Curriculum Vitae

Emerson S. Niou

Box 90204, Durham, NC 27708-0204 (919) 660-4300 (office)
(email)
Education

Ph.D.University of Texas, Austin1987
BANational Taiwan University1981
Areas of Research

International Relations, Political Economy, and Chinese Politics

Areas of Interest

China
Taiwan

Professional Experience / Employment History

Chinese University of Hong Kong
Chair Professor of Government and Public Administration, 2004-2006
Duke University
Professor, Department of Political Science, 2002-present
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, 1994-2002
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, 1988-1993
SUNY at Stony Brook
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, 1987-1988
Visiting Positions
Visiting Associate Professor, California Institute of Technology, Spring 1994
Visiting Assistant Professor, California Institute of Technology, 1989-1990
Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

Research Grants, Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation
Research Grants, Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation
Research Grants, Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation
Research Grants, Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation
Conferences Organized

Organizer : New Faces in China Studies Conference, Organizer : New Faces in China Studies Conference. May 4, 2013, May 4, 2013
Organizer : Public Opinions and Security Balance in the Taiwan Strait, Organizer : Public Opinions and Security Balance in the Taiwan Strait. April 27, 2013, April 27, 2013
The Second Conference on Contemporary Korean Politics, January 25, 2003
Conference on Korean Society and Politics, February 4, 2002
Organizer, The Rise of China: Security Implications, July 1, 2001
Organizer, Domestic Politics and Regional Rivalry in East Asia, July 1, 2000
Organizer, Chinese Rural Self-Governance, July 1, 2000
Organizer, War and Peace in the Taiwan Strait, July 1, 1999
Organizer, East Asian Security, July 1, 1999
Organizer, Democracy and Taiwan's Security, July 1, 1998
Organizer, Local Self-Government in Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, July 1, 1997
Organizer, The Possibility of Military Confrontation in the Taiwan Straits, July 1, 1996
Organizer, Democratic Institutions in East Asia, July 1, 1996
Organizer, Democratic Institutions in East Asia, July 1, 1993
Professional Service

DGS
Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Political Science, July 1, 2006 - June 30, 2009
Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Political Science, 1997-1998
Faculty Computer Liaison
Chair, Scott de Marchi Promotion Committee, December 2013
Dept Committees
Graduate Admissions Committee, December 2013
Graduate Affairs Committee, December 2013
Committee Chair, SPC Search Committee, 2013
Member, Graduate Affairs Committee, July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012
DIPE, July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012
Member, Graduate Admissions Committee, July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011
International Relations Prelim Exam Committee, 2010-2011
Graduate Affairs Committee, December 2009
Search committee for senior IR position, July 1, 2006
Graduate Affairs Committee, July 1, 2003
Dept Services
Organizer, New Faces in China Studies Conference, April 25, 2012
University Services
Director, Korea Forum, 2004 - present
Director, Program in Asian Security Studies, 1999 - present
Director, Taiwan Forum, 1995 - present
Director, Duke University Study in China Program, 1998-2000
Papers Refereed
Organizer : The 2012 Methodology Workshop for Chinese Political Scientists, in collaboration with the ICPSR Summer Program, Organizer : The 2012 Methodology Workshop for Chinese Political Scientists, in collaboration with the ICPSR Summer Program. July 9, 2012 - July 25, 20, July 9, 2012 - July 25, 2012
Special Projects
Organizer, Methodology Workshop for Chinese Political Scientists, August 5, 2013 - August 23, 2013
   in collaboration with the ICPSR Summer Program and the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics.
Principal Organizer, The 2011 Methodology Workshop for Chinese Political Scientists, in collaboration with the ICPSR Summer Program, July 11, 2011 - August 5, 2011
Principal Organizer, The 2010 Methodology Workshop for Chinese Political Scientists, in collaboration with the ICPSR Summer Program, July 12-29, 2010
Principal Organizer, The 2009 Methodology Workshop for Chinese Political Scientists, in collaboration with Jilin University, July 20, 2009 - August 5, 2009
Principal Organizer, The 2012 Methodology Workshop for Chinese Political Scientists, in collaboration with Fudan University, July 9, 2008 - July 25, 2008
Principal Organizer, The 2007 Methodology Workshop for Chinese Political Scientists, in collaboration with Fudan University, July 23, 2007 - August 6, 2007
Principal Organizer, The 2006 Methodology Workshop for Chinese Political Scientists, in collaboration with Renmin University, July 17, 2006 - August 4, 2007
Other
Advisor, Institute of Political Science, Academica Sinica, 2002-present
Advisor, Social Science Research Center, National Science Council, 2002-present
Member, Editorial Board, Issues and Studies, 1996-present
Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Politics, 2001-2004
Advisor, Project on Village Elections in China, United Nations Development Program, 1997-1999
Editor, Conference Group on Taiwan Studies in Working Paper Series, 1994-1998
Coordinator, Triangle East Asian Colloquium (Duke,UNC,NCSU), 1992-1993
Selected Recent Invited Talks

