Prof. Dr. ZHANG Jian 张健

Associate Professor, School of Government, Peking University

zhang jianProf. ZHANG’s research interests include Comparative Politics, Chinese Politics, ethnic minority issues in China, identity politics, political participation and state/nation building in the developing world. He teaches Chinese politics, American politics, ethnic issues and an introduction to comparative politics at Peking University. He received his BA from Peking University (1997) and his Ph.D.from Columbia University (2007).


  • “Structure, Rational Choice and the Political Participation of African Americans”, Beijing: National Interest, Vol. 6, Aug. 2011
  • “Which Revolution? How to Bid Farewell?”, Beijing: Beijing Cultural Review, No. 17, June, 2011
  • “Liberal Democracy and National Identity”, Hong Kong: Twenty-First Century Bimonthly, No. 122, Dec. 2010
  • “The Xinjiang Issue: Ethnic Conflicts or Separatism”, Hong Kong: Twenty-First Century Bimonthly, No. 117, Feb. 2010
  • “Russia: A Failing State?”, Beijing: National Interest, Vol. 3, Sept. 2010
  • “Students and the CCP: the Merger of Nationalism and Communism”, Guangzhou: Politics Review of Sun Yat-sen University, Vol.4, Jan. 2010
  • “Culture Diversity and Ethnic Homogenization”, Beijing: Beijing Cultural Review, No. 8, Dec., 2009