Visiting Scholars

21st Century China Center welcomes scholars to interact with faculty, access rich resources for research, and participate in the larger UC San Diego community. Applicants are required to send 1-2 recent publications for assessment in addition to the School’s requirements. Learn more

We are proud to have the following scholars in residence in 2017-18:

Shuisheng Chen
Assistant Professor of Public Policy, School of International Relations and Public Affairs, Fudan University

Vincent Yiu-por Chen
Associate Professor, Department of Public Policy, City University of Hong Kong

Mikko Huotari
Head of Program, Foreign Relations
The Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS)

Franziska Barbara Keller
Assistant Professor, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Division of Social Science

Congcong Zheng
Associate Professor, Department of Management, San Diego State University

 

Past Visiting Scholars

2016–17

CHEN Shaowei
Ph.D. Candidate, School of Public Policy and Management, Tsinghua University
Chen’s research interests include central-local relations and policy implementation in China, urban governance, media control in authoritarian governance, and quantitative methods. His dissertation focuses on local governments’ policy attention allocation in China. Chen is a 2016-17 Fulbright scholar in residence.

CHENG Wenxia
Ph.D. Candidate, School of International Relations and Public Affairs, Fudan University
Cheng is currently working on his doctoral dissertation, “Persuasion With Coercion: The Rise and Fall of Dazibao (Big Character Poster).” His research interests are in Chinese politics, especially concerning the evolution of the Communist Party of China and grassroots governance.

WANG Chengmin
Ph.D. Candidate, School of International Relations and Public Affairs, Fudan University
Wang’s research interests include political religion, international politics and financial aid. With an emphasis on political religion and Korean Peninsula studies, her research narrows in on political religions of South Korea and aid to North Korea. 

WANG Shuo
Managing Editor, Caixin
As co-founder and managing editor of Caixin, a Chinese business and finance media group, Shuo provides high-quality news reports and leads an award-winning editorial team, which was bestowed the Shorenstein Journalism Award from Stanford University. Before Caixin, Shuo served as managing editor of Caijing, a business and finance magazine in China. Shuo is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader.

2015–16

MAO Jie
Associate Professor, School of International Trade and Economics, University of International Business and Economics
Mao’s research interests include public economics, tax policy and environment, and social security. Previously, he served on a joint research group founded by the Ministry of Finance of China and Tsinghua University, addressing policymaking regarding taxation and social security in China. Mao is in residence for the 2015-16 academic year.

TANG Shiping
Fudan Distinguished Professor and Dr. Seaker Chan Chair Professor, School of International Relations and Public Affairs, Fudan University
Widely published in forums for international relations, institutional economics, sociology and philosophy of the social sciences, Tang’s research focuses on regionalism, ethnic conflict, autocracy and political economy. He is a Fulbright scholar in residence for the 2015-16 academic year.

2014–15

YAN Yuye
Associate Professor, Shanghai Finance University, and postdoctorate student, Fudan University
She received her Ph.D. in international relations from Fudan University in 2005. Her research interests include international political economics and disaster politics. Her current research focuses on foreign aid to North Korea, Chinese disaster relief diplomacy, and China’s humanitarian aid strategy. Dr. Yan is in residence for the 2014-15 academic year.

YANG Zhifeng
Director of the Center for Information Technology Industry at the Electronic Technology Information Research Institute, part of China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.

2013–14

HUANG Shaoqing
Associate Professor, Antai College of Economics and Management, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
He received his Ph.D in Economics from the Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in 2005. Prior to his appointment at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, he worked as a research fellow at the Chinese Private Enterprise Center, China Europe International Business School in Shanghai. He led a research project on the "Governance of R&D Consortia on Generic Technologies. While in residence at UC San Diego, he engaged in a research project on “The Dynamics of Industrial Structure in a Nation: from the Perspective of Technological & Institutional Innovation.”

2012–13

HUANG Haifeng
Assistant Professor, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts, UC Merced
Huang's research interests include political economics, news media, theory of institutions and Chinese politics. Dr. Huang’s research centers on the role of news media in authoritarian governance and political transition. He is also interested in democratic politics and electoral competition. Dr. Huang was in residence in summer 2013.

HUANG Shaoqing
Associate Professor, Antai College of Economics and Management, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
He received his Ph.D in Economics from the Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in 2005. Prior to his appointment at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, he worked as a research fellow at the Chinese Private Enterprise Center, China Europe International Business School in Shanghai. He led a research project on the "Governance of R&D Consortia on Generic Technologies. While in residence at UC San Diego, he engaged in a research project on “The Dynamics of Industrial Structure in a Nation: from the Perspective of Technological & Institutional Innovation.”

PAN Zhongqi
Professor of International Relations, School of International Relations and Public Affairs, Fudan University 
He was seconded by China’s Foreign Ministry as a First Secretary at Mission of the People’s Republic of China to the European Communities in 2008-09. His research focused on international relations theory, China and international system, China’s foreign policy and strategy, China-U.S. and China-EU relations. Dr. Pan was a Fulbright scholar in residence in 2012-13 academic year.

SUN Suyuan
Associate Fellow, School of Advanced International and Area Studies, East China Normal University
Her research interests include international political economics and international energy politics. Dr. Sun’s current research focused on the world’s petroleum system, international petroleum companies, oil-producing countries, regional cooperation and energy security issues. Dr. Sun was in residence in 2012-13 academic year.

TANG Cheng
Professor of Economics, St. Andrew University (Momoyama Gakuin), Japan
His main research area is the Chinese economy, specifically China’s financial system. He worked on two projects. One was an economic analysis of SME finance in China. It examined the role of regional banks in SME finance and analyzed the correlation between bank efficiency and lending attitude. The other project was a study of rural finance in the Mao period. It answered the question of how agricultural loans had contributed to the development of China's rural economy. Dr. Tang was in residence in 2012-13 academic year.