Institutions for Poverty Alleviation in China, University of Tampere, Finland, June 6, 2013
Game Theory and Political Science, Department of Political Science, National Taiwan University, May 20, 2013
How to Induce People to Reveal Truth, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China, May 17, 2013
The Effect of Foreign Policies on Domestic Opinion and National Security, ROTC, Duke University, February 19, 2013
Institutions and Governance, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, China, December 13-16, 2012
Institutions and Truthful Revelation of Preferences, Ministry of Civil Affairs, Beijing, China, June 20, 2012

Publications

Books

  1. Niou, E; Ordeshook, P, Strategy and Politics (2015), Routledge.
  2. Emerson Niou and Peter Ordeshook, Games and Politics (2014), Rutledge.
  3. Niou, E, An Introduction to Community Compacts in China (in Chinese), revised edition (2014), Chinese Society Press.
  4. Niou, E, Bean Voting: The History and Politics of Secret Ballot (in Chinese) (2014), People’s University Press.
  5. E. Niou, Community Compacts in China: Theory and Practice (2005), Chinese Society Press (In Chinese.).
  6. Niou, E, An Introduction to Community Compacts in China (in Chinese) (2005), Chinese Society Press.
  7. Niou, E; Ordeshook, PC, The Balance of Power: Stability in International Systems (1989), Cambridge University Press.

Chapters in Books

  1. Niou, EMS, On local governance in China: From feudalism, centralized bureaucracy, to self-governance, in Confucian Culture and Democracy (January, 2014), pp. 225-246, World Scientific.
  2. Lacy, D; Niou, E, Nonseparable Preferences and Issue Packaging in Elections, in Advances in Political Economy: Instituions, Modeling, and Empirical Analysis, edited by Schofield, N; Kselman, D (2013), SPRINGER.
  3. Niou, E, The China Factor in Taiwan’s Electoral Politics, in Democratization in Taiwan: Challenges in Transformation, edited by Meernik, J; Paolino, P (2008), Ashgate Publishing.
  4. Emerson Niou, On Cultivating the Spirit of Self-Governance (in Chinese), in Prospects of Grassroots Democracy in China, edited by Yong Xu and Zengyang Xu (2007).
  5. Niou, E, 論如何培養自治的真精神 [On Cultivating the Spirit of Self-Governance], in Prospects of Grassroots Democracy in China, edited by Xu, Y; Xu, Z (2007).
  6. Niou, E, Village Elections: Roots of Democratization in China, in How Asia Votes, edited by Hsieh, J; Newman, D (2001), Chatham House.
  7. Niou, E, An Introduction to the Electoral Systems Used in Chinese Village Elections, in Contemporary China: Approaching the 21st Century, edited by Lilley, JR; McGinnis, RW; Panko, BA (1999), University Press of Maryland.
  8. Niou, E; Ordeshook, P, Designing Government for Coherent Domestic and Foreign Policy: Taiwan as a Test Case, in Consolidating The Third Wave Democracies: Themes and Perspectives, edited by Diamond, L; Plattner, M; Chu, Y-H; Tien, H-M (1997), Johns Hopkins University Press.
  9. Niou, E; Ordeshook, PC, Balance of Power versus Collective Security: A Game-Theoretic Analysis, in Strategic Stability in the Post-Cold War World and the Future of Nuclear Disarmament, edited by Melvin L Best, J (1996), Kluwer Academic Publishers.
  10. Niou, E; Ordeshook, PC, The Prospects for a New International Order based on Collective Security, in Collective Security beyond the Cold War, edited by Downs, GW (1994), University of Michigan Press.
  11. Niou, E, An Evaluation of the Republic of China’s Foreign Policy Alternatives, in The Permutation Across the Taiwan Straits, edited by Cheng, TJ; Hwang, C; Wu, S (1994), Lynn Reiner Press.
  12. Niou, E; Ordeshook, PC, Stability in International Systems and The Costs of War, in Models of Strategic Choices in Politics, edited by Ordeshook, PC (1989), University of Michigan Press.

