David Zweig




David Zweig (Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1983) is Chair Professor of Social Science, and Director of the Center on Environment, Energy, and Resource Policy. His research interests include China’s ‘resource diplomacy’, China’s human resources, Chinese politics and political economy, Sino-American relations, international and political economy, and East Asian international relations. His numerous research grants include “Resource Diplomacy under Hegemony” (HK$685,000, RGC, 2010–13), “Hong Kong People on the Mainland: A Force for Integration?” (HK$799,017, Central Policy Unit, 2007–13), and “Hong Kong’s Contribution to China’s Modernization” (HK$600,000, Shui-On Group, 2006-7). He won the SHSS Outstanding Teaching Award in 1999 after finishing second in 1998. Recent publications include Internationalizing China: Domestic Interests and Global Linkages, Globalization and China’ Reforms (ed. with Chen Zhimin), and “Images of the World: Studying Abroad and Chinese Attitudes towards International Affairs” (with Han Donglin).

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Sep 27th 2016

One of the most significant changes in the world in the past 30 years is the opening of China to the outside world and its engagement with that world. In the initial years of the opening, external forces influenced China’s economy, regional balances, bureaucracy, as well as the political authority of local leaders in the coastal areas.

Average: 6.2 (5 votes)
Aug 1st 2016

This course helps students understand Chinese politics. Using approaches from political science, it looks at the politics behind China’s economy, its leadership, how the government and Communist Party make and implement decisions, the ways people try to influence those decisions, and whether democracy or authoritarianism are in China’s future.

Average: 9 (3 votes)