Dr Tao Wang

Research Associate

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Tao Wang is a Research Associate at the Manchester China Institute. His research interests span the fields of informal institutions, political representation and public opinion, with a regional focus on East Asia.

His current work centres on (1) how the informal rule of guanxi affects constituency service in Taiwan; and (2) Chinese public opinion, specifically on Taiwan and cross-strait relations, and an ongoing project about Chinese public opinion towards the war in Ukraine. His research was recently published in Foreign Affairs, Journal of Contemporary China, World Affairs and etc.

External positions

Visiting PhD Fellow, National Taiwan University

May 2018Aug 2018

Visiting PhD Fellow, National Chengchi University

May 2016Jun 2016


  • Constituency service, Political Representation, Guanxi, Cross-strait relations, Chinese public opinion, Nationalism

Education / academic qualifications

  • 2021 - Doctor of Philosophy, Bringing Culture Back In: Explaining Constituency Service in Taiwan, The University of Manchester (2018 - 2021)
  • 2016 - Master of Arts University of Oklahoma

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