Journal Articles

  1. Kselman, D; Niou, E; Wang, AHE, Measuring ‘closeness’ in 3-candidate elections: Methodology and an application to strategic voting, Electoral Studies, vol. 68 (December, 2020).
  2. Niou, EMS; Zeigler, SM, External threat, internal rivalry, and alliance formation, Journal of Politics, vol. 81 no. 2 (April, 2019), pp. 571-584.
  3. Lacy, D; Niou, EMS; Paolino, P; Rein, RA, Measuring Preferences for Divided Government: Some Americans Want Divided Government and Vote to Create It, Political Behavior, vol. 41 no. 1 (March, 2019), pp. 79-103, Springer Nature.
  4. Hickey, DV; Niou, EMS, Taiwan in 2016: A new era?, Asian Survey, vol. 57 no. 1 (February, 2017), pp. 111-118, University of California Press.
  5. Hickey, DV; Niou, E, Taiwan in 2015: A turning point?, Asian Survey, vol. 56 no. 1 (January, 2016), pp. 57-67, University of California Press.
  6. Lacy, D; Niou, E, Information and Issue Voting in Taiwan (2013).
  7. Lacy, D; Niou, E; Paolino, P, Measuring Preferences for Divided Government (2013).
  8. Song, J; Niou, E, 日本地方财政的财源结构与地方自治的特征 [The Financial Politics of Local Self-Government in Japan], Fudan University Political Science Review, vol. 13 (Winter, 2013), pp. 172-195.
  9. Niou, E, The China Factor in Taiwanese Politics, Journal of Social Science, University of Tokyo (2012).
  10. Lacy, D; Niou, E, “Information and Heterogeneity in Issue Voting: Evidence from the 2008 Presidential Election in Taiwan,”, Journal of East Asian Studies, vol. 12 no. 1 (2012), pp. 119-141, Cambridge University Press (CUP).
  11. Kselman, D; Niou, E, Protest Voting in Plurality Elections: A Theory of Voter Signaling, Public Choice, vol. 148 no. 3-4 (June, 2010), pp. 395-418, Springer Nature.
  12. Kselman, D; Niou, E, Strategic Voting in Plurality Elections, Political Analysis, vol. 18 no. 2 (2010), pp. 227-244, Cambridge University Press (CUP).
  13. Niou, E, 中國地方自治爲何總不成功 [Why Has the Self-Government Movement Not Been Successful in China? ], Fudan Univeristy Political Science Review no. 6 (2008).
  14. Benson, B; Niou, E, Economic Interdependence and Peace: A Game-Theoretic Analysis, Journal of East Asian Studies, vol. 7 no. 1 (Spring, 2007), pp. 35-59.
  15. Niou, E, 彭真与中國地方自治的再起 [Peng Zhen and the Reemergence of Self-Governance in China], Zhejiang Academic Journal no. 1 (2007), pp. 99-106.
  16. Lessons from the self-government movement in the late Qing Dynasty (in Chinese), 21 Century Bi-Monthly (December, 2006).
  17. Niou, ES, 清末地方自治運動的反思 [Lessons from the self-government movement in the late Qing Dynasty], 21 Century Bi Monthly (December, 2006).
  18. with Chu, C; Niou, E, The Strategy of Ambiguity in Electoral Competition, Academia Economic Papers, vol. 33 no. 3 (September, 2005), pp. 279-302.
  19. Niou, E; Tan, G, External Threat and Collective Action, Economic Inquiry, vol. 43 no. 3 (July, 2005), pp. 519-530, WILEY.
  20. Niou, E; Chen, K, Term Limits as a Response to Incumbency Advantage, Journal of Politics, vol. 67 no. 2 (May, 2005), pp. 390-406, University of Chicago Press.
