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John Fuh-sheng Hsieh

Department of Political Science
University of South Carolina

Phone Number 803-777-5322
Office: 311 Gambrell
Fields of Inquiry: Comparative Politics Political Methodology
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John Fuh-sheng Hsieh received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Rochester in 1982. Currently, he is Professor at the Department of Political Science, University of South Carolina.

He has been active in scholarly activities, serving as secretary-general of the Chinese Association of Political Science (Taipei), chairman of the Comparative Representation and Electoral Systems Research Committee in the International Political Science Association, and coordinator of the Conference Group on Taiwan Studies, a related group in the American Political Science Association. He is currently vice president of the American Association for Chinese Studies.

His teaching and research interests include rational choice theory, constitutional choice, electoral systems, electoral behavior, political parties, democratization, foreign policy, and East Asian politics. He is the author or co-author of Positive Political Theory [in Chinese], A Comparative Study of Referendums [in Chinese], Party-List Proportional Representation [in Chinese], Popular Will, Checks and Balances, and Efficiency: On the Values of Democracy [in Chinese], On the Participation of Interest Groups in the Political Process [in Chinese]. He is the editor of Confucian Culture and Democracy (World Scientific, 2015), and co-editor of The Scope and Methods of Political Science [in Chinese] and How Asia Votes (Chatham House, 2002). His English works appeared as chapters in many books and in such journals as International Political Science Review, Electoral Studies, Party Politics, Public Choice, Representation, Cambridge Review of International Affairs, Asian Survey, China Quarterly, Journal of Contemporary China, Journal of Asian and African Studies, American Asian Review, Issues & Studies, and Chinese Political Science Review.