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Diplomacy Faculty Member Has Recieved Book Award
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Dr. Zheng WangThe University would like to congratulate Dr. Zheng Wang, associate professor of Diplomacy and International Relations, on winning the Yale H. Ferguson Award for his book Never Forget National Humiliation: Historical Memory in Chinese Politics and Foreign Relations.

The award, presented by International Studies Association-Northeast, recognizes his book for advancing the vibrancy of international studies as a pluralist discipline. The highly respected and widely known association is dedicated to international studies.

The book decodes China's historical memory by examining how Chinese people's collective historical consciousness about the country's traumatic national experience, along with the state's political use of the past, have played an important role in China's national identity formation, social cohesion and foreign policy decision making.

"A vivid and well-informed study of post-Mao nationalism and Chinese foreign policy, which I will make a required text when I teach courses on Chinese foreign policy," Edward Friedman said in his review for The China Quarterly.

Dr. Wang's book was published in 2012 and nominated for this award by Columbia University Press. "I am very delighted to receive this award," Dr. Wang said. "It's an important acknowledgment and encouragement. I am also very happy that the paperback version of the book will be published soon and its Japanese version is currently under translation."

Dr. Wang directs the School of Diplomacy and International Relations' graduate specialization in Global Negotiation and Conflict Management. He is also a Global Fellow at the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and a member of the National Committee on United States-China Relations (NCUSCR). His research interests lie mostly in peace and conflict management in East Asia, with a special focus on U.S.- China relations and China's external conflicts, and nationalism, identity politics and identity based conflicts.

His recent works include coediting a new book, Clash of National Identities: China, Japan and the East China Sea Territorial Dispute, which was an outcome of a special dialogue program he organized and facilitated between scholars from China and Japan. 

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