  21. Hsieh, J; Niou, E, Measuring Taiwanese Public Opinion on the Taiwan Independence Issue: A Methodological Note, China Quarterly, vol. 18 no. 1 (March, 2005), pp. 158-168.
  22. Hsieh, JFS; Niou, EMS, Measuring Taiwanese public opinion on Taiwanese independence, The China Quarterly, vol. 181 no. 181 (March, 2005), pp. 158-168, Cambridge University Press (CUP).
  23. Niou, E; Benson, B, Public Opinion, Foreign Policy, and the Security Balance in the Taiwan Strait, Security Studies, vol. 14 no. 2 (2005), pp. 274-289, Informa UK Limited.
  24. Niou, E, A New Measure of the Preferences on the Independence-Unification Issue in Taiwan, Journal of Asian and African Studies, vol. 40 no. 1-2 (2005), pp. 91-104, SAGE Publications.
  25. Niou, EMS, Understanding Taiwan independence and its policy implications, Asian Survey, vol. 44 no. 4 (July, 2004), pp. 555-567, University of California Press.
  26. Niou, ES, 中外選舉制度的類別及特點 [An Introduction to Voting Methods], 21st Century Bi Monthly (February, 2004).
  27. Lacy, D; Niou, EMS, A Theory of Economic Sanctions and Issue Linkage: The Roles of Preferences, Information, and Threats, Journal of Politics, vol. 66 no. 1 (February, 2004), pp. 25-42, University of Chicago Press.
  28. Niou, ES, 從封建、郡縣、到自治: 論中國地方制度的演變 [On Local Governance in China: From Feudalism, Centralized Bureaucracy, to Self-Government], Open Times no. 6 (2004).
  29. E. Niou with Changsheng Lin, Analyzing China's Nuclear Deterrence Strategy, Studies on Chinese Communism (December, 2003) (in Chinese.).
  30. Niou, ES, 對中共核威懾的重新審視 [A Reevaluation of China’s Nuclear Deterrence Strategy], Studies on Chinese Communism (December, 2003).
  31. Niou, E; Lin, C, China’s Nuclear Strategy: Minimal or Limited Deterrence?, Studies on Chinese Communism (December, 2003) (in Chinese.).
  32. Niou, E; Paolino, P, The Rise of the Opposition Party in Taiwan: Explaining Chen Shui-bian's Victory in the 2000 Presidential Election in Taiwan, Electoral Studies, vol. 22 no. 4 (December, 2003), pp. 721-740, Elsevier BV.
  33. Niou, E; Lin, C, Analyzing China’s Nuclear Threat to the United States, Mainland China Studies (November, 2003) (in Chinese.).
  34. Niou, E, 經濟因素對中國村民自治發展的影響 [Economic Development and Local Self-Government in China], 21 Century Bi Monthly (August, 2003) (in Chinese.).
  35. Niou, E; Lin, C, Counting China’s ICBMs, Studies on Chinese Communism, vol. 37 no. 7 (July, 2003), pp. 80-90 (in Chinese.).
  36. Niou, ES; Lin, C, 中共洲際導彈軍力的建設與實力 [Development of ICBMs in China], Studies on Chinese Communism, vol. 37 no. 7 (July, 2003), pp. 80-90.
  37. Niou, E, 患難相恤: 論中國民間的自治與扶貧 [Self-Governance and Poverty Alleviation in China], 21 Century E Journal (2003) (in Chinese.).
  38. Lin, C; Niou, E, 論中共嚇阻美軍介入台海衝突的軍事準備及其影響 [Assessing China's Military Preparation to Deter the US from Intervening in the Taiwan Strait Conflict], Mainland China Studies (2003) (in Chinese.).
  39. Niou, E, Strategic Voting under Plurality and Runoff Rules?, Journal of Theoretical Politics, vol. 13 no. 2 (April, 2001), pp. 209-227, SAGE Publications.
  40. Lacy, D; Niou, E, 全民公決的若干問題 [A Problem with Referendums], Journal of Theoretical Politics, vol. 12 no. 1 (January, 2000), pp. 5-31, SAGE Publications.
