Disaggregating Chinese Perception of the EU and Implications for the EU’s China Policy
China Policy Institute at The University of Nottingham, UK
Zhengxu Wang is Senior Research Fellow and research coordinator at the CPI. He obtained his PhD in Political Science and Higher Education from the University of Michigan in 2005. He was previously a research fellow of the East Asia Institute at the National University of Singapore. His research on Chinese politics focuses on China's political reform and democratic change.
Shujie Yao is Professor of Economics and Chinese Sustainable Development and Head of the School of Contemporary Chinese Studies at Nottingham. He is an expert on economic development in China and has published 6 research monographs, edited several books, and published more than 70 refereed journal articles. In a recent article published in the Journal of Asian Economic Literature, Prof. Yao was ranked eighth among China scholars who specialize in the study of the Chinese economy.
Richard Pascoe is Director of the CPI at The University of Nottingham. A fluent Mandarin speaker currently residing in the UK, he previously lived and worked in the Far East for 23 years spending 16 years in mainland China. He has expertise in Chinese government and public relations and has been a consultant to regional development agencies on Chinese strategies and innovative cross-border connections. His interests include corporate governance, corporate social responsibility, and sustainable development in China.
Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Lisheng Dong is Professor of Politics, Dean of Faculty of Continuing Education, and Executive Director of MPA programme at the Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. He received his PhD in Politics from the Universitaire Instelling Antwerpen, Belgium. Author of about 70 academic publications, Professor Dong’s research and teaching interests focus on the comparative politics and government, comparative electoral system, Chinese politics and public administration, democratization and party politics, and the local self-government. He has extensive experience of working with the EU and its member state government institutions, universities and scholars. He is also an experienced coordinator of many collaborative research programmes between China and EU. He has recently completed two survey researches on the Sino-EU economic relations and the status of the EU in the world among six segments of Chinese people in 2007 and 2008.
Wanming Zhang is associate professor, and assistant to the dean of Faculty of Continuing Education at the Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. She received her PhD in economics from the GSCASS in 2006 and is working as a post- doctor at the Tehua Post-PhD Research Station. Her researches focus on the public policy analysis, the public administration, and international investment and trade.
Jianxiong Liu is lecturer and assistant to the Dean of the Department of Government Policy and Public Management, at the Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. He received his PhD in economics from GSCASS in 2007 and is working on a postdoctoral program at the Institute of Economics of CASS. His teaching and research interests focus on the macroeconomics, government governance and public policy, public choice and private economy in China. His paper was accepted by the leading economics journal in China Jingji Yanjiu (Economic Research Journal).
Yanhong Liu is lecturer at the Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. She obtained her PhD in public management from the GSCASS in 2008 and was a visiting scholar at the Center for Study of Public Choice at George Mason University, US, from 2007-2008. Her research focuses on the political economy and the efficiency of higher education institutions. She is currently working on the translation of a book The Myth of Rational Voters: Why Democracy Chooses Bad Policies by Professor Bryan Caplan into Chinese. She has also obtained funding from thje Japan Foundation to publish her doctoral paper The Political Economy on Higher Education Corruption in Chinese.
Renmin University of China
Long Sun is Assistant Professor at the School of International Studies and faculty associate of the Center for European Studies at the Renmin University in China. Dr. Sun received his PhD in Sociology from Beijing University. His fields of research include political sociology, new political economy, and organization studies. He specializes in survey research and qualitative research in the social sciences.
Haihua Tang is lecturer of Department of Politics at Renmin University of China. He received his PhD in Politics from Peking University in 2006. His research interests concentrate on modern and contemporary Chinese politics. His PhD thesis is entitled in State, Village and Class: CCP’s Social Mobilization in Rural Area of the North China (1937-1949).
Jacobs University Bremen, Germany
Christian Welzel is Professor of Political Science at Jacobs University Bremen and Vice President of the World Values Survey Association. He is also a Field Coordinator at the Bremen International Gradual School of Social Sciences and a regular visiting professor at the Center for the Study of Democracy at UC Irvine. Author of some 80 scholarly publications, Professor Welzel’s research focuses on modernization, democratization, human values, cultural change, and human development in comparative perspective.
Nicola Spakowski is Professor of History at Jacobs University Bremen. She received her Ph. D. in Sinology from Freie Universität Berlin in 1997. Her Main Research Interests include history of modern China, historiography, history teaching and the popularization of history, feminism and women studies, internationalization, globalization and regionalization of China. She is recently working on two research projects: 1) Chinese concepts of world history and world order (late 19th century to present); and 2) “Asianisms” in the twentieth century.
