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Dr. Shaun Breslin

Shaun Breslin was educated at Beijing Normal University and The University of Newcastle upon Tyne. Prior to joining Warwick, he was lecturer in Chinese politics and Director of the East Asia Research Centre at Newcastle. He has published three books; "China in the 1980s: Centre-Province Relations in a Reforming Socialist State" (Macmillan, 1996), a political biography of "Mao" (Longman, 1998), and with Rod Hague and Martin Harrop "Comparative Government and Politics: An Introduction (Macmillan 1998).

Whilst on secondment to the CSGR from the Department of Politics and International Studies, Shaun's research focuses on understanding the processes and implications of China's growing engagement with the regional and global economy. His current research agenda assesses both the domestic (the impact of regionalism and globalisation on China) and international (the impact of China on the regional and global economy) consequences of China's re-engagement with the global economy. Shaun was also the main organiser of the CSGR's third annual conference, "After the Global Crisis: What Next for Regionalism." See conference webpage for more details..

In addition to his ongoing research on China, Shaun is also currently editing "Micro-Regionalism and World Order" with Professor Glenn Hook at the University of Sheffield. This volume analyses the processes by which "growth triangles" and other forms of sub-national and cross-national regions emerge, and assesses their implications for students of international politics. Shaun is a member of the prestigious Strategic Intelligence "Club of Asia", which provides intelligence on the political economy of the region. More details can be found on

Shaun is degree programme director for the MA in International Political Economy and East Asia which will come on stream in September 2001. Details of the new degree and application procedures can be found on the politics department web-page on

For more details please see Dr. Breslin's webpage.