  41. Niou, E; Ordeshook, P, Return of the Luddites, International Security, vol. 24 no. 2 (Fall, 1999), pp. 84-96 (The same article is also included in Rational Choice and Security Studies, MIT University Press, 2000.).
  42. E. Niou with Dean Lacy, Nonseperable Preference and the Elections in Double-Member Districts, Journal of Soviet Nationalities (1999).
  43. Ordeshook, P; Niou, E, Alliances and Federations, Constitutional Political Economy (1999).
  44. Niou, EMS; Ordeshook, PC, Alliances versus federations: An extension of riker's analysis of federal formation, Constitutional Political Economy, vol. 9 no. 4 (January, 1998), pp. 271-288.
  45. Lacy, D; Niou, EMS, Elections in double-member districts with nonseparable voter preferences, Journal of Theoretical Politics, vol. 10 no. 1 (January, 1998), pp. 89-110, SAGE Publications.
  46. Niou, E; Hsieh, J; Lacy, D, Retrospective and Prospective Voting in a One-Party Dominance Democracy: Taiwan's 1996 Presidential Election, Public Choice, vol. 97 no. 3 (1998), pp. 383-399.
  47. Brehm, J; Niou, EMS, A comparative analysis of the control systems used in the former Soviet Union and Communist China, Journal of Theoretical Politics, vol. 9 no. 1 (January, 1997), pp. 107-130.
  48. Niou, E; Hsieh, J; Paolino, P, Strategic Voting in the 1994 Taipei City Mayoral Election, Electoral Studies, vol. 16 no. 2 (1997), pp. 153-163, Elsevier BV.
  49. Niou, E; Hsieh, J, Taiwan's March 1996 Elections, Electoral Studies, vol. 15 no. 4 (November, 1996), pp. 545-550.
  50. Niou, E; Huang, T, Party System and Democratic Consolidation: The Case of Taiwan, American Asian Review (Fall, 1996).
  51. Niou, E; Hsieh, J; Lacy, D, Economic Voting in the 1994 Taiwan Elections, American Asian Review (Summer, 1996).
  52. Feaver, PD; Niou, EMS, Managing nuclear proliferation: Condemn, strike, or assist?, International Studies Quarterly, vol. 40 no. 2 (January, 1996), pp. 209-234, Oxford University Press (OUP).
  53. Huang, T; Niou, EMS, Electoral politics in Taiwan, Asian Affairs: an American Review, vol. 23 no. 2 (January, 1996), pp. 128-138, Informa UK Limited.
  54. Niou, E; Hsieh, J, Salient Issues in Taiwan's Electoral Politics, Electoral Studies, vol. 15 no. 2 (1996), pp. 219-235, Elsevier BV.
  55. Hsieh, J; Niou, E, Issue Voting in the Republic of China on Taiwan's 1992 Legislative Yuan Election, International Political Science Review, vol. 17 no. 1 (1996), pp. 13-27, SAGE Publications.
  56. Brehm, J; Niou, E, Police Patrol vs. Self-Policing: A Comparative Analysis of the Control Systems Used in the Ex-Soviet Union and the Communist China, Journal of Theoretical Politics (1996).
  57. Niou, E; Feaver, P, Managing Nuclear Proliferation: What Makes Sense?, International Studies Quarterly (1996).
  58. Niou, ES; Hsieh, JF; Lin, H, 民國八十三年省市長選舉中之議題投票:理性抉擇理論之分析 [Issue Voting in the 1994 Gubernatorial and Mayoral Elections: An Application of Rational Choice Approach], Journal of Electoral Studies (1995).
  59. Niou, E; Ordeshook, PC, A Game-Theoretic Analysis of Sun Tzu's The Art of War, Journal of Peace Research, vol. 31 no. 2 (May, 1994).
