Professor Simon Xu Hui SHEN [沈旭暉]
2. Working Experience
A. Current Working Experience
B. Declared Outside Practice
C. Declared Outside Business Activities
D. Previous Working Experience
3. Other Academic Affiliations and Public Services
A. Other Adjunct Academic Affiliations and Services
B. Public Services
C. Major Community Services
4. Selected Publication
A. Academic Books
B. Refereed Academic Journal Articles
English in Social Science Citation Index
English in International Political Science Abstracts,
Historical Abstracts, America: History and Life, Sociological Abstracts, Social Services Abstracts, Worldwide Political Science Abstracts, EBSCO Database, Bibliography of Asian Studies, Geobase, International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS), International Development Abstracts, PAIS International, SCOPUS; among other Indexes
C. Refereed Academic Book Chapters
D. Others – Books and Articles for the General Public
5. Selected Grant and Funding Record
A. Successful Grant Seeking (for University)
B. Successful Grant Seeking (for Other Entities)
University of Oxford, United Kingdom (2001 – 2006)
l D.Phil., Department of Politics and International Relations
l Thesis Title: A New Stability in China’s Internal and External Affairs? Reinventing Chinese Nationalism in Sino-American Relations (1999-2003)
l Supervisor: Professor Rana Mitter
l Areas of Research Interest: Globalization, International Relations, Terrorism and Anti-terrorism, Chinese Foreign Policy, Developmental Studies and Middle East
l Overseas Research Student Award – to finance graduate education
l Oxford Hong Kong Scholarship – to finance graduate education
Yale University, Connecticut, USA (1997 – 2000)
l Master of Arts in Political Science
l Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History, Distinctions in Both Majors
l GPA (cumulative): 3.89/4.00, summa cum laude (top 5% of the graduating class)
l Course Work Included: Political Economy, International Relations, Quantitative Analysis, Comparative Government, American Government, Political & Intellectual History, Chinese Politics, Demography, Intensive Writing, Computer Science
l Williams Prize – the best essay in East Asian studies
l Daniel Tyler Prize – for the most promising young scholar majoring in political science
l Sir Edward Youde Memorial Scholarship – to finance college education
Queen’s College, Hong Kong (1991 – 1997)
l Graduated top 1% in class (July 1997)
9 Distinctions in Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (1996)
l President of Student Council (1996-1997)
l Hong Kong Top Ten Outstanding Students Award (1996)
l Chinese Diplomacy
l Chinese Nationalism
l Terrorism and Regional Security
l External Relations of Hong Kong
l Youth Affairs and Education of Hong Kong
II. Current Working Experience
August 2009 –
August 2006 –
Hong Kong Institute of Education
Associate Professor, Department of Social Science
l To teach courses relating to social science and global studies
l To develop teaching and research programmes for the Institute
l To organize academic conferences for the Institute
The Chinese University of Hong Kong,
Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies
Research Assistant Professor (2006-), Research-track Professorship towards Research Associate Professor and Research Professor
l Developing One Research Programme and One Master Programme for the Institute (refer to the following sections)
l Publishing Books and Articles for the Institute (refer to the list of publications)
l Organizing the Institute’s Documentation Unit, its Digitalization Project and Community Outreach Project (sponsored by the Lee Hysan Foundation)
Director of International Relations Research Programme (2008-)
l Setting up the Programme with Five Strategic Research Project: Chinese Nationalism and Chinese Foreign Policy; External Relations of Hong Kong; Terrorism and Chinese Diplomacy; Sino-US Relations; Sino-African Relations.
