Visiting Scholar
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Research Interests 

International Relations Theory
China’s Foreign Policy
Central Asian Integration


Ph.D., International Politics, Fudan University
M.A., International Relations, Nanjing University

Biographical Statement 

Wang Zhi holds a MA in International Relations from Nanjing University and a Doctoral Degree in International Relations from Fudan University, China.

During his visiting period of one year at UNU-CRIS, Wang Zhi will work on his project of Central Asian integration from the perspective of comparative regionalism, which is supported by the Chinese Education Department.

Wang Zhi is currently Associate Professor at the Xi’an International Studies University and the Director for the Institute of Regional Governance and Development. His courses include International Relations Theory and Comparative Regional Integration.

His main research interests include International Relations Theory, China’s Foreign Policy and Central Asian Integration study. Recently, he has published many Chinese articles, including Comparative Regionalism: Theoretic Development and its Challenge (2017), Analyzing India’s Connected Policy toward Central Asian (2017), The Competition and Cooperation between China and U.S. in Central Asia from the Perspective of Silk Road Economic Belt (2017), Critical Realism as a Meta-Theory in International Relations (2014), Realist Constructivism on the View of Bridging the Gap (2013), and English article, China’s New Silk Road Strategy and Foreign Policy toward Central Asia (2016).