Roselyn Hsueh

DrHsuehPicAssociate Professor
443 Gladfelter Hall
1115 Polett Walk


Comparative Politics, International Relations, Comparative and International Political Economy, Political Economy of Development, Globalization, Comparative Regulation and Institutions, Comparative Capitalism, Political Economy of Identity, and Developing Countries (including East Asia/ China, India, and Russia).


Roselyn Hsueh (Ph.D., University of California-Berkeley, 2008) is Associate Professor of Political Science. She is also affiliated with the Asian Studies Program. Her research focuses on International and Comparative Political Economy of Development. Her book, China’s Regulatory State: A New Strategy for Globalization (Cornell University Press/Cornell Studies in Political Economy, 2011) examines the politics of market reform and evolving government-business relations across industries in post-Mao China.

Professor Hsueh’s current research include her next book, which investigates the mediating role of market governance in the relationship between global economic integration and development outcomes in China, India, and Russia. Her other research projects analyze China’s political economic engagement in Africa; the politics of trade policy and the political economy of identity in post-developmental state East Asia; and the relationship between economic and social control in China.

Scholarly journals, such as Comparative Political Studies and Governance, have published Professor Hsueh’s research. The Economist, Foreign Affairs, National Public Radio (NPR), Inside Higher Ed, and The Washington Post have featured Professor Hsueh’s work and she has testified in Congress in front of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.

Professor Hsueh recently served as Residential Research Faculty Fellow at the Institute of East Asian Studies, U.C. Berkeley and Visiting Scholar at the Center for the Study of Law & Society, U.C. Berkeley School of Law. She also served as Visiting Professor at the Graduate School of Finance and Asia Pacific Center, Tecnológico de Monterrey, in Guadalajara, Mexico. She recently conducted in-depth fieldwork in China, India, Taiwan, Mexico, and Russia. Prior to arriving at Temple, Professor Hsueh served as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Southern California’s Center for International Studies, and conducted research in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan as a U.S. Fulbright Scholar at the Institute of World Economics and Politics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

Selected Publications

  • 2016. “State Capitalism, Chinese-Style: Strategic Value of Sectors, Sectoral Characteristics, and Globalization,” Governance 29:1 (January).
    2015. “Nations or Sectors in the Age of Globalization: China’s Policy Toward Foreign Direct Investment in Telecommunications,” Review of Policy Research 32: 6 (November).
  • 2014. “Fieldwork in Political Science: Encountering Challenges and Crafting Solutions,” co-authored, co-initiated, and co-organized symposium (with Francesca Refsum Jensenius and Akasemi Newsome), PS: Political Science and Politics 47:2 (April), pp. 391-393.
  • 2013. “Institutional Development and the Regulatory State in the South,” The Rise of the Regulatory State of the South: Infrastructure and Development in Emerging Economies, edited by Navroz K. Dubash and Bronwen Morgan. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • 2012. “China and India in the Age of Globalization: Sectoral Variation in Post-Liberalization Reregulation,” Comparative Political Studies 45:1 (January), pp. 32-62.
  • 2011. China’s Regulatory State: A New Strategy for Globalization. Ithaca: Cornell University Press/Cornell Studies in Political Economy.

Courses Taught

  • PS 0962 Honors State, Markets, & International Economy: Globalization Today
  • PS 1201 Foreign Governments
  • PS 2000 Globalization and the State
  • PS 2201 Comparative Politics of Developing Countries
  • PS 2503 Evidence and Knowledge
  • PS 3251 China: State and Society
  • PS 4220/ PS 4896 Capstone: The State and Globalization Reexamined: China, Global Power or Political Decay
  • PS 8203 Comparative Politics: Developing Countries
  • PS 8240 Issues in Comparative Politics: Political Economy of Development
  • PS 8230 Political Economy of Identity in the Global Era: Concepts and Debates on Contexts, Causes, and Effects

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