Chunjuan Nancy Wei
Chair and Associate Professor, East Asian and Pacific Rim Studies, School of Public and International Affairs
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. She is a recipient of the Fulbright Fellowship (2014-2015), Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation Scholarly Exchange Research Grant (2010), and a fellow of the UB Center of Learning and Teaching Excellence (2011). Professor Wei teaches courses in the M.A. East Asian and Pacific Rim Studies (EAPRS) and the B.A. International Political Economy and Diplomacy (IPED) programs.
Dr. Wei has published on the South China Sea disputes, U.S.-China relations, East Asian political economy, and cross-Taiwan Strait politics in such journals as the Harvard Asia Quarterly, Yale Journal of International Affairs, Journal of Global Development and Peace, the Southeast Review of Asian Studies, The Diplomat, and The Eurasia Review. 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 (2013), recently published with acclamations from leading scholars and Choice Review. She was interviewed by the Irish Moncrieff Show in December 2012 on the Mr. Science book. She received the distinct honor of being selected as a participant in the Summer Symposium on Strategic Studies sponsored by the Merrill Center for Strategic Studies of Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Wei was also invited by Connecticut College to brief representatives of the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs on China’s East Asian foreign policy. 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 is the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship to focus on PRC-Taiwan Cross Strait relations.
Ph.D, Claremont Graduate University
EAPRS 524 Challenges to Political and Economic Integration of the Pacific Rim
EAPRS 533 Chinese Foreign and Economic Policy
EAPRS 563 Business and Diplomacy – East Asia vs. West
IPED 202 Introduction to Political Economy
IPED 299 Microeconomics
IPED 299 Macroeconomics
IPED 329 Political Economy of China
IPED 330 Political Economy of East Asia
PSCI 203 US Foreign Policy
The Diplomat | Beijing’s Formidable Strategy in the South China Sea
The Diplomat | New Chinese Banks: Right Out of Mao’s Playbook?
Public Policy That Matters-The 1947 ROC Map of the South China Sea: Justification for Greater China’s Claims?- Thought Leader Lecture Series
“Lee Kuan Yew and the Survival of Micro States,” The Eurasia Review, March 2015
Co-author (with William Lay). “International Law and the South China Sea Disputes: China, Taiwan, and the Philippines,” Harvard Asia Quarterly, summer 2013.
Co-editor (with Darryl E. Brock). Mr. Science and Chairman Mao’s Cultural Revolution: Science and Technology in Modern China. Lexington Books, 2013.
Co-author (with Darryl E. Brock). “Introduction: Reassessing the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution.” In C.N. Wei and D.E. Brock, eds., Mr. Science and Chairman Mao’s Cultural Revolution, 1-39, Lexington Books, 2013.
“Barefoot Doctors: The Legacy of Chairman Mao’s Healthcare.” In C.N. Wei and D.E. Brock, eds., Mr. Science and Chairman Mao’s Cultural Revolution, 251-80, Lexington Books, 2013.
“Cross-Strait Relations Today: Challenges and Opportunities.” In Zhiqun Zhu (ed.), New Dynamics in East Asian Politics: Security, Political Economy, and Society (pp.83-101). New York: The Continuum International, 2012.
“Chapter 48: Qian, Yingyi;” “Chapter 94: Zhang, Weiying;” “Chapter 109: Zuo, Xiaolei.” In Wenxian Zhang, Huiyao Wang and llan Alon (eds.), Entrepreneurial and Business Elites of China: The Chinese Returnees who have Shaped Modern China. Bingley, U.K.: Emerald, 2011.
“From Mao Back to Confucius: China’s Approaches to Development and Peace.” Journal of Global Development and Peace, Vol. 3, 2011, 23-40.
“China’s Anti-Secession Law and Hu Jintao’s Taiwan Policy.” Yale Journal of International Affairs, Vol. 5 (1), 2010, 112-127.
“Democratic paradox: What has gone wrong in Thailand?” Southeast Review of Asian Studies, Vol. 31, 2009, 296-300.
Co-author (with Hilton Root). “The U.S. and China: The Power of Illusion.” In Hilton Root, Alliance curse: how America lost the Third World. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press, 2008.
Honors and Awards:
2014-15, Fulbright Scholarship Award
2014-15 Sigma Iota Rho Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award
2014, 2009, University of Bridgeport Seed Money Grant Award
2012, Radio Interview by Moncrieff Show, Newstalk, Ireland, on Mr. Science and Chairman Mao’s Cultural Revolution.
2012, Participant for Summer Symposium on Strategic Studies sponsored by the Philip Merrill Center for Strategic Studies, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University.
2010-11, Scholar in Residence, Center for Excellence in Learning & Teaching, University of Bridgeport. Selected for research proposal entitled “Retention, Cultural Awareness, and the Best Practices in the Field of the IPED Program”
2010, Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation 2009-2010 Research Grant Awarded for research project entitled “Rationality, Misperception and Political Contexts: Cross-Taiwan- Strait Relationships as a Nested Game”
2008, Participant in the Third Annual Global Forum at the World Bank Headquarters, Washington D.C., Athgo International, “Miracles of Development: Good Governance and Capacity Building”
2008, Participant in the 4th Global Forum at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, Athgo International, “Global Governance – Who Leads: Technology or a Distinct Mindset?”