Mark R Thompson

Prof. Mark R. Thompson, City University of Hong Kong, was president of the Hong Kong Political Science Association (2018-2020) and of the Asian Political and International Studies Association (2013-14).

He was Lee Kong Chian Distinguished Fellow for Southeast Asian Studies at the National University of Singapore and Stanford University, and lecturer/senior lecturer at the University of Glasgow and professor at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. He has held a number of visiting positions, including at Keio University, the University for Peace, De la Salle University, and Thammasat University.

He is the author or editor of 10 books and over 150 articles and book chapters, his recent publications include Governance and Democracy in the Asia-Pacific (co-editor, Routledge 2020), China’s “Singapore Model” and Authoritarian Learning (co-editor, Routledge 2020), Authoritarian Modernism in East Asia (Palgrave 2019), Routledge Handbook of the Contemporary Philippines (co-editor, 2018), and Dynasties and Female Political Leaders in Asia: Gender, Power and Pedigree (co-editor, LIT Verlag, 2013).