l Publication of Academic Journal Articles in Each of the Projects Every Year (Refer to the List of Publications)
l Securing Funding for the Programme in a Self-financing Manner (Refer to the List of Funding)
l Representing the University to Receive International Guests Relating to International Relations; Attending International Conference in Melbourne, London, New York, Taipei, Shanghai, Beijing, Bangkok, etc, on behalf of the Institute
Major International Organized:
l The International Conference on External Relations in Hong Kong (2007) (attended by 10 consul generals in Hong Kong, on top of invited academic scholars)
l The International Conference on China in the Era of Globalization (2008) (co-organized with the Association of Chinese Political Studies in San Francisco, attended by 100 overseas and local scholars)
l The International Conference on Chinese Diplomacy in the 21st Century (2009) (co-organized with the PRC State Department’s Development Research Center, attended by 100 academic members as well as 10 diplomatic members from the PRC delegation)
l The International Conference on Asian Nationalism (to be organized in 2009) (co-organized with the National University of Singapore’s East Asian Studies Institute)
Coordinator of the Master of Global Political Economy Programme of the School of Social Science (2009 –; Directorship from Aug 2009)
l Designing the Overall Structure of the Self-Financed Master Programme from 2007 to 2008 and Steering the Accreditation Process of the Programme from 2008 to 2009
l Recruiting a Team of Lecturers for the Programme’s Eleven Courses
l Supervising the Marketing Exercise of the Programme in Various Local and International Media
l Recruiting Students for the First Year of the Programme (More than 200 Applications were Received for 50 Openings)
September 2003 –
August 2006 –
(Declared Outside Practice)
August 2007 – (Declared Outside Business Activities)
Teaching for Other Departments in CUHK (Department of Government and Public Administration, Master Programme in General Education, and Leadership Training Programme) (2003-)
l Lecturing UG courses on Globalization and Politics, Terrorism and Anti-terrorism, International Politics, and Chinese Politics
l GPA2345 International Politics
l GPA2355 Globalization and Politics
l GPA1070 Introduction to Chinese Politics
l GPA2015 Selected Topics in Hong Kong Politics
l UGC280R Terrorism and Anti-Terrorism
l GEL311C Globalization and Multiculturalism
l Teaching Master courses on topics relating to Chinese Diplomacy and National Security
l MGPE5002 Security Issues in the International Order
l MGE5401 Globalization for General Education
l And Various Guest Lectures Invited by the HKSARG Education Bureau; HKU; HKUST; HKLU; Shantou University; University of Warwick; The Chatham House; among others
Consultant (Division Head) of Research & Academic Development Division, Yew Wah Education and Management Co. Ltd.
l Offering Advices to the International School Company’s Development in the Mainland China and Hong Kong
l Offering Advices to the Company’s Yew Chung Community College’s Setting Up, Curriculum Development and Marketing Exercise in Hong Kong
l Offering Advices on the Company’s Community Service and Branding for its Future IPO
Chairman, Powersoft Consultancy Co. Ltd.
l Setting up the Research and Marketing Consultancy Company for the Roundtable Network, the Social Science Network Founded by Simon Shen in 2004
l Recruiting Research Staffs to Receive and Various Tenders / to Work on Various Tenders for the Consultancy’s Clients
l Clients of the Consultancy included the Hong Kong SARG’s Development Bureau, Central Policy Unit, Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau, Sustainable Development Council, the Bauhinia Foundation, the Hong Kong Policy Research Institute Foundation, New World Co. Ltd, Hong Kong Human Resources Exchange Center, The Chinese Manufacturers’ Association of Hong Kong, RTHK, among others
Previous Working Experience
l Research Associate – Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, CUHK (2005-2006)
l Researcher / Senior Researcher – Hong Kong Policy Research Institute (2003-2005)
l Visiting Scholar / Lecturer – Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (2002-2003)
