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Zhiqun Zhu

Professor of Political Science and International Relations
Bucknell University

Zhiqun Zhu, PhD, is Professor of Political Science and International Relations at Bucknell University. He was Bucknell’s International Relations Department Chair (2017-2021), inaugural Director of the China Institute (2013–2017), and MacArthur Chair in East Asian politics (2008–2014). He previously taught at University of Bridgeport, Hamilton College, University of South Carolina, and Shanghai International Studies University. In the early 1990s, he was Senior Assistant to Consul for Press and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Consulate General in Shanghai.

Professor Zhu’s teaching and research interests include Chinese politics and foreign policy, East Asian political economy, U.S.-Asian relations, and international relations theories. He is the author and editor of a dozen books, including A Critical Decade: China’s Foreign Policy 2008-2018 (World Scientific, 2019); China’s New Diplomacy: Rationale, Strategies and Significance (Ashgate, 2013); New Dynamics in East Asian Politics: Security, Political Economy, and Society (Bloomsbury, 2012); The People’s Republic of China: Internal and External Challenges (World Scientific, 2010); and US-China Relations in the 21st Century: Power Transition and Peace (Routledge, 2005).

Professor Zhu has received many research fellowships and grants, including a Fulbright U.S. Scholar award to Australia, two POSCO fellowships at the East-West Center in Hawaii; a Korea Foundation/Freeman Foundation grant to do research in Korea; three senior visiting fellowships at the East Asian Institute of National University of Singapore; visiting professorships at Doshisha University in Japan, Fudan University, Zhejiang University and Shanghai University in China, and Kyungpook National University in Korea; as well as a research grant from the American Political Science Association.

A noted scholar on Chinese foreign policy, Dr. Zhu is a member of the National Committee on United States-China Relations and is frequently quoted by international media on Chinese and Asian affairs. He maintains a popular column for ThinkChina in Singapore.

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