Sheng Ding, associate professor of political science

Sheng Ding, associate professor of political science


Sheng Ding
Sheng Ding, associate professor of political science, had his essay about President Barack Obama’s China policy published by The Diplomat, a premier international current-affairs magazine for the Asia-Pacific region. Now published exclusively online, The Diplomat reaches an influential audience of commentators, policymakers and academics with its in-depth treatment of regional issues.

In addition, Ding was recently interviewed by China Radio International about his perspective on U.S.-China relations and Vice President Xi Jinping’s ongoing visit to the U.S. Jinping is set to become the next President of China and Secretary General of Chinese Communist Party this fall. He will be China’s top leader in next 10 years.

China Radio International is one of the three state-owned media in China. It has broadcasts 1,520 hours of programs each day all over the world in 61 languages.

Scholarship 2011

Journal of Asian and African Studies
April — Ding, Ph.D., will have his new research article, "Branding a Rising China: An Analysis of Beijing's National Image Management in the Age of China’s Rise,” published in Journal of Asian and African Studies, vol. 46, no. 3 (2011), in June. His new book review on "The Power of The Internet in China: Citizen Activism Online" (Columbia University Press 2009) will be published in Fudan Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences this June.

Scholarship 2010

November — Sheng Ding, Ph.D., recently published a new refereed journal article, “Analyzing Rising Power from the Perspective of Soft Power: A New Look at China’s Rise to the Status Quo Power,” in the Journal of Contemporary China, which is listed by Thomson Reuters Social Sciences Citation Index.

Scholarship 2009

December — Sheng Ding, Ph.D., was interviewed by China Radio International's "People in the Know" on the topics of China's foreign publicity and national image management on Dec. 9. China Radio International, one of the three central media organizations in China, broadcasts 1,520 hours of programs each day to all over the world in 53 languages.

During the 15-minute interview, "Sheng Ding, assistant professor of political science from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania" was mentioned four times by program host Paul James. Check the Web page for details on the interview.

November — Sheng Ding, Ph.D., recently published a refereed journal article and two peer-reviewed book chapters. "Informing the Masses and Heeding Public Opinion: China's New Internet-Related Policy Initiatives to Deal with its Governance Crisis" was published in Journal of Information Technology and Politics. "A Concealed Regionalization without Historical Roots: A New Form of Regionalism in Rising China's Foreign Policy" was published in an edited volume from Ashgate.

And "To Build a Government of Better Transparency and More Accountability: The CCP's Governance Performance in the Hu Era" is forthcoming in an edited volume from Rowman & Littlefield (in print).

Scholarship 2008

July — Sheng Ding, Ph.D., has his first book, The Dragon's Hidden Wings: How China Rises with Its Soft Power (hardcover and paperback editions) published by Lexington Books, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. Sheng started writing his book in Spring 2006, and signed a contract with Rowman and Littlefield-Lexington in May 2007. The book manuscript was peer reviewed in January 2008. Its hardcover and paperback editions were simultaneously released on July 15, 2008.

August — Sheng Ding, Ph.D., published two single-authored research articles in peer-reviewed journals. One of them was reprinted as a book chapter in an edited volume. He also published three book reviews in various academic journals.