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Dr. JiJen Hwang

Associate Professor

Dr JiJen Hwang has been a Research Scholar with the Institute for East Asian Studies (IEAS) at the UC Berkeley in 2018/2019 and an adjunct associate professor at the National Defense University in Taiwan. Now he is an Associate Professor at Rabdan Academy in U.A.E. Before that, he was an Associate Professor & Program Director of the International Master Program in Strategic Studies at the National Defense University in Taiwan. Dr Hwang has been a Military Fellow with the Freeman Chair in China Studies at the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) located in Washington D.C. in 2014/2015. He had also conducted internship in the Library of Congress in U.S.A. while doing his Master course. A native of Taiwan, he holds a Ph.D. in politics from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in the U.K., as well as a Masters in Library Science & Information Studies from the University of North Carolina in U.S.A. Lately, his research is focused on the relations between U.S.A., China, and Taiwan, in which he particularly aims on how social media and the features in cyberspace have political impacts on the relations. He has been known as an expert in the area and been invited as a special lecturer in ThinkTanks such as CSIS in Washington D.C., ASPI in Canberra, NATO, GlobalSec Forum in Europe, and INSS in Seoul. Meanwhile, he remains scholarly relation with George Mason University in U.S.A. as an affiliate faculty.


    -   National Defense University, Taiwan R.O.C.

    Certificate program of War College

    -   University of Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

    Ph.D. in School of Geography, Politics and Sociology

    -   University of North Carolina, USA

    Master’s Degree in Library Science & Information Studies

    -   Chung-Cheng Institute of Technology, Taiwan R.O.C.

    Associate Degree in Engineering, Dept. of Electrical Technology

Teaching Areas

    Modern Warfare

Research Interests

    Cybersecurity Policy, China Studies, Regional Security Studies, International Strategic Studies


    Hwang, Ji-Jen. (2023) “Territorialization of Cyberspace: A Missing Justification for China’s Claim to Cyber Sovereignty,” Issue & Studies (Scopus). (reviewing)

    Hwang, Ji-Jen. & Lyu, Yuwen. (2022) “Impact of Digital Economy on the Provision Efficiency for Public Health Services:Empirical Study of 31 Provinces in China,” International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. (SSCI, Q1)

    Hwang, Ji-Jen. & Farhan, Ali. (2022) “Impact of Deep Learning and Applications in Biomedicine,” Biomed J Sci & Tech Res. (SCI); 42(2):33426.

    Hwang, Ji-Jen. & Lyu, Yuwen. (2022) “Psychological Well-Being of Left-Behind Children in China: Text Mining of Social Media Zhihu,” International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. (SSCI, Q1); 19(4):2127.

    Hwang, Ji-Jen. & Lyu, Yuwen. (2020) “Exploring public attitudes of child abuse in mainland China: A sentiment analysis of China’s Social Media Weibo,” Children and Youth Services Review (SSCI, Q1), vol 116, pp. 1-10. (published in September 2020)

    Hwang, Ji-Jen. & Kuo, Shin-Yi. (2019) “Exploring PRC’s Political Propaganda Effectiveness of Organizational Newspapers: Burke’s Dramatistic Pentadic Analysis,” National Defense Journal, Vol 34, No. 3, pp. 1-22. (published in September 2019)

    Hwang, Ji-Jen. & Wang, Ching-An. (2019) “Implication of China’s Cyber Sovereignty,” Mainland China Studies. (TSSCI), Vol 62, No. 1, pp. 67-100. (published in March 2019)

    Hwang, Ji-Jen. (2018) “China’s Military Reform: The Strategic Support Force, Non-Traditional Warfare, and the Impact on Cross-Strait Security,” Issue & Studies, Vol 53, No. 3, pp. 1-24. (published in September 2018)

    Hwang, Ji-Jen. (2017) Interpretation of China’s Military Reform: Strategic Support Force, The 5th Global International Studies Conference, Taipei: National Taiwan University. (published in May 2017)

    Hwang, Ji-Jen. (2017) “China’s Cyber Strategy: A Taiwanese Prospective,” The Korean Journal of Defense Analysis (SSCI), Vol 29, No. 1, pp. 95-111. (published in March 2017)

    Hwang, Ji-Jen. (2016) “China’s One Belt-One Road initiative and its implications for Taiwan,” Defense Security Brief, Vol 6, No. 2.

    Hwang, Ji-Jen. (2016) “A New Version of Chinese Nationalism in the Digital Age,” Defense Security Brief, Vol 6, No. 1. pp. 10-14.

    Hwang, Ji-Jen. (2016) China’s Cyber Strategy, International Conference for Peace and Unification, Seoul: Soongsil University. pp. 51-85.

    Hwang, Ji-Jen. (2015) Understanding China’s Modern Strategy: A review of traditional Chinese Strategic culture, National Security Conference 2015. Taoyuan: National Defense University. pp.55-78

    Hwang, Ji-Jen. (2013) “New Technology, New Vulnerabilities’, Strategic Vision, Special Issue, December, pp. 5-10.

Dr. JiJen Hwang
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