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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
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December 31, 2014

Three Steps to Dealing With the ‘New’ China

By Zheng Wang
How the U.S. (and the world) can best react to China's new activist foreign policy moves.
November 08, 2014

US-China Relations: The Danger of Strategic Misjudgment

By Zheng Wang
Beijing and Washington cannot afford to let strategic misjudgments continue to pile up during the rest of Obama's term.

October 06, 2014

Why a Xi-Abe Meeting Is Not Important

By Zheng Wang
Given widespread popular dislike between China and Japan, a meeting between top leaders won't accomplish much.

September 16, 2014

China's Democracy Challenge

By Zheng Wang
Xi Jinping should follow in the footsteps of Chiang Ching-kuo, not Putin, Mao, or even Deng.

August 25, 2014

The Nine-Dashed Line: 'Engraved in Our Hearts'

By Zheng Wang
How China's "nine dash line" claims (including James Shoal) have been taught in Chinese schools since the 1940s.
August 06, 2014

The Perception Gap Between China and Its Neighbors

By Zheng Wang
China's self-image is enormously different from how it is perceived by other regional actors.

July 25, 2014

The Dangers of History Analogies

By Zheng Wang
Recent years have seen various Asian leaders use historical analogies to describe current events. This is dangerous.
June 18, 2014

The Shangri-La Dialogue: Troublemaker or Peacemaker?

By Zheng Wang
How Asia’s premier security summit can return to the path of true dialogue.

June 16, 2014

In China, 'History Is a Religion'

By Zheng Wang
The Diplomat speaks with Zheng Wang about the role of history in Chinese politics, including foreign policy.

April 23, 2014

History Education: The Source of Conflict Between China and Japan

By Zheng Wang
Current tensions between China and Japan have their roots in different approaches to history education.

April 07, 2014

The Global Origins of China’s Domestic Conflicts

By Zheng Wang and Vance Crowe
Increasing domestic conflicts are an unintended consequence of the rapid globalization behind China's rise.
March 11, 2014

'Missing Histories': History Education and China-Japan Relations

By Zheng Wang
Differences in history classrooms reflect the social discourse problems that underline China and Japan's conflict.

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