l Visiting Researcher – School of Public Policy & Management, Tsinghua University, Beijing (2000-2001)
l Researcher – Conservation International, Washington D.C. (1999)
III. Other Academic Affiliations and Public Services
Other Adjunct Academic Affiliations and Services
Major Community Services
l Honorary Professor, School of Law, Shantou University (2009 – )
l Visiting Fellow, Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Warwick (2009 – )
l Series Editor on International Relations and Chinese Diplomacy, The University of Hong Kong Press (2009 – )
l Consultant for Shantou University’s Steering Project on Setting up a new International Relations Department (2009 – )
l Guest Editor on the International Affairs Section for the Leader Magazine (2009 – )
l Guest Editor on the Book Review Section for the Hong Kong Journal of Social Science (2008 – )
l Member, International Studies Association (2008 – )
l Adjunct Researcher, Asia-Africa Development Research Institute, Development Research Centre of State Council of PRC (2007 – )
l Member, Association of Chinese Political Studies (2007 – )
l Vice-director, Asian-European Research Institute, Xi’an Jiaotong University (2006 – )
l Adjunct Professor, Hong Kong Center, Syracuse University (2005 – )
l Member, Political Studies Group on Contemporary North Africa, International Political Science Association (2002 – )
l Adjunct Researcher, Public Policy Institute, School of Public Policy and Management, Tsinghua University (2001 – )
l Member, Phi Beta Kappa, Academic Honors Association in the USA (2000)
l Member, Hong Kong Basic Law Foundation Board of Directors (2008 – )
l Part-time Member, Central Policy Unit, HKSARG (2007 – 2008)
l Member, Appeal Board established under Part 2 of Schedule 6 to the Smoking (Public Health) Ordinance, Health Welfare and Food Bureau (2007 – )
l Member, Antiquities Advisory Board, Home Affairs Bureau (2007 – )
l Member, Advisory Panel, Radio Television Hong Kong (2006 – )
l Advisor, Taiwan Legislative Councilor Chu Fengzhi (2004 – )
l Advisor, Hong Kong Model United Nations Organization (2009 – )
l Director, Hong Kong Policy Research Institute (2008 – )
l Vice-President, Yale University Hong Kong Alumni Club (2004 – 2005; 2008 – )
l Founding Chancellor, Hong Kong International Relations Research Association (2007 – ) [www.irra.org.hk]
l Founding Chancellor, The Roundtable Social Science Network (2004 – ) [www.roundtable.com.hk]
IV. Selected Publications
A. Academic Books
l China's Strategic Role in Asian-Pacific Region (ed. With Jean-Marc Blanchard). New York: Rowman & Littlefield (forthcoming).
l Online Chinese Nationalism and Chinese Foreign Policy (ed. With Shaun Breslin). New York: Rowman & Littlefield (Lexington Books) (forthcoming).
l Redefining Nationalism in Modern China: Sino-American Relations and the Emergence of Chinese Public Opinions in the 21st Century. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007. (Reviewed by China Quarterly’s Yongnian Zheng in 2008)
l Chinese Response to Anti-terrorism (ed.) New York: Nova Science Publishing, 2007.
l The Ecosystem of Terrorism in Asia [亞洲恐怖主義的生態系統]. Hong Kong: University of Hong Kong Press (forthcoming).
l Non-state Actors and Foreign Affairs of the Greater China Region [非國家個體與大中華地區的整合] (ed. with Joseph Cheng). Hong Kong: City University Press, 2007.
B. Refereed Academic Journal Articles
English in Social Science Citation Index:
l "A Constructed Unreality on China's Re-entry into Africa: The Chinese Online Community Perception of Africa (2006-2008)", The Journal of Modern African Studies, Vol.47, No.3, September 2009.
l "Misinformation or Misinterpretation? Chinese University Students' Perception of Anti-terrorism", Asian Survey (as first author, with Liu Peng), Vol.49, No.3, May/June 2009, P.553-573.
l "Borrowing the Hong Kong Identity for Chinese Diplomacy: Implications of Margaret Chan's World Health Organization Campaign," Pacific Affairs, Vol.81, No.3, Fall 2008, P.361-382.
l "Reshaping Nationalism: Chinese Intellectual Response towards Sino-American and Sino-Japanese Relations in the 21st Century" (as first author, with Cheung Mong), Pacific Review, Vol.20, No.3, September 2007, P.475-497.