Jan Delhey is Professor of Sociology at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Professor of Sociology at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, JUB. He received his PhD in Sociology from Free University Berlin in 2000.His research focuses on Comparative welfare research (in particular subjective well-being), trust and social integration, inequality and stratification, European integration and transnationalisation, and opinion research. He has done quite some research on Europeanization and European Integration, with an emphasis on how Europeans view each other in terms of trust and trustworthiness.
Leiden University, the Netherlands
Daniela Stockmann studies Chinese politics, political communication, comparative politics, and research methodology. She received her PhD in Political Science from the University of Michigan and an MA in Chinese Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies. She is currently working on two projects. The first concerns the impact of state media commercialization of news content and public opinion in China. The second is an examination of the structure of public opinion in an authoritarian context which is based on a study of the emergence of political advertising in China. Dr. Stockmann has built strong ties with academics, government officials, and media staff throughout China, and is experienced in developing and conducting public opinion surveys in China.
Philip Everts is Assistant Professor of international relations and foreign policy. From 1970 to 2003 he was also Director of the Institute for International Studies (IIS) of Leiden University. He studied Law and Sociology at the University of Groningen. His doctoral thesis was Public opinion, the churches and foreign policy. Studies of domestic factors in Dutch foreign policy (Leiden, 1983). His research focuses on the nature, content and role of public opinion on international affairs and foreign policy in particular with regard to transatlantic relations and the use of military force. His most recent book is Nederlanders en de wereld. Publieke opinies na de Koude Oorlog (Assen: van Gorcum, 2008).
Henk Dekker is Professor of Political Socialization and Integration at the Graduate School of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences at Leiden University and associate professor of Political Science at the Leiden University Institute of Political Science. He also serves as vice-dean and director of education of the Leiden University’s Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences. He received the 2006 Nevitt Sanford Award from the International Society of Political Psychology. His courses focus on Political Psychology, Political Socialization, and National Identities and Stereotypes. His research focuses on explaining nationalism, national stereotypes, Islamophobia, political cynicism, and citizenship behavior and attitudes. Publications include: ‘Behavior and attitude; effect of attitude on behavioral desire with respect to foreign countries and peoples’ (together with B. Dijkgraaf and F. Meijerink, 2007), ‘Political knowledge and its origins’ (together with M. Nuus, 2007), ‘The Internet and political socialization: political party websites and their effectiveness’ (together with A. In ‘t Veld, 2005), and ‘Nationalism and its explanations’ (together with D. Malová and S. Hoogendoorn, 2003).
Royal Institute of International Affairs at Chatham House, London, UK
Gareth Price is Head of the Asia Programme at Chatham House. Dr Price was the leader of the India project at Chatham House in May 2004, conducting research into a wide range of social, political and economic development issues throughout South Asia. He gained his PhD from Bristol in 1997 and was Political Risk Analyst for the Control Risk Group from 1998 to 2000, then South Asia Analyst for the Economist Intelligence Unit from 2000-2004. Dr Price was Senior India Research Fellow prior to his appointment as Head of the Asia Programme. His areas of expertise include economic reform in India, Indian and Pakistan domestic politics and international relations in South Asia. Projects include the political implications of economic disparities, the future of business-process outsourcing and India's external trading regime.
Kerry Brown is Senior Fellow at Chatham House on the Asia ProgrammeHe worked in the China Section of the Foreign Office and then served as First Secretary, Beijing, from 2000 to 2003, and Head of the Indonesia East Timor Section at the FCO from 2003 to 2005. He is a Committee Member of the British Association of Chinese Studies and the Great Britain China Centre, Executive Director of the Liverpool Shanghai Partnership, and Associate of the China Policy Institute at Nottingham University. He completed a Ph D at Leeds University in Modern Chinese Language and Politics in 2004, which has since been published as part of the Global Oriental Cambridge University Inner Asian Studies Series. His `Struggling Giant: China in the 21st Century’ was published in June 2007, and `The Rise of the Dragon – Chinese Investment Flows in the Reform Period’ in February 2008. He has been published in The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, The Independent, The Far Eastern Economic Review, Index on Censorship, and other publications in the US, Europe, China, Hong Kong, and Australia, and commented on China for the BBC, ITN, ABC, the Today Programme, Al Jazeera, CNN and others. He is currently working on a history of the Communist Party of China, `Friends and Enemies: The Past, Present and Future of the Communist Party of China’ which will be published in July 2009.