David ZWEIG 崔大偉
PhD University of Michigan, 1983
Chair Professor
Director of Center on China's Transnational Relations

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Full CV
David Zweig (Ph.D., The University of Michigan, 1983) is Chair Professor, Division of Social Science, and Director, Center on China’s Transnational Relations (www.cctr.ust.hk), HKUST.  He is an Adjunct Professor, School of Social Sciences and Humanities, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha, Hunan, and Vice-President of the Center on China’s Globalization (Beijing). He was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University in 1984-86.
 
His research interests include China’s Resource Diplomacy, China’s reverse migration, Sino-American relations, East Asian international relations, and Hong Kong-Mainland relations.
 
His research grants include “Has Technology Transfer remained a driver of China's reverse migration?” RGC (HK), 2017-2020, HK$490,000, “Coming Home: Reverse Migration of Entrepreneurs and Academics in India and Turkey in Light of the Chinese Experience,” RGC (HK), 2015-18, HK$974,387, “Can Reverse Migration Change Institutions?” Humanities and Social Sciences Prestigious Fellowship, RGC (HK) 2013-2015 (HK$975,000), “Resource Diplomacy under Hegemony,” RGC (HK), 2010-2013 (HK$685,000), “Hong Kong People on the Mainland: A Force for Integration?” Central Policy Unit, Public Policy Research Grant, 2007- 2009 (HK$799, 017), and the Chang Tseng-Hsi Foundation, 2004 (HK$2,000,000) to establish the Center on China’s Transnational Relations (CCTR).
 
Recent publications include Sino-U.S. Energy Triangles: Resource Diplomacy under Hegemony, David Zweig and Hao Yufan, eds. (Routledge, 2016), “A Photo Essay of a Failed Reform: Beida, Tiananmen Square and the Defeat of Deng Xiaoping in 1975-76,” China Perspectives, No. 1 (2016), and “Overseas Students, Returnees and the Diffusion of International Norms into Post-Mao China,” with Feng Yang, International Studies Review, 16 (Fall 2014).
 
Research Interests
  • Chinese Politics and Political Economy
  • Rural Development in China
  • Sino-American Relations
  • International Political Economy
  • Returnee Scholars in China
  • East Asian International Relations
Representative Publications
  • Internationalizing China: Domestic Interests and Global Linkages (Cornell Series in Political Economy, Cornell University Press, 2002).
  • Sino-U.S. Energy Triangles: Resource Diplomacy under Hegemony, David Zweig and Hao Yufan, eds. (Routledge: London, 2015, published in paper in 2016).
  • Agrarian Radicalism in China, 1968‑1981 (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1989).
  • “A Photo Essay of a Failed Reform: Beida, Tiananmen Square and the Defeat of Deng Xiaoping in 1975-76,” China Perspectives, No. 1 (2016): 5-28.
  • “Overseas Students, Returnees and the Diffusion of International Norms into Post-Mao China,” with Feng Yang, International Studies Review, 16 (Fall 2014): 252-63.
  • “Can China Bring Back the Best? The Communist Party Organizes China’s Search for Talent,” with Huiyao Wang, The China Quarterly, no. 215 (September 2103): 590-615.
  • “Educating a New Generation of Students: Transferring Knowledge and Norms from Hong Kong to the Mainland,” with Liu Mei-hua, China Perspectives, 1 (2013): 73-86.
  • “Returnee Entrepreneurs: impact on China's globalization process,” with Wang Huiyao and Lin Xiaohua, Journal of Contemporary China, 20: 70 (2011): 413-431.
  • “Images of the World: Studying Abroad and Chinese Attitudes towards International Affairs,” with Han Donglin, The China Quarterly, No. 202 (June 2010): 290-306.
  • “Redefining the ‘Brain Drain’: China’s Diaspora Option,” with Chung Siu-Fung and Han Donglin, Science, Technology and Society, Vol.13, No.1 (2008): 1-33.
  • “Rewards of Technology: Explaining China’s Reverse Migration,” (with Chung Siu Fung, and Wilfried Vanhonacker), Journal of International Migration and Integration, Volume 7, No. 4 (Fall 2006): 449-71.
  • “Learning to Compete: China’s Efforts to Encourage a Reverse Brain Drain,” International Labour Review, vol. 145, nos. 1-2 (2006): 65-90.
  • “China’s Global Hunt for Energy,” Foreign Affairs (with Bi Jianhai), Vol. 84, No. 5 (September-October 2005): 25-38.
 
Courses Taught
  • SOSC 2280: International Relations in East Asia since WWII
  • SOSC 4600/6060: Understanding Chinese Politics
  • SOSC 5520: International Aspects of China’s Reforms
  • Chinese Politics, an on-line two part course for Coursera: