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Zheng Wang

Zheng Wang

Zheng Wang is the Director of the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies (CPCS) and a Professor at the School of Diplomacy and International Relations at Seton Hall University.

Dr. Zheng Wang is the Director of the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies (CPCS) and a Professor at the School of Diplomacy and International Relations at Seton Hall University. Dr. Wang is currently a Fellow at New America’s International Security Program, a Global Fellow at the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and a member of the National Committee on United States-China Relations (NCUSCR). He is also a nonresidential Senior Fellow at The China Center for the South China Sea Studies in Nanjing University, China.

Dr. Wang is the author of the Columbia University Press book Never Forget National Humiliation: Historic Memory in Chinese Politics and Foreign Relations . This book received International Studies Association’s The Yale H. Ferguson Award which “recognizes the book that most advances the vibrancy of international studies as a pluralist discipline.” The Japanese version of the book was published in Japan in 2014. His new book, Memory Politics, Identity and Conflict: Historical Memory as a Variable will be published soon by Palgrave Macmillan. He also has another new book on the South China Sea disputes and China’s new diplomacy which is under contract with Oxford University Press.

Posts by Zheng Wang
October 11, 2017

Succession – The Key Word in Chinese Politics

By Zheng Wang
At the Party Congress next week, China’s political machine will indicate its future direction.

August 11, 2017

Sending an Ultimatum to Kim Jong-un

By Zheng Wang
It's time to separate the Kim family from the North Korean people in crafting North Korea policy.
June 12, 2017

What a University of Maryland Commencement Speech Reveals About China

By Zheng Wang
And it's not what you think.

July 14, 2016

What China Can Learn From the South China Sea Case

By Zheng Wang
After a major diplomatic set-back, a look back at how China got to this point.

July 11, 2016

China and UNCLOS: An Inconvenient History

By Zheng Wang
As South China Sea tensions rise, Beijing rethinks its relationship with the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea.

May 10, 2016

The New Nationalism: 'Make My Country Great Again'

By Zheng Wang
Xi's China Dream meets Trump's "Make America Great Again."
December 31, 2015

Between Bullying and Flattery: A Theory on Chinese Politics

By Zheng Wang
Whether bullying or flattering the top leader, China's bureaucracy always has its own interests at heart.

November 09, 2015

The Real Reason the Xi-Ma Meeting Was Historic

By Zheng Wang
Ma Ying-jeou may be the last Taiwanese president to embrace a "one China" mentality.

September 10, 2015

How Foreign Analysis of China's Military Parade Missed the Point

By Zheng Wang
Most outside analysis of China's parade was surprisingly sensationalized, superficial, and over-interpreted.

May 01, 2015

What Japan's Abe Should Say About World War II

By Zheng Wang
To apologize or not -- that is the question facing Abe as he prepares for his August 15 address.

February 28, 2015

How Scholars Can Help Solve the South China Sea Disputes

By Zheng Wang
Researchers should look to provide creative and concrete proposals for addressing South China Sea tensions.
January 30, 2015

China’s Alternative Diplomacy

By Zheng Wang
China has just made its biggest foreign policy adjustment in 25 years.

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