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 in
a think tank in Beijing for three years. Before he came to the United States
in 2000, he had published dozens of articles in Chinese scholarly journals and news magazines.
Dr. Ding teaches courses on U.S. foreign policy, information technology and world politics, international law and organizations, Asian politics, and international relations in the Asia-Pacific. His research is in the areas of international relations and comparative politics, especially global governance, international security in Asia Pacific, and globalization of Chinese politics. He is
Dragon's Hidden Wings: How China Rises with Its Soft Power (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 2014, Dr. Ding was awarded a research grant by the EAI Fellows Program of East Asia Institute (South Korea).
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