Hans H. Tung is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at National Taiwan University. He received his Ph.D. in Government from Harvard University in 2011. His general research interests include international political economy, political economy of authoritarianism, Chinese politics, and the rise of China. In particular, his work seeks to uncover the political logic of authoritarian institutions in general and explore its effects on the making of economic policies in China and her rise on the world stage. His dissertation considers how sectoral special interests influence trade policy outcomes in China's institutional context where intra-elite political interactions are highly institutionalised. Parts of its main results have been published in Emerging Markets Finance and Trade (5(S6), 2014). His publications also include book chapters in other edited volumes such as Toward Better Governance in China: An Unconventional Pathway of Political Reform. (Lexington Books, 2009) and Chinese Models of Development: Global, Local and Comparative Perspectives (Rowman and Littlefield, 2014). Presently, he also serves as the Secretary-General of the Taiwan Fulbright Alumni Association.