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Dr. Zhiqun Zhu

Department of Political Science & Department of International Relations

Bucknell University, USA

Associate Professor

Email: zhiqun.zhu@bucknell.edu


2003 Ph.D., University of South Carolina, Political Science

1997 M.A., Indiana State University, Political Science

1988 B.A., Shanghai International Studies University, English Language & Literature

Publications (selected)


  1. Major Reference Series: Globalization, Development, and Security in Asia [editor-in-chief, 4 volumes] (Singapore: World Scientific Publishing, 2014).
  2. New Dynamics in East Asian Politics: Security, Political Economy, and Society [ed.] (New York and London: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2012).
  3. The People’s Republic of China Today: Internal and External Challenges [ed.] (Singapore: World Scientific Publishing, 2010).
  4. Understanding East Asia’s Economic “Miracles”(Ann Arbor: the Association for Asian Studies, 2009).
  5. Global Studies: China [ed.] (13th and 14th editions) (Dubuque, IA: McGraw-Hill, 2009, 2011).
  6. U.S.-China Relations in the 21st Century: Power Transition and Peace (New York: Routledge, 2006).

Book Chapters

  1. “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.
  2. “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.
  3. “The PRC’s Defense Culture,” in Isaiah Wilson III and James J. F. Forest (eds.) Handbook of Defense Politics: International and Comparative Perspectives (New York: Routledge, 2008): pp. 260-268.
  4. “China’s Middle East Policy and Its Implications for US-China Relations,” in Sujian Guo and ShipingHua (eds.), New Dimensions of Chinese Foreign Policy (Lexington/Rowman & Littlefield, 2007): pp. 165-178
  5. “Regional Influence: The Role of Shanghai,” in Yufan Hao and Lin Su (eds.), China’s Foreign Policy Making: Societal Force and Chinese American Policy (Hampshire, UK: Ashgate, 2005): pp. 209-227.
  6. “International Relations Theory and US-China Relations: On China’s Peaceful Rise,” in Xun Wang and Guoli Liu (eds.), On the Frontiers of Science: Social and Behavioral Sciences (Beijing: Tsinghua University Press and Chicago: Interpress Inc., 2005): pp. 367-388.
  7. “China, the WTO, and U.S.-China Relations,” in Guoli Liu and Weixing Chen (eds.), New Directions in Chinese Politics for the New Millennium (Lewiston, NY: the Edwin Mellen Press, 2002): pp. 249-273.
  8. “Special State-to-State Relations and Beijing-Washington-Taipei Ties,” in Gang Lin and Weixing Chen (eds.) Prospects for Cross-Taiwan Strait Development (Hong Kong: Asia Science Publishing House, 2000): pp. 183-197.

Peer-Reviewed Articles

  1. “China’s Foreign Policy,” Oxford Bibliographies in International Relations, Oxford University Press (online), March 2014.
  2. “China-India Relations in the 21st Century: A Critical Review,” Indian Journal of Asian Affairs, Spring 2012: pp. 1-16.
  3. “Chinese Foreign Policy: Continuity and Change,” China: An International Journal, Vol. 9, No. 2 (September 2011): pp. 185-194.This is the introductory essay for the journal’s special issue on Chinese foreign policy that I guest-edited at the invitation of the publisher, the National University of Singapore.
  4. “The Sinking of the Cheonan, the Shelling of Yeonpyeong and China-North Korea Relations,” East Asian Policy, Oct-Dec 2010: pp. 12-20.
  5. “US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue 2010,” co-authored with Courtney Fu Rong, East Asian Policy, July-Sept 2010: pp. 73-80.
  6. “China’s New Diplomacy in the Middle East and Its Implication for the United States,” Journal of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies (in Asia), Vol. 3, No. 4 (December 2009): pp. 41-52.
  7. “Two Diasporas: Overseas Chinese and Non-resident Indians and Their Homelands’ Political Economy,” Journal of Chinese Political Science, Vol. 12, No. 3 (Dec. 2007): pp. 281-296.
  8. “Small Power, Big Ambition: South Korea’s Role in Northeast Asian Security under President Roh Moo-hyun,” Asian Affairs: An American Review, Vol. 34, No. 2 (Summer 2007): pp. 67-86.
  9. “Petroleum and Power: China, the Middle East, and the United States,” Yale Journal of InternationalAffairs, Vol. 2, Issue 2 (Spring/Summer 2007): pp. 25-40.
  10. “Power Transition and US-China Relations: Is War Inevitable?” Journal of International and AreaStudies 12:1 (June 2005): pp. 1-24.
  11. “The Political Economy of China and India: Dealing with Air Pollution in the Two BoomingEconomies,” Historia Actual On-line,Contemporary History Association of Spain, No. 7 (Spring 2005).

Book Reviews

  1. Mark Beeson and Fujian Li, China’s Regional Relations: Evolving Foreign Policy Dynamics (Lynne Rienner, 2014), in Pacific Affairs, forthcoming, June 2015 (Vol. 88, No. 2).
  2. Jonathan Fenby, Will China Dominate the 21st Century? (Polity Press, 2014), in Choice, forthcoming 2015.
  3. Christopher S. Browning, International Security: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2013), in Political Studies Review, May 2015.
  4. Andrew O’Neil, Asia, the US and Extended Nuclear Deterrence (Routledge, 2013), in East Asia Integration Studies (online), August 2014.
  5. Manjari Chatterjee Miller, Wronged by Empire: Post-Imperial Ideology and Foreign Policy in India and China (Stanford University Press, 2013) in Choice, June 2014.
  6. Y. Y. Kueh. Pax Sinica: Geopolitics and Economics of China’s Ascendance (Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2013)in H-Diplo Book Review, September 2013.
  7. John Kenneth Knaus. Beyond Shangri-La: America and Tibet’s Move into the Twenty-first Century (Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2012) reviewed in Choice, July 2013.
  8. Chris Tudda. A Cold War Turning Point: Nixon and China 1969-1972 (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2012) in Political Science Quarterly, Vol. 128, No., 2 (Summer 2013): pp. 358-360.
  9. Marcus Power, Giles Mohan and May Tan-Mullins. China’s Resource Diplomacy in Africa: Powering Development?(New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012) in Choice, May 2013.
  10. David H. Shinn and Joshua Eisenman. China and Africa: A Century of Engagement (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012) in Choice, January 2013.

Last updated: 2015-06-30