an associate professor of political science at Bloomsburg University. He received
his masters and doctoral
degrees from Rutgers University.
Born in Yangzhou (China), Dr. Ding had spent 18 years in that culture-condensed
historical city before he went to college. After he graduated from
Beijing Institute of International Relations in
1997, he had worked as a research fellow in
think tank in Beijing for three years. Before he came to the states
in August 2000, he had become a published author, with dozens of articles published in Chinese scholarly journals, magazines and newspapers.
Dr. Ding teaches course on Asian politics, information technology and world politics, international law and organizations, and international relations in East Asia. His research explores the dynamic links among identity, institution, and governance. His main field is the globalization of Chinese politics, which explores the overlap of domestic politics, foreign policy and global governance. He is
Dragon's Hidden Wings: How China Rises with Its Soft Power (Lexington
Books 2008). Dr. Ding's refereed journal articles have
appeared in Pacific
of Contemporary China, Politics,
Asian Perspective, Asian Journal of Political Science, Nationalism
and Ethnic Politics, Journal
of Asian and African Studies, East
Asia: An International Quarterly, Journal
of Chinese Political Science, and Journal
of Information Technology and Politics.
In 2008, Dr. Ding received the Institute for Culture and Society's Award for Outstanding Scholarship. In 2010, he received the Liberal Arts College Dean's Salute to Excellence. And in 2011, he received the Provost's Award for Excellence in Research/Scholarly Activity.
In 2013, Dr. Ding was awarded a grant by the EAI Fellows Program of East Asia Institute (South Korea).
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