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., 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).
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
  • "Returnee Entrepreneurs: impact on China's globalization process," with Huiyao Wang and Xiaohua Lin, Journal of Contemporary China, Vol. 20, No. 70 (June 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.
  • "Democracy, Good Governance and Economic Development in Rural China," (with Chung Siu Fung), Journal of Contemporary China (Fall 2007).
  • "Learning to Compete: China's Efforts to Encourage a Reverse Brain Drain," International Labour Review (January 2006).
  • "China's Global Hunt for Energy," Foreign Affairs (with Bi Jianhai), Vol. 84, No. 5 (September-October 2005): 25-38.
  • "Globalization and transnational human capital: overseas and returnee scholars to China," (with Stan Rosen and Chen Changgui), The China Quarterly, 179 (September 2004): 735-757.
  • Internationalizing China: Domestic Interests and Global Linkages, Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell Studies in Political Economy, Cornell University Press, 2002.
  • Freeing China's Farmers: Rural Restructuring in the Reform Era, Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 1997.
  • Agrarian Radicalism in China, 1968-1981 (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1989).
Courses Taught
  • SOSC 152: Comparative Politics
  • SOSC 228: International Relations in East Asia
  • SOSC 360: Understanding Chinese Politics
  • SOSC 552: International Aspects of China's Reforms