Sheng Ding, Ph.D.


Sheng Ding

M.A., Ph.D., Rutgers University

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Ding received his masters and doctoral degrees from Rutgers University. He teaches upper-level courses such as International Law and Organizations, Information Technology and World Politics, International Relations in Asia Pacific, U.S. Foreign Policy, and Asian Politics. Ding’s research is in the areas of international relations and comparative politics, especially global governance, international security in Asia Pacific, and globalization of Chinese politics. He is the author of The Dragon’s Hidden Wings: How China Rises with Its Soft Power (2008).

Ding's refereed journal articles have appeared in: Pacific Affairs, Journal of Contemporary China, Politics, Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, Journal of Chinese Political Science, Journal of Asian and African Studies, Journal of Information Technology and Politics, East Asia: An International Quarterly, Asian Perspective, and Asian Journal of Political Science

In 2008, Ding received Bloomsburg University Institute for Culture and Society’s Award for Outstanding Scholarship. In 2010, he received Bloomsburg University Liberal Arts College Dean's Salute to Excellence. In 2011, he received Bloomsburg University Provost’s Award for Excellence in Research/Scholarly Activity. In 2014, Ding was awarded a grant by the EAI Fellows Program of East Asia Institute (South Korea).

Research Interests

  • global governance
  • international security in Asia Pacific
  • Asian politics