PROF. JAMES CHIN

PROF. JAMES CHIN

Professor of Asian Studies, University of Tasmania, Australia

Short Biography

PROF. JAMES CHIN is a Professor of Asian Studies, University of Tasmania. He is also a Senior Fellow in Governance Studies, Jaffrey Cheah Institute on Southeast Asia, Sunway University and adjunct Professor of Political Science, Monash University. Prof Chin is a leading commentator on Malaysian politics and has published extensively on Malaysia and the surrounding region. He was previously Senior Visiting Research Fellow, Institute of South East Asian Studies (ISEAS), Singapore.

His most recent publications include; The end of UMNO: essays on Malaysia’s dominant party (2016); Malaysia Post Mahathir: A Decade of Change? (2015); 50 Years of Malaysia: Federalism Revisited (2014) and Awakening: The Abdullah Badawi Years in Malaysia (2013). Prof Chin has published over 100 academic papers, including articles in leading journals such as Asian Survey, Journal of Contemporary Asia, Asian Journal of Political Science, Commonwealth and Comparative Politics, The Round Table, Southeast Asian Affairs, Asian Politics & Policy, Journal of Democracy, Electoral Studies, Democratization and South East Asia Research. He has written commentaries for leading publications such as The New York Times, The Diplomat, Australian Outlook, Straits Times and New Mandala.