English in the International Political Science Abstracts, Historical Abstracts, America: History and Life, Sociological Abstracts, Social Services Abstracts, Worldwide Political Science Abstracts, EBSCO Database, Bibliography of Asian Studies, Geobase, International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS), International Development Abstracts, PAIS International, SCOPUS; among other Indexes:
l "Dual Identity in Online Reaction to the Beijing Olympics: The Hong Kong Golden Forum as a Case-study”, Asian Politics & Policy (forthcoming).
l "The Bottom-level Alienation Phenomenon Arising from the Town-level Direct Election in China," Journal of Chinese Political Studies (forthcoming).
l "Alternative Online Chinese Nationalism: Response to the Anti-Japanese Campaign in China on Hong Kong's Internet," Intercultural Communication Studies, Vol.XVII:3, 2008, P.172-186.
l "The Chinese Intellectual Response to the US War on Terror (2001-2003)," Journal of Chinese Political Science, Vol.12, No.3, December 2007, P.237-280.
l "Holding Nationalist Flags against Red Flags – Anti-American Icons in Contemporary China and their Reconstruction by the Public (1999-2003)," East Asia: An International Quarterly, Vol.24, No.3, September 2007, P.229-250.
l "Hong Kong-US Relations and the Response to Counter-terrorism," The Journal of Comparative Asian Development, Vol.6, No.2, Fall 2007, P.311-336.
l "The Emergence of Youth Organizations: Another Means of Social Participation" (with Leo Sham), Journal of Youth Studies, Vol.10, No.2, July 2007, P.229-250.
l "Sino-US Green Diplomacy: Studying the Princeton Environmental Report from the Chinese Perspective" (with Hongyuan Yu), Politika Annual Journal, 2007, P.27-32.
l "Nationalism or Nationalist Foreign Policy? Contemporary Chinese Nationalism and its Role in Shaping the Chinese Foreign Policy in Response to the Belgrade Embassy Bombing," Politics, Vol.24, No.2, April 2004, P.122-130.
l "SARS Diplomacy of China and Taiwan," Asian Perspective, Vol.28, No.1, March 2004, P.45-66.
l "Inventing the Romantic Kingdom in its Initial Stages: The Resurrection and Legitimization of the Shu Han Kingdom Before the Romance of the Three Kingdoms," Journal of East Asian History, No.25/26, June/December 2003, P.25-42.
l "New Sino-US Economic Conflict in 2007: Product Security and Protectionism" (with Lee Chun-wing), International Review [上海國際問題研究所國際問題論壇], Vol.53, December 2008, P.85-101 (Also Occasional Paper of HKIAPS, CUHK, December 2008).
l "Decline of Hong Kong as a Showcase for Taiwan: The Rise and Fall of Non-State Actors in Hong Kong–Taiwan Relations" (with Jackie Fung), Hong Kong Journal of Social Science [香港社會科學學報] , Vol.34, Spring 2008, P.113-130.
l "Evolution of Chinese Nationalism from the Three People's Principles to Peaceful Rise: The Iraqi War as a Case-study," Sunology Research of National Dr Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall [孫學研究] (Taipei), Vol.2, May 2007, P.105-159.
l "From Aid Diplomacy to Strategic Diplomacy: Transformation and Upgrade of Japan's Central Asian Foreign Policy" (with Liu Peng), Journal of Academy of Chinese Social Science Japanese Studies Center [日本學刊], Vol.98, No.2, April 2007, P.34-46.
l "From Strategic Alliance to Ideology-based Organization: A Study on the Developmental Path and Dynamism of Shanghai Cooperation Organization" (with Liu Peng), Xi'an Jiaotong University Journal (Social Science Edition) [西安交通大學學報(社會科學版)], Vol.27, No.2, March 2007, P.67-76.
l "Comparative Analysis on Legislative Hearing Systems Overseas", Chinese Academy of Social Science's Journal of Political Science [政治學研究], Vol.58, No.1, March 2003, P.104-111 (with Xue Lan and Peng Zongchao).
