Department of Political Science, Queens College

Yan Sun
Ph.D., John Hopkins University

Office: Powdermaker 200M
Tel: (718) 997-5485
Office Hours: Th, 12:30-1:30pm & 5:30pm-6:30pm

Professor Sun received her degrees from Nanjing University, Beijing School of Foreign Affairs and the Johns Hopkins University. Her research interests include post-socialist political economy and transitional politics of China, East Asian development, and comparative economic transition of China, Russia and India. She is the author of The Chinese Reassessment of Socialism 1976-1992 (Princeton, 1995) and Corruption and Market in Contemporary China (Cornell, 2004). She has also published in Comparative Politics, Communist and Post-Communist Studies, Current History, Asian Survey, Crime, Law and Social Change, and others. She has contributed articles to the New York Times’ Room for Debate forum and is completing a book on ethnic politics in China.


Comparative Politics (PSCI 103); International Politics (PSCI 104); Government and Politics of Asia (PSCI 238); Asia in World Politics (PSCI 258);  International Law (PSCI 382W); and Political Corruption (PSCI 383W).