Professor Zhu teaches in both the Department of International Relations and the Department of Political Science.

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., University of South Carolina
  • M.A., Indiana State University
  • B.A., Shanghai International Studies University

Teaching and Research Interests

  • Chinese politics and foreign policy
  • East Asian international relations

Courses Typically Offered

  • POLS 255   Chinese Politics
  • POLS 283   East Asian International Relations
  • POLS 226   East Asian Politics
  • POLS 380   US-China Relations

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.

Curriculum Vitae

Selected Publications

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

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

“Chinese Foreign Policy,” in Ryan K. Beasley, Juliet Kaarbo, Jeffrey S. Lantis and Michael T. Snarr (eds.) Foreign Policy in Comparative Perspective, 2nd edition (Washington, D.C.: CQ Press, 2012): pp. 118-137.

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

China’s New Diplomacy: Rationale, Strategies and Significance (Surrey, England: Ashgate, 2010).

Understanding East Asia's Economic "Miracles" (Ann Arbor: the Association for Asian Studies, 2009).

“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


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