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Sow Keat Tok

Lecturer In Chinese
Asia Institute
international politics
East Asia
social sciences
political science
government & law
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Sow Keat Tok

Primary Interest
China's foreign relations and domestic politics
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Sow Keat Tok


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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Lecturer In Chinese

Asia Institute


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