Zhenqing Zhang (张振庆) received his Ph.D in Political Science from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.His research interests focus on China's integration into the global political economy and China's response to the diffusion of global norms.
During the fellowship period, he worked on a book manuscript based on his dissertation entitled "From Words to Deeds: Explaining the Implementation of China's Intellectual Property Rights Policy since its WTO Entry." Based on extensive field work in China from 2007 to 2008, this project aims to tease out how interaction between the Chinese domestic societal and state actors shapes attitudes toward the global intellectual property rights (IPR) regime. Dr. Zhang received his B.A. and M.A. from the Beijing Foreign Affairs College,China. He also holds a graduate certificate from the Johns Hopkins University-Nanjing University Center for Chinese and American Studies. Hs is an assistant professor of Political Science at Hamline University.