|Professor of Political Science, 2004-present.
Director of Asian Studies Program 2006-present.
Kuang Yaming Lecture Professor at Jilin University and a senior research fellow at the East Asian Institute of National University of Singapore.
Visiting professor at Peking University and Zhejiang University, Wuhan University, Beijing Foreign Studies University, Beijing Normal University, Sun Yat-sen University of Taiwan.
Adjunct professor at Southwestern University of Politics and Law, Central China Normal University, Northeastern University, Jiling University.
Tan has published more than 50 academic articles in English and Chinese. He is the author of two books entitled The Making of US-China Policy: From Normalization to the Post-Cold War Era ; Village Elections in China: Democratizing the Countryside. His journal articles focusing on Sino-U.S. relations, Chinese foreign policy, and political development in Taiwan and China, appeared in the China Quarterly, Policy Sciences, Asian Survey, Communist and Post-Communist Studies, Studies in Comparative International Development, Asian Perspective, and Journal of Local Self-government.
Tan appeared on local, national, and international media programs, such as Reuters, Voice of America, BBC, Christian Science Monitor, Strait Times, Channel News Asia , NewMedia Corp. Singapore, Lianhe Zaobao, South China Morning Post , China Daily, Beijing TV, China Today, Ming Bao, Plain Dealer, ABC Channel 5, WVIZ/PBS, as contributor or speaker to discuss various issues concerning US-China relations, Cross-Strait relations, Taiwan political development, Chinese political economy, village elections, China¿s local-state relations, and East Asian securities.
|Honors and Awards:|
|Winner of Nancy and Lee Roberts Fellowship Award, Washington, D.C., 2002-2003.
Co-Recipient, American Association of College University & Japan Foundation Grant, 2000.
Principal Investigator, Asian Foundation, Taiwan, Democracy and Democratic Consolidation in Taiwan, 1994.