  60. Niou, E; Tan, G, An Analysis of Dr. Sun Yet-sen's Self-Assessment Scheme for Land Policy, Public Choice, vol. 78 no. 1 (January, 1994), pp. 103-114, Springer Nature.
  61. Niou, E; Ordeshook, PC, Less Filling, Tastes Great: The Realist-Neoliberal Debate, World Politics, vol. 46 no. 2 (January, 1994), pp. 209-234, Cambridge University Press (CUP).
  62. Niou, E; Cox, G, Seat Bonuses under the Single Non-Transferable Vote for Large Parties: Evidence from Japan and Taiwan, Comparative Politics (January, 1994), pp. 351-374.
  63. Niou, EMS; Ordeshook, PC, A Game-Theoretic Interpretation of Sun Tzu's: The Art of War, Journal of Peace Research, vol. 31 no. 2 (January, 1994), pp. 161-174, SAGE Publications.
  64. Niou, E; Ordeshook, PC, Alliances in Anarchic International Systems, International Studies Quarterly (1994).
  65. Niou, E; Ordeshook, PC, Notes on Constitutional Change in the Republic of China on Taiwan, Chinese Political Science Review (December, 1993).
  66. Niou, E; Ordeshook, PC; Tan, G, Taiwanese Investment in Mainland China as a Tool of Foreign Policy, Issues and Studies (August, 1992).
  67. Niou, E, An Analysis of the Republic Of China's Security Issues, Issues and Studies (January, 1992).
  68. Niou, E; Ordeshook, PC, A Game Theoretic Analysis of the Republic of China's Emerging Electoral System, International Political Science Review, vol. 13 no. 1 (1992), pp. 59-79, SAGE Publications.
  69. Niou, E, Constitutional Design in Taiwan: Presidential versus Parliamentary Systems, The Annals: Chinese Association of Political Science (December, 1991).
  70. Niou, E; Ordeshook, PC, Realism versus Neoliberalism: A Formulation, American Journal of Political Science (May, 1991).
  71. Niou, E; Ordeshook, PC, Stability in Anarchic International Systems, American Political Science Review, vol. 84 no. 4 (December, 1990), pp. 1207-1234, Cambridge University Press (CUP).
  72. Niou, EMS; Ordeshook, PC, The geographical imperatives of the balance of power in 3-country systems, Mathematical and Computer Modelling, vol. 12 no. 4-5 (January, 1989), pp. 519-531, Elsevier BV.
  73. Niou, E; Ordeshook, PC, The Imperatives of Geography and the Balance of Power in 3-Country Systems, Mathematical and Computer Modeling (1989).
  74. Niou, E; Ordeshook, PC, An Experimental Test of a Theory of the Balance of Power, Simulation and Games (December, 1988).
  75. Niou, E; Ordeshook, PC, Preventive War and the Balance of Power: A Game-Theoretic Analysis, Journal of Conflict Resolution, vol. 31 no. 3 (September, 1987), pp. 387-419, SAGE Publications.
  76. Niou, E, A Note on Nanson's Rule, Public Choice, vol. 54 no. 2 (June, 1987), pp. 191-193, Springer Nature.
  77. Niou, E; Ordeshook, PC, A Theory of the Balance of Power, Journal of Conflict Resolution (December, 1986).
  78. Niou, EMS; Ordeshook, PC, A Theory of the Balance of Power in International Systems, Journal of Conflict Resolution, vol. 30 no. 4 (January, 1986), pp. 685-715, SAGE Publications.
  79. Niou, E; Ordeshook, PC, Universalism in Congress, American Journal of Political Science (May, 1985).

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