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Geoffrey Chun-fung Chen

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Dr Geoffrey Chun-fung Chen is an Associate Professor in the Department of China Studies at the Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University. His research interests broadly cover environmental politics and comparative political economy. He is the author of Governing Sustainable Energies in China (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016) and co-author with David Toke, Antony Froggatt, and Richard Connolly of Nuclear Power in Stagnation (Routledge, 2021). His published articles can be found in peer-reviewed journals, including New Political Economy, Third World Quarterly, Europe-Asia Studies, The Pacific Review, Journal of International Relations and Development, and Journal of Chinese Political Science. He gained his PhD from the University of Bath and has held research fellow positions at the University of Duisburg-Essen and the German Institute of Global and Area Studies. At XJTLU he has taught undergraduate and graduate courses on Chinese political economy.

Research interests

China studies

Political economy

Public sector reform

Environmental governance


Associate Professor, Department of China Studies, Xian Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Suzhou - 2018 to present

Head of Department, Department of China Studies, Xian Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Suzhou - 2020 to 2023

Assistant Professor, Department of China Studies, Xian Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Suzhou - 2016 to 2018

Research Fellow, University of Duisburg-Essen, Duisburg - 2015 to 2016

Research Fellow, German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Hamburg - 2014 to 2015

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 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Fellow (FHEA), Advance HE, 2018

PhD, University of Bath, 2015

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