Challenges, Responses and the Way Forward. International Journal of Public and Private Perspectives on Healthcare, Culture, and the Environment (IJPPPHCE), 2(2), 1-24.
Sabrina Ching Yuen Luk. (2018). The Impact of Digital Health on Traditional Health Care System and Doctor-patient Relationship: The Case Study of Singapore. In Aroon P. Manoharan and James McQuiston, eds. Innovative Perspectives on Public Administration in the Digital Age. IGI Global, pp.143-167.
Sabrina Luk. (2018). Moving towards Universal Health Coverage in China: Challenges for the Present and Future. In Ben Fong, Artie Ng and Peter Yuen, eds. Sustainable Health and Long-Term Care Solutions for an Aging Population. IGI Global, pp.19-45.
Sabrina Luk. (2018). Sustainability Analysis on the Basic Medical Health Insurance for Urban Employees in China. In Ali Farazmand, ed. Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance. Springer.
Tetsuro Kobayashi and Azusa Katagiri. (2018). The "Rally 'Round the Flag" Effect in Territorial Disputes: Experimental Evidence from Japan-China Relations." Journal of East Asian Studies, 18(3), 299-319.
Kei Koga. (2018). Japan’s strategic interests in the South China Sea: Beyond the horizon? Australian Journal of International Affairs, 72(1), 16-30.
Kei Koga. (2018). Japan-Southeast Asia Relations: Redirecting Strategic Focus in the Age of the Indo-Pacific. In Carl Baker and Brad Glosserman, eds., Comparative Connections (Honolulu: Pacific Forum), pp. 129-137.
Kei Koga. (2018). Yasukuni Mondai no Ninshiki Kozo: Makuro-Mikuro no “Rekishi Ninshiki” wo Koete (Recognition Structure on Yasukuni Shrine: Beyond Macro/Micro "History Recognition"). Shinji Kawana and Shiro Sato, eds. Anzenhosho no Isokaku (A Phase Angle: Conceptual Approach to Security Debates in Japan). Horitsu Bunkasha, pp. 32-55.
Kei Koga. (2018). Rekishi Ninshiki (Historical Recognition). In Shiro Sato, Shinji Kawana, Tomoya Kamino, and Kousuke Saitou, eds. Nihon Gaiko no Ronten (Issues in Japanese Diplomacy). Horitsu Bunkasha, pp. 82-91.
Kei Koga. (2018). Tayoka suru Takakuteki Anzenhosho no Wakugumi (Diversification of Multilateral Security Frameworks). In Shiro Sato, Shinji Kawana, Tomoya Kamino, and Kousuke Saitou, eds. Nihon Gaiko no Ronten (Issues in Japanese Diplomacy). Horitsu Bunkasha, pp. 92-101.
Dylan M.H. Loh. (2018). Diplomatic Control, Foreign Policy, and Change under Xi Jinping: A Field-Theoretic Account. Journal of Current Chinese Affairs, 47(3), 111–145.
Dylan M.H. Loh. (2018). The disturbance and endurance of norms in ASEAN: peaceful but stressful. Australian Journal of International Affairs, 72(5), 385-402.
Nilay Saiya and Anthony Scime (2019). Comparing Classification Trees to Discern Patterns of Terrorism. Social Science Quarterly, 100(4), 1420-1444.
Nilay Saiya. (2019). Religion, State and Terrorism: A Global Analysis. Terrorism and Political Violence, 31, no.2 (April 2019): 204-223.
Jue Wang and Liwei Zhang. (2018). Proximal advantage in knowledge diffusion: Evidence from publication citations. Journal of Informetrics, 12(3), 858-867.
Yasmin Ortiga, Meng-Hsuan Chou, Gunjan Sondhi, and Jue Wang. (2018). Working within the Aspiring Centre: Professional Status and Mobility Among Migrant Faculty in Singapore. Higher Education Policy, 32(2), 149-166.
Liwei Zhang and Jue Wang (2018). Why highly cited articles are not highly tweeted? Scientometrics, 117(1), 495-509.
Yasmin Ortiga, Meng-Hsuan Chou, Gunjan Sondhi and Jue Wang (2018). Academic ‘centres’, Epistemic difference and brain circulation. International Migration, 56(5), 90–105.