Asistant Professor of I.P.E.D.
Ph.D. Claremont Graduate University
Office: Carlson Hall, Room 219
Fax: (203) 576-4967
Dr. Chunjuan Nancy Wei received her Ph.D. in political science from Claremont Graduate University in Southern California. She holds four other advanced degrees in public administration, public policy, international relations, and the English language from universities in the United States and China. Professor Wei teaches courses related to political science, political economy of China and East Asia, U.S. foreign policy, and the United Nations. She is a recipient of the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation Scholarly Exchange Research Grant (2010), and a fellow of the UB Center of Learning and Teaching Excellence (2011). She has published on U.S.-China relations, East Asian political economy, and cross-Taiwan Strait politics in such journals as the Yale Journal of International Affairs, Journal of Global Development and Peace, and the Southeast Review of Asian Studies. Her recent publications include book chapters in New Dynamics in East Asian Politics: Security, Political Economy and Society (2012), Entrepreneurial and Business Elites of China: The Chinese Returnees who have Shaped Modern China (2011), and Alliance Curse: How America Lost the Third World (2008). She also co-edited the book Mr. Science and Chairman Mao’s Cultural Revolution: Science and Technology in Modern China (in Press). She has served as English-Chinese interpreter and translator; and has studied Korean, Russian and Japanese.
Dr. Wei is Faculty Adviser to the UB Chapter of Sigma Iota Rho, the National International Studies Honor Society. She has participated in forums on international development and global governance held at the United Nations in New York and at the World Bank headquarters in Washington, DC. Her belief of good governance can be expressed in Confucius’ saying: “Good government obtains when those who are near are made happy, and those who are far off are attracted.” (jin zhe yue, yuan zhe lai).
Dr. Wei enjoys gardening, swimming, playing Chinese chess, and practicing yoga, salsa and ballroom dance.