Faculty

James Tong

Professor

Contact Information

Email    jtong@polisci.ucla.edu
Office  3377 Bunche Hall
Phone  (310) 825-3464
James Tong works in Comparative Politics, specializing in Chinese Politics and political violence. He was the Director for Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Political Science from 1994-97, and is the current Director of the Center for East Asian Studies. His publications on China include studies of peasant revolts from the Fourteenth to Seventeenth Century, the 1989 Democracy Movement, and Intergovernmental fiscal relations. His current research interests are civil society, gender and political participation, agency problems and control in China, and the Asian financial crisis. These projects received support from the National Science Foundation, the Social Science Research Council, the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, the Henry Luce Foundation, the University of California Pacific Rim Research Program, and the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation. His Stanford University book on Disorder Under Heaven was nominated for the Association of Asian Studies^aEURTM Joseph Levenson Best Book Award in Pre-Twentieth Chinese Studies. It contains research that won the American Political Science Association's Gabriel Almond Award for Best Dissertation in Comparative Politics. Professor Tong has engaged in collaborative research projects with investigators from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Tianjin Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing University, People's University, Academia Sinica (Taipei), National Taiwan University, National Chengchi University, Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Degrees

University of Michigan

Fields of Study

Comparative Politics

Current Courses by Term

2017 Spring Quarter

Directed Individual Research in Global Studies

Political Violence

Honors Contracts

Variable Topics Research Seminars for Majors: Comparative Government

Previous Courses by Term

2016 Spring Quarter

Political Violence

Variable Topics Research Seminars for Majors: Comparative Government

2016 Winter Quarter

Government and Politics of China: Chinese Revolution and Age of Mao Zedong

2015 Spring Quarter

Political Violence

Variable Topics Research Seminars for Majors: Comparative Government

2015 Winter Quarter

Government and Politics of China: Chinese Revolution and Age of Mao Zedong

2014 Spring Quarter

Political Violence

Chinese and East Asian Politics

2014 Winter Quarter

Government and Politics of China: Chinese Revolution and Age of Mao Zedong

2013 Spring Quarter

Political Violence

Variable Topics Research Seminars for Majors: Comparative Government

2013 Winter Quarter

Government and Politics of China: Chinese Revolution and Age of Mao Zedong

2012 Winter Quarter

Political Violence

Advanced Honors Seminars

Chinese and East Asian Politics

2011 Fall Quarter

Research Design Seminar for Honors Thesis

2011 Spring Quarter

Political Violence

Variable Topics Research Seminars for Majors: Comparative Government

2011 Winter Quarter

Government and Politics of China: Chinese Revolution and Age of Mao Zedong

2010 Spring Quarter

Political Violence

Chinese and East Asian Politics

2009 Summer Session

Government and Politics of China: Chinese Revolution and Age of Mao Zedong

2009 Spring Quarter

Political Violence

Chinese and East Asian Politics

2008 Spring Quarter

Political Violence

2008 Winter Quarter

Government and Politics of China: Chinese Revolution and Age of Mao Zedong

Chinese and East Asian Politics

2007 Spring Quarter

Political Violence

2007 Winter Quarter

Government and Politics of China: Chinese Revolution and Age of Mao Zedong

2006 Spring Quarter

Chinese and East Asian Politics

2006 Winter Quarter

Political Violence

2004 Spring Quarter

Political Violence

2004 Winter Quarter

Chinese and East Asian Politics

2003 Spring Quarter

Political Violence

2003 Winter Quarter

Government and Politics of China: Chinese Revolution and Age of Mao Zedong

2002 Spring Quarter

Government and Politics of China: Chinese Revolution and Age of Mao Zedong

2002 Winter Quarter

Political Violence

2001 Spring Quarter

Government and Politics of China: Chinese Revolution and Age of Mao Zedong

2000 Spring Quarter

Political Violence

2000 Winter Quarter

Government and Politics of China: Chinese Revolution and Age of Mao Zedong

1999 Spring Quarter

Political Violence

Previous Courses by Course

POL SCI 150
Political Violence

2016 Spring Quarter

2015 Spring Quarter

2014 Spring Quarter

2013 Spring Quarter

2012 Winter Quarter

POL SCI 191D
Variable Topics Research Seminars for Majors: Comparative Government

2016 Spring Quarter

2015 Spring Quarter

2013 Spring Quarter

2011 Spring Quarter

POL SCI 159A
Government and Politics of China: Chinese Revolution and Age of Mao Zedong

2016 Winter Quarter

2015 Winter Quarter

2014 Winter Quarter

2013 Winter Quarter

2011 Winter Quarter

2009 Summer Session

2008 Winter Quarter

2007 Winter Quarter

2003 Winter Quarter

2002 Spring Quarter

2001 Spring Quarter

2000 Winter Quarter

POL SCI 242
Chinese and East Asian Politics

2014 Spring Quarter

2012 Winter Quarter

2010 Spring Quarter

2009 Spring Quarter

2008 Winter Quarter

2006 Spring Quarter

POL SCI 189
Advanced Honors Seminars

2012 Winter Quarter

POL SCI 191H
Research Design Seminar for Honors Thesis

2011 Fall Quarter

POL SCI 118
Political Violence

2011 Spring Quarter

2010 Spring Quarter

2009 Spring Quarter

2008 Spring Quarter

2007 Spring Quarter

2006 Winter Quarter

2004 Spring Quarter

2003 Spring Quarter

2002 Winter Quarter

2000 Spring Quarter

1999 Spring Quarter

POL SCI C242
Chinese and East Asian Politics

2004 Winter Quarter