Calculating Bully: Explaining China’s Coercion

China and International Relations Series

Ketian Zhang, Assistant Professor of International Security, George Mason University

12:00pm - 1:30pm

Co-sponsored with the Browne Center for International Politics.

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Ketian Zhang is an Assistant Professor of International Security in the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University. Ketian studies rising powers' grand strategy, coercion, economic statecraft, and maritime disputes in international relations and social movements in comparative politics, with a regional focus on China and East Asia. Her research agenda emphasizes how globalized production and supply chains affect states' foreign policy and domestic state-society relations, especially regarding coercion and protests. Ketian's book project examines when, why, and how China uses coercion when faced with issues of national security, such as territorial disputes in the South and East China Seas, foreign arms sales to Taiwan, and foreign leaders’ reception of the Dalai Lama.