Yun-han Chu is Distinguished Research Fellow of the Institute of Political Science at Academia Sinica and professor of Political Science at "National" Taiwan University. He serves concurrently as president of the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange. Professor Chu received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Minnesota and joined the faculty of "National" Taiwan University in 1987.
Chu was a visiting associate professor at Columbia University in 1990-1991. He served as director of programs of the Institute for "National" Policy Research, Taiwan's leading independent think tank, from 1989 to 1999. Professor Chu specializes in politics of Greater China, East Asian political economy and democratization.
He is a three-time recipient of the Outstanding Research Award from the "National" Science Council. He currently serves on the editorial board of International Studies Quarterly, Pacific Affairs, China Review, Journal of Contemporary China, and Journal of East Asian Studies and Journal of Democracy. He is the author, co-author, editor or co-editor of eleven books.