Isaac B. Kardon (孔适海) is Assistant Professor at the U.S Naval War College, where he is a core member of the China Maritime Studies Institute. His areas of study and specialization are Chinese politics and law, with research and writing focused on East Asian maritime disputes, PRC foreign policy, and the law of the sea. Prior to joining the faculty at the Naval War College, Isaac was a Visiting Scholar at NYU Law’s U.S.-Asia Law Institute (2015-2016) and Adjunct Research Fellow at the National Defense University (2011-2015).
Yali CHEN passed the dissertation defense, with distinction, in July 2015. Her dissertation, The PLA in China’s Foreign and Security Policy-making: Drivers, Mechanism and Interactions, studies the influence the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) exerts in China’s foreign and security policy-making process. She graduated from Renmin University of China with a B.A. degree in international relations in 1994 and received a master’s degree from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University in 2002.
Patricia Kim is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Princeton-Harvard China and the World Program. She specializes in China's foreign policy, the international relations of East Asia, and the study of diplomacy. Patricia recently received her Ph.D.
Chi-hung Wei (韋奇宏) holds a PhD in political science from the University of Florida. His research has focused on the use of norms and economic statecraft by both great powers and small states, with a special focus on the U.S.-China-Taiwan triangle. His dissertation, entitled “From Sanctions to Engagement: Norms and U.S. Economic Statecraft toward China after Tiananmen,” examined the evolution of liberal discourses in U.S. policy toward China. One shortened version of it has been published in Millennium: Journal of International Studies.
Donglin Han (韩冬临) is currently an associate professor in the School of International Studies, Renmin University of China. He received his PhD in Social Science from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2009. His research focuses on Chinese public attitudes. He is the author of Image of the world: Chinese public attitudes towards International affairs (Social Sciences Academic Press, 2012, in Chinese). He has also published articles in the China quarterly, Journal of Contemporary China, Asian Survey, and the Chinese Journal of International politics.
Christina Lai (賴潤瑤) research focuses on the role of identity and foreign discourse in East Asian politics. She examines China’s foreign policy from 1990s to 2010, and investigates whether China’s peaceful rise discourse has successfully assured its neighboring countries.
Kuen-da Dalton Lin (林坤達) specializes in international relations theories of bargaining between major and lesser powers, with an area focus on China and East Asia. His current research theorizes how great powers distribute patronage on their periphery to maximize regional influence. His English and Chinese language publications have appeared in Ballots & Bullets, Taipei Perspective, Thought Leaders, and the United Daily News.
Jing Tao (陶靖) specializes in international relations, international law, China’s foreign policy, and East Asian security. During the 2015-2016 Global Fellowship period at NYU, she will continue work on a book manuscript entitled “Sovereignty Costs and China’s Socialization into International Legal Regimes: Evidence from Hard Law”.
Adam P. Liff’s (黎雅澹) research focuses on international security and the Asia-Pacific, with particular emphasis on the foreign relations of Japan and China; U.S. Asia-Pacific strategy; the U.S.-Japan alliance; and the rise of China and its regional and global impact.
Xiaojun Li (李晓隽) is an assistant professor of political science and faculty associate of the Institute of Asian Research at the University of British Columbia. My previous and ongoing research can be broadly divided into three research programs that investigate (1) the impact of domestic politics on the process and content of foreign economic and security policies, (2) the impact of global supply chains on trade and