CWP PostdoctoraL Fellow Adam Liff writes in the National Interest blog on the present state of Japan-China relations following the APEC meeting in Beijing recently. He writes, "Despite the hype, widespread media reports calling Beijing’s and Tokyo’s simultaneous November 7 declarations on “improving Japan-China relations” a “joint statement” are inaccurate. Calling them a “breakthrough” is, at best, premature. Together with the brief and
Former CWP Postdoctoral Fellow and Assistant Professor Manjari Chatterjee Miller of the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University has been awarded a prestigious Strategy and Policy Fellows Grant from the Smith Richardson Foundation.
Prof. Miller is one of this year’s recipients for the annual research grant competition which awards $60,000 each to a select group of young scholars and policy thinkers across the country to research and write a book related to the fie
Former CWP Postdoctoral Fellow Cheng-Chwee Kuik's new article on Malaysia-Chinese relations notes that Malaysia and China have seen one of the most cordial and productiverelationships in the Asia-Pacific throughout the post-Cold War era, one with implications beyond their bilateral ties. Despite their rocky past during the Cold War due to ideological and political problems, bilateral relations have undergone a transformation since their rapprochement in 1974, evolving from mutual hostility t
The Penn Symposium on Contemporary China (PSCC) is now accepting research papers for its third annual conference, which will be held at the University of Pennsylvania on March 1, 2015. China is playing an increasing role on the international stage, and research and discussion surrounding the issues China faces is more important than ever. After two successful symposiums in the last two years, we are excited to continue our new tradition of convening specialists from various disciplines
Schwarzman Scholars was inspired by the Rhodes Scholarship, which was founded in 1902 to promote international understanding and peace, and is designed to meet the challenges of the 21st century and beyond. Blackstone Co-Founder Stephen A. Schwarzman personally contributed $100 million to the program and is leading a fundraising campaign to raise an additional $250 million from private sources to endow the program in perpetuity. The endowment will support up to 200 scholars annually from the U.S
Former CWP Fellow Andrew Erickson and current CWP Fellow Adam Liff have written a new article on US-China relations. In their article, they say that "In uncritically signing on to Chinese President Xi Jinping’s “new type of great-power relations” concept, the Obama administration fell into a trap. It has what is most likely its last major chance to dig itself out when Obama visits Beijing next month for a follow-up summit." Full article here.
Thomas J. Christensen, Professor of Politics and International Affairs, has been chosen by the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation to award several fellowships for academic year 2014-2015 to Princeton University graduate students and post-graduate fellows working in areas related to his own research and teaching (international relations theory, international security, and East Asia). The fellowships, each worth several thousand dollars, are to supplement other fellowships and/or suppo
Min Ye, Director of the East Asian Studies Program and Assistant Professor of International Relations at Boston University, has written a new book entitled Diasporas and Foreign Direct Investment. Her new book offers a comparative and historical analysis of foreign direct investment (FDI) liberalization in China and India and explains how the return of these countries' diasporas affects such liberalization. It examines diasporic investment from Western FDIs and finds that diasporas, rather t
Former CWP Postdoctoral Fellow, Andrew Erickson, has writtten a new article in the World Politics Review regarding China's naval modernization and discusses the head of China’s navy, Adm. Wu Shengli, who is a bit of a dark horse and many wonder who exactly Wu is, what mandate he has, what sort of navy he leads, where it is heading and how it will be interacting with the U.S. Navy. Aricle may be found here:
Former CWP Postdoctoral Fellow writes on China-India relations in the Diplomat. He writes:
There is little doubt that China and India together can determine the future of Asia. As India’s first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, once said, if China and India hold together, the future of Asia is assured. Indeed, the countries share many similarities: large populations, ancient civilizations, developing economies, a history of being wronged by Western powers, immense potential to becom