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Tian He

Assistant Professor

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Personal profile

I have worked at the Department of International Studies since September 2022. I specialise in political economy and international politics, with a regional focus on East Asia. Much of my research has focused on the interactions between economic development and political transformation in rapidly industrialising countries in East Asia. I am currently interested in the international politics aspects of strategic technologies and the political economy of great power competition. My recent projects examine the geoeconomics and geopolitics of the global semiconductor industry in the context of US-China technological competition. In addition to my academic work, I also contribute to public policy analysis and policy discussions.

Research interests

Political Economy of Development

International Politics of Technology

International Relations of the Asia-Pacific

East Asian Politics

Chinese Politics and Foreign Policy


Assistant Professor, Department of International Studies, Xian Jiaotong-Liverpool University, 2022-Present

Research Fellow, Institute for International Affairs, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, 2021-2022

Research Fellow, The XIPU Institution, Xian Jiaotong-Liverpool University, 2020

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of Government, Shanghai University of Political Science and Law, 2018-2019


INS403 Globalisation and Regional Integration

INS108 Foundations in Political Science

INS006 Introduction to International Relations

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Ph.D. in Political Science, University of Canterbury, 2018

M.S. in International Relations, Kingston University, 2011

B.A. in Business and Finance, University of Hull, 2009

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