Weiqi Zhang, PhD

Associate Professor, Political Science & Legal Studies

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PhD, University of Georgia

MA, University of Kentucky

BA, Fudan University

Teaching Interests

  • International Relations
  • Comparative Politics


Research Interests

Social and political liberalization in closed societies (e.g. China and North Korea).

Employment History

2015 – Present
Assistant Professor of Government, Suffolk University

2014 – 2015
Lecturer of Political Science, Middle Georgia State College

Adjunct Professor, North Georgia College and State University

Selected Publications/Presentations

Ling, Juan, Lei Xu, and Weiqi Zhang. 2019, “The Contingent Value of Entrepreneurs’ Political Capital: Evidence from China.” Journal of Asia-Pacific Business, vol. 20, Issue 3, 189-214.

Zhang, Weiqi and Ginger Denton, 2019, “The North Korean Nuclear Dilemma: Does China have Leverage?” Journal of Asian Security and International Affairs, Vol.6, No.2, 107-135.

Zhang, Weiqi and Micky Lee, 2019, “Black Markets, Red States: A comparison of underground media flows in 1970s-1980s mainland China and post-2010 North Korea,” in Hallyu and North Korea: Soft Power of Popular Culture, edited by Youna Kim, Routledge.

Zhang, Weiqi and Dmitry Zinoviev, 2018, “How North Korea Views China: Quantitative Analysis of Korean Central News Agency Reports,” Korean Journal of Defense Analysis, vol. 30, No. 3, p.377-396.

Zhang, Weiqi, 2018, “Neither Friend nor Big Brother: China’s role in North Korean Foreign Policy Strategy,” Palgrave Communications, 4:16 (Invited commentary contribution).

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Courses Taught

  • POLS-115 Evolution of the Global System
  • POLS-181 Intro to Comparative Politics
  • POLS-389 Politics of China
  • POLS-510 Independent Study