Asian Network for the Study of Local China (ANSLoC)

8th Workshop

Academia Sinica
Taipei, Taiwan

May 2 – 5, 2013

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Workshop Schedule on May 3

08:50 – 09:10

Opening Remarks; Yushan Wu (Academia Sinica)

Welcoming remarks by Tse-kang Leng

Morning Session: Chaired by Tse-kang Leng


John Donaldson (Singapore Management University), "Small is Meili? Central-Local Relations and the History of Scale"

Discussant: Phil Hsu (National Taiwan University)


Jae Ho CHUNG (Seoul National University), "Determinants of Local Discretion in China: Exploring Policy-Contingent Variations"

Discussant: John Donaldson (Singapore Management University)


Xufeng Zhu (Nankai University), "Lesson-Learning by Repeated Collaboration: From China-Singapore Suzhou Industrial Park to Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-city"

Discussant: Tse-kang Leng (Academia Sinica)

12:00-13:30 – Lunch

Afternoon Session: Chaired by Jae Ho Chung (Seoul National University)


Wen-hsuan Tsai (Academia Sinica), "Experimentation under Hierarchy in Local Conditions: Cases of Political Reform in Guangdong and Sichuan"

Discussant: Long Yang (Nankai University)


Tomoki KAMO (Keio University), "How China's Democratic Institutions Represent and Coordinate the Interests of Local Communities?: A Case Study of Yanzhou Municipality in Jiangsu Province"

Discussant: Szu-chien Hsu (Academia Sinica)

15:10-15:30- Tea Break


Ray Yep (City University of Hong Kong), "High-Rise Apartments and Land Bill Auction: The "Chongqing Model" As a New Formula of Equitable Rural Development and Peasant Empowerment?"

Discussant: Yousun Chung (Academia Sinica)


Phil Hsu (National Taiwan University), "The Growing Budgetary Accountability in China: Innovations at Local People's Congresses"

Discussant: Xufeng Zhu (Nankai University)

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