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Zheng Wang

Zheng Wang

Zheng Wang is currently a Carnegie Fellow at New America. He is the Director of the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies and an Associate Professor in the School of Diplomacy and International Relations at Seton Hall University in New Jersey. He is also a Global Fellow at the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and a Senior Visiting Fellow at China Center for Collaborative Studies of the South China Sea, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China.

Dr. Wang is the author of Never Forget National Humiliation: Historical Memory in Chinese Politics and Foreign Relations (Columbia University Press, 2012). This book is the recipient of the International Studies Association’s the Yale H. Ferguson Award for the best book of the year. The Japanese version of the book (中国の歴史認識はどう作られたのか) was published by Toyo Keizai Inc. in 2014. His most recent publications include Contested Memories and Reconciliation Challenges: Japan and the Asia-Pacific on the 70th Anniversary of the End of World War II.

What China Can Learn From the South China Sea Case
July 14, 2016
What China Can Learn From the South China Sea Case
After a major diplomatic set-back, a look back at how China got to this point.
What China Can Learn From the South China Sea Case
China and UNCLOS: An Inconvenient History
July 11, 2016
China and UNCLOS: An Inconvenient History
As South China Sea tensions rise, Beijing rethinks its relationship with the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea.
China and UNCLOS: An Inconvenient History
The New Nationalism: 'Make My Country Great Again'
May 10, 2016
The New Nationalism: 'Make My Country Great Again'
Xi's China Dream meets Trump's "Make America Great Again."
The New Nationalism: 'Make My Country Great Again'
Between Bullying and Flattery: A Theory on Chinese Politics
December 31, 2015
Between Bullying and Flattery: A Theory on Chinese Politics
Whether bullying or flattering the top leader, China's bureaucracy always has its own interests at heart.
Between Bullying and Flattery: A Theory on Chinese Politics
The Real Reason the Xi-Ma Meeting Was Historic
November 09, 2015
The Real Reason the Xi-Ma Meeting Was Historic
Ma Ying-jeou may be the last Taiwanese president to embrace a "one China" mentality.
The Real Reason the Xi-Ma Meeting Was Historic
How Foreign Analysis of China's Military Parade Missed the Point
September 10, 2015
How Foreign Analysis of China's Military Parade Missed the Point
Most outside analysis of China's parade was surprisingly sensationalized, superficial, and over-interpreted.
How Foreign Analysis of China's Military Parade Missed the Point
What Japan's Abe Should Say About World War II
May 01, 2015
What Japan's Abe Should Say About World War II
To apologize or not -- that is the question facing Abe as he prepares for his August 15 address.
What Japan's Abe Should Say About World War II
How Scholars Can Help Solve the South China Sea Disputes
February 28, 2015
How Scholars Can Help Solve the South China Sea Disputes
Researchers should look to provide creative and concrete proposals for addressing South China Sea tensions.
How Scholars Can Help Solve the South China Sea Disputes
China’s Alternative Diplomacy
January 30, 2015
China’s Alternative Diplomacy
China has just made its biggest foreign policy adjustment in 25 years.
China’s Alternative Diplomacy
Three Steps to Dealing With the ‘New’ China
December 31, 2014
Three Steps to Dealing With the ‘New’ China
How the U.S. (and the world) can best react to China's new activist foreign policy moves.
Three Steps to Dealing With the ‘New’ China
US-China Relations: The Danger of Strategic Misjudgment
November 08, 2014
US-China Relations: The Danger of Strategic Misjudgment
Beijing and Washington cannot afford to let strategic misjudgments continue to pile up during the rest of Obama's term.
US-China Relations: The Danger of Strategic Misjudgment
Why a Xi-Abe Meeting Is Not Important
October 06, 2014
Why a Xi-Abe Meeting Is Not Important
Given widespread popular dislike between China and Japan, a meeting between top leaders won't accomplish much.
Why a Xi-Abe Meeting Is Not Important
China's Democracy Challenge
September 16, 2014
China's Democracy Challenge
Xi Jinping should follow in the footsteps of Chiang Ching-kuo, not Putin, Mao, or even Deng.
China's Democracy Challenge
The Nine-Dashed Line: 'Engraved in Our Hearts'
August 25, 2014
The Nine-Dashed Line: 'Engraved in Our Hearts'
How China's "nine dash line" claims (including James Shoal) have been taught in Chinese schools since the 1940s.
The Nine-Dashed Line: 'Engraved in Our Hearts'
The Perception Gap Between China and Its Neighbors
August 06, 2014
The Perception Gap Between China and Its Neighbors
China's self-image is enormously different from how it is perceived by other regional actors.
The Perception Gap Between China and Its Neighbors
The Dangers of History Analogies
July 25, 2014
The Dangers of History Analogies
Recent years have seen various Asian leaders use historical analogies to describe current events. This is dangerous.
The Dangers of History Analogies
The Shangri-La Dialogue: Troublemaker or Peacemaker?
June 18, 2014
The Shangri-La Dialogue: Troublemaker or Peacemaker?
How Asia’s premier security summit can return to the path of true dialogue.
The Shangri-La Dialogue: Troublemaker or Peacemaker?
In China, 'History Is a Religion'
June 16, 2014
In China, 'History Is a Religion'
The Diplomat speaks with Zheng Wang about the role of history in Chinese politics, including foreign policy.
In China, 'History Is a Religion'
History Education: The Source of Conflict Between China and Japan
April 23, 2014
History Education: The Source of Conflict Between China and Japan
Current tensions between China and Japan have their roots in different approaches to history education.
History Education: The Source of Conflict Between China and Japan
The Global Origins of China’s Domestic Conflicts
April 07, 2014
The Global Origins of China’s Domestic Conflicts
Increasing domestic conflicts are an unintended consequence of the rapid globalization behind China's rise.
The Global Origins of China’s Domestic Conflicts
'Missing Histories': History Education and China-Japan Relations
March 11, 2014
'Missing Histories': History Education and China-Japan Relations
Differences in history classrooms reflect the social discourse problems that underline China and Japan's conflict.
'Missing Histories': History Education and China-Japan Relations
How U.S. Ambassadors Influence China (But Not Americans)
February 27, 2014
How U.S. Ambassadors Influence China (But Not Americans)
From John Leighton Stuart to Gary Locke, US Ambassadors have been influential in Beijing but have little impact at home.
How U.S. Ambassadors Influence China (But Not Americans)
Clash of Dreams: Becoming a ‘Normal Country’ in East Asia
February 04, 2014
Clash of Dreams: Becoming a ‘Normal Country’ in East Asia
The region’s countries have different visions of what they want to be. Can they work together to achieve them?
Clash of Dreams: Becoming a ‘Normal Country’ in East Asia
China’s Puzzling ADIZ Decision Making
December 18, 2013
China’s Puzzling ADIZ Decision Making
China's ADIZ announcement may represent a bungled decision-making process.
China’s Puzzling ADIZ Decision Making
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