L.Y. (Liang-Yu) Chen

Position:
  • PhD student
Expertise:
  • Chinese studies


Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 2171
E-Mail: l.y.chen.2@hum.leidenuniv.nl
Faculty / Department: Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen, Leiden Institute for Area Studies, SAS China
Office Address: GEEN VERZENDING, IN- OF EXTERN


Personal Homepage: www.hum.leiden.edu/​lias/​organisation/​phd-asian/​chenly.html


PhD research

Speaking Truth to Power under Semi-Authoritarianism: The Role of Policy Experts in  China's Climate Change Policy
Supervisor: Frank Pieke

My research attempts to examine how policy experts develop their influential role in China’s climate change policy through a bottom-up and actor-centered approach. By using document analysis, participant observation and in-depth interview, this study explores how the policy experts deliver their research results to the government officials and the public, and how the features are embedded in the semi-authoritarian context. The result of my study can provide a more complete picture of the role of knowledge-oriented policy actors in Chinese politics, and enrich the theoretical discussion of knowledge-power nexus from Western countries.

CV

Education:
PhD Student in the Department of Political Science, National Taiwan University (NTU), enrolled in September, 2010.

Master of Arts in Political Science (Major in Public Administration & Public Policy), National Taiwan University (NTU), May, 2010. Thesis: A Preliminary Exploration of Epistemic Communities in China’s Climate Governance. (Chinese)

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, National Chengchi University (NCCU), June, 2007.

Employment:
Organizer, Forums of PhD Students in the Department of Political Science, National Taiwan University (NTU), 2011-2012.

Editor in Chief, Political Science Quarterly Book Review, No. 27 ~ 31 (September 2010 ~ September 2011). (ISSN: 2222-6788)

Teaching:
Teaching Assistant for “Comparative Public Administration,” an undergraduate course of Prof. Yu-Ying Guo, Department of Political Science, National Taiwan University. Autumn, 2012. 
Teaching Assistant for “Public Policy: Scope and Method,” a postgraduate course of Prof. Yen-Wen Peng, Department of Public Policy and Management, Shih Hsin University. Autumn, 2010.

Grants

Government Scholarship for Students Studying Abroad: “Policy Planning and Evaluation,” Ministry of Education, Taiwan. 2012.
National Science Council Research Project for Undergraduate Students: “Forward Mapping or Backward Mapping? A Study on Implementation Approach of Hybrid Electric Vehicles Policy in Taiwan,” National Science Council, Taiwan. July, 2006 ~ February 2007.

Publications

A. Journal Articles
- Chen, Liang-Yu. 2013. “Activity Review: The Dilemma of Political and Social Movements in Taiwan and the Opportunity of Deliberative Democracy: An Observation from a Social Activist.” Political Science Quarterly Book Review, 37: 5-8. (Chinese)
- Chen, Liang-Yu. 2012. “Book Review: Deliberative Policy Analysis: Understanding Governance in the Network Society.” Political Science Quarterly Book Review, 34: 14-18. (Chinese)
- Lin, Tze-Luen and Chen Liang-Yu. 2009. “Return to the Policy Science of Democracy: The Concept and Approach of Deliberative Policy Analysis.” Taiwan Democracy Quarterly, 6(4): 1-47. (TSSCI) (Chinese)
- Chen, Liang-Yu. 2008. “Book Review: Public Opinion and Mass opinion.” Political Science Quarterly Book Review, 20: 19-22. (Chinese)

B. Conference Papers
- Chen, Liang-Yu. 2012. “A Textual and Discourse Analysis of ‘China's Policies and Actions for Addressing Climate Change’(2008~2012).” Paper presented at 2012 Annual Meeting of Taiwanese Political Science Association. Taipei, Taiwan. 8-9 December, 2012. (Chinese)
- Guo, Chi-Hsien and Liang-Yu Chen. 2011. “The Concept, Development and Implications of ‘Green GDP’ in China.” Paper presented at 2011 Annual Meeting of Taiwanese Political Science Association. Taipei, Taiwan. 10-12 November, 2011. (Chinese)
- Lin, Tze-Luen, Liang-Yu Chen, Jin-Yun Tu, and Ya-Wei Chou. 2011 “Vegetarian Against Climate Change?: Exploring the “Vegans save the earth” Discourses in Taiwan.” Paper presented at 6th International Conference in Interpretive Policy Analysis “Discursive Spaces. Politics, Practices and Power.” Cardiff, UK. 23-25 June, 2011.
- Lin, Tze-Luen, Liang-Yu Chen and Tang-Chun Tseng. 2010. “Between Global and Local Deliberations: Rethinking Environmental Citizenship from the case of "World Wide Views on Global Warming 2009".” Paper presented at 5th International Conference on Interpretive Policy Analysis “Discourse and Policy Practice: Politics- Legitimacy-Power.” Grenoble, France. 23-25 June, 2010.

Contact:

l.y.chen@umail.leidenuniv.nl

Last Modified: 24-09-2013