I’m the Head of Global China Research at the Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS) in Berlin. Previously, I was a professor in the Department of International Relations at Tsinghua University and also a scholar with the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy, both in Beijing. My research focuses on the connections between China’s domestic and international political economy, with a recent focus on comparisons between China’s economic statecraft in Southeast Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, and Latin America. 

I received my BA in Comparative Politics from the University of Puget Sound (1993), my MA in China and Latin American Studies from Johns Hopkins SAIS (1997) and my PhD in Comparative Politics from Cornell (2008).  

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