Professor Zhao Quansheng
Quansheng Zhao is Professor of international relations and Chair of the Asian Studies Program Research Council at American University in Washington, DC. A specialist in international relations and comparative politics focusing on East Asia, Dr. Zhao is the author of Interpreting Chinese Foreign Policy (Oxford University Press, winner of the Best Academic Book Award by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Korea), and Japanese Policymaking (Oxford University Press/Praeger, selected as "Outstanding Academic Book" by Choice). His most recent edited books are: Managing the China Challenge: Perspectives from the Globe (2009), and Japanese Foreign Policy and Sino-Japanese Relations (2015). In 2010, Dr. Zhao received Sumiya Mikio Award as the first place winner for the best essay s in Japanese studies selected by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences . From 1993-2009, he was a Research Associate at the Fairbank Center for East Asian Research of Harvard University; and from 1999-2008, he was Division Director of Comparative and Regional Studies at American University. Professor Zhao received his B.A. from Peking University, M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. He is a member of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations. He has also testified at the U.S. Congress on China’s high-speed railway system, and served as a consultant for the United Nations.