C. Refereed Academic Book Chapters
l "Popular Participation: Internet, Civil Society and Diverse Publics", in Handbook of Chinese International Relations (ed. Shaun Breslin), London: Routledge (forthcoming)
l "The SARS Crisis and Crisis Management in Hong Kong", in Crisis Management of China in the SARS Crisis (eds. Eric Stern et al), New York: Lexington Books. (forthcoming)
l "Myanmar's Troubled Democratization Process" (with Paul Chan Chi-yuen), in Public Governance and the Limits of Electoral Democracy (eds. Ho Lok-sang and Brian Bridges), London: Edward Elgar. (forthcoming)
l “Failure of the Saffron Revolution in 2007: Revisiting the Transitologist Assumption” (with Paul Chan), in China's Strategic Role in Asian-Pacific Region (eds. Simon Shen and Jean-Marc Blanchard), New York: Rowman & Littlefield (forthcoming)
l "Sino-ASEAN Relations: An Ever Closer Union?" (with Laura Chu and Leo Sham), in A Tale of Two Regions: China's Pan-PRD and ASEAN – Cooperation for Mutual Benefit, Hong Kong: Lingnan University / Hong Kong Policy Research Institute, 2007, P.106-142.
l "The Camouflage of the Sino-American Clash of Civilizations in the Belgrade Embassy Bombing in 1999: From Rhetoric to Actual Clashes," in Challenging the Hypothesis of the Clash of Civilizations (eds. Lise Garon and El-Mostafa Chadli), Quebec: University of Laval, 2003, P.179-206. [In French]
l "Global Terrorism" (with Liu Peng), in Introducing Western International Relations Theories (eds. Wang Jianwei and Hua Shiping), Beijing: Peking University Press (forthcoming).
l "Contemporary Chinese Nationalism: Double-edge Sword of Chinese Diplomacy?", in People’s Republic of China: Sixty Years in Review (eds. Wong Yiu-chung and Chan Ho-yung), Hong Kong: Hong Kong Eastern Culture Institute, 2009.
l "Studying the Chinese Integration into the Global System and its Bipolar Response: 9-11 as a Case-study," in Globalization and Chineseness: Postcolonial Readings of Contemporary Culture [全球化與中國化﹕當代文化的後殖民解讀] (ed. Song Geng), Hong Kong: University of Hong Kong Press, 2006, P.279-290.
l "Crisis Management System of Hong Kong," in Crisis Management Research Report in Urban China 2005 [中國城市危機管理研究報告2005] (eds. Beijing Municipal Education Committee et al), Beijing: Tongxin Publishing, 2005, P.214-233.
l "Media Supervision and Cost Analysis of the Public Hearing System" (with Peng Zongchao), in Public Hearing Systems in China: Transparent Policy-making and Public Governance [聽證制度﹕透明決策與公共治理] (eds. Peng Zongchao et al), Beijing: Tsinghua University Press, 2004, P.158-176.
l "Legislative Hearing in Regional China: Procedures and Functions (with Peng Zongchao), in Research Report on Chinese Legislature 2003 [2003年中國立法研究報告] (ed. Kan Ke), Beijing: Chinese Democracy and Law Publishing, 2003, P.266-274.
l "Legislative Hearing in Regional China: Characteristics and Origins" (with Peng Zongchao), in Research Report on Chinese Legislature 2003 [2003年中國立法研究報告] (ed. Kan Ke), Beijing: Chinese Democracy and Law Publishing, 2003, P.275-280.
l "The Bottom-level Alienation Phenomenon Arising from the Town-level Direct Election in China," in Yielding Power to Peasants: Responding to Direct Election [給農民讓權﹕直選的回聲] (ed. Liu Yawei), Xi'an: Northwest University Publishing, 2002, P.163-176.
