PERSONAL PROFILE

Dr. Titi Zhou

Dr. Titi Zhou is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Asian and Policy Studies (APS) of the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (FLASS) at The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK). Her research interests lie in the political economy of development, authoritarian governance and contentious politics, and they revolve around two themes. The first looks inside China’s political system to focus on the power distribution that directly matters to political stability and critically affects decisions about resource allocation. The second revolves around the regime-society relationship and explores the Chinese government’s strategies for containing social grievances.

Dr. Zhou received her PhD in Social Science from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Prior to joining the Department, she was a Post-doctoral Fellow in the Division of Social Science at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and an Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Government and International Studies at the Hong Kong Baptist University.

EDUCATION

  • PhD in Social Science (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
  • MPhil in Social Science (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
  • MA in Social Science (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
  • BA in Journalism (Tsinghua University‚ China)

RESEARCH AREAS

  • Comparative Political Economy
  • Social Movements and Protest
  • Chinese Politics
  • Research Methodology

RECENT PUBLICATION

Scholarly Books, Monographs and Chapters:

Cai, Y.S. and Zhou, T. (2016). Social Protest, State Response and Regime Legitimacy in China. In D.T. Qi and L.J. Yang (Eds.), Social Development and Social Policy: International Experiences and China's Reform (pp. 357-382). Singapore: World Scientific.

Journal Articles:

Cai, Y.S. and Zhou, T. (2016). New information communication technologies and social protest in China: Information as common knowledge. Asian Survey, 56(4), 731-753.