MacArthur Chair in East Asian Politics
Associate Professor of International Relations and Political Science
Ph.D. University of South Carolina
Prof. Zhu teaches in both International Relations and Political Science Departments at Bucknell. He is also MacArthur Chair in East Asian Politics. Prof. Zhu’s teaching and research interests include Chinese politics and foreign policy, East Asian political economy, US-East Asian relations, and international relations theory.
Among other works, Prof. Zhu is the author of:
- The People’s Republic of China Today: Internal and External Challenges (ed.) (Singapore: World Scientific Publishing, forthcoming October 2010).
- China’s New Diplomacy: Rationale, Strategies and Significance (Surrey, England: Ashgate, 2010).
- “China’s Warming Relations with Australia and South Korea,” in Mingjiang Li (ed.) Soft Power: China’s Emerging Strategy in International Politics (Lexington-Rowman & Littlefield, 2009): pp. 185-205.
- “The PRC’s Defense Culture,” in Isaiah Wilson III and James J. F. Forest (eds.) Handbook of Defense Politics: International and Comparative Perspectives (Routledge, 2008): pp. 260-268.
- “China’s Middle East Policy and Its Implications for US-China Relations,” in Sujian Guo and Shiping Hua (eds.), New Dimensions of Chinese Foreign Policy (Lexington/Rowman & Littlefield, 2007): pp. 165-178
His research articles have appeared in Asian Perspective, Global Economic Review, Journal of International and Area Studies, Journal of Asia-Pacific Affairs, Journal of Chinese Political Science, and Yale Journal of International Affairs, etc. Dr. Zhu has won several research fellowships including a visiting fellowship to the East Asian Institute at National University of Singapore, a POSCO fellowship at the East-West Center in Hawaii, and a Korea Foundation/Freeman Foundation research fellowship to Korea. Professor Zhu is also a frequent commentator on Chinese and East Asian affairs and has been interviewed by a dozen media outlets including appearance on CNN.
Before coming to Bucknell, he taught at University of Bridgeport, Hamilton College, University of South Carolina, and Shanghai International Studies University. In the early 1990s, he worked as the chief information assistant to the Consul for Press and Cultural Affairs at the American Consulate General in Shanghai.