Shiru WANG

Adjunct Assistant Professor (2nd Term)

PhD in Political Science

I originally came from Northeast China, studied in the United States (both in the South and North), and chose to work in Hong Kong. I love my multicultural experiences which not only shaped my understanding of the meaning of life but also drove my research interests in identity politics,  nationalism, and in general the role of ordinary people in politics. 

Research Interests:

  • Chinese Politics
  • political Behavior
  • internet Activism
  • nationalism and cybernationalism
  • elections and Voting
  • populism

Representative Publications

Books and Edited Volumes

2017

Wang, Shiru. Cyberdualism in China: The Political Implications of Internet Exposure of Educated Youth. London: Routledge, 2017. 

Journal Articles & Book Chapters

2019

Wang, Shiru, Gong, Ting and Li, Hui. “Sentencing Disparities in Corruption Cases in China.” Journal of Contemporary China 28, no. 116 (2019): 245-259.

2017

Wang, Shiru and Chiu, Stephen W.K.. “Youth Conditions of Hong Kong in a Global Context.” The Hong Kong Journal of Social Sciences 49 (January 2017): 5-27.

2015

Wang, Shiru, Gong, Ting and Ren, Jianming. “Corruption in the Eye of the Beholder: Survey Evidence from Mainland China and Hong Kong.” International Public Management Journal 18, no. 3 (2015): 458-482.

2014

Wang, Shiru. “Internet Exposure and Political Beliefs among the Chinese Educated Youth.” The Journal of Contemporary China 23, no. 90 (2014):1133-1151.

Reprinted as: Wang, Shiru. “Internet Exposure and Political Beliefs among the Chinese Educated Youth” in Chinese Authoritarianism in the Information Age: Internet, Media, and Public Opinion, edited by Suisheng Zhao. London: Routledge, 2018.

2013

Wang, Shiru and Gong, Ting. “Indicators and Implications of Zero Tolerance of Corruption: The Case of Hong Kong.” Social Indicators Research 112, no. 3 (2013): 569-586.

2012

Wang, Shiru and Gong, Ting. “The Political Culture of Zero Tolerance for Corruption: The Case of Hong Kong.” Fudan Public Administration Review 9 (2012):169-186 (CSSCI).

2010

Wang, Shiru, Landry, Pierre and David, Deborah. “Elections in Rural China: Competition without Parties.” Comparative Political Studies 43, no.6 (2010):763-790. 

Reprinted as: Shiru, Wang, Landry, Pierre and Davis, Deborah. “Elections in Rural China: Competition without Parties” in Political Governance in China, edited by Anthony Saich. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2015.

Current Research Projects

The International Conference on Populism in Asia: The Same or Different Story? funded by Conference Inter-institutional Development Scheme

Cyber State-Society Relations in China: The Dynamics of Patriotism and Nationalism on the Internet, funded by Faculty Development Scheme Grant

Courses Offered

CHES5143 Comparative Politics and China