Christina Lai (賴潤瑤) research focuses on the role of identity and foreign discourse in East Asian politics. She examines China’s foreign policy from 1990s to 2010, and investigates whether China’s peaceful rise discourse has successfully assured its neighboring countries. Her current project applies case studies to highlight the constitutive discourse in U.S.-China relations, and it accesses on the mechanisms through which constitutive power operated and the constraints it placed on Chinese and American foreign policies, particularly those on trade, environmental issues, Afghanistan, and U.N. Security Council votes. She is also fluent in Chinese and English. Christina Lai holds a M.A. in Political Science from New York University. She received a Ph.D. in International Relations from Georgetown University in 2015.