Jean-Pierre Cabestan is a professor of the Department of Government and International Studies at Hong Kong Baptist University. He is also an associate researcher at the Asia Centre, Paris and at the French Centre for Research on Contemporary China (CEFC, in French) in Hong Kong. He worked as a senior researcher at the CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research), the director of the French Centre for Research on Contemporary China in Hong Kong and editor of the English and French editions of China Perspectives from 1998 to 2003. From 1994 to 1998, he opened and managed the Taipei Office of the CEFC. From 1990 to 1991, he taught Chinese politics at the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies.
His published works include La politique internationale de la Chine. Entre intégration et volonté de puissance, Paris, Presses de Sciences Po, 2010 (republished in 2015); China and the Global Financial Crisis. A Comparison with Europe. (also edited by Jean-François Di Meglio and Xavier Richet), Routledge, Oxon & New York, 2012 ; Secessionism and Separatism in Europe and Asia. To have a state of one’s own. (also edited by Aleksandar Pavkovic), Routledge, Oxon & New York, 2013; Le système politique chinois. Un nouvel équilibre autoritaire, Paris, Presses de Sciences Po, 2014; Political Changes in Taiwan Under Ma Ying-jeou. Partisan Conflict, Policy Choices, External Constraints and Security Challenges. (also edited by Jacques deLisle), Abingdon, Oxon & New York, Routledge, 2014; and Demain la Chine : démocratie ou dictature ?, Paris, Gallimard, Coll. Le Débat, 2018 (Prix Guizot, silver medal, 2019).
His main areas of research include China’s political, institutional and judicial reform, Chinese foreign and security policies, relations between China and Taiwan, the Taiwanese political system and relations between China and Africa.
Jean-Pierre Cabestan received his doctorate in law from the University of Paris 1 in 1988 and has degrees in Chinese (University of Paris 7, 1979) and Japanese (University of Paris 7, 1984).


Professor at the Hong Kong Baptist University and Research director - CNRS