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Quansheng Zhao

School of International Service

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    Director, Center for Asian Studies
  • Dr. Quansheng Zhao is Professor of international relations and Director of Center for Asian Studies at American University; serving as Director of the Division of Comparative and Regional Studies for three terms (1999-2008). Zhao received his B.A. from Beijing University, M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. After a one-year postdoctoral research at Harvard University, he served for many years as Research Associate at Harvard’s Fairbank Center for East Asian Research.

    A specialist in international relations and comparative politics focusing on East Asia, Dr. Zhao is the author of Interpreting Chinese Foreign Policy (Oxford University Press, winner of the Best Academic Book Award by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Korea), and Japanese Policymaking (Oxford University Press/Praeger, selected as "Outstanding Academic Book" by Choice). His most recent edited book is Managing the China Challenge: Perspectives from the Globe. His books have been translated into Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. He has also testified on China’s economic development at the U. S. Congress, and served as a consultant for the United Nations. He is also a member of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations.
  • Degrees

    PhD, University of California, Berkeley; MA, University of California, Berkeley; BA, Peking University

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  • Spring 2014

    • SISU-472 Topics in East Asia: Chinese Foreign Policy
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    • SISU-472 Topics in East Asia: Japan: Soc, Pol & Foreign Pol
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  • Fall 2014

    • SIS-655 Asia Core Seminar: East Asia in Transition
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Area of Expertise: Politics and foreign policy of China and Japan; international relations; fluent in Chinese and Japanese

Additional Information: Quansheng Zhao is the author of Interpreting Chinese Foreign Policy (Oxford, 1996) and Japanese Policymaking (Oxford/Praeger, 1993) and editor of Future Trends in East Asian International Relations (Frank Cass, 2002). He has testified before Congress and is a consultant for the United Nations.

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