Hongying Wang

Associate Professor, Political Science


Contact Information

325 Eggers Hall

Director, East Asia Program


Ph.D., Princeton University, 1996


East Asian politics and political economy, international relations, interactions between domestic and international politics


Comparative Politics
Politics of East Asia
Chinese Politics
Linkage Politics
The US and Asia



Weak State, Strong Networks: The Institutional Dynamics of Foreign Investment in China, Oxford University Press, 2001.

Recent Journal Articles

“China and Global Governance,” with James N. Rosenau, Asian Perspective, vol. 33, no.3, October 2009: 5-39.

“Transnational Transfer of Ideas and Resources and the Emergence of the Third Sector in China,” in special issue of International Studies Review, vol. 11, no. 2, June 2009: 413-422.

“The Conception of Soft Power and Its Policy Implications: A Comparative Study of China and Taiwan,” with Yeh-Chung Lu, Journal of Contemporary China, vol. 17, no. 56, 2008: 425-447.

“China’s Changing Approach to Sustainable Development,” Development, vol. 50, no. 3, 2007: 36-43.

“Linking Up with the International Track’: What’s in a Slogan?” The China Quarterly, no. 189, March 2007: 1-23.

"Foreign Direct Investment and Host-country Corruption: Preliminary Evidence from China,” co-authored with Xueyi Chen, Journal of Asian Business, vol. 21, no. 2, 2005: 1-27.

“National Image Building and Chinese Foreign Policy,” China: An International Journal 1, 1 (March 2003): 46-72.

“Transparency International and Corruption as an Issue of Global Governance,” with James N. Rosenau, Global Governance, 7, 1 (January 2001): 25-49.

“Informal Institutions and Foreign Investment in China,” The Pacific Review, 13, 4 (2000): 525-556.

“Multilateralism in Chinese Foreign Policy: The Limits of Socialization,” Asian Survey, May/June, 2000: 474-491.

“The Asian Financial Crisis and Financial Reforms in China,” The Pacific Review, 12, 4 (1999): 537-556.

“Hong Kong and Globalization,” Asian Perspective, 23, 4 (December 1999): 143-165. 

Research Interests

My research interest straddles international relations and comparative politics. I am particularly interested in studying the interaction between ideational and structural forces and the interaction between domestic and international politics. The geographic focus of my research is East Asia. 

Research Projects

I am currently doing research on 1) the external sources of institutional change in China and 2) China’s participation in global governance.