Zhiqun Zhu, PhD, is an associate professor of political science and international relations and was the inaugural director of the China Institute at Bucknell University. He was Bucknell’s MacArthur Chair in East Asian politics from 2008 to 2014. He has also 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 American Consulate General in Shanghai.

Dr. Zhu’s teaching and research interests include Chinese politics and foreign policy, East Asian political economy, and US-China relations. He is the author and editor of over 10 books, including China’s New Diplomacy: Rationale, Strategies and Significance (Ashgate, 2013); New Dynamics in East Asian Politics: Security, Political Economy, and Society (Continuum International, 2012); and US-China Relations in the 21st Century: Power Transition and Peace (Routledge, 2005).

Professor Zhu has received several research fellowships and grants, including two POSCO fellowships at the East-West Center in Hawaii, a Korea Foundation/Freeman Foundation grant to do research in Korea, two visiting fellowships at the East Asian Institute of National University of Singapore, a visiting professorship at Doshisha University in Japan, and a small research grant from the American Political Science Association. He is a member of the National Committee on United States-China Relations and is frequently quoted by international media to comment on Chinese and East Asian affairs.

Curriculum Vitae

Selected Publications

Understanding East Asia's Economic "Miracles" (Ann Arbor: the Association for Asian Studies, 2016).

Globalization, Development, and Security in Asia [editor-in-chief, 4 volumes] (Singapore: World Scientific Publishing, 2014).   

China's New Diplomacy: Rationale, Strategies and Significance (Surrey, England: Ashgate, 2010; updated and paperback edition, 2013).  

New Dynamics in East Asian Politics: Security, Political Economy, and Society [ed.] (New York and London: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2012).  

The People's Republic of China Today: Internal and External Challenges [ed.] (Singapore: World Scientific Publishing, 2010).  

U.S.-China Relations in the 21st Century: Power Transition and Peace (New York: Routledge, 2006).   

"Chinese Foreign Policy," in Ryan K. Beasley, et al (eds.) Foreign Policy in Comparative Perspective, 2nd edition (Washington, D.C.: CQ Press, 2012): pp. 118-137.    

"China's Foreign Policy," Oxford Bibliographies in International Relations, Oxford University Press (online), March 2014.  

"China-India Relations in the 21st Century: A Critical Review," Indian Journal of Asian Affairs, June-December 2011: pp. 1-16.  

"Small Power, Big Ambition: South Korea's Role in Northeast Asian Security under President Roh Moo-hyun," Asian Affairs: An American Review, Vol. 34, No. 2 (Summer 2007): pp. 67-86.


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