Thomas J. Christensen

Alastair Iain Johnston 江憶恩


  • Deputy Director

Chen Yali (Lily)

  • 2016-2017 Fellow

Nate Adler

  • Alumni Student Affiliate

Dingding Chen

2006-2007 Fellow

Dingding Chen (陈定定) is an Assistant Professor with the Department of Government and Public Administration at the University of Macau where he teaches Chinese Politics and International Relations.  His current research interests include China's foreign policy, East Asian security, human rights in international relations, International Relations theory, and legal reforms in China.  His dissertation, “Transformation from within: Chinese Agency and International Human Rights Norms”, examines how and why changes in China’s human rights policy have taken place since 1978 by focusing on both international and domestic factors. In 2005-06, he was a visiting instructor in Government Department at Dartmouth College.  Dingding Chen was affiliated with the Olin Institute for Strategic Studies at Harvard University during his tenure as a CWP Fellow.  Dr. Chen holds a B.A. in International Economics, Renmin University of China, China and an M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from the University of Chicago.


Articles in English:

9. (Forthcoming) Who Supports Democracy? Evidence from a Survey of Chinese Students and Scholars in the U.S. Democratization, 2015. (co-authored with Han Donglin)

8. (Forthcoming) Democracy Promotion and China: Blocker or Bystander? Democratization, 2015. (co-authored with Katrin Kinzelback) 3

7. “Debating China’s Assertiveness,” International Security, Winter 2014, 38(3): 176- 183. (with Xiaoyu Pu and Alastair Iain Johnston)

6. Images of the U.S.: Explaining the Attitudes of Chinese Scholars and Students in the U.S., Chinese Journal of International Politics, Vol. 6, Issue 2, 2013, 183-207. (with Han Donglin and Fang Changping)

5. Domestic Politics, National Identity, and International Conflict: The Case of Koguryo Controversy, Journal of Contemporary China, Vol. 21, No. 74, (2012), pp. 227-241.

4. Why China Will Democratize, The Washington Quarterly, January, (2012), pp. 41-63. (with Liu Yu)

3. Lying Low No More? China’s New Thinking on the Tao Guang Yang Hui Strategy, China: An International Journal, September, (2011), pp. 195-216, (with Wang Jianwei).

2. China’s Participation in the International Human Rights Regime: A State Identity Perspective, Chinese Journal of International Politics, Vol. 2, No. 3 (2009), pp. 399-419.

1. Explaining China’s Changing Discourse on Human Rights, 1978-2004, Asian Perspective, Vol. 29, No. 3 (2005), pp. 155-182.

Articles in Chinese:

2. 《认真对待预测:国际关系理论发展和预测》, 《世界经济与政治》,2012 年 第一期, 19-33; (与刘丰合著)。Taking Forecasting Seriously: International Relations Theory Development and Prediction), World Economics and Politics, 2012, no.1. (with Liu Feng)

1.《中国城市居民国际信任的来源:一项问卷调查的分析结果》,《外交评论》, 2011 年,第 五期, 86-98;(与张莉,王正绪合著)。Sources of Chinese Urban Citizens’ International Trust: Evidence from a Survey, Foreign Affairs Review, 2011, no.5. (with Zhang Li and Wang Zhengxu)

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