D. Others – Books and Articles for the General Public
l Other Conference Papers / Presentations / Book Reviews for Academic Journals are Not Listed Here; Available Upon Request.
l Being the Authors of Various Books to Popularize International Relations Studies for the General Population, including:
l Studying International Relations from Movies I (2007, ISBN-9881789613)
l Studying International Relations from Movies IIA (2008, ISBN- 9789881773548)
l Studying International Relations from Movies IIB (2009, ISBN- 9789889947996)
l Post-SAR International Song I – New Interpretation on Middle East Anti-terrorism (2005, ISBN-988-98409-4-4)
l Post-SAR International Song II – Neo-Conservative Skulls of the USA (2006, ISBN-988-99227-3-8)
l Memoirs on the Yale Life (2003, ISBN-962-97398-7-9)
l Being a Regular Commentator on International Relations for RTHK, CR1, Yazhouzhoukan (Asian Weekly), Mingpao, Hong Kong Economic Journal, Nanfungchuang, among Other Newspapers and Magazines. Samples Available Upon Request.
l Being interviewed on international affairs by Asia-Pacific media including Xinhua Agency (PRC), Radio Taiwan International (ROC), Yomiuri Daily (Japan), Business and Economy (India), Weekendavisen (Denmark), Czech Radio (Czech Republic) as well as various local media in Hong Kong.
V. Selected Grant and Funding Record
Successful Grant Seeking, for University (in approximate figures)
l CUHK South China Programme: External Relations of Hong Kong (2006) (HKD120,000)
l CUHK South China Programme: Terrorism and China (2007) (HKD120,000)
l CUHK South China Programme: Online Chinese Nationalism (2008) (HKD120,000)
l CUHK South China Programme: Sino-African Relations (2008) (HKD120,000)
l CUHK Direct Grant: Index of Terrorism (2008) (HKD40,000)
l CUHK Conference / Travel Grants (Various) (2008-2009) (HKD40,000)
l Tsinghua University School of Public Policy and Management / Swedish National Defense Institute Joint Project for PRC’s Social Science Research Fund (2006, as a team member): Crisis Management System of China (RMB150,000)
l Tsinghua University School of Public Policy and Management for PRC’s Social Science Research Fund: Consultative Democracy (2008, as a team member) (RMB150,000)
l HKSARG Central Policy Unit: Conference Sponsorship (2009) (HKD68,000)
l Association of Chinese Political Science: Conference Sponsorship (2008) (USD5,000)
Successful Grant Seeking, for Other Entities (in approximate figures)
l HKSARG Central Policy Unit: Hong Kong and Southeast Asian Relations (HKD120,000)
l HKSARG Central Policy Unit: Youth Policy for Future Hong Kong (HKD150,000)
l HKSARG Central Policy Unit: National Education Implementation (HKD150,000)
l HKSARG Development Bureau: Overseas Experience on Revitalization of Historic Buildings (HKD200,000)
l HKSARG Development Bureau: Survey on Aspirations of Youths in Heritage Conservation (HKD100,000)
l Bauhinia Foundation: Mainland-Hong Kong New Generation Study (HKD250,000)
l Bauhinia Foundation: Cultural Policy of Hong Kong (HKD250,000)
l Hong Kong Policy Research Institute: The Matrix of Diplomacy: Internal Diplomacy of Mainland China and Hong Kong (HKD50,000)
l Hong Kong Policy Research Institute: Competitiveness of Hong Kong and Mainland Students (HKD100,000)
l New World Development Co Ltd Public Affairs Department: Youth in Excellence Research (HKD300,000)
 Note: There are currently 5 additional academic articles under peer review by various English SSCI journals, including (1) “Comparative Competitiveness under the Same Chinese Roof: What Chance for Hong Kong’s Next Generation?”; (2) “Could the Soviet–Ukrainian and Lateran Models Work in China? – A New Concept of Sovereignty for the Tibetan Question”; (3) “The Ideological Justification or Camouflaged of Realist Advancement? – Contemporary “Ideological Energy Diplomacy” of the Major Powers in Central Asia”; (4) “Re-branding without Re-developing: Constraints of Hong Kong’s ‘Asia’s World City’ Brand (1997-2007)”; (5) “Does Proximity Encourage Tolerance and Less State-centrism? – Dismissing Monolithic Chinese Youth Perception of Terrorism and Security in a Comparative Regional Study”.