Min-Hua Chiang

Min-Hua Chiang

Former Research Fellow and Economist, Asian Studies Center

Min-Hua was a research fellow and economist in the Asian Studies Center at The Heritage Foundation.

This expert is no longer a staff member at The Heritage Foundation.

Min-Hua Chiang was an international political economist with an interest in fundamental macroeconomic theories and geopolitical-economic interactions between countries in East Asia and the world.

Her research articles have appeared in numerous academic journals, including African & Asian Studies, East Asia: An International Quarterly, Thunderbird International Business Review, The Pacific Review, China Perspectives, Bandung: Journal of the Global South, Journal of the Asia-Pacific Economy, Journal of China Tourism Research, Revue de la Regulation.

Her review of The Tiger Leading the Dragon: How Taiwan Propelled China’s Economic Rise (Written by Shelley Rigger, Rowman and Littlefield, Lanham, MD, 2021) was published in The China Quarterly.  

Her most recent academic article is “China’s Outward Foreign Direct Investment in Southeast Asia: Analyzing the Chinese State’s Strategies and Potential Influence” (with Elsa Lafaye de Micheaux).

She contributed chapters to several books, including Contemporary Korea-Southeast Asian relations: bilateral and multilateral (edited by Lam Peng Er, Routledge, 2022), L’Asie du Sud-Est 2022 : Bilan, Enjeux et Perspectives (with Elsa Lafaye de Micheaux, edited by Christine Cabasset and Jérôme Samuel, IRASEC, 2022), Politics, Culture and Identities in East Asia: Integration and Division (edited by Lam Peng Er and Lim Tai Wei, World Scientific, 2017), Singapore-China Relations 50 Years  (edited by Zheng Yongnian and Lye Liang Fook, World Scientific, 2015), Capitalismes Asiatiques et Puissance Chinoise: Diversité et Recomposition des Trajectoires Nationales (with Bernard Gerbier, edited by Pierre Alary and Elsa Lafaye de Micheaux, Presses de la Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques, 2014), and Advancing Singapore-China Economic Relations (edited by Saw Swee-Hock and John Wong, World Scientific, 2014).

She has written three single-authored books, including Post-Industrial Development in East Asia: Taiwan and South Korea in Comparison (Palgrave Macmillan, Singapore, 2018), Contemporary South Korean Economy: Challenges and Prospects (World Scientific, Singapore 2017), and China-Taiwan Rapprochement: The Political Economy of Cross-Strait Relations (Routledge, London 2016).

She was also the editor of The Political Economy of North Korea: Domestic, Regional, and Global Dynamics (Lynne Rienner Publishers, Boulder, Co, USA, 2022).

Her commentaries have appeared on East Asia Forum and Taiwan Insight.

Before joining The Heritage Foundation, she was a senior research fellow at the East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore. She previously held research positions at the Institute of International Relations, National Chengchi University, Taiwan External Trade Development Council and the Commerce Development Research Institute in Taipei.

She received both her Diplôme d'études approfondies (DEA) and Ph.D. in economic sciences from Université Pierre Mendès France, now part of Université Grenoble Alpes in France, and her Master in International Business Economics degree from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium.


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