Sheng Ding, Ph.D

Sheng Ding, Ph.D

Associate Professor of Political Science
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Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

Sheng Ding
Dr. Ding is an associate professor of political science at Bloomsburg University. He received his masters and doctoral degrees from Rutgers University.

Dr. Ding teaches upper-level courses on politics and Asia, 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 the author of The Dragon's Hidden Wings: How China Rises with Its Soft Power (Lexington Books 2008). Dr. Ding's refereed journal articles have appeared in Pacific Affairs, Journal of Contemporary China, Asian Perspective, 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 Bloomsburg University Institute for Culture and Society's Award for Outstanding Scholarship. In 2010, he received Bloomsburg University Liberal Arts College Dean's Salute to Excellence. And in 2011, he received Bloomsburg University 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).


LL.B., Beijing Institute of International Relations
M.A., Ph.D., Rutgers University

Research Interests

Global Governance; Asian Politics; Diaspora Politics; U.S.-China Relations