A Rising China versus a Status Quo America: Converging Interests and Diverging Views - Wang Jisi, Dean, School of Int'l Studies, Peking University

October 19, 2011

Dean of Peking University's School of International Studies, Jisi Wang, is known for his study of China's relations with the United States and international relations overall. He serves on top advisory boards for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China and the Chinese Communist Party. He has taught at the Central Party School, the mid-career training ground for China's rising government leaders, and has been a mentor to many government officials in China as well as the next generation of Chinese foreign policy scholars.

His core areas of expertise and extensive published work include American diplomacy, U.S.-China relations, and the theory of international relations and Chinese foreign policy. He is among a small number of Chinese scholars who have published articles in English, in publications such as Foreign Affairs and The American Interest. He has taught at Peking University and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and served for more than a decade as director of the academy's Institute of American Studies, which provides analysis of the United States for the State Council of the Chinese government. He also serves on the International Council of the Asia Society in New York City and on the advisory council of the Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C.

Co-sponsored with the East Asian Studies Program and the Council for International Teaching & Research.

Professor Wang speaks on China's rise.

Professor Wang compares China and the United States.

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5th Annual CWP Postdoctoral Fellows Workshop, Oct 6-7, 2011

On Oct. 6-7, 2011, Harvard University hosted the 5th Annual CWP Postdoctoral Fellows Workshop. The Postdoctoral Fellows from 2010-11 and 2011-12 presented their current research projects. Discussants included scholars from around the world, who offered timely and insightful critique.


Joel Wuthnow “China and the Pariah States: The View from the UN Security Council”

Andrew Erickson “Chinese Aerospace Development: Comprehensiveness and Converging Sectors”

Zhang Zhenqing “Meeting the Challenge of Building an Innovative Country: The Political Economy of Chinese Patent Policy in the New Century”

Will Norris “Economic Statecraft with Chinese Characteristics: State Control and China’s Overseas Investment.”


Han Enze “Politics of Ethnicity in the People’s Republic of China: International and Domestic Contestation”

Alison Kaufman “Concepts Past and Present: Late Qing Legacies in today's Chinese International Relations Debates?”

CWP Postdoctoral Fellows