Dr Sow Keat Tok joined the Asia Institute in May 2012. Dr Tok obtained his PhD in Politics and International Studies from University of Warwick, United Kingdom, in 2011, and was previously associated with Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation (CSGR) in University of Warwick (2011-2012), China Policy Institute, University of Nottingham (2005-2007), and East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore (2004-2005).
He is also current editor of the CSGR working paper series.
At present, he is working on China and its policy behaviour towards "sovereignty," with particular attention to China-HKSAR and China-Taiwan relations. His research interests spans across the Asia-Pacific region, and include:
• China's foreign relations, policy discourses, State-Party relations,central-local relations, nationalism and identity, politics in Taiwan and the HKSAR, elite politics and leadership succession.
• East Asia's regional institutions and approaches to regionalism, the role of informal diplomacy.
• Southeast Asia's internal politics and external relations, peace and conflict resolution mechanisms, politics of regionalism, role of great powers.
• International relations theory, new media and nationalism.
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Revisiting Government-Market Relationships In East Asia Post-Financial Crises
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Chinese Students in Australia: Generators of Cosmopolitanism, Evidence of Economic Necessi..
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From academic discourse to political decisions? The case of the Xinjiang ethnic unity education textbook reform
T Zhao, SK Tok
Journal article | 2020 | The China Quarterly
Abstract Between 2009 and 2014, against the background of the Xinjiang ethnic unity education textbook reform (2009–2010), vigo..
Chinese Students in Australia: Generators of Cosmopolitanism, Evidence of Economic Necessity or Agents of Political Influence?
C Astarita, A Patience, SK Tok
Journal article | 2019 | Journal of Australian Studies
A leading rationale for increased internationalising of higher education is that it provides a cosmopolitan experience for student..
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Lecturer In Chinese
PhD in Politics and International Studies
University of Warwick
Master of Arts (International Relations)
Australian National University
Bachelor of Arts (Political Science)
National University of Singapore