Shaoguang Wang is (Ph.D. in Political Science from Cornell University in 1990) is a chair professor in the Department of Government and Public Administration at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and a non-official member of HKSAR's Commission on Strategic Development. He taught at Tijiao High School in Wuhan, China from 1972 to 1977 and at Yale University in the United States from 1990 to 2000. His research interests include political economy, comparative politics, fiscal politics, democratization, and economic and political development in former socialist countries and East Asian countries.
He is the author of many books, including
· Failure of Charisma: The Chinese Cultural Revolution in Wuhan (Oxford University Press, 1995)
· Rationality and Madness: The Masses in the Chinese Cultural Revolution (in Chinese, Oxford University Press, 1993)
· Challenging the Market Myth (in Chinese, Oxford University Press, 1997)
· The Limits of Decentralization (in Chinese, China Planning Press, 1997)
· The Third Sector in Comparative Perspective (in Chinese, Zhejiang People's Press, 1999).
· Thoughts from the Left Half of the Mind: Collection of Political Economy Papers (in Chinese, Tianjin People’s Press, 2002)
· Lessons from the Progressive Era of the United States (in Chinese, China Public Finance Press, 2002)
He has also co-authored and co-edited many books, including:
· The Chinese Economy in Crisis: State Capacity and Tax Reform (M.E. Sharpe, 2001)
· The Political Economy of Uneven Development: The Case of China (English edition, M. E. Sharpe, 1999; Chinese edition, China Planning Press, 1999)
· Challenges Faced by Jiang Zemin (in Chinese, New York: Mirror Books, 1996),
· State Capacity of China (in Chinese, Liaoning People's Press, 1993, and Oxford University Press, 1994)
· Regional Disparities in China (in Chinese, Liaoning People's Press, 1996)
· Government and Market (in Chinese, Planning Press, 2000)
· Indigenizing Political Science in Chinese Societies, co-edited with Chu Yun-han and Zhao Quansheng (Taipei: Laureate Books, 2002).
In addition, he has contributed to numerous edited volumes and journals. His research interests include political economy, comparative politics, fiscal politics, democratization, and economic and political development in former socialist countries and East Asian countries.